Mona Gazala

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Mona Gazala

Visual and Multi-Disciplinary Artist

mona.gazala@gmail.com

735 Sullivant Ave., Columbus OH 43222 216-571-7354


Education

The Ohio State University

BFA, summa cum laude, excellence in the arts award. 1988

MFA Sculpture 2020


Select Exhibitions and Screenings

Given the Circumstances. solo exhibition. project 612, peoria, illinois. march, 2018

Home Town. solo exhibition. second sight project, columbus. january, 2018

This is Now - Video Series. Screening of “24 Days in Franklinton.” gateway film center, columbus. september, 2017

What Remains. solo exhibition. second sight project, columbus. july, 2017

What Remains. solo exhibition. hugh n ronald gallery, portland indiana. june 2017

Property. group exhibition roman susan gallery, chicago, illinois. april 2017

Artist Residency. bunker projects, pittsburgh, pennsylvania. march-april 2017

Common Objects. group exhibition union street gallery, chicago, illinois. march 2017

Politics & Power. group exhibition. anne street gallery, newburgh new york. oct-nov 2016

Fragmented Histories. solo exhibition. columbus cultural arts center. jan-feb 2016

Without a Country. site-specific installation. sign house, columbus. april 2016

Material Evidence. artist & curator, social engagement piece. ease gallery. columbus. oct 2015

The Artifact Project. solo exhibition. osu hopkins hall gallery. columbus. july 2015

Remnants, Iteration 2. site-specific installation. rooms-to-let exhibition. cleveland. may 2014

Back to the Garden: Ode to Eve’s Revolution. site-specific installation. house tremont . cleveland jan-feb 2015

Remnants. solo exhibition – six installations, showpods public art spaces. chicago. sept-oct 2014

Bodies at Rest: Bound Up in This Place. solo exhibition/installation. hopkins hall gallery. ohio state university. june 2014

Six in Studio Project. residency, site-specific installations. cleveland west art league. march-april 2014

Lost in Translation. solo exhibition. hermann fine arts center. marietta college. jan-feb 2014

Reliquary. site specific installation. second sight studio. columbus. december 2013

All Greek(to me). 2 artist exhibition. gallery 831. columbus. april 2013

Atlantis (we are not lost). site-specific installation. 400 west rich. columbus. june 2012

Galvanized Neoclassical. solo exhibition. studio 11. cleveland. october 2011

Midwest Laurels. site specific installation. osu urban arts space. columbus. oct 2010-jan 2011

Select Publications

Mona Gazala’s big dig.

http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20170712/mona-gazalas-big-dig

Second Sight features faces, residents http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2016/09/08/arts-preview-second-sight-features-faces-residents.html

Mona Gazala = Second Sight Project

https://loveohiocraftersandartisans.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/second-sight-project-artist-mona-gazala/

Artist Mona Gazala’s Fragmented Histories at Columbus Cultural Arts Center

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2016/01/14/arts-preview-artist-mona-gazalas-fragmented-histories-at-the-columbus-cultural-arts-center.html

Mona Gazala incorporates discarded items in her creations.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2016/01/24/1-fragmented-histories.html

Beyond Art: Mona Gazala’s Second Sight is the house open to all artists.

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2014/10/02/beyond-art-mona-gazalas-second-sight-is-the-house-open-to-all-artists.html

Cleveland West Art League’s Tall Walls returns this Friday.

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2014/09/30/cleveland-west-art-leagues-tall-walls-returns-this-friday

Franklinton Abode Doubles as a Home for Creativity

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/01/05/1-franklinton-home-doubles-as-an-abode-for-creativity.html

Second Sight Studio is Home to Miracle on Bellows Ave.

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2013/12/19/arts-preview-second-site-studio-is-home-to-miracle-on-bellows-ave-.html

No Vacancy: Art Occupies Empty Spaces in Columbus’s Franklinton

http://rustwire.com/2013/10/02/no-vacancy-art-occupies-empty-spaces-in-columbus-franklinton/

Second Sight Studio Represents New Beginnings http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2012/12/13/second-sight-studio-in-franklinton-represents-new-beginnings.html

Herding Cats: Four Artist Organizers Discuss the Hows and Whys http://canjournal.org/2012/12/herding-cats-four-artist-organizers-discuss-the-hows-and-whys


Affiliations

The Ohio State University, MFA Fellow, september 2017-may 2020

Second Sight Project, Franklinton. founding artist. september 2012 – present

German Village Art League. membership/marketing chair. jan 2013 – 2014

Franklinton Arts District. board member. jan 2013 – 2014

Cleveland West Art League. founding director. june 2010 – sept 2013

Call for Art Cleveland, group creator and administrator, march 2011 – june 2017

In the collections of:

Holly Wilson, Pratt Institute Librarian, New York, NY

Michelle Murphy, Interdisciplinary Artist, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Melanie Corn, President, CCAD, Columbus Ohio

Dan Bush, Owner, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland

Kent and Tasi Rigsby, Restauranteurs, Columbus, Ohio