B.A., Studio Art, Dartmouth College, 2004
M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, 2009
Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, 2016
Monica Bravo specializes in the modern art of the Americas and the history of photography. Her dissertation and current book project examines exchanges between U.S. modernist photographers and modern Mexican artists working in painting, poetry, music, and photography, resulting in the development of a Greater American modernism in the interwar period. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Center for Creative Photography, the Georgia O'Keeffe Research Center, and the Huntington Library and Art Collections.
Monica will present a paper "'Faces and Places': Genevieve Naylor's Photographic Impressions of Race in Brazil" on May 3 at The Grad Center, CUNY.
Monica will co-chair the panel "Taking Place: Renegotiating Art and Ecology from the Eighteenth Century to Today" at the CAA 105th Annual Conference in New York on February 15.
Monica was recently featured on the Yale History of Art Dept. news site