Virginia Lee Montgomery (works in Texas and New York, USA) received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 & MFA from Yale University in Sculpture in 2016. Her subject matter ranges from metaphysics to latent autobiography, often incorporating a feminist impulse. While conceptual, VLM’s artwork is hand-built: made with everyday objects & simple tools. Intimate & surreal, repeating gestures such as drilling, dousing, or reaching, & recursive symbols such as circles, holes, & spheres figure prominently.
The artistic practice of VLM bears the influence of her career as a Graphic Recorder: akin to a simultaneous translator, she diagrams - in real-time - the conceptual content of talks delivered at conferences across the country. This professional experience informs her artwork: turning her gaze inward, VLM gives physical form to the cognitive topography of her conscious experience.