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.
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.
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.
LECTURE FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE HALLOWEEN VIDEO-PERFORMANCE BY LINDA MARY MONTANO OCT 31 ,2014HALLOWEEN ORIGINATED 2000 YEARS AGO AS A CELTIC HARVEST FEAST AND WAS CALLED SAMHAIM. IT MARKED THE BEGINNING OF WINTER, A TIME WHEN G…
FOR LINDA MARY MONTANOOCT 31 SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE 1. AS PEOPLE ENTER WATER ANGELS TALKING CD, SOFT VOLUME 2. IF INTRODUCED(OVER ANGELS,) IMMEDIATELY GO TO DRONE AND THE BOB DYLAN TAPE. (YOU…