BORN: 1973, Madison, WI, USA

EDUCATION: B.A. 1996 Media Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

LIVE/WORK: Buffalo, NY




2014 Summer ShowGalerie 14, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2014 In Ruins, BT&C Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2013 Animals & Architecture, Galerie Toutou Chic, Metz, France

2012 Invertebrates & Architecture, Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 

2011 Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2010 Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Insect Drawings, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY

2008 To Know the Spiders, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Other Orders, Albright-Knox Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2007 The Stray Shopping Cart Identification System, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

2006 The Stray Shopping Cart Identification System, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Site Study: Scajaquada Creek, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2005 Taxonomies, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Cleveland & Environs, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2004 The Stray Shopping Cart: An Illustrated System of Identification, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

2003 The Stray Shopping Cart: An Illustrated System of Identification, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2002 The Nomadic Urban Architecture of Buffalo, New York (A Taxonomy of Stray Shopping Carts), Big Orbit Gallery/Soundlab, Buffalo, NY





  • Group Show, Galerie 14, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Displacement, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York 
  • Blow, BT&C Gallery, Buffalo, NY


  • Observer of the Impending Change, Spor Klübü, Berlin, Germany
  • Bound Requiem, Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY
  • Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art, The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, NY
  • Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale, AZ
  • Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State, Wichita, KS
  • Vascular Modes, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY


  • TH&B2, 270 Sherman, Hamilton, ON
  • The World According To:, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Entmos, Exhibit A, Corning, NY


  • Now What?, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
  • Alternating Currents: Beyond/In Western New York Biennial, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
  • ECHO: Sampling Visual Culture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY


  • One Every Day, Curators: Printeresting.org, Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, New York, NY
  • UpArt: Rooms of Wonder, curators: Chris Mitchell & Barbara Gilbert, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
  • Exhibition 2012+/The Drop Urban Art Infill, curators: Alexandra Chang & Mie Iwatsuki, New York, NY
  • Ecologies of Decay, Artspace, Buffalo, NY
  • Commune, curator: Dominique Nahas, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY


  • Waste Not, Want Not, Socrates Sculpture Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY
  • Sprawling, Shore Institute of The Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
  • Site Visits, curators: Ivan Jurakic, Esther E. Shipman, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
  • Sign/Age II, Armand Bartos Gallery, New York, NY


  • Versionfest Invitational, curators: Brian Ulrich & Jon Gitelson, Zhou Art Center, Chicago, IL


  • Systems & Propositions, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY
  • The Sanctuary and the Scrum, curator: David Hunt, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
  • Young American Artists of Today, Bergen Museum of Arts & Sciences, Paramus, NJ


  • Young American Artists of Today, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • Beyond/In Western New York 2005, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY


  • re: source, Art in General, New York, NY
  • Crits’ Pix, curator: Lily Wei, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Burchfield Penney Arts Center
  • Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
  • The Norton Museum of Art
  • Progressive Insurance Collection



  • 2004 Scope Art Miami 
  • 2005 Scope New York / Scope Miami 
  • 2008 Next Art Chicago / Aqua Art Fair
  • 2010 Pulse Miami 
  • 2011 Pulse New York / Pulse Los Angeles



  • 2005 Spaces World Artists Program, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2002 International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, NY



  • Nancy Graves Foundation 2008 Grant nominee
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2007 Award nominee
  • Winner Booksellers/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book title of 2007



  • The Stray Shopping Carts Of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Julian Montague, New York, Abrams IMAGE, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006


Books Featuring my Work


  • Graphic Design x100, Editor: Dorian Lucas, Braun Publishing, 2014
  • Imaging Buffalo: Ineffably Urban, Editor: Miriam Paeslack, Ashgate Publishing, 2014
  • Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, Editors: R. Klanten, M. Hübner, A. Losowsky, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2013
  • THE DARK WOULD language art anthology, edited by Philip Davenport, Apple Pie Editions, 2013
  • Typography Sketchbooks, Steven Heller and Lita Talrico, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011
  • The Modernist, R. Klanten (Author, Editor), H. Hellige (Editor), Die Gestalten Verlag, 2011
  • The Design Entrepreneurs, Interview, Steven Heller and Lita Talrico, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 2008


Exhibition Catalogs

  • Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, Emily Stamey, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University/University of Washington Press, 2013
  • Season Two, essay by Ivan Jurakic, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG), 2011
  • Beyond/In Western New York 2010: Alternating Currents, essay by Scott Propeack, Burchfield Penny Art Center, 2010 
  • Ecologies of Decay, essay by Allen Shelton, Artspace, Buffalo, NY, 2009
  • Prince of the Roving Life: Julian Montague’s Stray Shopping Cart, essay by Steve Hunt, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT, 2006
  • Julian Montague: The Stray Shopping Cart Project: Cleveland and Environs, essay by Benjamin Genocchio, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2006
  • The Stray Shopping Cart: An Illustrated System of Identification, essay by John Massier, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2004



  • Q & A with Julian Montague, Dwell Magazine (web), April 22, 2013
  • State of America Prints, Under Consideration Quarterly, 2013 Q1, 2013
  • Volumes From an Imagined Intellectual History of Animals, Architecture and Man, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 24, Spring 2013, Julian Montague
  • TH&B2: Post Industrial Strength, Canadian Art (web), June 7, 2012
  • Beyond/In Western New York, Frieze, Issue 137, March 2011, Steven Stern
  • Out of Place, Vogue Italia, January 2011, Mauriuccia Casadio
  • Beyond/In Western New York, Art in America, January 2011, Faye Hirsch
  • What Now?, The Miami Herald, January 2, 2011, Tom Austin
  • Looking Back at ‘Beyond,The Buffalo News, December 17, 2010, Colin Dabkowski
  • Norton Museum of Art Creates Striking New Exhibition with Pieces from the Miami Beach Fairs, ArtDaily.org, December 16, 2010
  • Stray Shopping Carts, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 10, Spring 2009, Sonia Britz
  • The Stray Shopping Cart Project, Gastronomica, Fall 2008, Julian Montague
  • Arachnophilia, New York Magazine, June 9, 2008
  • A Natural History of Consumption: The Stray Shopping Carts of Julian Montague, Postmodern Culture, Volume 18, Number 2, January 2008, David Banash
  • The Taxonomy of Stray Shopping Carts, The Toronto Star, May 6, 2007, Murray Whyte
  • Off his Trolley?, The Independent (UK), April 14, 2007, Genevieve Roberts
  • Shopping Cart Book wins ‘Oddest Title,’ Associated Press, April 13, 2007, Jill Lawless
  • Abandoned: The Art of the Cart, The New York Times, September 10, 2006, Eve M. Kahn
  • One man’s garbage is another man’s artistic treasure, The Buffalo News, July 23, 2006, Charity Vogel
  • From Moscow to the Bergen Mall, The New York Times, January 29, 2006, Benjamin Genocchio
  • The Stray Shopping Cart Project, Uovo, Issue #10, 2005
  • Toronto Shuffles off to Buffalo, Globe & Mail, June 1, 2005, Sarah Milroy
  • The Many Faces of Shopping Carts, or the Elegant Insects, Block Magazine, May 2005, Rachel Hymen
  • Dateline Brooklyn, Artnet.com, April 15, 2005, Stephen Maine
  • Visual Perimeter, TEN by TEN Magazine, Number 10, March 2005
  • Stray Shopping Carts inspire Buffalo Artist’s Exhibit, The Plain Dealer, January 21, 2005, Dan Tranberg
  • Critic’s Picks, Artnews, January 2005, Meredith Mendelsohn
  • Artseen, Crit Pix, Black & White Gallery, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2004, Shane McAdams
  • Tongue Planted Firmly in Cheek: The first of six artists still under 30 and full of it, Hartford Advocate, December 25, 2003, Patricia Rosoff
  • It May Be Minimal, but it Challenges the Intellect, New York Times, November 30, 2003, Benjamin Genocchio



  • Chris Evans Drivetime Show, BBC Radio 1, Sep 2008
  • The Breakfast Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2007
  • Breakfast with Ross Sully, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Canberra, April 17, 2007
  • BBC World Service, April 12, 2007