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Lindsay Montgomery

Lindsay Montgomery

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Lindsay Montgomery’s vessels, puppets, and sculptures are infused with re-imagined and updated myths, legends and allegories from the medieval and renaissance periods. Believing in the power images from this time possess to show us our follies and missteps as humans, she seeks to illustrate new meanings and a new mythology through re-telling narratives and presenting objects from a feminist perspective that views the earth as the ultimate wealth, and divine inheritance that is expanded not limited by tradition. She is a storyteller for these times who blends the past and present to show us the continued challenges we face until we confront the foundation our society was built on, and its inequalities and penchant for greed. Her objects confront these issues through their unapologetic affirmation of the critical importance of meaning, connection, and mystery to our everyday lives and surroundings.


Lindsay Montgomery works across a variety of media including ceramics, painting and puppetry to create narrative videos, performances and objects. Her work is focused on creating mythologies that confront and re-imagine classical narratives to address a wide range of topics and issues including: death and mysticism, gender dynamics and feminism, and evolving modes of power. She earned a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from the University of Minnesota.

Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally with exhibitions at The Gardiner Museum for Ceramics, The Archie Bray Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and multiple exhibitions through The National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts. She is the recipient of numerous awards including The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, The Helen Copeland Memorial Award, The Joyce Carlyle Memorial Scholarship in the Crafts Endowment, and individual project grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. She lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Galerie 3 in Quebec, and Galerie Lefebvre et Fils in Paris.


  • 2010 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota MFA Interdisciplinary
  • 2007-2008 - University of Minnesota Graduate Fellow
  • 2006 - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia BFA Interdisciplinary, Minor in Art History
  • 2004 - Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design, Oakville, Ontario Advanced Diploma
  • 2021 -  Maiolica in Renaissance Venice : Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads, Gardiner Museum, Curated by Karine Tsoumis, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2021 - Online Exhibition: Afterlight, Field Projects, Curated by Kyle Hittmeier, Amanda Nedham, Kristin Racaniello, Jacob Rhodes, Caroline Kim, New York, New York
  • 2021 - L’Année du Deluge/Year of the Flood, Galerie 3, solo exhibition, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 2020 - In Case of Emergency Drink Waterbed, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, group exhibition, Paris, France
  •  2020 - Good Earth - The Pots and Passion of Walter Ostrom, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Invitational
  • 2020 - Slayer, Flecker Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, New York, invitational
  • 2020- Firewalk, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, group exhibition, Paris, France
  • 2019 - Masters of Material 2019 Ceramics Invitational, Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Illinois, USA
  • 2019 - Horror Vacui, Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota Curated by Jill Foote-Hutton, invitational
  • 2019 - Kitsch Bitch Witch, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Three-person exhibition presented in conjunction with The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2019, juried
  • 2019 - SIN - The Seven Deadlies in Clay, Sponsored by the Perlman Teaching Collection, Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota
  • 2019 - Monster Faience, La Guild 1906, Montreal, Quebec solo-exhibition, invitational
  • 2018 - Neo-Istoriato, Centre Materia, Quebec City, Quebec solo exhibition, juried
  • 2018 - FPOAFM’S Brixtape, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, group exhibition for the Brooklyn Clay Tour 2018
  • 2017 - Dish, Medalta International Exhibition, Medalta, Alberta, curated by Julia Galloway
  • 2016-2019 - Assistant Professor
  • Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Instructor -Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Studio Arts, Ceramics
  • 2013-2020 - Part-Time Faculty, School of Animation Arts and Design
  • Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
  • Instructor with the School of Crafts and Design, Ceramics Department
  • 2013 - Instructor, Clay Classes | Gardiner Museum, Toronto
  • Instructor of clay classes for adults and children
  • 2016-2020 - Instructor, Sessional Courses in the Faculty of Design | OCAD University, Toronto
  • The Residency Program - Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France, confirmed April/May 2022
  • Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • Self-directed ceramics and performance project, June/July 2019
  • The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China, May/June 2018
  • Self-directed ceramics project
  • The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, British Columbia, July 2016/2018
  • Self-directed performance project – four-week artist in residence
  • The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta| 2014
  • Summer Thematic Residency, The Universe and Other Systems with Shary Boyle
  • Harbourfront Centre Craft Studio, Toronto, Ontario| 2006-2007, 2013
  • Artist in Residence – Ceramics Studio
  • International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary | 2009
  • Research grant exploring traditional folk craft in Eastern Europe
  • 2021 - Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance
  • 2021 - Gardiner Museum - Permanent Collection
  • 2020 - Musée des Beaux Arts Montreal - Permanent Collection
  • 2019 - Musée des Beaux Arts Montreal - Permanent Collection
  • 2019 - Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery - Permanent Collection
  • 2019 - National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Emerging Artist Award
  • 2018 - Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance
  • 2017 - Medalta - Grand Prize Winner - Dish International Exhibition
  • 2017 - The Gardiner Museum – Commission for 2017 Benefactor Award
  • 2016 - Archie Bray Foundation – Director’s Award for Beyond the Brickyard Juried Exhibition
  • 2016 - Canada Council for the Arts – Individual Project Grant
  • 2016 - Ontario Arts Council - Exhibition Assistance
  • 2015 - Toronto Arts Council – Individual Artist Grant
  • 2015 - Craft Ontario - Emerging Professional Award
  • 2020 - Inspirations Studio, Toronto - Workshop on narrative ceramics
  • 2019 - Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta - workshop on Maiolica glazing technique and history
  • 2019 - La Guild 1906 - three one-day workshops - coiling animals, maiolica glazing
  • 2018 - Maison Des Metiers D’Art, Quebec City, Quebec, one-day maiolica glaze workshop
  • 2016 - The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario - Workshop through Akin Collective -building figurative sculpture
  • 2016 - The Sointula Art Shed, Malcolm Island, British Columbia - workshop on crafting ritual objects
  • 2015 - Burlington Potters Guild, Burlington, Ontario - workshop on Maiolica glazing technique and history
  • 2015 - Toronto Potters Guild, Toronto, Ontario - workshop on Maiolica glazing technique and history
  • 2014 - Mississauga Potters Guild, Mississauga, Ontario - workshop on Maiolica glazing technique and history
  • 2021 - Maiolica in Renaissance Venice: Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads Exhibition Catalog by Karine Tsoumis
  • 2021 - She Performs - Online Feature Interview, United Kingdom
  • 2021 - CBC Arts - Online Feature interview with Leah Collins - The Pandemic Deserves a Special “Plate” in Hell
  • 2020 - Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast - October 2020 episode
  • 2019 - CBC Arts - Online Feature interview with Leah Collins - Medicine Hat is Hell So of Course This Artist Loved It
  • 2019 - Canadianart - Online feature interview with Leah Sandals - Lindsay Montgomery Paints Ceramic Art to Tell Feminist Stories
  • 2019 - Ceramics Monthly - March Issue - feature article Istoriato Reborn - The Narratives of Lindsay Montgomery by Dee Wood

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