Trudy Montgomery is a British artist born in Bristol, England in 1970. She currently lives and works in west Cornwall.


Newlyn School of Art, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK: one year artist mentoring course (2016); one year professional practice course (2017)

Robin Child, Lydgate Art Research Centre, UK: Abstract Painting (2007, -08, -09, -14, -15, -16, -18)

Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA: Painting, Drawing (2009)

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK: Contemporary Art in London (2005)

Exeter University, UK: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) 2:1 Economics & Political Development (1989-1993) with ERASMUS year at IEP in Aix-en-Provence, France (1991-92)


Residencies, Awards & Memberships                 

Chelsea Arts Club: member

Newlyn Society of Artists: member

Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall: associate member

Artist Mentoring / Informal Residency, Angus MacDonald: NSW, Australia (2013)

Artist Residency (Painting), Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India (2012)

First Prize for A Work On Canvas, Pacific Palisades Art Association, Los Angeles, CA. Judged by Head of Painting, Santa Monica Art College, CA (2010)

Director’s Choice, Runner Up: Viridian Artists’ 20th International Juried Exhibition, New York. Judged by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum, New York (2009)


Please see Exhibitions page


Cornwall Life, The Magic of Monochrome (December 2017)

Cornwall Today, Dazzling West Coast Colour (August 2017)

Exclusively British, In The Abstract (July / August 2017)

Cornwall Living magazine, Masters In The Making, cover and feature article by Mercedes Smith (January 2017)

Bath Life magazine, How to Buy Art (January 2015: pp 39-44)

Huffington Post, Tate Britain's Turner Prize 2010 Awarded to Sound Sculptor for the First Time (2010)

Artworks Magazine, Top 10 Rules for the New Collector (2007)


Trudy Montgomery’s work is held in private collections worldwide and in the following corporate collections:

Hard Rock Cafe, Tampa, Florida

Hart Howerton, New York

Laing O’Rourke, UK Head Office

Nordstroms, Vancouver, Canada

Ormer Mayfair, Michelin starred restaurant, London

lectures & Workshops

Cypher Symposium, Marie Claire Hamon interviews Trudy Montgomery about The Mothers & The Daughters at Tremenheere Gallery, Cornwall UK (2018)

Artist Marketing Workshop, one day workshop for artists, held in London, Bradford on Avon and at Bath Artist Studios, UK (2015)

Ignite Your Art Career: One Day Workshop for Visual Artists, Los Angeles, CA (2011)

Excellent Artist, Excellent Teacher: A Workshop for Arts Educators, Arts Education Professional Development Series hosted by the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA (2009)

Top Ten Rules for New Collectors, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco CA (2008)

Understanding the World of Art Collectors (for Artists) ICB Gallery, Sausalito, CA (2008)

The Art of Collecting, ARTiques design fair, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA (2008)

Curatorial Experience

Curator, Art at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills:  Andy Moses, Suzan Woodruff, America Martin and Trudy Montgomery (2011)

Curator, Explorations of Memory: Paintings by Jeremy Morgan and Miya Ando, Citibank building, San Francisco, CA. Co-curator Jan Casey, Casey & Associates (2006)

Founded Blue Tangerine Art, a boutique art advisory firm (2005)

Curated and produced, Abstraction Is Dead, Long Live Abstraction, San Francisco, a group exhibition of 11 California artists including Ed Moses, James Hayward, Jonathon Keats, Andy Moses, Mel Davis, Sieglinde Van Damme and Nicola Wood (2005)

Advisory role: The Energy of Self, Explorations into the Heart of Abstraction, group exhibition of abstract painting curated by Robin Child, Rosvik Collective, Marlborough, UK (2005)

Created and managed Color Abstraction, a juried exhibition of contemporary abstract painting by eight emerging artists in the San Francisco By Area. Judges: Nora Kabat Dolan, former curator of exhibitions and public programs at SITE Santa Fe, NM and Julie Cashmere co-founder of aov, an alternative contemporary art space in San Francisco, CA (2004)