LAST UPDATE 2017

All research/records/photos/ephemera is at Linda Mary Montano Archive: Fales NYU Library and Special Papers, Manhattan.


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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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REVIEW: INTERACTIONARAMA AT THE VORTEX THEATER

Linda Mary Montano’s Mysterium Masterpiece by Honoria Starbuck & Luanne Stovall

When was the last time you sang a song to your pineal gland?
When you walk into Austin’s Vortex theatre you see the stage at floor level. The audience is banked on two sides. You find your seat. The stage is suddenly bathed in violet light, the color of the crown chakra, the color of mourning, of Lent.

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CHAKRA PRAYERS

As a returning Roman Catholic I have had to re-learn how to pray as I did when a young girl. In re-learning, I wanted to share the wealth with others. Using the seven energy centers as a guide, I formulated seven prayers which were part of a Chakra Retrospective which I had at the University of Southern Maine.

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PROJECT ARCHIVE

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

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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