Sharon J. Montgomery Biography





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Sharon J. Montgomery was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, grew up in Texas and married a U.S. Army Lieutenant in 1962. He left for Korea and when he returned they had their first tour of duty together in Germany in 1966 and then he was deployed to Vietnam in 1969. After her third child was born in 1971 she returned to school at El Paso Art Academy in 1975. Then after a second tour in Germany 1976-79 she returned to El Paso, Texas where she enrolled at the University of Texas and El Paso Community College to study art. Then they moved to Indiana their first year out of the military. She studied art at El Paso Art Academy in 1975, then after living three years in Germany her family returned to El Paso, Texas where she enrolled at the University of Texas and El Paso Community College to study art in 1980, and then moved to Indiana their first year out of the military. She studied at Indiana State University 1980-1983.

After her first divorce from a twenty-eight year marriage she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990, and studied Cranial Sacral Therapy. Leaving Santa Fe after ten years and a second divorce from a six year marriage to a man from India, she then moved to Arizona to study sculpture at Arizona State University in 2000 for two semesters. In 2001 she moved to Baja, Mexico to study Ceramics at the University of Ensenada from 2001 to 2006.

After her seventh move leaving Baja and keeping a journal for 20 years she returned to Oklahoma City. There she began her Creative Writing studies for four years at the University of Oklahoma, Central State University, Oklahoma City University, Rose State College, from 2010-2012 along with Screenwriting and film at Oklahoma Community College 2013-2014, and Oklahoma City University screenwriting 2015.


Video from exhibit at The Goddard Art Center: