COLLECTIVES

​1978 - MDCC Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida. USA
1982 - Artistic, Bucarest, ROMANIA
1983 - D Gallery, Moss, NORWAY
1986 - UM University of Miami, Florida, USA
1987 - NYU New York University, New York, USA
​2012 - Galeria 8, Miami, Florida, USA
2018 - Las Olas Art Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
​2018 - Juno Beach Art Fest, FL,  USA

​2018 - Coral Springs Arts Festival, FL, USA

​2018 - CityPlace Art Fest, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

2018 - Siesta Key Festival of the Arts, FL, USA

​2018 - Lake Norman Art Festival, NC, USA

​2018 - Mt. Pleasant Art Fest, SC, USA

​2018 - Garden of the Arts Manitou, CO, USA

​2018 - Silverthorne Arts Festival, CO, USA

​2018 - Prescott Fine Art Festival, AZ

​2018 - Breckenridge Gathering of the Great Divide, CO

​2018 - Sedona Arts Festival, AZ

​​2018 - Beverly Hills artSHOWl, CA - 2nd Place Award

​2018 - Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, AZ

​2018 - Sarasota Fine Art Fall Festival. FL


LY (lee) MONTELLS  ARTIST

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​35 years as a television producer, writer and director traveling the world and trying to see it objectively thru a "lens", 
​has offered me a cultural human experience I’d dreamed of from my early childhood in Spain.

Now the need to share the idiosyncrasies of each and everyone of these cultures, capturing the similarities and common threads between all of us as “one people, living on one planet”,  has led me to try, in my own way, to re-interpret those ancestral cultural icons, and bring them back to be a part of our modern “civilized” world.

I bring together the elements of our earliest memories that linger with us so distinctively - papers, woods, leathers, beads, metals, cloths, strings, plasters and paints, building with them 3 dimensional art pieces to create new modern representations of indigenous, native and primitive art.  The ultimate aim is the fusion of artistic icons that
transcend not only geography and cultures, but time! ​​

ARTIST STATEMENT

INDIVIDUALS

1976 - Colegio Diocesano, Guadalajara, SPAIN
1977 - Colegio La Merced, Burgos, SPAIN
1978 - MDCC Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida. USA
1979 - Saratoga Community College, California, USA
1981 - Centro Cultural de Panajachel, GUATEMALA
1981 - One Man Show  - The Spot, Key Kauker, BELIZE

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