Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery (b.1972, Scotland) lives and works in London. Received his BA from Edinburgh College of Art and an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art. His conceptual work brings a poetic voice to the discourse of text art to create billboard poems, light installations, fire poems, along with wood cuts and watercolors. He specialises in monumental light works with text composed for specific contexts. His work was highlighted in the recent BBC documentary, "Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art". He is a shortlisted finalist for the National Holocaust Memorial in London. He was the UK artist selected for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012), and the Yinchuan Biennale (2016). Select solo exhibitions include Year of the Corrupted Eclipse, Mannerheim Gallery, Paris, FR (2016); Robert Montgomery: Poetry as Light, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, San Diego, USA (2016); People You Love, Installation at the Southbank Centre, London, UK (2015); I was dancing when I was 8…, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, CH (2015); Louvre Fire Poem, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, FR (2014); Royal Wedding Poems, Billboard series, London, UK (2011);  Dernier Jours: May 68/May 08, Galerie Nuke, Paris, FR (2008); and Words in the City at Night, London, UK (2005). Select group exhibitions include Oh La La Land, Mannerheim Gallery, Paris (2016); Bodies Burning at the Edges: Thomas Beal, Robert Montgomery, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kiki Smith, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York City, USA (2015); Still Future, The Art Complex, Edinburgh, Scotland (2014); Affordable Care, Manya Wynwood, Miami, USA (2013); Oneliners, KOP, Breda, Netherlands (2012); and Utopia/Dystopia, Art Paris Program, Grand Palais, Paris, FR (2009).

Last updated: 16.02.2017