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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  • RULES FOR PERFORMANCE ART CLASSES

    RULES FOR PERFORMANCE ART  CLASS

    Linda Montano’s:  Performance Art Rules for College Students
    No blood
    No urine
    No cutting
    No dangerous actions to self or others
    No menstrual blood
    No self-abuse or other-abuse
    No masturbation
    No sex
    Make it safe, sacred, and short

    Thank you!

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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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