John Monteith was born in 1973 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and graduated in 2008 from the MFA program at Parsons the New School for Design. Monteith's work has been represented internationally in a number of solo and group exhibitions including K-48 "Kontinuum," No Soul For Sale at both the Tate Modern, London and X Initiative, New York, and The New York Art Book Fair at PS 1.
Additional projects include "Living Room" commissioned by Flux Factory in collaboration with openhousenewyork, and "River's Edge", a site-specific installation for the DUMBO Art Under The Bridge Festival. His most recent solo exhibition, Lost Highway, was exhibited at O'Born Contemporary in December 2010.
In 2011 Monteith was the resident artist at CAT Cologne, in Cologne, Germany and will be participating in an Artists Residency with The School of Critical Engagement in Beijing, China this coming May 2013.
Monteith's work is featured in a number of international private and corporate collections including the TD Bank Canada, and The New School in New York. His press and publications include Charley, C Magazine, www.artinamericamagazine.com, October, The Huffington Post, K-48, Petit Mort: Recollections of a Queer Public, The New Yorker, www.disorientations.com, British Good Housekeeping and Toronto Life.
Monteith has been awarded grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.