linda mary montano

About the Artist

Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Her artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual transformation. Montano’s influence is wide ranging – she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco and the ICA in London.

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View of “Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative.”(Photo: Eric Swanson)

ARTFORUM: 500 WORDS

IT WOULD TAKE pages to remember and unravel my past traumas: near death from anorexia, PTSD, the Catholic Church’s failings . . . but needless to say, my art cured and continues to heal my life.

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PROJECT ARCHIVE

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7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART = 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART

This Robert J. Shiffler Archive Project, documents Linda M. Montano’s life/art performance 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART + ANOTHER 7 YEARS OF LIVING ART = 14 YEARS OF LIVING ART. The project includes illustrated narratives by the artist as well as, photographic and multimedia documentation about the performance.

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  • SLEEPATHON FOR RAPID PULSE

    SLEEPATHON:  RAPID  PULSE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, CHICAGO

    SLEEPATHON is an overnight experience by LINDA MARY MONTANO for RAPID PULSE 2016 taking place at DEFIBRILLATOR GALLERY, 1463 W CHICAGO AVENUE, CHICAGO, USA, on SUNDAY 05 JUNE 2016.
    DESCRIPTION | Embracing a workshop format, participants will sleep together in the gallery as a work of art by Linda Mary Montano. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies. The SLEEPATHON is preceded by a GLANDATHON,  an interactive laughathon/cryathon  experience for everyone featuring  exercises that focus on a single gland in the human body, encouraged by 3 minutes of  Montano’s videos.
    BIOGRAPHY | LINDA MARY MONTANO is a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art and her work since the mid 1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Her artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual transformation. Montano’s influence is wide ranging – she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco and the ICA in London.

    TIMING | SUN 05 JUNE 2016
    7PM Rapid Pulse Gallery evening program, includes an interactive Glandathon by Montano.
    10PM STǓ Gastronomy Series, a late-night pop-up supper.
    11PM SLEEPATHON begins
    MON 06 JUNE
    Morning session time T.B.D., MON 06 JUNE.

    REGISTER | Workshop fee is $60 and includes tickets for the 7PM Rapid Pulse program with a work by LINDA MARY MONTANO, a seat at the STǓ pop-up supper, a place to sleep, and coffee or tea in the morning. Space is extremely limited, advance registration highly recommended:  www.sleepathon.eventbrite.com. Visit www.rapidpulse.org for more information about the festival.

    DETAILS | Participants will sleep on cots, barracks-style, all together in the main gallery. Bring your own pillow, a pen, two pieces of paper, sleeping garments, and sundries – but please pack light, avoid electronics, and set aside vanity. Please refrain from perfumes or heavily scented products. All skill levels are welcome.

    When
    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CDT) Add to Calendar
    Where
    Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery – 1463 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 – View Map
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My Mother Artist and Teacher

My Mother – Artist and Teacher All paintings by Mildred Kelly Montano. Thank you Mom for Teaching me how to Heal.

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