Plastic resin steel armature
John Monti is a contemporary sculptor who combines visual pleasure and beauty with a "sardonic touch." His highly refined forms in plastic and rubber refer to pop-utopian visions. His series of Flower Clusters represent dense amalgams of vegetation; these forms of twisting vines and floral imagery are cast in resin and are often coated with a high-gloss finish. This brightly-colored sculpture exists in the woods at Omi, surrounded by the natural landscape to provide a stunning contrast.
John Monti is a sculptor, based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Portland, Oregon, he received a BS from Portland State University in Painting and an MFA from the Pratt Institute, where he is Professor of Fine Arts in the graduate program. Monti has exhibited nationally and internationally both in museums and galleries and has completed public commissions plus set and costume designs for dance. 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. His work has been featured in many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Arts Magazine, Artnews, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.