A spread from  The Modernist , Die Gestalten Verlag, 2011

A spread from The Modernist, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2011

Here are two nice quotes about my work

Julian Montague’s droll Secondary Occupants Collected and Observed (2008–9) is a nutty mixture of graphic design and taxonomic brio, a multi-dimensional catalogue of non-human home invaders – rodents, birds and insects – that suggests the work of a deranged but thorough researcher. –Steven Stern, Frieze Magazine

Intense, witty and laced with menace –Benjamin Gennochio in the New York Times reviewing an early Stray Shopping Cart installation

Books Featuring my Work

  • Ineffably Urban: Imagining Buffalo Edited by Miriam Paeslack, Ashgate, 2014

  • Graphic Design x100, Editor: Dorian Lucas, Braun 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

A spread from Graphic Design 100x, Braun Publishing, 2014

A spread from Graphic Design 100x, Braun Publishing, 2014

A Book By Me

  • 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

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

Vogue Italia, January 2011

Vogue Italia, January 2011

Selected Articles, Reviews and Interviews

  • A Look Back at the Greatest (and Only) Stray Shopping Cart Identification Guide Ever Made, Citylab/The Atlantic (web), January, 27, 2016, Mark Byrnes

  • Q & A with Julian Montague, Dwell Magazine (web), April 22, 2013

  • State of America, Choi’s Gallery, Vol. 21, February 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,, 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,, 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, The New York Times, November 30, 2003, Benjamin Genocchio

Over the years I have self published a number of promotional pieces for my art projects. The most successful were two folding posters I made to promote the Stray Shopping Cart and Secondary Occupants projects. Whenever possible I like to design the promotional materials for my exhibitions and related events.