Artist of the Week: Montgomery Perry Smith

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Montgomery Perry Smith lives and works in Chicago, IL.  He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008.

What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on? I’m finishing up a piece for the “Goodbye Turquoise” show.  It’s a big hanging sculpture made out of green upholstery foam.

What kinds of things are influencing your work right now? Homemade props for LARPing

What artists are you interested in right now? Betsy Odom and Brian McNearney

What was the last exhibition you saw that stuck out to you? I just saw Ben Driggs’s show at ACRE’s space today, it was pretty awesome.

What do you do when you’re not working on art? I watch a lot of really bad science fiction and horror movies.

If you had one wish what would it be?  To make a pop up book

What’s your favorite website right now?  www.briefmagazine.com

What is your absolute favorite place in the city to be? My house

Favorite music? Sparks