Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Adjunct Faculty
BA, St. Catherine University
MA, University of Minnesota

A Minneapolis based visual artist and educator, Lynda Monick-Isenberg has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally installing large-scale tapestry commissioned work nationwide. Her most recent artwork is rooted in the principles of social justice and environmentalism; raises questions of equity, and art and designs opportunity to address change.

Her work, collected by private collectors, is included in Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum collections. 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. Partner Jay Isenberg and she have organized and implemented diverse art and design exhibitions ranging from Dialogue on the Wall—exploring the Israeli Palestinian conflict, unbundling the housing crisis, excavation of zone 5, found objects, beyond branding, sketchwork and more.

As full-time professor at MCAD, Monick-Isenberg coordinates the teaching artist minor, teaches drawing, and oversees MFA teaching assistant courses and placements. In addition to teaching and a lively art practice, she participates in the development and implementation of community-based teaching artist residencies throughout Minnesota. She has worked as peer coach, consultant and teaching artist for COMPAS, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, Kennedy Center and EngAGE MIdwest, an arts and aging initiative. She was a founding member of Form and Content Gallery Collective in downtown Minneapolis, the Jewish Women’s Artist Circle, past board member of Rimon: The MN Jewish Arts Council, facilitator of the MN Jewish Artists Lab, and the cofounder of the Drawing Project.