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Susan Montgomery


62 Parson Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
413-529-1895 (home), 413-695-5220 (cell)  smontgomery@westfield.ma.edu, smjgstudio@aol.com                                                                                                                                                                                  

EDUCATION:


1993        M.F.A., Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1990        B.F.A., Printmaking, Cum Laude, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

One / Two Person Exhibitions:

2014 "Sacre Rouge", Simmons College, Trustman Gallery, Boston, MA

Curated by Bridget Lynch, (2-person show with Richard Whitten)

2013        “Pope Joan”, APE Gallery Northampton, MA.                                

2012        “Her Conviction”, East Wing Gallery, Mount Wachusetts Community College, Gardner, MA.

2011        “Westfield Storefront Project”, Westfield, MA.                                

2009        “Radium”, Dwight Hall, 2nd floor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

2005        “Relative Art”, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2002        “Crosscurrents “, Artspace, Hartford, CT.

2001        “Radium Girls”, Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, MA

2001        “Drawings and Prints”,  Zespol Skool, Siennica, Poland.

1999        “Peripheries of the Playground, Chapter 2”, Hampden Art Gallery, UMASS, Amherst, MA

1999        “Thalassa...Waterborne”, Upstairs at Johnson’s, Newbury Street, Boston, MA.

1999         “Peripheries of the Playground, Chapter 1”.CCRI Gallery, Community College of RI, Providence, RI

1996        “Susan Montgomery-Drawings”, Conference Room Gallery, WJCC, Chicopee, MA

1993        “Fairy tale Revenants”, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Herter Gallery, UMASS, Amherst, MA

1992        “Animals to Ashes, Ashes to Animals”, Student Union Gallery, UMASS, Amherst, MA

1992        “The Life Cycle of Sleeping Beauty”, Amherst Community Gallery, Amherst, MA

1990        “B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition”, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, CT

Group and Juried Exhibitions:


2012        2012 Amherst Biennial, Amherst, MA.

2012        “Emily’s Rhapsody” Seven artists respond to a Emily Dickinson’s Poetry, Emily Dickinson Museum,

Amherst, MA

2012        “Mother and Child”, Nash Gallery, Easthampton, MA.

2011        “Hartford Art School Alumni Exhibition”, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, CT.

2011        “Pioneer Women at the Jasper Rand Museum”, Jasper Rand Museum, Westfield, MA

2010        “Wonderland”, Paper City Upstairs Gallery, Holyoke, MA

2010        “Pioneer Women at Wonderland”, Paper City Gallery, Holyoke, MA

2009        “Pioneer Women”, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009        “Group Dynamics”, Critique Group, Hampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA

2008        “Little Women II”, Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

2007        “Little Women I”, Nashawannatuck Gallery, Easthampton, MA

2005        “Women Artists”, Alchemy Gallery, Hartford, CT

2004        “Small Works Show”, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2004        “The Paper Show”, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2001        “Zea Mays Non-toxic Printmaking Exhibition”, Zea Mays, Arts and Industry, Northampton, MA

2000        “Evidence of Feminism Exhibit B” Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1998        “Coleman Candidates Exhibition”, Boston University Art Gallery, MA

1998        “Pine Street Artist Group Show”, Grubbs Gallery, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton,

MA.

1998        “Image and Verse”, Lowell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Juror: Carl Belz    

1996        “Rejects: Art made from Found Objects”, Art Bank, Partnership for the Arts in Western

Massachusetts, Shelburne, MA

1996        “Coleman Candidates Exhibition”, Boston University Art Gallery, MA

1994        “Art Bank Exhibition”, Art Bank, Partnership for the Arts in Western Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls,

MA

1994        “All Media Summer Exhibition”, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adam's, MA,

                Jurors: Claire Bell: Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum, Ivan Karp: Director, OK Harris

1994        “Objects/ Something Else Invitational”, Gallery 52, Cooperstown, NY

1994        “Ideologies: 10 Women Artists”, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1993        “Night”, Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY

1992        “Graduate Students Art Exhibition”, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1992        “13 at the Midway: M.F.A. Candidate Exhibition”, Student Union Gallery, University of     

Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1991        “UMASS Graduate Students”, Worcester Medical Center Gallery, Worcester, MA

1991        “Graduate Students Art Exhibition”, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1990        “Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Exhibit”, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT, *2nd Prize

1990        “Goldfarb 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition”, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, *Honorable

Mention

Public Art Projects:

     1998               “Gears of Discovery”, 30’x15’ mural, sponsored by the Holyoke Cultural Council and Boys and

Girls Club, Holyoke, MA

1997              “Portrait of the Game”, 120’x7’ mural, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club, Holyoke, MA

1996              “Toepfert Community Gardens Mural”, 104’x15’, sponsored grant from HUD, Holyoke, MA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

The Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Blanch E. Coleman Award, Mellon Trust, $2,500, Boston, MA  2002-03

Professional Development Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA 2001

Blanch E. Coleman Award, Mellon Trust, $5000, Boston, MA  1998-99

Holyoke Arts Lottery Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Mural, Holyoke, MA. 1998

Jurors Choice Award, Lowell Street Gallery, Juror Carl Belz, Cambridge, MA. 1997-98  

Award from the Mayor and Commissioners of Holyoke, Toepfert Mural, Holyoke, MA 1996

Housing and Urban Development Youth Art and Sports Grant, Holyoke, MA 1995-96

Fulbright Finalist 1993

Teaching Assistantship Award, UMASS at Amherst. 1990-93
    
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES:

2012           Gallery talk at the East Wing Gallery, Mount Wachusetts Community College, MA

1999           Gallery talk at Hampden Gallery, UMASS, Amherst, MA.

1998           Gallery talk at the Community College of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

1997           Visiting Artist, Easthampton High School, Advanced Art class, Easthampton, MA

1997           Guest Lector, Career Ed. Program, Hopkins Academy, Amherst, MA.

1996           Lecture on the Toepfert Community Gardens Mural, Holyoke, MA

1996           Studio Visit/Lecture, Brattleboro High School art class, Florence, MA

1996           Studio Visit/Lecture, Drawing 1 Class, UMASS, Amherst, MA

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

2000-01       Mural Consultant, Hopkins Academy, Hadley, MA

1992-93       Gallery Director, Amherst Community Arts Center Gallery, Amherst, MA

1990        Gallery Assistant, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT

1990        Printer, Hand printed color etchings for artist Scott Prior, Hartford, CT

1990        Assistant Printer, Offset Multi-color lithographs for artist George McNeil. Hartford, CT

1989        Frame shop Manager, Artist Alternative, Hartford, CT

HIGHER EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Adjunct Art History and Fine Art Faculty, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA Spring 2009 – Present.
Courses: Art Survey I, Art Survey II, Design Fundamentals and Works on and of Paper.

Adjunct Art Faculty, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA 1999 – Present
Courses: Printmaking I and II, Drawing I, Watercolor and Advanced Watercolor, Two-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Studio and Introduction to Drawing. Independent Study and Honors Components.

Art Instructor, Summer Institute for the Gifted at Amherst College, (SIG), MA Summer 2009
Pre-College enrichment in Drawing and Painting.

Coordinator for the Massachusetts State High School Art Teachers Professional Development Workshops, Gardner, MA. 2007
Responsibilities include: Hiring instructors, coordinating with over twenty High Schools, advertising, ordering materials and arranging for catering.

Temporary Director of the High School and Kids Art Camps; Mount Wachusetts Community College, Gardner, MA. 2007

Art Instructor for Teen Program: Mount Wachusetts Community College, Gardner, MA. Summers: 2008, 2007, 2006

Art Instructor for Kids Art Camp: Mount Wachusetts Community College, Gardner, MA. Summers: 2007, 2005

Massachusetts State High School Art Teachers Professional Development Workshop Instructor, Gardner, MA

2011        Collograph Printmaking

2008        Color Reduction Relief Printing

2007        Drypoint and Carborundum printing

2006        Stenciling and Masking Techniques in Printmaking and Watercolor

2005        Safer Techniques in Etching

2004        Monotype Printmaking with Akua-Kolor

2003        Matting and Framing
 
Adjunct Art Faculty, Lesley College, at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA 2003
Course: Introduction to Studio.

Art Instructor, The English Language and Culture Institute, Zespol Skool, Siennica, Poland.  Summer 2001
Courses: Painting, Drawing, Photography and Sculpture

Director of Fine Arts/ Instructor, Westover Job Corps, Chicopee, MA 1994-1999
Courses: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Printmaking.
Innovate, plan and implement all aspects of the art program and facilitate trips to museums, galleries and performances.
    
Art Instructor, Holyoke Housing Authority Art Program, Holyoke, MA 1995, 1996
Art program for youth ages 14 - 18.

Art Instructor, Academic Study Associates, held at Amherst College, Amherst, MA 1993-1995 summers
Course: Pre-College Enrichment in Drawing and Painting.
    
Teaching Assistantship Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1990-1993
Courses: Drawing 1, Two- Dimensional Design, Advance Drawing Problems, Basic Drawing (Non-Majors), Figure Drawing, Intaglio (Assistant), B.F.A. Guest Thesis Member, Independent Study in Drawing.

Continuing Education Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1992
Course: Aqueous Media Painting (Acrylic/Watercolor)

Co-Developed Youth Art Program, Hartford, CT 1989-1990
After School art program for students from Quirk Middle School.

Developed Art Program, Hartford, CT 1989
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