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Bridgitte or Bridget Montgomery

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Ancestry, 2008 Oil On Canvas 36x36 © 2008
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"I Saw My Shado and Made Her My Wife" Egyptian Origin Story Oil On Canvas
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Ancient Ships Oil On Canvas
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Ancient Ships 2 Oil On Canvas
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Unity 1 Oil On Canvas
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Unity 2 Oil On Canvas
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Migration Oil On Canvas
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Statement

Bridgitte Montgomery
E-mail: bmontg@saic.edu
Website: www.bridgittemontgomery.blogspot.co...  

Career Objective: Freelance artist, curator, and teacher.
I have several years of experience exhibiting and curating Postmodern art. I have compiled an exhibition catalog, I wrote the introduction, I sent out the press releases, and created national exposure for myself and other artist with a corresponding blogs. I have written art reviews and a feature article for an award winning news magazine. I have exhibited and I have taught art at The California African American Museum and the outreach program, Wanda Wallace Art Foundation.
                                                
Education                            
                      Master’s degree student in Art History  
        
                      Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
                      Studio Art, Art History, and Art Criticism

                      California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
                      Choreography, Dance, and Art History                              
        
                      El Camino College, Torrance, CA
                     Gallery Management Certification canidate
 

Current Exhibitions    

   
2012     “Holiday Art Exhibition Response to the Muse”
               Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
2011        “Inglewood Open Studio’s Exhibition” Inglewood, CA
2011     “Slide Registry Exhibition” The  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery LA, CA
2011       “Urban: Sanctuary” in association with L A Municipal Art Gallery L.A. CA
2011       “Mother’s Day Exhibit” Holy Nativity Church Westchester, CA
2010       “International Mail Art Exhibit” Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena, CA
2009        Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery LA, CA
2009    “Inside My Head”

               California African American Museum of Art LA, CA
2009    “Broken Boundaries”
               Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA                                 
2009     “Charity Exhibition” The Antigua Bodega de Papel Tijuana, Mexico
2009    “Birth of a New Freedom”       
               Lucy Florence Cultural Center LA, CA.
2009      "Lights on LA" Pershing Square LA, CA
2008      Learning Rights Law Center Charity Art Exhibit LA, CA
2008       “Clarity and Happenstance”
                               Alex Haleigh Art Gallery, Gardena, CA
2008     “Energy Punch”
               Buck Wild 12804 Venice Blvd, LA, CA
2008     “Juneteenth Celebration”
               Wallace Arts Foundation at Rogers park, Inglewood, CA    
2008    “La figura”    
              Alex Haleigh Art Gallery, Gardena, CA
2008    “Art Ascend Incline Ahead”     
              Alex Haleigh Art Gallery, Gardena, CA
    
2008    “Big Twister”
              El Camino College, Torrance, CA
2008     “Detours in Circumstantial Karma”
              Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2004     “Talking All At Once”
              Springman Studio Gallery Chicago, IL.

Curatorial Experience

I curated the  ”Juneteenth Celebration Art Exhibit,” 2008. I provided the artist, art, and     wrote an intro about the exhibition. Wallace Art’s Foundation Rogers Park, Inglewood, CA

I co-curated “Energy Punch” 2008 in collaboration with “The Walk Collaborative”
 Buck Wild Gallery Los Angeles, CA  

I co-curated, compiled the catalog, and wrote the introduction to the art exhibition,
“Big Twister,” 2008 El Camino College quad Torrance, CA
                   
I co-curated, compiled the catalog, and wrote the introduction to the art exhibition,
 “Art Ascend Incline Ahead,” 2008 Alex Haleigh Gallery, Gardena, CA
    
I co-curated, compiled the catalog, and wrote the introduction to the art exhibition,    
 “Detours in Circumstantial Karma” 2008 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro
 

Catalogs that include my artwork
 
 The California African American Museum's "Inside My Head" LA, CA 2009
  “Lights on Los Angeles” The Pershing Square Exhibition LA, CA 2009
 “La figura” Alex Haleigh Art Gallery, Gardena, CA 2008
 “Big Twister” El Camino College outdoor exhibition 2008 Torrance, CA
 Detours in Circumstantial Karma” Angel’s Gate Cultural Center San Pedro, CA 2008
 

Art Reviews    

 

Los Angeles Times 11/4/2011 ”Inglewood Open Studios: Artist Drawn to Evolving Community”
                
San Francisco Bay View 6/12/09 Wanda’s Picks. California African American Museum Exhibition, “Inside My Head.”
               
Los Angeles Sentinel 5/21/09 “New Exhibition Erases Fine Line Between Fine Art and   Crafts, or Intuitive Art”
         
Art Knowledge News 5/18/2009 “California African American Museum Shows
 "Inside My Head: Intuitive Artist of African Decent”
                 
Animation Magazine, June 2008 published information on the Wallace Arts  Foundation's Juneteenth Celebration. My collaborative group Articulation and
 Artitude donated their time, art, and curated a wall art exhibition.

My Publications     

 I wrote an art review on sculptor Preston Jackson‘s exhibition at the Chicago                      
 Cultural Center titled, “Majestic Heroines of the Antebellum South”
 It was published in the 3/06 edition of the award winning F news Magazine.
                     
I wrote an art review and a feature interview with photographer Eleftheria Lialios titled, “Thirty Years of Art Making” It was published as a feature article in the 12/05 Edition of the award winning F News Magazine.


Teaching    

In September 2012, I taught an Andinkra Symbol print class based on the art of
Lois Mailou Jones for The California African American Museum Los Angeles, CA.  
I taught a collage class at The California African American Museum Los Angeles, CA
I designed and taught the “Family Tree” workshop. It was a research and art project for the outreach organization, Wanda Wallace Arts Foundation. Los Angeles, CA
Commissions      
I designed and painted an abstract painting for a MTV producer and film maker
Cynthia Husing Langston Los Angeles, CA
        
Films 

The painting’s titled ”Ancient Ships” are included in the “R” rated film
“Are You For Great Sex”  Producer, Cynthia Husing Los Angeles, CA

Freelance 

I am an artist, curator, art critic, art historian, and art writer.
I’m currently writing two book on the African influence on Western art and the
subject of intuition and art.      

Collaborations    
I am a member of the artist/curator group, Articulation and Artitude. LA, CA
I have been a member of the Palos Verdes Painters, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA   
I have been a member of the creative group, The Walk 1 Collaborative. LA, CA

Workshops              

I attended the Graduate Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Art Psychotherapy Workshop in 2009 and in 2010 at Loyola Marymount University
Westchester, CA.

Memberships

African American Alumni Association of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association f
The California Institute of the Arts Alumni Association
African American Artist registry and negroartist.com

Special Skills       

Gallery management, art historian, curator, art critic, and writer
I’m currently writing books on art history and intuition
I am skilled at replicating masterpieces, painting on a large scale, and the ancient tradition of translating intuitive impressions into art.
I’m learning to write ancient hieroglyphics and to speak the language

Special Recognition  

I was interviewed by Warner Brothers Online “Celebrity Chat” program. I was billed as, “Psychic to the Stars,” and was interviewed on how I became intuitive and an artist.