O'Born Contemporary

Artist Biography

John Monteith

www.johnmonteith.com

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.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition: Memorial Day, September 7 – October 6, 2012

Solo Exhibition: Lost Highway, December 9, 2010 – January 29, 2011


Selected Press and Essays

September 2012: The Blur of Clarity: John Monteith's Distant Spaces, Travis Jeppensen

September 2012: Memorializing an Artist of Our Day, Rachel Anne Farquharson

August 21, 2012: Shadows and Corners: on John Monteith's Recent Photos & Paintings, Travis Jeppesen on diorientations.com

Summer 2011: John Monteith: Lost Highway, Rachel Anne Farquharson for C Magazine

2009: Compilation of Coverage on No Soul For Sale at the Tate Modern

Title:
135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2 2011
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
15.5 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 54 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City, April 2 2011 1.58pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26.5 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 53 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City, April 3 2011 1.10pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26.5 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 53 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Platz der Luftbrücke, Berlin, October 20 2011 4.46pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 53 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Platz der Luftbrücke, Berlin, October 21 2011 5.01pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
15.5 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 54 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Sugak Tea House, Pyongyang-Kaesong Motorway, June 3, 2012 10.34am
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
26 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 54 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Platz der Luftbrücke, Berlin, October 20 2011 4.22pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Price:
$2,200.00
Dimensions:
26.5 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Price:
$4,000.00
Dimensions:
35 x 53 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
25 Tong Dan, Hanoi, April 17 2011 2.35pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
16 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
27 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 52 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
25 Tong Dan, Hanoi, April 17 2011 1.37pm
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
15 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
5
Dimensions:
25.5 x 40 inches
Print Edition:
3
Dimensions:
35 x 55 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #1
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
46 x 52 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #2
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
41 x 48 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #3
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
49 x 49 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #4
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
47 x 47 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #5
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
31 x 43 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #6
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
47 x 47 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #7
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
50 x 48 inches (irregular)
Title:
(de)Construction (re)Construction #8
Medium:
Oil on Layered Drafting Film
Year:
2011
Dimensions:
47 x 47 inches (irregular)
Title:
Crash
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
58.75 x 77.5 inches
Title:
Logan International
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
41 x 59 inches
Title:
Time Square March 6, 2008
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2008
Dimensions:
57 x 41 inches
Title:
Chase Manhattan
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
54.5 x 41 inches
Title:
Motoyama
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
58 x 40 inches

BELOW: 54 unique Graphite Drawings on Handmade Paper. Titled and referred to by legible text.

Medium:
Graphite on Handmade Paper
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 24 inches
Print Edition:
N/A, Unique
Title:
Pyongyang, North Korea, June 5 101, 6:57 pm
Medium:
16 mm film, looped
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
32 x 48 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Pyongyang, North Korea, June 5 101 (2012) 5:00am-5:06:48 am
Medium:
HD Digital Video
Year:
2012
Length:
6 minutes, 48 seconds
Edition:
5

June 5, 2012 by BT Shaw, in response to Pyongyang, North Korea, June 5 101 (2012) 5:00 am - 5:06:48 am

@

I look forward. I look forward to the construction of a new day. I look

forward to progressive integration of the process.

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I look forward to the construction of a new subject line. Weightlifting. I

look forward to a minute. History would be nice to get on.

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I searched extensively for the right watch. I searched extensively for a

human. An elephant slide would be nice to get on.

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I searched extensively for those who are interested. I searched

extensively for a dirty cup. Maybe people are not embarrassed.

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For those who are interested, spacecraft in kindergarten. I searched

extensively for an ugly dog like a human. A face is also counsel.

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I look forward to deeply held stiffness. I look forward to going out. Out

and out. Our nation's sacred patriotic struggle for going out.

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For those who are interested I look forward to going out with Ron.

Sentiment spilled only further. Dreaming would be nice to get on.

@

Construction of the new day will end. I look forward to the breath of the

leaps. Out and out of their dreams the plot plot dreaming.

Title:
Terence Koh's Studio 2:48 pm January 18, 2012, 1133 Broadway St.
Medium:
Pigment Print
Year:
2012
Dimensions:
24 x 17 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Barr Gilmore)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Brendan Fernandes)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Cameron Buy)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Christopher House)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Elle Flanders)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Matthew Chiu)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Matthew Robin Nye)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Sameer Farooq)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Tamira Sawatzky)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Terence Koh)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
18 x 23 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (#61 Jewel Street)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
42 x 61.75 inches
Print Edition:
3
Title:
Untitled (Forbidden Colors)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Runaway Horses #1)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (Spring Snow)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion/Runaway Horses)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled (The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion)
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Untitled or The Belief in the Active Power of Doing
Medium:
Archival Giclée Print
Year:
2010
Dimensions:
24 x 30 inches
Print Edition:
5
Title:
Subdivision #7 and Subdivision #6
Medium:
Wax and Pigment on Drafting Film
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Title:
Untitled (Triangles)
Medium:
Wax and Pigment on Drafting Film
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Title:
Untitled (Subdivision #1)
Medium:
Wax and Pigment on Drafting Film
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Title:
Untitled (Subdivision #2).jpg
Medium:
Wax and Pigment on Drafting Film
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Title:
Untitled (Subdivision #3).jpg
Medium:
Wax and Pigment on Drafting Film
Year:
2013
Dimensions:
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Title:
Undercurrent #2
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
17 x 23 inches
Title:
Undercurrent #3
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
17 x 23 inches
Title:
Undercurrent #4
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
17 x 23 inches
Title:
Undercurrent #10
Medium:
Oil on Drafting Film
Year:
2007
Dimensions:
17 x 23 inches