Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist currently living in Columbus, 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 built (and destroyed) structures, neighborhoods and environments.
Gazala is the recipient of numerous grants from the 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.
May 2021 Willfully Neglected
Two-artist exhibition with Christian Casas
Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH
June 2021 Disinvestment
ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
July 2021 Remote Closeness
National Gallery of Fine Art, Jordan
October 2021 The Sacred and the Sacrificed
AST Gallery, Akron, OH
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.)