Artist Profile: Virginia Lee Montgomery

Virginia Lee Montgomery, SWORD IN THE SPHINX, 2018, Photo by Sara Morgan

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DISCOVER:

Virginia Lee Montgomery (b. Houston, TX in 1986; works in Texas and New York) received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and MFA from Yale University in 2016. She is a hybrid artist and works primarily with video, performance, sound, and sculpture. Her artwork is latently autobiographical and surreal, often with a feminist impulse.

Montgomery’s works have been presented in solo shows at Plymouth Rock, Zürich, Switzerland (2017), MEYOHAS, New York, NY (2016), and Texas Natural Sciences Museum, Austin, TX (2008). Her works have also been exhibited in group shows throughout the country and internationally such as AN UNBOUND KNOT IN THE WIND, Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson, NY (2018), In Practice: Material Deviance, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2017), and BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada (2016), among others.


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Web: virginialeemontgomery.com

Instagram: @skinnyaliens


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Otocast:

Montgomery spoke about her project for our audio tour of The Socrates Annual 2018 exhibition, available on the app Otocast (available for free download for iPhone and Android).

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Instagram:

Montgomery took over the Park’s Instagram account to share insights into her project.

 

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2018 Artist Fellow Virginia Lee Montgomery is taking over the Park’s account today. Follow along to learn more about her work for ‘The Socrates Annual’ exhibition: ––––––––––––––– ✏️🎥 Artist VLM’s original storyboard for CUT COPY SPHINX, her surreal video artwork, created as a metaphysical ‘companion object’ to her outdoor sculpture, SWORD IN THE SPHINX, currently on display at Socrates. The full 3 minute video can be accessed via QR code on the exhibition label or online at socratessculpturepark.org & virginialeemontgomery.com . . ✏️@skinnyaliens #virginialeemontgomery #videoart #cutcopysphinx @socratespark #socratessculpturepark

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2018 Artist Fellow Virginia Lee Montgomery is taking over the Park’s account today. Follow along to learn more about her work for ‘The Socrates Annual’ exhibition: ––––––––––––––– 👁️🎥 Artist VLM behind the scenes making her video art! For her metaphysical video art piece #cutcopysphinx, VLM used her Dewalt drill to cut out holes in images of her sculpture depicting a French garden sphinx to create new and uncanny perspectives. The final and full video artwork can be accessed via QR code on the exhibition label for her sculpture #swordinthesphinx or online at socratessculpturepark.org & virginialeemontgomery.com . . 🎥Video by VLM, 2018. @skinnyaliens #virginialeemontgomery #videoart #cutcopysphinx @socratespark #socratessculpturepark

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2018 Artist Fellow Virginia Lee Montgomery is taking over the Park’s account today. Follow along to learn more about her work for ‘The Socrates Annual’ exhibition: ––––––––––––––– ✨👁️🎥 Clip of artist VLM’s CUT COPY SPHINX video! She created this short and surreal video as a metaphysical ‘companion object’ to her outdoor sculpture, #swordinthesphinx. The video is a sculptural and experimental art film constructed as a feminist twist on the classical myth of Oedipus and the Sphinx. The full 3 minute video can be accessed via QR code on the exhibition label for her outdoor sculpture or online at socratessculpturepark.org & virginialeemontgomery.com . . 🎥Video by VLM, 2018. @skinnyaliens #virginialeemontgomery #videoart #cutcopysphinx @socratespark #socratessculpturepark

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Programming:

1. In February 2019, Socrates partnered with Times Square Arts to present Montgomery’s video project HONEY MOON in Times Square as part of the Midnight Moment exhibition series.

2. A selection of Montgomery’s videos – including CUT COPY SHINX, which she created as as part of her project for The Socrates Annual exhibition – were featured as part of the New Museum‘s Screen Series.


Press:

Learn more about Montgomery in Art in America> and Hyperallergic>


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