Susan Montgomery is an artist and educator who lives in Leverett, Massachusetts. Her work focuses on the presentation of women in history, culture, and memory. The women she explores in her work include heroes, decried antiheroes, literary figures, and other women regarded for their strength of vision or voice.
Her current work in the Poison series includes female protagonists who were associated with, accused, or convicted of poisoning. They are juxtaposed with a backdrop dually inspired by William Morris’s arsenic-impregnated wallpaper and from the Smith College Plant Houses during visits with her classes while working on the Into the Glasshouse project.
Montgomery is a recipient of the Blanch E. Coleman Award, Mellon Foundation, and Sustainable Artist Foundation Grant Award. She has exhibited her work at venues including the Fuller Art and Craft Museum, Museum of Springfield History at the Springfield Quadrangle Museums, Five College Women’s Resource Center at Mount Holyoke College, Historic Northampton Museum, A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery and the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College.
Susan Montgomery is a Lecturer in Art at Smith College and has taught at several area colleges.
M.F.A. in Painting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.F.A. in Printmaking, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford
To learn more about Susan’s work, please visit her website at: susanmontgomeryart.com
Purveyor of Poison
Watercolor, 8’ 1” x 4′ 3″
The Fly-Paper Killers
Watercolor and graphite on paper. 8’ 4” x 4′ 3″
Medea and Morris
Graphite and ink on paper. 7’ 6” x 4’ 3”