Florence Montmare

Artist, Photographer, Director & Producer, 1974, New York, Swedish/American

Florence Montmare studied photography in New York at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. After a few years assisting the photographer Sam Samore, she established her studio practice in New York and Stockholm. Montmare’s practice is cross-disciplinary and for over 20 years she has created photographs, films, installations, and performances. Her works has been exhibited Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, Casino Luxembourg, Saarland Museum, Centre d’art Contemporain du Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Belgium, Roger Smith Hotel among other places.

Recent solo exhibitions include excerpts from Scenes from an Island at the Bergmancenter (Sweden 2019) and in Summer Yard of National Museum of Finland as part of Helsinki Photo Festival (Finland 2020). She was an artist in residence at Chashama studio program (New York 2010-2012), and at Ingmar Bergman Estate (Sweden 2015 - 2017). She is based in New York and Stockholm and represented by Ivy Brown Gallery, New York.

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