After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Plattsburgh State, Monique Ford knew she would continue as an artist and arts educator. While earning an MFA at Pratt Institute, Ms. Ford continued her work as a professional painter and taught art education in public, private, museum and afternoon school settings.Ms. Ford has won several 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. Her recent solo show was held at Ceres Gallery in New York City, where she exhibited works on canvas and paper. She lives and creates in Brooklyn, and when not working she enjoys spending time with her dog, doing yoga, running, dancing and watching documentaries.