Lynda Monick-Isenberg | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Lynda Monick-Isenberg

Portrait of Lynda Monick-Isenberg


Adjunct Faculty
MA, University of Minnesota
BA, St. Catherine University

Minneapolis College of Art and Design professor emeritus Monick-Isenberg is an artist and educator who delights in an artful teaching life. Her drawing and installation work has been exhibited in local and national exhibitions and 100+ tapestries commissioned by a wide variety of companies and organizations in the United States. Since leaving her full-time professorship at MCAD in 2020 she has continued as a teaching artist in communities ages 5-100. Her consultancy and teaching have engaged organizations including COMPAS, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Perpich Center for Arts Education, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools, Penland School of Crafts, Kennedy Center in DC, and creative aging initiatives and teaching artist trainings through CommonBond Affordable Housing Communities, University without Walls (NYC), Lifetime Arts (NYC), EA Michelson Philanthropies and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Lynda’s most recent fiber project is a 5' x 7' silk Chuppah with gold inlay calculated from given Hebrew names for Monroe Isenberg and Chaya Arabia's recent wedding. This project aligns with Lynda's philosophical belief in the aesthetic integrity of the designed object, its purpose, and its emotional connection to our humanity and lives.