The Process of Making Design to Connect

Monica Correia believes in the art of designing with her heart and soul and does not limit her work to preconceived forms, scales or trends. She is attracted to the way organic forms evoke emotions and express the ephemeral qualities of movement that she loves in dance, music and Nature. During her presentation "The Process of Making Design to Connect" she will talk about her creative process and the steps she takes to make real objects.

Speaker: Monica Correia, Collegiate Scholar Professor of 3D Design 

Monica Correia
Monica Correia received her “Cum Laude” Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and her MFA degree in 3D Design from the University of Iowa.

She had exhibitions at several art and design venues including “100% Design: Emerging Brands” and “DesignJunction”, both in London, UK; “EDIT DesignJunction”, in Milan, Italy; “International Contemporary Furniture Fair” (ICFF) in New York City; and “BIO.23: Biennial of Design Show” in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her pieces have also been displayed at “Salão Design Casa Brasil”, “Abiplast Design Award” and “Liceu de Design Award” in Brazil; “The Skin of Corian®”, in Milan, Italy; at the Krasl Art Center ArtLab Saint Joseph, MI; Chico Art Center, CA and the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, KS, among others.

Her work as Associate Professor and head of the 3D Design program at the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History has been awarded the prestigious “ICFF Editor’s Award for Best School” in New York City in 2015. Furthermore, she received with her students the distinguished “SOFA CONNECT” award for best design environment in Chicago in two consecutive years (2014/15). 

Before moving to the US, she taught at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Architecture and designed interiors for stores and shopping malls in Brazil and Portugal.