A Minneapolis based visual artist and educator, Lynda Monick-Isenberg has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally and installed large-scale tapestry commissions nation wide. Her work is collected by private collectors and is included in the collections of the Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum.
Drawing is essential and core to her practice and is rooted in inquiry and environmentalism, raising questions of equity, access, action and art and designs’ opportunity to address change. Jay Isenberg and she have organized and implemented diverse exhibitions ranging from Dialogue on the Wall – exploring the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Unbundling the Housing Crisis, Excavation of Zone 5, Found Objects and Beyond Branding and many more addressing these concerns.
Monick-Isenberg is a professor of Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she teaches drawing and leads the Teaching Artist Minor along with MFA mentoring and teaching. In addition to teaching and a lively art practice, she participates in the development and implementation of community based teaching artist residencies. She is a founding member of Form and Content Gallery Collective in downtown Minneapolis, a founding member of theJewish Woman’s Artist Circle past board member of Rimon,: The Jewish Art Minnesota Jewish Art Council, past co-facilitator of the Jewish Artist Lab and co-director of The Drawing Project.
Her practice includes consultancy and program development, teaching artist training and mentoring with COMPAS, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minnesota State Arts Board, Aroha Philanthropy, Lifetime Arts, CommonBond Communities, Engage Midwest, Catholic Charities and many Minnesota school districts.