John Monti (b. 1957, Portland, Oregon) received a BS from Portland State University in Painting and an MFA from the Pratt Institute. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions including Synthetic Pleasures, Bentley Projects (Phoenix, Arizona), Fancy and Rondo, Elizabeth Harris Gallery (New York), and Amatory Bodies, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). He is the recipient of grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work belongs to the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and the Brooklyn Museum, among many others. His work has been featured in many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Arts Magazine, Artnews, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. John Monti is Professor of Fine Arts in the graduate program at Pratt Institute, and currently lives and works in New York.