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Claudia DeMonte

Claudia DeMonte makes “Female Fetishes” out of wood and pewter that are both precious and powerful. In covering forms taken from everyday life with shiny, metal trinkets, DeMonte transforms the mundane into the extraordinary. Claudia DeMonte has an extensive international exhibition record, including exhibitions in Tokyo, Sweden, the Netherlands, Thailand, and Spain. Her work has also been collected by numerous museums such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Claudia DeMonte lives in New York.

Biography and Resume


Book on Claudia DeMonte

1947              Astoria, NY
1971 MFA Catholic University of America
1969 BFA College of Notre Dame of Maryland
1999 Anchorage Foundation of Texas
Creative and Performing Arts Award Grant, University of Maryland
1998 Agnes Gund Foundation
New Mexico Arts, City of Socorro Sculpture Commission
1989 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture
Ariana Foundation for the Arts, Percent for Art
Tenured Full Professor, Art Department, University of Maryland, Distinguished Scholar/Teacher
2008 Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
2008 City of Rockville, Maryland
2005 State of New Mexico, Route 66, Santa Rosa, New Mexico
2004 We Are One, Sculpture Commission with Ed McGowin, Mauker Multicultural Center,
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1998 New Mexico Arts, Socorro, N.M., Sculpture Comission
1997 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art, Sculpture Commission
for Queens Supreme Court
1995 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art, Ceramic Mural
Commission, P.S. 51, Queens, NY
1992 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commission for the Clarendon Public
Library, Brooklyn, NY
Visitors Park Commission, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia





June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of Making the Invisible Visible: A Retrospective, Powerhouse Community Arts Center

June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, Mississippi State University

June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

2011 OPERA di DONNA, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
2008 Real Beauty, The Kasser Family Exhibitions, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2007 Empowered Objects, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Mapping Beauty: 3 Decades of Installation, Makan, Amman, Jordan
2006 Claudia DeMonte: A Silhouette, Selected Work, 1976-2005, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2004 Gerduberg Cultural Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004 A Woman’s World, Claudia DeMonte: 1976-2004, Salem Fine Arts Center, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
2003 Female Fetishes, International Museum of Women, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco, CA
2003 Claudia DeMonte: A Retrospective, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
2003 Female Fetishes, International Museum of Women, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco, CA
2002 Claudia DeMonte: Female Fetishes, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
2001 Claudia DeMonte: Retrospective,Rosemont College, PA
2001 Site Specific 2001, Islip Art Museum, New York
2000 Claudio Demonte, Female Implements, Flint Institute of Art, MI
1999 Female Fetishes, Gallerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Retrospective, Chokladfabriken, Maimo, Sweden
1997 Genkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1996 Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1996 Panorama Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1994 Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1993 Nina Freudheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1992 Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1992 Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1991 Gallerie 86, Lodz, Poland
1991 Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY, NY
1990 Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1990 Gillman Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1989 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NY, NY
1989 Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1988 Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick, Washington, D.C.
1987 Brentwood Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1987 Jamaica Art Center, Jamaica, NY
1987 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NY, NY
1986 Installation, Grey Gallery, NYU, NY
1985 Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
1985 121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1985 Joyce Goldman Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1985 Queens Museum, Queens, NY
1985 University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
1984 Gracie Mansion Gallery, NY, NY
1983 Russell Sage Gallery, Albany, NY
1982 Shipka Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1982 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, TX
1982 Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT
1981 Marion Locks Gallery, Philidelphia, PA
1980 Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
1980 Fort Worth Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1980 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1979 Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL
1978 TRADE PIECE, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; Baltimore Museum of Art; Cranbrook Academy of Art; Franklin Furnace, NY; American Cultural Center, Paris.
1977 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Making Her Mark, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

Woman in the Atrium, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO
, Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space, Minneapolis, MN

2011 Play Ball, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2008 SOFA CHICAGO 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, I
2008 The Baseball Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003-ongoing Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art, a travelling exhibition curated by Claudia DeMonte
2007 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Claudia DeMonte & Ed McGowin: A Couple of Litchfield County Artists, Silo: Hunt Hill Farm Trust, New Milford, CT
2004 Ed McGowin & Claudia DeMonte, Osuna Art Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2003 Emergence: Women Artists in the New Millennium, Northern Indiana Arts Association, William J. Bachman Gallery, Munster, IN
2003 The New York Scene, Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Woman Image, Images of Woman, A National Juried Show by Claudia DeMonte, The Gallery at Dodds Hall, University of New Haven, CT
Fine Arts Museum of the South
Konin Museum
Sweenter Shoe Museum
Museum of Modern Art of Salerno
Centrum Szfuzi
Museum Artystow
Tucson Art Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
Fort Lauderdale Museum
Grand Rapids Museum
Minnesota Museum
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Twentieth Century Fund
Exxon Corporation
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Boca Raton Museum
Lowe Museum
University of Maryland
Delaware Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum, Villa Rufolo
Hvidovre Art Library
Alternative Museum
New School for Social Research