My name is Elizabeth Montague, I’m a 21 year old art major in my third year at university. I consider myself a Game of Thrones connoisseur, amateur caramel latte critic (because I’m too soft for coffee), and if my life had a theme song it would be a mixture of Nicki Minaj’s verse from Monster, Back in Black by AC/DC, and Bach’s Cello Suit No.1 in G major.
I strive to create meticulously detailed work that both visually and emotionally challenges the viewer. As a black woman in a America I often feel like Western art is extremely exclusive and commonly offers a very one sided narrative. I constantly feel the need to evolve this narrative and create a broader scope of representation specifically for minority women who often go unrepresented. My work discusses challenging topics such as identity, race, mental health, and complexities hidden in plain sight. Through my work I challenge the viewer to face difficult questions that are easy to ignore but necessary to acknowledge. By creating more inclusive artwork that represents both myself and many others I feel I am contributing to an authentic narrative that will help to shape a healthier community both nationally and locally. My work contains a variety of different mediums including: printmaking, digital drawing/illustration, and ballpoint pen. I enjoy working with different mediums and try to be as versatile as possible with my materials.