Monica Correia

Collegiate Scholar
Professor of 3D Design
Area Head, 3D Design

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 “London Design Fair”, “100% Design: Emerging Brands” and “DesignJunction”, all 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 2014, 2015 and 2019.

Before moving to the U.S., 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.


  • Exhibition - 100% Design / Emerging Brands - 3D Designer. Event held at Olympia London Exhibition Centre in London, United Kingdom
  • Exhibition - DesignJunction - 3D Designer. Event held at The College (formerly Central Saint Martins) in London, United Kingdom. Further details can be found at
  • Exhibition - ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair - 3D Designer. Event held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York. Further details can be found at
Research areas
  • 3D design
Monica Correia is the Collegiate Scholar, Professor of 3D Design, Area Head in 3D Design in the School of Art and Art History.
MFA, 3D Design, University of Iowa
“Cum Laude” Bachelor of Architecture degree, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

University of Iowa
E307 Visual Art Building (VAB)
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Iowa City, IA 52245
United States