Rona Pondick was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. She studied at Yale University School of Art and received her MFA in 1977. She lives and works in New York City.
Rona Pondick’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY), Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH), New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden (New Orleans, LA), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon (Annecy, France), Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Kraichtal, Germany), and The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel).
Rona Pondick has lectured at many universities and institutions, including Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Yale University (New Haven, CT), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), Columbia University (New York, NY), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel), and Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (Lille, France).
Rona Pondick has received numerous awards and grants, including the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cultural Department of the City of Salzburg, Kunstlerhaus, Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Arts Grant, and others.