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Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist living in western Ohio. She holds a Masters Degree from the Ohio State University in studio arts with a specialization in city/regional planning. Her practice, which is multi-disciplinary and often socially engaged, explores and exposes dynamics of power and systems of oppression that often manifest in the built environment. This includes what is visible as well as what has been erased in structures, neighborhoods and geographies.


Gazala is the recipient of numerous grants from the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Franklinton Arts District, Puffin Foundation West, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Decapital, and the Hishmeh Foundation, to undertake creative work centered on community-building, social justice and activism. 




GAZALA PROJECTS is now a brick-and-mortar studio/gallery.

The primary curatorial focus of Gazala Projects is on contemporary Palestinian artists, with a related interest in Black, Indigenous, and local community-oriented projects.

Location: 101 East Main Street, Gettysburg, Ohio

Follow on Instagram at @gazalaprojects for open hours, or schedule a visit. 


Red-line goggles from "I don't see color" are now available individually framed. Click on photo for link.

Artist Calendar

November 2023 Palestinian Voices

Online screening event

Arab Film and Media Institute

Brooklyn NY



Group Exhibition 

Pique Gallery, Covington, KY


December 2023 Grief Listens

Group exhibition

Listen Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland



Group Exhibit travels to home studio

through Jan 27

February 2024  (UU)ater

Group exhibition

Brenda Tuxford Gallery, Eureka CA

Symposia/Lectures: The artist is available

for panel discussions, speaking/reading engagements or consultations at $90 per hour (sliding scale for grass-roots organizations or events.)

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