Monika Meler, MFA Portrait

Monika Meler, MFA

Head, Department of Art & Design and Associate Professor

  • Master of Fine Arts
    Tyler School of Art | Temple University
  • Master of Arts
    Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking | Minor in Art History
    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Monika Meler serves as Head of the Department of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Art/Printmaking at VSU. Previously, Meler served as the Foundations Art Coordinator and Head of Graduate Studies in Art at the University of Saint Francis. She earned her B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She continued her studies at Purdue University, where she earned an M.A., followed with an M.F.A from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. While at Tyler, she spent a year studying in Rome, Italy.

Monika has exhibited her work extensively in group, juried, and solo exhibitions. She has completed residencies at Zygote Press in Cleveland, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, Emmanuel College in Boston, Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, Cork Printmakers in Ireland, and Women’s Studio Workshop in New York. Solo Exhibits include Yours, Mine, and Ours at Wabash College in Indiana, The Color of Distance and Desire at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, The Center That Cannot Hold at Frontier Space in Montana, and The Distance Between at the Limerick Printmakers Gallery in Ireland.