John Monti is a Brooklyn-based sculptor born in Portland, Oregon. Monti has exhibited nationally and internationally both in museums and galleries and has completed public commissions. Exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Sculpture Center, White Columns, Artists Space, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Curt Marcus Gallery and the Wakita Museum of Art, Japan. His work is included in major private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, The Eli Broad Family Foundation, The Portland Art Museum and the Wakita Museum of Art. Grants include the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollock Krasner Fellowship Grant, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Monti has completed set and stage designs for Irene Hultman Dance and the Quartet that premiered at the Joyce Theater, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church and Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA) along with multiple venues in Europe (1990-96.) He is thrilled to be working again with Jodi Melnick on MOAT, his second project with Melnick after Fancy which was premiered at the Museum of Art and Design (2012.)
Monti received a BS from Portland State University and an MFA from the Pratt Institute, where he is Professor of Fine Arts in the graduate program.
Special thanks to Xiaolin Cheng, Sabetty Heyaime, Shanshan Li and Luisa Valderrama for their assistance with MOAT.