A bit more:
I’m a 24 year old Drawing and Painting student at OCAD University in Toronto, in my final year. I’m up for a Campus Choice Award in the Canada’s Most Promising Artist category.
The award I’m up for is $1,000, which is not a million but it is also not zero. I am super tight on money at the moment and any bit helps, so it would be awesome to have that security. I really can not stress that enough.
I need your support in the form of votes- you can vote once for one nominee. If you’re interested in reading about my work and practice, check out my page, where I answer questions about them. You vote by going to that page and pressing “support”, which will prompt you to sign in/create an account, through either facebook or through an email address. I know, that really sucks and I wish that wasn’t the case, but I guess they want to make sure it’s not just me repeatedly voting for myself (I did not know this was required and I’m sorry!).
(AN ACTUAL THOUGHT, shown at OCAD Grad Ex, 2013)
(OCAD open house, 2012)
(journal on rape culture, I’m editing the scans and it will be up on my art blog soon)
In March I showed at the first Feminist Art Conference in Toronto and was a panel speaker, and am hoping to participate in the upcoming FAC journal. I showed at Grad Ex at OCAD in May. My work was targeted by MRAs and A Voice For Men and gained me an MRA stalker, and OCAD thesis profs attempted to censor it during Grad Ex. Because of my stalker, I can’t publish this on my art blog due to safety.
Voting for me is showing tangible, valuable, monetary support for a queer, disabled, poor woman. It helps me to continue to create art that hopefully speaks to and call attention to folks experiencing various intersectional oppressions. Without money, I don’t make art, because I also need to pay rent, eat, buy medication, and take care of my diabetic cat, and those things come first, as much as I’d like otherwise.
Thank you so much for your time and votes!
(feel free to reblog this if you want, I appreciate it!)
This is the friend I made a cat bow tie for.
I feel like nothing more needs to be said.
Why hello tumblr! Perhaps your assistance, please?
I’m off photographing my monster tomorrow, and some of it will be in public. I want/need to have some information I can dispense to curious parties, as well as release forms for people to sign if they end up in the background of any photos. Below is a hopefully succinct description of what I’m doing, why, and where these photos will exist.
My name is Elija Montgomery, and I am currently completing my undergraduate thesis at OCAD University.
The working title of my thesis is I am a Monster, and explores the ways in which we can feel different and other, by looking at our relationship with people, space, and ourselves. The project involves photographing a physical monster that I have design and constructed in various environments and scenarios, often accompanied by a phrase, question, or confession.
These photographs will appear at the OCAD U Graduation Exhibition (OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, May 2nd-5th), on my personal blog (elijasaurus.tumblr.com) (and the internet in general), and with the hope of future publication and further exhibition. If you would like to read more about my work and see my process, please visit my personal blog at elijasaurus.tumblr.com
If you’d like to see this work installed, please come to the OCAD U Graduation Exhibition, at 100 McCaul Street. The opening night is Thursday, May 2nd, and runs until Sunday, May 5th.
If you’d like to contact me, please do so at either 416.797.
Am I missing anything…?