Karen Montgomery is a sculptor and former state delegate and senator representing District 14 of Montgomery County. She served as an elected official from 2002 – 2016, when she retired as a Maryland State Senator. Ms. Montgomery studied art and received a Master of Fine Art from The George Washington University. She spent the early part of her career teaching art and directing gallery spaces in the Washington D.C. region.
Later, she served in the Maryland political sphere and strengthened support for the arts, and for constituents with disabilities. She primarily focuses on her art since retiring from congress.
Karen S. Montgomery’s sculptures are made in marble, bronze, wood, soapstone, and other metals. Her work is primarily figurative, but often includes abstracted elements. She draws inspiration from people and places from her personal history, as well as from snakes, winged figures, or other mythological and art historical elements.
Much of her sculptural process is reductive, where portions of material are carved or chipped away to reveal a new form. This exhibit will be a retrospective of Karen’s practice as an artist.
Meet and visit with Senator Karen Montgomery and friends for hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the opening reception for her exhibit. Enjoy a tour of this retrospective of her life’s work, with over forty pieces on exhibit throughout the Museum’s gallery.