B.A., Studio Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2004
M.A., Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 2009
Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence, RI, 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, the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library and Art Collections, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Monica recently presented a paper "What's Popular About Modernism? Mexican Arte Popular and U.S. Folk Art in the 1920s" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which can be seen via webcast.
Monica will attend the CAA 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Monica will give a talk, "The American Artist: Edward Weston in Mexico, Muralism, and Mestizaje," on Feb. 13 at Yale.