Monica d. Church, MFA

Monica d. Church, is an artist/curator whose studio practice focuses on photography and collage. Many of her photographs have appeared in award-winning journals, magazines, and books. Her work has also been recognized by numerous foundations and arts organizations, including The Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut (The 2005 Steven Madwed Memorial Prize for Photography and 2004 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Best in Show Award); four Strategic Opportunity Stipends from the New York Foundation for the Arts & New York Council of the Arts; A Carolyn Grant from Vassar College; and a fellowship for a six-week residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. In 2007-08, Monica was in residence at Talbot Street Studios in Dublin, Ireland. Blue Leaf Gallery showcased her work at the Dublin Art Fair ‘08 and the 2008 Edinburgh Art Fair.

Ms. Church has taught at Dia:Beacon, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky, Community College of Vermont, Dutchess Community College, State University of New York- College at New Paltz, Marist College, and Vassar College. 

In 2012, The Washington Gallery at Dutchess Community College, featured a fifteen year survey of her work, "From the Studio: 1995-2010." This exhibition travelled to the The Gallery at The State University of New York at Albany in March 2013. A catalog was published by the Dutchess Community College Foundation to accompany the exhibition.

Currently, she is the Associate Director of the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery, Advisor to PHOCUS and The Baldeck Photographic Center at Vassar College where she designs, installs and curates exhibitions as well as advises the Vassar photography club and darkroom facilities. She has worked with numerous artists including Eric Brown, Judy Linn, Amy Kaslow, Lily Prince and installed over fifty exhibitions in the Palmer. She recently curated The World After January 20, 2017: Contemporary Artists and Poets, 2017 and In Conversation: Sophia Healy and Andrea Woodner (Catalog) 2015.

Prior to the Palmer she was Director of Public Education and Programs at the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center also at Vassar, Acting Director of the Dutchess Community College Art Gallery, and Director of The Center for Contemporary Art at The University of Kentucky.

You can see Church’s work at Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, Washington, DC, 

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