Business Resume

Professional Expertise:
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).

Representative Consulting Listing:
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.

Selected 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, Jamaica

Boards of Directors:
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.

Juror:
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.

Curator:
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.

Outside Evaluator:
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.

Film/Videos:
Women in the Arts; American Women and Social Change, USIA, Washington, D.C.; Women of the World, Merrill Lynch; City Arts, PBS.

Publications:
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 News, N.Y.

Commercial Designs:
Etian Prestige Pewter, France
Grazie Ceramica, Deruta, Italy

Grants:
Agnes Gund Foundation; Anchorage Foundation of Texas; NYS Foundation
for the Arts; Ariana Foundation; Cantor Family Foundation; University of Maryland; Mobile Museum.

Professional Memberships: Women's Forum, Art Table

Professional Listings:
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

Media:
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

Academia:
1972-2004: Professor Emerita University of Maryland, Distinguished Scholar Designation. Served as Internship and Graduate Program Coordinator in Art.
1980-1990- Art Studio Workshops, New School for Social Research

Education:
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


BIOGRAPHY

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 Ed McGowin.

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, Connecticut.

 

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
Agnes Gund Foundation
Anchorage Foundation of Texas
Ariana Foundation for the Arts
Arts Development Committee, Anonymous Foundation
Cantor Family Foundation
Cite Des Arts Residency, Paris, France
Design Award, City of New York
Distinguished Scholar Teacher, University of Maryland
Euro-American Women’s Council, Athens, Greece
Howard Head Award, Baltimore Museum of Art
Mobile Museum Art Award
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
U.S. Representative, International Women's Art Conference, Kingston, Jamaica

 

OTHER
- The Archives of American Art did an Oral History of DeMonte and has her papers in their permanent collection.

- DeMonte is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in America.

- In 1983, DeMonte co-authoredd a humor book on growing up tall called The Height Report. The book received national attention and DeMonte was invited to be on the CBS morning news, the Merv Griffin Show, and the Regis Phelbin Show.

- DeMonte and her husband Ed McGowin's collection of Outsider Art has toured Scandinavia and Europe for three years. It has been written for the Japanese periodical and ART VISIONS and has also been on the TV show CITYARTS' section on collecting. In 2001, the collection traveled to three Japanese Museums.

- DeMonte's dish designs have been produced in Italy by Grazia.

- Pewter designs for Etain Prestige, France

- Presently, DeMonte is working on a hanging fabric installation with embroidered country name tags and fabrics collected from over 120 countries that formulate the concept of our interwoven global culture, rich with its diversity, yet all literally attached together.


Trade Piece
100 mixed media photographs
8"h * 6"w each
1977
 

Claudia Changing Towels in the Bathroom
acrylic on pulp paper, 13"w * 10"h
1984

Where's Home
acrylic and pulp paper, on board,
8'h * 6'w * 2"d
1990


Claudia in Washington D. C.
18 24" * 48" photoposters
1976


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