Susan Montgomery

Lecturer in Art

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Education

M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.F.A., Hartford Art School

Biography

Susan Montgomery teaches drawing in the Smith College Department of Art. She is a recipient of the Blanch E. Coleman Award, Mellon Foundation and a Sustainable Artist Foundation Grant. She has exhibited at venues including the Fuller Art and Craft Museum, Lyman 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.

Montgomery works primarily in painting and drawing; however, the concept of her work often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Her work focuses on the presentation of women in history, culture and communal memory. The women she explores include heroes, decried antiheroes, literary protagonists and other women regarded for their strength of vision or voice. Some of her subjects include the Radium Girls, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Hester Prynne, Pope Joan, the Daughters of Saint Crispin, and Mary Bliss Parsons, the accused witch of Northampton.