Susan Montgomery is a visual artist from Wicklow and has lived in West Cork since 2007. Her work is influenced by landscape. It encompasses the mediums of painting, drawing and installation and assemblage. It is a process based practice that explores the materiality of paint as well as the manipulation of found surfaces and objects, often centred on the behaviour of chance marks, stains and arrangements, The results are works that describe a dialogue between the carefully chosen tools, media and surfaces she uses to explore these processes, the poetics of which express her involvement with the human experience and its relationship with the landscape.
SITE, selected group exhibition at the Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery July 21st- August 19th 2018.
ELEMENTS curated by Catherine Hammond, July 13th -August 6th Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018.
Upcoming : Awarded Satellite Residency at Cow House Studios in conjunction with the Mothership Project November 2018
Solo exhibitions include “The light falling in dark places”, Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford..2009, “The decisions we didn’t make” Talbot gallery, Dublin 2009, “Prasad”, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow 2008.
Two person shows include Susan Montgomery and Yvonne Woods, The Joinery, Dublin 2011, Cross Gallery, Dublin 2001-2005
Selected Group shows include 'Siar' Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery 2017, ‘Octagon’, West Cork Arts Centre 2013, Mermaid Greenstar, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Co.Wicklow 2013, ‘Songs and Questions’, Ballina Arts Centre 2012, Eigse Carlow 2008/2009, Engage, Bandon Arts Festival, 2010/ 2011, Art Trail, Cork 2008/2013
Residencies include Artist in Residence, West Cork Arts Centre,2015, Residency with the Tellurometer Project LFTT Library, The Guesthouse, Cork 2014
Awards include Cork County Council, West Cork Libraries Commission 2015, Arts Council Travel and Dissemination award with West Cork Arts Centre Discovery Box program (selected artist for project development) , 2015 Wicklow County Council Arts Group Bursary Award 2012.
Collections included in are Trinity College Dublin, The Ice Hotel Ballina, First National Bank, Waterford Municipal Collection, The Office of Public Works, Touchstone Healthcare, Smith and Kennedy and Paul O’Toole Architects.
Susan is a member of the artists collective The Tellurometer Project along with Joanna Kidney, Raine Hozier Byrne, Helen G Blake, Rachel Fallon, Joanne Boyle and Laura Kelly which received a Wicklow County Council Bursary in 2012.