Lyn Sterling Montagne working on a linen tapestry on a vertical tapestry loom in her Atlanta studio, fall 2016


Lyn Sterling Montagne
Born 1953, Savannah, Georgia
Self taught

Selected Exhibits
“Fine Contemporary Craft” 2019, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
  Hambidge Art Auction, 2019, Atlanta, GA
“New South III” 2018, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
“Infinity” 2018, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
“Gathered III” 2017, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Hambidge Center, 2018, Rabun Gap, GA  

I created and operated a small business employing local artisans and working in collaboration with a diverse clientele to weave custom rugs. These rugs are in public and private spaces around the world and have been featured in American Craft, Southern Accents, House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. The rug weaving business has evolved into a second-generation family business, Montagne Handwoven, now owned and operated by Michael and Zuzana Montagne.

Selected Exhibits
     “Southern Craftsmen” 1993, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
     “Artful Fusions” 1992, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
     “Art that Works” traveling 1990-1993, Lloyd Herman curator
          Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
           Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL
           Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
           Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, MN
           Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, OK
           Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
           Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
           DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, MA
           Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
           Arkansas Art Museum, Little Rock, AR
           Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
           Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
           Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
     “For the Floor” traveling 1985-1987
           Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
          Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA     
          Achorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, AK
          Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
          Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID
   “Designed and Made for Use” traveling 1985 -1986,
          Museum of Art and Design Benefit
          Windows On the World, World Trade Center 
          Parson’s Gallery, Parson School of Design, NY

In the collection of
   AARP, Washington, DC
   Long, Aldridge and Norman, Atlanta, GA 
   Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, Alabama
   Egleston Children’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA
   Mentor Graphics, Portland, OR
   Educational Management Company, Pittsburg, PA

Selected Exhibits
   “Wood and Fiber Invitational” 1982, Columbia Museum, Columbia, SC
  “Textile Invitational” 1980, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC
   “Contemporary Crafts” 1979, Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, GA
   “Atlanta Women’s Invitational” 1979, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
   “Biennial of Piedmont Craftsmen” 1977, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
   “Effort and Effect” 1977, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA

In the collection of
     Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
     Georgia State Arts Collection
     Hanes Corporation, Winston Salem, NC
     RJ Reynolds, Winston Salem, NC
Teaching experience
    Georgia Council for the Arts, Art Bus Residency, 1982-1983
    Chastain Arts Center, 1980-1983
    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 1976-1980

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