Concetta Morales received her BS from Skidmore College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work can be seen at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mitchellville Interstate 80 Rest Stop.
Concetta came to Iowa to teach at the Des Moines Art Center and begin work as a studio artist. Her career in teaching has expanded to Iowa State University, and as a visiting artist with the Iowa Arts Counci, as well as other Iowa organizations.
Her mosaic murals address contemporary subject matter with an energetic language of color and composition. She embraces the ideas and images of multi-generation participants into the details of public murals.
Noteworthy public works include: “We Stick Together: Home, At Sea, Preserving Freedom,” the commemorative mosaic mural for the 60 year anniversary of the Sullivan Brothers’ death in the lobby of the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa (2002) and “Up, Down, and Around,” a triptych mixed media painting in the new gymnasium at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa. Garton Elementary School, Des Moines, Iowa has a multi-paneled mural dedicated to the merger of 2 buildings: Garton and Adams Elementary Schools (2007).
In The Artist Studio: Concetta Morales interview with Molly Cooney (KCCI)