Eric Allen Montgomery is a mixed media artist and arts promoter, creating professionally since 1981. Originally from Ontario, he spent 17 years in British Columbia running a successful glass sandblasting studio creating decorative work and custom recognition awards for international clientele, as well as overseeing 2 small galleries.
In July 2008 he moved to Guelph where he spent 3 years exhibiting his assemblages and photo-based work at the Guelph Farmers Market.
In 2013 he was honoured to win Best In Show at Guelph's Art on the Street and in 2014 was chosen by the Guelph Downtown Business Assoc and Guelph Arts Council as one of the Quebec St Banner Artists.
He is the creator and organizer of the ACE (Art Craft Excellence) show & sale, and from January 2015 to December 2017 was the curator of the rotating ART@ebar art displays at The ebar and Bookshelf Cinema's GREEN ROOM in Guelph. 2017 saw him joining both the annual West Hamilton Artists Tour and the Guelph Studio Tour.
"I tell stories, both real and imagined, with STUFF. I utilize a wide variety of found, altered, and created objects and materials, often set against my own digital photographs of found "textures", to celebrate events, interpret themes, or simply to enjoy combining these elements abstractly.
I feel that my diverse technical background (graphic artist, jeweler, glass artist, gallery curator), and my inherent eye for colour, texture, balance, and spatial geometry are well used in this marriage of materials.
Form and Function combine Reality and Myth, linking the technical expertise of a Craftsperson, the aesthetic and philosophical explorations of an Artist, and the wit and whimsy of a Story Teller."
His assemblages and glasswork can be found in albums on his Facebook profile.
Eric Allen Montgomery