Anne Mondro is an artist and Associate Professor in the University of Michigan (UM) Stamps School of Art & Design. She designs and conducts courses, programming, and research focusing on creative aging.
Partnering with the UM Geriatric Center’s Mild Memory Loss program, her courses promote intergenerational learning through shared art experiences. In 2007 she was selected for the UM Integrative Medicine Faculty Scholar program, and in 2013, she received a University of Michigan Transforming Learning for the Third Grant for her interdisciplinary course Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts. Mondro has presented at the Society for the Arts in Healthcare conferences (2007, 2010, and 2012), the Creative Center’s Creative Aging Training (2013), 5th International Arts and Health Conference in Sydney (2013), and Life With Dementia 2014: Relations in Sweden. Her research study Retaining Identity: Creativity for Caregivers is examining the feasibility of an art intervention for persons with memory loss and their caregivers.
Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Ceres Gallery in NYC, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Powerhouse Museum of Science and Design in Sydney, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In addition to galleries and museums, Mondro has permanent art pieces in the University of Michigan Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan.