BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT

Steven Montgomery was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received a Bachelor Of Philosophy degree in 1976 from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan where he focused on both ceramics and printmaking. In 1978 he received a Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with the porcelain innovator Rudolph Staffel. At Tyler he began his first forays into alternative approaches to methods of low-fired, mixed media ceramic construction and the oil painted ceramic surface treatments that have been a signature of his work throughout his career.

He has been awarded Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (’90, ‘2006, ‘2009), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (’99,’16), and awards for ceramic sculpture at international exhibitions in Korea (Gold Prize,’03) and Taiwan (Gold Prize,’04, Merit Prize,’06). He was a 2012 recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship working as an artist in residence at the National Air And Space Museum in Washington, DC.
His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery in Washington DC and numerous other public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. He currently teaches at Hunter College, lives in Manhattan and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

STEVE (Medium)

EDUCATION

1978 Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1976 Bachelor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State College, Allendale, MI

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington D C
National Gallery Of Art, Corcoran Collection, Washington, DC
Art Museums of San Francisco, de Young, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
Taipei County Yingge Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The Museum of Shigaraki Ceramics Art Center and Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Keramic Museum Westerwaald, Westerwaald, Germany

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015       Susequent Archeologies, New York Foundation For The Arts, Brooklyn, New York

 

2014       Cobalt, And Other Elements, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, NY

2012       Forward Archaeologies, Pestasassi Stringa Mill, Nove, Italy, Curated by Zodo Gallery, Milan2011
Cobalt, And Other Elements, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2011      Re-Entrance, New York Foundation for the Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Cobalt, And Other Elements, Lon Hamaekers Gallery, Water Mill, NY
2009
Fire, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
2007
Broken, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY, catalog available
2006
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
Tong-In Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2004
Artifacts, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Damaged Mimesis, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, LA
2001
OK Harris Gallery, New York NY
2000
Long House Reserve, East Hampton, NY
1999
Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998
OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1996
OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2011
Failing Grace, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milan, Italy
(e)merge Art Fair, Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
Modern, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY
New York Foundation For The Arts 40th Anniversary Benefit
Prince George Ballroom, New York, NY
2010
Interactions, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
2008
Permanently MAD: Revealing The Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, NY
The American Vision: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2007
Here’s The Thing/ The Single Object As Still Life, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2006 NCECA Invitational, College of Lewis and Clark, Portland , OR
2004
Kaoshuing Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
2004
Taipei County Yingge Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
2003
Twenty Fifth Anniversary, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
Facets, Macalester Gallery, Macalester College, Minneapolis, MN
Subject: Object, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2001
USA Clay, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2000
Expanded Visions, Ceramic Art in the 1970s-80s from the Collection of Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Richmond, VA
1998-1999
Clay into Art: Selections from the Contemporary Ceramics Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1998
Realists, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York. NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
Forms, Transformations, Queens Borough Public Library Gallery
Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996
Design Brooklyn, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1994
Late 20th-Century Ceramics from the Everson Collection, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Dada Ball, Webster Hall, New York, ny (curated by Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio).
Drawings '94, Sheraton Art Center, Kutztown University. Kutztown, PA
1993
Invitational, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1992
New Abstraction, Trenkmann Gallery, New York, NY
The Eccentric Teapot (curated by Garth Clark), The Museum of Shigaraki Ceramics Art Center and Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan; Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990
Organic Abstraction, Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY
The 20th Ceramic National Exhibition: Clay, Color, Content, Purchase Award, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The Manhattan Project, ARTACT Gallery, Miami, FL
1988
Selections 41, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1986
Drawings, Gallery Casas Toledo Oosterom, New York, NY
Reconstruction: Six Young New York Sculptors, Carlson Gallery,
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
The Conspicuous Consumption Show, ABC NO RIO Gallery, New York, NY
Beyond Clay, Queens College Gallery, New York, NY
1984
A Passionate Vision: Selections from the Collection of Daniel Jacobs, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Art and Ego, New York Academy of Arts Building, New York, NY
New York City Artists, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1983
New York Artists Who Teach, City Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Ceramics; Selections from The Collection of Daniel Jacobs, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, NY
1982
The New Fauves, Hadler-Rodriquez Gallery, Houston, TX
1981
The Monumental Art Show, Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, Brooklyn, NY
ONWARDISLAND, Public Sculpture at Ward's Island, New York, NY
Philadelphia Clay: 1980, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1978
Young Americans, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, az; Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

AWARDS

2012
Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship
2009
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Fellowship
2008
Merit Award, Ceramic Bienalle, Taipei County Yingge Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2004
Gold Prize, Ceramic Sculpture, Taipei County Yingge Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2003
Gold Prize, Ceramic Sculpture, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Fellowship
1998
The Pollock Krasner Foundation Inc.
1991
The 20th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Purchase Award
1990
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Fellowship

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND CRITICAL REVIEWS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & CRITICAL REVIEWS

Modern, Phillips de Pury & Co. New York, May 25, 2011, p.118-119
The Aesthetics Of Mechanical Ruin, Arthur C. Danto, catalog essay, Steven Montgtomery: Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, p. 4-9, 2008
At The Corcoran, A Fiery Re-Entry, Chris Klimek, Washington Examiner, April 26-27, 2008
Broken, Steven Montgomery, Ceramic Art and Perception, #72 p. 41-46, 2008
"Summer Invitational" OK Harris Gallery, Valerie Gladstone, Art News, October 2007 p. 216
"Steven Montgomery" interviewed by Wolfram Ladda, Neue Keramic, January/February 2005, pp. 8-13.
"Steven Montgomery" interviewed by Ronald A. Kuchta, Kerameiki Techni, December 2004, pp. 59-68.
Cover Photograph, Neue Keramic, March/April 2004.
"Review of Exhibitions: Steven Montgomery at OK Harris," Jonathan Goodman, Art in America, September 2004, p. 134.
"Reviews: New York; Steven Montgomery, OK Harris," Cynthia Nadelman, ARTnews, June 2004, p. 114.
"Big Apple Clay; Is There a New York School of Ceramics?" John Perreault, American Ceramics, (Vol. 14., No.2), 2003, p. 16-17, 19 (cover photograph), 2003.
"Interview: Steven Montgomery," Pravine Sathe, New York Arts Magazine, June 2004, p. 65-66.
"Interview: Steven Montgomery," Justin Ladda, Neue Keramik, Apri, 2004, p. 46.
Post Modern Ceramics, by Mark Del Vecchio, Thames & Hudson, 2002, p. 176, 184, 208.
The Artful Teapot, by Garth Clark, Watson Guptill, 2002, p. 97, 99, 239.
Oversea Contemporary Ceramic Art Classics, by Bai Ming, p. 56-61.
"Fantasy Machines from Technology's Dark Side," by Rita Reif, The New York Times, Art/Architecture, Sunday December 6, 1998.
"Steven Montgomery" by Mark Daniel Cohen, Review Magazine, pp. 14-16, December 1998.
"Steven Montgomery," Ceramics Monthly (cover story) p. 38-39, March 2000.
"From the Studio" by Rose C. S. Slivka, The East Hampton Star, Sec. 3, p. 5, August 3, 2000.
"Steven Montgomery's Entropic Machines" by Robert C. Morgan, American Ceramics, February 1997.
"Montgomery's Machines" by Sherry Chayat, Syracuse Herald American, June 6, 1998.
"The 20th Ceramic National" by Robert Ellison, American Craft, July 1990.
The Eccentric Teapot, by Garth Clark, Abbeville Press, 1989.
"Steven Montgomery" by Mark Shannon, American Ceramics, March 1986.
"Play, Passion Revealed in Ceramics" by Robert Taylor, Boston Globe, April 23, 1984.
"Stalking the Wild Sculpture" by Kay Larson and Carrie Rickie, The Village Voice, June 14, 1980.
"Wards Island" by John Perreault, Soho News, June 14, 1980
"Vasilike Ware: An Early Bronze Age Pottery Style" in Crete Chapter 2, by Dr. P Bentacour, S. Montgomery, Publisher PA Forlag Lund, Sweden.
"Young Americans," Ceramics Monthly, September 1979.

CURRENT/UPCOMING

CURRENT/UPCOMING

Connections: Contemporary Craft At The Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, (Ongoing, Catalog Available)
Material Matters, Curated By Judith Schwartz, New York University, New York, NY (Through January 2018)

PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS

Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts

Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Via Lambro, 7
20129 Milano, Italy
T- +39 0220241935
F- +39 0220244861
E- info@jerome-zodo.com
W- jerome-zodo.com

OK Harris Gallery

383 West Broadway
New York, NY 10010
T- 212.431.3600
F- 212.925.4797
E- okharris@okharris.com

Perimeter Gallery Inc.

210 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
T- 312 266 9473
F- 312 266 7984
E- perimeterchicago@perimetergallery.com

New York Foundation For The Arts

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
By Appointment Only
T- 212 366 6900
F- 212 366 1778
E- dterry@nyfa.org

Lon Hamaekers Gallery

903 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY
T- 917 838 4548
E- lonhama@me.com

American Ceramics

Harry Dennis, publisher
32 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
212.661.4397 telephone
212.661.2389 fax
ceramicsworldwide@earthlink.net

Kerameiki Techni

Kostas Tarkassis, publisher
International Ceramic Art Review
P.O. Box 7 6009, Nea Smyrni 17110, Greece
+30 210 9325551 telephone and fax

Review Magazine
Ceramics Monthly
American Craft
Ink Magazine
EyesIn Magazine
The New York Daily News
Washington Post
Washington Examiner
New Orleans Times Picayune
Syracuse Herald American
The East Hampton Star
The Village Voice
Soho News
The Eccentric Teapot
The Artful Teapot
Post Modern Ceramics
Confrontational Clay
Phillips de Pury and Co.
World Ceramic Bienalle
Taiwan Ceramic Bienalle
SolloRago
The Diane And Sandy Besser Collection
The Eccentric Teapot
Vasilike Ware: An Early Bronze Age Pottery S

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Mailing Address

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