Lee Montgomery got his BA in Film at Bard College, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. As the founder of Neighborhood Public Radio, Lee has received grants from CEC Artslink, the Creative Work Fund, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. He has been an artist in residence with kuda in Novi Sad, Serbia and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst in Hamburg.
Neighborhood Public Radio has been named “Best Super Local Radio Station” by San Francisco magazine and has been featured in The San Francsico Chronicle, Punk Planet magazine, Artforum, the Chicago Reader, and Women’s Wear Daily. As a traveling band of guerilla broadcasters, NPR has hosted thematic broadcasts far and wide, including at both Artist’s Television Access and Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District, The DeYoung Museum and the Museum for Contemporary Art Novi Sad, Serbia. In 2008, NPR completed an unprecedented 4 month residency in a storefront next door to the Whitney Museum as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
In his solo work, Lee continues to explore d.i.y. approaches to technology and issues of copyright law.
Stick around for my blogalogue with Lee by way of Google Wave…because, as if this blogalogue experiment weren’t interesting enough, now all of you who are still eagerly awaiting your invitations to Google Wave have a chance to see the app put to use in real life! Just slap a red hat on my head and call me Mama Noel. The smiles on your faces that I will never see are thanks enough.