Photo by Melissa Blackall | James Montford in his studio, 2015

Gertrude’s Artists Salon: You and Identity in Art

James Montford hosts a discussion inviting artists and art enthusiasts to talk about their experiences and ideas on the subject of Identity in Art.

  • How have you come to understand facets of your own identity, including gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality – and what role has art played in this process?
  • Do you address identity in your art?
  • How do images affect the ways you identify yourself, and how you see yourself in relation to others?
  • Describe a time when you felt painfully aware or uncomfortable in your identity.
  • Describe a situation when you realized you felt vulnerable because of your identity.
  • Describe a time when you felt powerful because of your identity.
  • How do you feel about national protests around race, poverty and power in America today?