Monique Ford joined Stonestreet Studios after six years of experience in arts administration. She served as the Art Director of visual and performing arts at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and the Boys Club of New York. Leading year round curriculum for children and adults Monique directed musical theater performances for youth, managed public performing art events and directed art exhibitions. She founded the Visiting Artist Lecture Series at the Boys Club of New York and the Artist-In-Residence Program at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House celebrating community arts engagement.
Prior to directing arts programming Monique taught studio art at leading non-for-profit organizations including the 92nd Street Y, Studio in a School, BRIC, Free Arts NYC and the Brooklyn Historical Society. She also had the pleasure of working as an art teacher at the Tribeca Community School for three years before transitioning into arts administration. Over the course of her career Monique has been dedicated to program quality and equity. She values the holistic process of art making and thrives on collaboration among artists with different areas of expertise.
Monique received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003 from Plattsburg University with a concentration in drawing, painting and photography. She received her Master of Fine Arts in 2006 from Pratt Institute with a thesis in painting.
Monique has won notable awards related to her professional career as a painter; these include Best in Show- 34th Annual Bedford Art Show and Best in Show- 57th Artists of the Northeast at the Silvermine Arts Center. Primarily exhibiting her work in the northeast, Monique has exhibited her work in the tri-state juried exhibit Line Describing a Cone at the Katonah Museum of Art, held a two-person show Shared Spaces at the Painting Center and periodically exhibits at the Ceres Gallery in Chelsea.