Montana Simone a multi-media artist, musician and curator.

Born in San Francisco, raised in France and based in New York, her work digs into the cultural subconscious and the excavates notions of individual and collective identity to subtly display and challenge our experience of political representation.

Simone's installation, sculpture, video and conceptual works have been called “deeply human” and “intuitively subversive”. Her conceptual installation practice extends to and is informed by the curatorial project that was IDIO Gallery. Both an art gallery and an experiment in "radical hospitality", IDIO produced dozens of exhibitions, performances, publications and lectures in Brooklyn between 2014 and 2017, with a lasting effect on the cultural landscape.

Montana Simone also songwrites and performs music with various bands.

CONTACT _ montanamathieu@gmail.com

PRESS _ New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, A Women's Thing Quarterly, Arts in Bushwick, Bedford + Bowery, Brooklyn Vegan

SHOWS_

2019_Every Woman Biennial, curated by C. Finley
La Mama Galería, New York, NY

2017_Pass the Peas, curated by Jeremy Joel
Shipping and Receiving, Fort Worth, TX

2017_Radical Hospitality (solo show)
IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, installation and zine release

2016_Phantasmagoria, curated by Gillian Zinser
IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015_She/Folk, curated by Nico Mazza
IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014_Montana Simone (solo show)
122 1st Ave, New York, NY

2013_The New Spirit (zine show)
Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS_

2018_Studioworks Artist-in-Residence Program, Tides Institute & Museum of Art

2016_100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture, Brooklyn Magazine

PUBLICATIONS_

2017_Radical Hospitality, Montana Simone, ed. 20

2013_The New Spirit, ed. 100