Professor, Visual Arts
Chris Mona was born in Washington, DC in 1961. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in studio art in 1983 and received a master of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1985. Mr. Mona works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and artist’s books. He occasionally curates art exhibitions and writes about art. All of his projects examine aspects of everyday life and intersections with histories.
Printmaking at AACC provides artists at all levels access and instruction to major print processes including intaglio, relief, and lithography. The printmaking studio in Cade 302 features four intaglio presses, one litho press, one letterpress, baths for copper and zinc, a rosin box, and oil and water-based printing inks.
The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery features exhibitions of artwork in a wide range of media in seven exhibitions annually. Each year, the viewing public can see new work by students, faculty, regional artists, national artists, and international artists. Go to www.aacc.edu/cadegallery.
Drawing at AACC gives students the observational and creative skills that are a foundation to making works on paper. The program structure often mixes traditional and contemporary solutions to visual problem solving, giving students the basic building blocks and tool kit they need to move forward in any creative field.