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Linda Mary Montano
The Saugerties Art/Life Institute and Transfiguration Hospital
9 John Street Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 246-4482  (845) 399-2502


To perform, teach, exhibit, consult, make videos, write books about the practice of living art.


Karate/Meditation Training Sculpture at Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Sculpture at Villa Schifanoia, Florence Art Major, College of New Rochelle Hobart Welding School
Novice at Maryknoll Sisters


PERFORMANCES Performed in over 300 art venues including:
Cleveland Public Theatre New Museum Chicago Art Institute Cleveland Museum Diverse Works
San Francisco Art Institute The Kitchen MOMA, San Francisco Snug Harbor Andrea Rosen Gallery
Paula Cooper Gallery Temple University ICA, London Opus 40 Womens Building
University of Kansas Mills College MOCA, San Francisco Bard College Camerawork Gallery
UC Santa Cruz Hallwalls SF State Laguna Gloria Art/Life Institute
Mass College of Art Ananda Ashram A’dam School For Dance
REVIEWS Reviewed in over 200 venues including:
High Performance Mag. Washington Review London Sunday Times Japan Times New Yorker
Milwaukee Journal Dallas Morning News Vogue MOMA Magazine LA Times
Art Forum Shift Magazine SF Bay Guardian Woodstock Times NY Magazine
Village Voice Drama Review NY Post Art in America Art Week
PUBLICATIONS Have written articles in over 20 journals and art related books including:
High Performance Mag. Womens Artist News Ear Magazine The Act Harpers
La Mammelle Magazine The Drama Review Binnewater Times The Poetry Reading
VIDEOS Over 20 videos distributed by the Video Data Bank (1-800-634-8544, www.vdb.org, info@vdb.org) including:
Handcuff Anorexia Nervosa The Seven Chakras Love Sex Mitchell’s Death
Sister Speaks About Non-Violence Learning To Talk Seven Stages Of Intoxication, A Study of Menopause The Seven Spiritual Lives Of Linda Montano Sharada, Wife of Ramakrishna
Benares Benares Edited Chakraphonics Sister Speaks About Tenure
VIDEO SHOWS Videos have been shown at over 400 venues including:
Indiana State University New York University Artists Space New Yorker MOCA, San Francisco
Long Beach Museum The Whitney Northwestern University Woodstock Times Ontario College of Art
Gallery 911 MOMA,New York ICP, New York LA Times Ohio State University
Reed College New Museum LACMA NY Magazine Evanston Art Center
San Francisco Art Institute RISD MOMA Magazine Geneva Video Festival Duke University
TEACHING Taught Performance Art, History of Performance and Sculpture long term at:
Univ. of Texas, Austin San Francisco Art Institute Ohio State University Womens Building Mills College
Univ. of California, LA Edgewood College Tyler School of Art Nazareth College Chicago Art Institute
San Francisco State
WORKSHOP TEACHING Taught workshops at over 200 venues including:
Univ. of Texas, Arlington Univ. of Ca., Los Angeles University of Kansas Mills College Zen Arts Center
Rensselear Polytech Inst. Univ. of Southern Cal. San Francisco State New York University Womens Building
Univ. Of Ca., San Diego Cornish School Omega Ananda Ashram
CRITICAL REVIEWS The following critics and artists have cited my work:
Laura Cottingham Tom Marioni C Carr Jennifer Fisher Kristine Stiles
Christine Tamblyn Moira Roth Robert Ayers A&A Grey Roselee Goldberg
Chris Straye Lucy Lippard Martha Wilson Marcia Tucker Lyn Blumenthal
Jill Johnston Robert Atkins Robin Brentano Linda Burnham David Ross
Richard Schechner
AWARDS Have received over 13 grants/awards including:
Edwards Foundation Grant N.Y. State Council of the Arts Award Univ. of Texas Summer Rsch Grant Arties Award NEA -1977/1985
N.Y. Foundation of the Arts Grant Womens Studio Workshop Book Grant Univ. of Texas Research Stipend Bessie Award
BOOKS PUBLISHED Have published six books including:
Letters from Linda M. Montano Performance Artists Talking Art In Everyday Life Paulines Proverbs Mildreds Death
Before And After Art/Life Counseling The Art/Life Institute Handbook


PERFORMANCES COMPLETED Have completed durational performances including:
Handcuff With Tom Marioni, 3 Days, 1981 Chakraphonics, A Seven Hour Sounding of the Chakras, 1991-1995
Art/Life Counseling, New Museum, 1984-1991 21 Years Of Living Art, 1998-2019
Participated In Tehching Hsieh’s, One Year Performance, Tied With A Rope, 1983, 1984 Blood Family Art and Dad Art, 1998-present
14 Years Of Living Art, Paying Attention To The Chakras, 1984-1998 Week Blindfolded, 1972, 1973, 1975
Listening To My Heart, 3 Days