Mary Jo McGonagle strives to evoke the same excitement and passion with her students, that she feels everyday for art and design. Creating an atmosphere that encourages curiosity, self-confidence and sharing. She earned her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her B.F.A. from School of Visual Arts.
She is an award-winning artist who has shown internationally, in many prestigious exhibitions, and her paintings and neon can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world. Her work has been endorsed in such publications as The New York Times, New American Painter, Artnet.com, Art New England and New England Home. Her clients have included such companies as, Condé Nast Corporate, Renaissance Hotels, Stamford Downtown Special Services, Grapevine Technology, GQ, Glamour, United Media and Holland Advertising.
She has lectured at Fairfield University, Gateway Community College, College of the Mt St Vincent, Silvermine Art Center and Anhui Polytechnic University in China. She has gallery representation in NYC, Boston, Tel Aviv and New Canaan, CT for her conversational paintings and neon.