Monroe Isenberg, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, completed his undergraduate studies, Cum Laude and with honors, in Sculpture and Psychology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon (2013). After graduating and working as a fabricator and artist in Portland, he moved to Washington, D.C to pursue an MFA at the University of Maryland where he currently works as an adjunct professor and artist. Monroe is the recipient of multiple awards, grants, and residencies including the International Outstanding Student Achievement Award winner (2017) and honorable mention (2019) recognized by International Sculpture Center, the Outstanding Student Award recognized by Mid South Sculpture Alliance, the Ann Bartsch Dunne Scholarship 1st place Award in sculpture, the Dean’s Fellowship at the University of Maryland, and the Tom Rooney Prize awarded by the Washington Sculpture Group. His artwork engages minimalsim, light, space, sound, and reacts to phenomena natural to our world. Monroe has exhibited nationally and his work is held in public and private collections across the united states.
Most recently, Monroe has been invited to lead workshops at the Lunga School in Iceland and participate in the school’s fellowship program for three months in fall and winter of 2019.