Saturday, August 12, 2017
Join artist Star Montana as she shares how vulnerability gave her power and changed her art practice. For this workshop, Montana will share her story, guide participants through a free-writing exercise, and engage in an open conversation on how to connect to our individual authenticity.
Vulnerability, the Birthplace of Creativity: A Workshop Led by Star Montana
Captured by Priscilla Mars
Star Montana (1987) is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, which is predominantly Mexican American and serves as the backdrop to much of her work. Star’s imagery deals with class, social environment, and identity within the personal, her family. Three dots and Tear drops: a long term project with her family that has dealt with fragmented histories, loss, and the hope of the next generation was recently on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. More recently, she has begun to work on her themes within a larger scope of Los Angeles residents via portraiture and video. Montana received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2013.