J. Gabriel Montejo



            MSA           Sydney College of the Arts

            BFA            Virginia Commonwealth University


SELECT Exhibitions

            2018     How to Drink Conflicting Water, Istanbul Performance Art. Online Exhibition       

                        V+, Feasta 2018. Christchurch


            2017     Pick n Mix, XCHC

                        Mayfield Residence, Ashburton Art Gallery    

                        Everyday Lines, Hastings City Art Gallery

                        We are Expecting (performance collaboration with Kaur ChiMuk), Blind Date, Dilana Gallery. Christchurch

                        Shared Lines, Wellington

                        Making Space, CoCA, Christchurch

            2016    Industrial Waltham, XCHC, Christchurch    

                        Precarious Nature, CoCA, Christchurch

                        Message in a Bottle, Life Aquatic- 1st Thursday, Christchurch

                        The Alchemists, 1st Thursday, Christchurch                    

            2015     National Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, Hamilton 

                        Wee Shocial, XCHC. Chirstchurch

                        Pay for the Printer, Triple Major. Shanghai

                        unCAGed, former Christchurch Art Gallery

                        Dirty Laundry, Battersea Street. Sydenham

                        Robot Parade, First Thursday. Sydenham

                        Six Pack, Beer Library, First Thursday. Sydenham


            2014    Multi-cultural Exhibition, Eastside Gallery, Linwood

                        Box Social, Art Box. Christchurch

                        The Christchurch International residency for Artists, various locations

                        tiny.mural, Cashel and High

                        One Man Band Parade, Christchurch Performance

                        In Case Of..., various locations- ongoing

                        Sound Garden, Gap-filler

                        Milk Fight, 100 Peterborough Street, Christchurch

                        Mothers, First Thursday Performance. Honey Pot. Sydenham

            2013     OPP, Chambers241. Christchurch

                        House Music, Rekindle. Christchurch

                        ¿Qué es dibujo? ¿Qué es pintura?, Museo De Artes Visuales de UJTL. Bogota, Colombia

                        Lucky 13. Ark Modular, Christchurch.

                        Bring A Plate, Performance Arcade. Wellington

                        Fono Stupido, as part of Art Beat's The Social. Re:Start, Christchurch

                        Shake it up, SoFA Gallery. Christchurch

                        [IN]Box, Artbox Gallery. Christchurch

            2012    Flour Burning Performance for Luxcity. Christchurch

                        Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo, Blue Oyster. Dunedin

                        Goat in a Bikini, None Gallery. Dunedin

                        The Art of Photography, San Diego Art Institute. San Diego, California

                        New Zealand Sculpture OnShore 2012, Fort Takapuna. Auckland

                        Shared Lines, Sendai Mediatheque. Japan

                        Shared Lines, Birdo Flugas. Miyagi, Japan

                        Papergirl, Supafast Building. Dublin Ireland

                       Wushu Wandering TrossTross, Dilana Gallery. Christchurch

            2011    Poltergeist, White Elephant Arts. Melbourne

                       Crypto Kidisms, Dalgety Street. Christchurch

                       Metonymy, Corban Estate Art Centre. Auckland

                       Nah It's Only Gaby, ABC. Christchurch

                       Pate Canapé, Rice and Beans. Dunedin

                       Solid Gold, SoFA Gallery, Christchuch

2010    Free For All, Ramp Gallery. Hamilton

           Takeaways, High Street Project. Christchurch

           NZ Sculpture Onshore, North Shore City, Auckland

2009    Best Before, RM Gallery. Auckland

           Je t’door, GallleryGallery. Christchurch

           Before Dust, Gilt. Christchurch

2008       Botoxicated, The Physics Room Kiosk. Christchurch

NZ Sculpture Onshore. Curated by Rob Garrett. North Shore City, Auckland

Outside the Square, SFA Gallery, University of Canterbury. Christchurch


            2007     Simply New Zealand, Equippers Hall. Napier


2006     Stems, Exit Gallery. Sydney College of Art. Rozelle, New South Wales

            Post-it, Peloton Gallery. Sydney, NSW


2005    12x12, ADA Gallery. Richmond, Virginia


2004     Faculty Show, The Hand Workshop Gallery. Richmond, VA

47th Annual National Exhibition, Rocky Mount Art Center. North Carolina

            April 2004 All Media Show, Art Works. Richmond, VA


2003     The Earth Knows My Name. Sitka Center. Otis, Oregon


2000     Who Ganders?  Bradford-Renick Gallery. Richmond, VA

            Sculpture 15th Annual, James Center. Richmond, VA

            Small Works Show, 1708 Gallery. Richmond, VA

            Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition, Anderson Gallery. Richmond, VA


1999     PaTí  (installation project), Biggs Building. Richmond, VA


1998     Photo Exhibition, Main Exposure Gallery. Richmond, Virginia



            2003     Millay Colony for the Arts. (September) Austerlitz, New York           

Sitka Center for Art. (Feb-May) Otis, Oregon


2002     Hambidge Center for the Arts (December) Rabun Gap, Georgia           


Fellowships / Grants / Scholarships

            2012     Creative Communities Wellington Funding

            2004     Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship


2002     Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Snowmass Village, Colorado

Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe, New Mexico


2000     Jose Puig Award, Virginia Commonwealth University

Peachtree Award in the Visual Arts, VCU

Honors Program Grant, VCU


1999     Dean’s Scholarship, VCU

Charles C. Renick Award, VCU


1994      Frances Wolfson Scholarship, Miami-Dade, Florida


92-94     Fine Arts Grant, Miami-Dade, FL



            20 Nov 2017            Kai and culture: Food stories from Aotearoa. Brie Sherow. Freerange Press, Wellington

            29 Oct 2014            Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Gaby Montejo, Brie Sherow. Pantograph Punch, Auckland

            2 Oct 2013              Montejo At Chambers, Andrew Paul Wood. Eye Contact. Auckland, NZ

            17 Aug 2011            Action at ABC, by Creon Upton. Eye Contact. 

17 May 2006            It’s all flour and smoke, by Natalie Oliveri. Parramatta Sun. Blacktown, NSW

            14 May 2003            Two artists, two views at Sitka, by Gail Kimberling. The News Guard. Lincoln City, OR


28 April 2000           Who Ganders? I Do, by Leslie H. Punchline Magazine. Richmond, Virginia


Other Noteworthy Activities

2011            -ongoing coordinator/collaborator in The Social- Artists Collective. Christchurch

2008-2012    Workshop Technician at University of Canterbury's School of Fine Arts. Christchurch, NZ

2006            Intern, Artspace Gallery. Woolloomooloo, New South Wales

                   Fabrication for Artist Fikret Atay’s installation. Biennale of Sydney


2005            Assistant to Sculptor Mark Haywood, Sculpture by the Sea Exhibition. Bondi, NSW


2003            11m mural. Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Landmark Theater, Virginia


2001            Design and fabrication of body Prosthetics for Dance Choreographer Judith Steel. Virginia