B. Vancouver, 1984
Brendan A. de Montigny is a multidisciplinary artist, cultural connector, and curator. He holds an MFA from uOttawa, a BFA from Concordia University, and a DEC from Heritage College. De Montigny has exhibited drawings, performances and Installations in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and New York state, including Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Todmorden Mills Museum. He co-founded and directed the Ottawa art gallery PDA Projects from 2014-2018. He was a finalist for the 2019 RBC Emerging Artist Award.
Since 2011, he has lived in Hull, Gatineau, Quebec.
2021 - Liquid Pixel with Alex Sutcliffe, Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa, Ontario
2022- Fractured Utopia with Claire Scherzinger, Colin Canary, and Tyler Armstrong at Karsh-Mason Gallery in Ottawa.
Brendan A. de Montigny uses painting, drawing, and installation to consider how the technological utopianism of the 20th and 21st-centuries influences our lives. He is interested in the questions: What are the intended uses of different technologies? What happens when their unique instructions are reconfigured? How do we care for and maintain these objects in their reconfiguration? Are there new systems of understanding we can consider?
De Montigny is influenced by pulp science-fiction and punk-hardcore design. He uses visual motifs found in books, illustrations of assembly, model kits, and installation and care manuals. These motifs are collaged, layered, and repeated to create artworks that reference respresentaiton and abstraction.