International Consultant, Advisor, Curator & Speaker,
with Unparalleled Academic Background as Award Winning Distinguished
Scholar University Professor. Hands-on Global Business and Transactional
Experience in 80 Countries Focusing on Power of Diversity - Exemplified
in Numerous Speaking engagements. Spearhead Activities Related to
Women's Roles in Contemporary Societies. Combine Significant Art and
Business Acumen to Meet the Financial and Social Objectives of Client
Companies. Results Include Major Media Placement (Television, Radio
and Print Press).
Merrill Lynch; UNIFEM; Progress of The World's Women; United Nations;
Public Advocate, City of New York; Exhibitions, Independent Curators,
New York City; Havana Film Festival; Folk Art Advisor, Modern Maturity
Magazine; Art Advisor Prince Abdullah al Saud; Hospital Art Lab, Tokyo,
Japan; State University of New York at Stony Brook, Mayflower Spa,
Connecticut and Pollock Krasner House, N.Y.
Public Speaking Engagements:
GE, Women's Leadership Summit, NY; Merrill Lynch, NY; Volvo, Stockholm, Sweden; American Center, Paris,
France; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Center for Women's
Studies, Zagreb, Croatia; American University, Beirut, Lebanon; International
Museum of Women, San Francisco, CA.; New School for Social Research,
N.Y.; C.W. Post, N.Y.; U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Florida
State University, Tallahassee, FL.; Jamaica School of the Arts, Kingston,
Penny McCall Foundation Founding Board Member; Euro American Women's
Council; Queens County Community to Promote Public Trust; Arts Board,
Queens College; Women of the World Foundation; New York Women's Forum.
Prix de Rome, American Academy Rome; Fulbright Fellowship; New York
Foundation for the Arts; Parsons School of Art; Provincetown Fine
Arts Workshop; Memphis Arts Festival.
Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art (20 venue tour and
full color book) publisher: Pomegranate; Consulting Curator: Significant
Losses, University of Maryland Art Gallery, The Sotet Collection,
University of Maryland; Mapping Beauty, Contemporary Art Center, New
Orleans; Art in Paradise, traveled to over 10 museums worldwide.
San Francisco State University; The School of Art Institute of Chicago;
University of Southhampton, England; University of Iowa; University
of Boulder; Parsons School of Design.
Women in the Arts; American Women and Social Change, USIA, Washington,
D.C.; Women of the World, Merrill Lynch; City Arts, PBS.
Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art, Pomegranate; Art in
Paradise, Wonder Art Productions, Tokyo, Japan; Outsider Art, Art
Vision Magazine; Tokyo Japan; Outsider, U.S.A., Malmo Kunsthalie,
Sweden; the Height Report, co-authored, Andrews McMeel, Tom Jones,
New Public Poet, Interview Magazine; A Fresh Bird, The Soho Weekly
Etian Prestige Pewter, France
Grazie Ceramica, Deruta, Italy
Agnes Gund Foundation; Anchorage Foundation of Texas; NYS Foundation
for the Arts; Ariana Foundation; Cantor Family Foundation; University
of Maryland; Mobile Museum.
Memberships: Women's Forum, Art Table
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American
Art, World's Who's Who of Women, Who's Who in Education, Community
Leaders of the World,2000 Notable Americans, International Who's Who
of Professional Business Women, 500 Personalities of the World, Who's
Who in Society, Foremost Women of the 20th Century
Regis Philbin; CBS Morning; National Geographic Television; ABC; NBC;
PBS and affiliates; NPR, CNN, Dow Jones, Women's Business Network,
Femme du monde et artistes universelles, Banque & Finance Magazine(Switzerland),
Sept-Oct 2007, Nicole Kunz, Eric Grant
1972-2004: Professor Emerita University of Maryland, Distinguished
Scholar Designation. Served as Internship and Graduate Program Coordinator
1980-1990- Art Studio Workshops, New School for Social Research
B.A. Art History, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland.
M.F.A. Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa, College
of Santa Fe, NM, 2006
Claudia DeMonte was born and raised in Astoria, New York City. She
has more than 100 one-person shows and 600 group exhibitions nationally
and internationally, including exhibitions at the Corcoran Museum,
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Mississippi Museum, Tucson Museum,
Flint Institute of Art, Museum of the Southwest, etc.
Her work is in numerous museum permanent collections, including the
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Stamford Museum, Boca Raton Museum, and in
major corporate collections such as those of Hyatt Regency Hotels,
Exxon, Citibank and Siemens. Her public commissions have come from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Library
System, Queens Supreme Court, Prudential Life Insurance, the State
of New Mexico, and New York City School Construction Authority.
DeMonte is also the curator of "Women
of the World: A Global Collection of Art." This
traveling exhibition, with accompanying books, includes works of women
from 177 countries dealing with the images of women.
DeMonte's work is heavily influenced by her travels to over 80 countries,
her interest in the roles of women in contemporary society and Outsider
Art, a collection compiled with her husband, artist
For 33 years, DeMonte has served on the faculty of the University
of Maryland, where she was named Distinguished Scholar Teacher and
Professor Emerita. In 2006, She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
from the College of Santa Fe.
DeMonte presently lives with her husband in New York City and Kent,