Delilah Montoya


Employment History



Guest Lecture


Solo and Two-Person Exhibtions

Group Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions





Web Links

Juror - Art Competitions

Print Workshops

Panel Participation

Curatorial Projects




M.F.A. (Distinction) Studio Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1994

M.A. (Honors) Printmaking, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1990

B. A. Studio Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1984

A. A. Commercial Photography and Art, Metropolitan Technical College, Omaha, Nebraska, 1978

Employment History


2001-present   Professor, Photo/Digital Media, School of Art, University of Houston,

                        Houston, Texas

1998-2000       Harnish Visiting Professor, Studio/Photography, Department of Art, Smith College,

                        Northampton, Massachusetts

1997-1999       Visiting Professor, Film/Photography/Video Productions, Hampshire College,

                        Amherst, Massachusetts

1994-1996       Visiting Professor, Art History/Studio, and Gallery Director, Art Department,

                        California State University, Los Angeles, California



Andrew Smith Gallery, Fine American Photography. Santa Fe, New Mexico. (505) 984-1234


Photograph Do Not Bend. Denton, Texas. (214) 969-1852


Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (210) 222-9994






International Studio and Curatorial Program Artist Residency, Brooklyn NY, 2015


Artist-In-Residence, AH ResidencyProgram. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland,

April – May, 2009.



Guest Lectures by the Artist   


2014     Artist Talk: Duke University, Invited to Seminar Class, Latina Art, Dr. Gil Cardenas.
2013    "Man on Fire," Lecture, McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas.   
2011     “Her Gaze, Su Mirada.” Lecture, radio interview, El Museo de Las Americas, Denver, Colorado.

2010    “El Grito.” Broadcast artist talk, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas.


2009    "Codex Delilah: A Journey From Mexicatl to Chicana 1992," and "Las Malcriadas: Chicana Bad

                     Girls."Artist-In-Residence, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland.

            "La Lengua Muerte." Labotonica, Project Row House, Houston, Texas.


Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Metropolitan State College of Denver,

Denver, Colorado:

                     Keynote Speech

         "Codex Delilah, Six Deer: Journey from Mexicatl to Chicana."

         "Sed: Trail of Thirst."              

         Symposium: "Continuing the Legacy"

         "Jiménez’s Mesteno"


2008    "Artist Eye." Menil Collection, Houston, Texas.


2007    "Guadalupe en Piel.” Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2006    "Las Malcriadas, Women Boxers." Eleventh Biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on

North American Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

"Las Malcriadas, Women Boxers." Chicano Latino Empowerment through the Arts, Center for

            Mexican American Studies, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

"From the Center of Napantla." Artist talk, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas.

"Dona Sebastiana and Women Boxers: The New Warriors." MacKinney Art Contemporary Art

            Center, Dallas, Texas.

"100 Artists of the Southwest." Lecture and book signing, Santa Fe Art Institute.


2005    "Sed: Trail of Thirst." Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

"El Sagrado Corazón, A Tribute to Renato Rosaldo." Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

"Photography at the Borders: Imaging/Imagining Texas and Mexico." The Art Libraries Society of

North America, Houston, Texas.

"La Madre Poderosa, La Llorona in Lillith’s Garden." The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New


"Sacred Symbols." Slide lecture, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.


2003    "Photoform." Slide lecture, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston.

"Altered States." Slide lecture, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas.

"Dona Sebastiana." Video presentation and lecture, Latino Faculty Council, University of       Houston, Houston, Texas.


2002    "Arte Latino." Lecture series and gallery talk, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Sovereign Images." Symposium panelist, FotoFest 2002, Museum of Fine Arts Houston,

           Houston, Texas.

2001    "Cultural Iconography.” World Culture Lecture Series, San Diego City College, San Diego,


"Exploring Latina Identity in Contemporary Art." Terra Museum, Chicago, Illinois.

"Guadalupe en Piel." Artist talk, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.



2015   La Valiente Honoree, Voices Breaking Boundaries Fund Raiser

2009    Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Denver, Colorado

2008    Artadia Awards, Houston, Texas

2001    Magnifico Honors, Magnifico Arts Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

2000    Second Place in Photography, New Mexico State Fair, Hispanic Arts Competition,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions




2014   "Delilah Montoya: Syncretism", curator Kate Ware, New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque,

                New Mexico

           "Mi Amor Me Ha dado Recuerdos Para Ti", curator Grace Zuniga, MECA, Houston Texas.


2012    "Borders," Alcove Show, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


2009    "La Llorona in Lillith's Garden," The Institute for Women's Studies and Services, Denver Auraria

                        Campus, Denver, Colorado.

           "The Trail of Thirst: Delilah Montoya," Patricia Corriea Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

            "Retrospective, Photographs by Delilah Montoya," La Llorona Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

            "We the People: Work by Delilah Montoya, Soody Sharifi, and Orlando Lara," Art League

                        Houston, Houston, Texas.

            “Natural Forces: Laura Aguilar, Delilah Montoya”, Magnan Emrich Contemporary,New

                     York, NY


2007    "Re-visioning Tradition: Rafael Lopez Castro and Delilah Montoya," Center for Southwest

                        Research Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2006    "Women Boxers: The New Warriors," Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Women Boxers: The New Warriors," Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

            "Women Boxers: The New Warriors," Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas.

            "Las Malcriadas," MacKinney Avenue Contemporary Arts Center, Dallas, Texas.

            "At the Center of Napantla," Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas.


2005    "Encounters, Incidents, and Crossings," Patricia Correia Galley, Santa Monica, California.


2004    "Sed: The Trail of Thirst" (Two Person Installation with Orlando Lara), Talento Bilingüe de

                        Houston, FotoFest, Houston, Texas.


2003    "The Legend of Doña Sebastiana, Spanish Colonial Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


2002    "Guadalupe en Piel: Works by Montoya," Instituto Cultural Mexicano, Los Angeles,



2001    "El Sagrado Corazón," Frances McCray Gallery, Silver City, New Mexico.

            "San Sebastiana," Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Veiled Interiors," Center for Southwest Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2000    "Guadalupe en Piel," Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.    


Selected Group Exhibitions   



2016    "Detention Nation", curator Sin Huellas, El Museo de Las Americas, Denver Co          

          "At Home in the World", curator Suzanne Sbarge, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque NM          

          "The San Juanita Project: Re-examining Borders", curator Jesus Macarena-Avila (INC), Haitian American            Museum, Chicago Ill.

2015  "Detention Nation", curator James Harithas, Station Museum, Houston, TX          

          "Voices in Concert", curators Mark Cervenka and Grace Zuniga, MECA/ O'Kane Gallery, Houston TX                 "Chicano", curator Maruca Salazar, El Museo Cultural, Denver CO

          "Symbols and Icons, curator Diana Molina, Centennial Gallery, El Paso Tx

          "Selection from the Contemporary Art Collection, curator Rebecca Gomez, Mexic-Arte Museum,                     Austin TX

          "Visualizing Albuquerque: The Art of Central New Mexico", curator Dr. Joseph Traugott, Albuquerque                  Museum, NM

2014   "Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners", curator Patrick Polk, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles CA

          "Painting the Divine," curator Josef Diaz, New Mexico Museum of History, Santa Fe NM

          "Work from the Permanent Collection," Lissa Cramer, Tuffs University Art Gallery, Medford MA

          "Encounter: Mexican Contemporary Photography and Video," Curator Alexis Mendoza, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, NYC

          "Women In the Serie Project," curator Paloma Mayorga, Mexi-Arte Museum, Austin TX

2013    "Signature Works: 25th Anniversasry Gifts to the Permanent Collection," curated by Rebecca D. Meyers, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois

          "Group Show," curated by Luisa C. Gonzalez, Photo Do Not Bend, Dallas Texas

          "Autophotography," Axle Contemporory, Santa Fe, New Mexico"In/Visible Border: New Mexico Photography Curated by Mary Anne Redding, Marion Center for Photographic Arts/Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Snata fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, Mexico

2012    "Domestic Disobedience: Female Artists Redefine the Feminine Space," curated by Nuvia Crisol

                       Ruland, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, California.

            "Espacios Ocupados: Defining 99%," curated by Jesus Macarena-Avila, Calles y Sueños,

                        Chicago, Illinois.

            "The Fine Folk of New Mexico: People, Places and Culture Through Art," Santa Fe Community

                        Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Crossing the Lines," 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


2011    "Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art: Selections from the New Mexico Museum

                        of Art Contemporary Collection," curated by Laura Addison, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Her Gaze/ Su Mirada,"curated by Maruca Salazar, Museo de las Americas, Denver, Colorado.

            "Crossings," curated by Diane Kahlo, Andres Cruz, and Marta Miranda, Lexington Art League,

                        Lexington, Kentucky.

            "Arte Tejano: De Campos, Barrios y Fronteras," OSDE Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires,


            "Pan u Circos," curated by Robert Boyd, PG Contemporary, Houston, Texas.

            "Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest," Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.


2010    "Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future," Jillian Nakornthap and Lynn Stromick, California

                        State University, Fullerton Main Art Gallery, Fullerton, California.

            "Albuquerque Now: Winter," Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New


            "Shrew'd: The Smart and Sassy Survey of American Women Artists," Sheldon Memorial Art

                        Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

            "Voz Femenina," Café Flores, Houston, Texas.

            "El Grito," Brad Cushman, University of Arkansas Little Rock Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.


2009    "Chicana Art and Experience," AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

            "Serie Quinceañera," Mexi-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas.

            "Topiary Text Lead, Individual Artist Grantees," 125 Gallery, Houston, Texas.

            "New Print 2009, Summer Portraits: In Pursuit of Likeness," IPCNY, New York, New York.

            "Status Report: An Exhibition About the Border, Immigration, and Work," BRIC Contemporary

                        Art, Brooklyn, New York.

            "Visual Arts: Stimulus, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas.


2008    "Death + Memory in Contemporary Art," Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University,

                     Lubbock, Texas.

            "Photography: New Mexico," University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New


            "San Sebastiana: An Installation by Delilah Montoya and Dissonance," 125 Gallery, Houston,


            "Perspectivas: A Window into Their World," University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas.

            "Sábado Gigante," Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

            "Screened Expressions: A Serie Print Project Retrospective," Mexican American Cultural

                        Center, Austin, Texas.

            "New Prints 2008/Spring – Selected by Jane Hammond," New York School of Interior Design,

                        New York, New York.

            "A Declaration of Immigration," National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois.


2007    "Visioning the Virgin," Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, Texas.

            "Aquí No Hay Virgenes: Queer Latina Visibility," The Village, Los Angeles, California.

            "Lifting the Veil: New Mexico Women and the Tri-cultural Myth," Institute of American Indian

                        Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Second Annual New Mexico Pics: The State of Photography II," curated by Holly Roberts,

                        Miguel Gandert, and Teresa Eckmann, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "Common Threads," Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.

            "Lost and Found 2: Missing in Plain Sight," curated by Kathryn Davis, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe,

                                    New Mexico.

            "Mirada de Mujer," Photos Do Not Bend, Dallas, Texas.

            "Biennial Year 2006, 2004, 2002," Fotofest, Houston, Texas.


2006    "Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration to the

                        United States," The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame,


            "Green," 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "Contemporary Art Houston," Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.


2005    "La Madre Poderosa," The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico.

            "Los Nueve - The Nine," Fine Art Exhibition, Hispanic Heritage Conference, Corpus Christi,


            "Ojo Caliente," Joe Días Collection, National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum, Albuquerque,

                       New Mexico.


2004    "Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art," Corcoran Museum of Art,

                        Washington, D.C.

            "Atravesando Fronteras: Lines that Unite\Lines that Divide," El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe,

                        New Mexico.

            "Artística De La Raza Cómica," Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington.

            "La Familia: Returning to Aztlán '04," The dA Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, California.

            "Art, Culture, Place: Visual Traditions of the Southwest," University of New Mexico Art

                        Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "Cross Currents," Redbud Projects, FotoFest 2004, Gallery 101, Houston, Texas.

"Contested Narratives: Chicana Art from the Permanent Collection," The Mexican Museum,

            San Francisco, California.

"Beyond Words: Artists and the Book," Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.


2003    "El Corazón," Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico.

            "Altered States: Digital Art," Gallery at University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas.

            "!PicARTE! Photography Beyond Representation," Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.


2002    "Ahora: New Mexican Hispanic Art," Art Museum of the National Hispanic Culture Center,

                       Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "El Arte No Tiene Patria Pero el Artista Sí," Lehigh Art Galleries, Museum of Fine Arts

                       Houston Film Screening, FotoFest, Houston, Texas.

            "El Espejo, Arte Latino from Texas," ArtScan Gallery, Houston, Texas.

            "Arte y Cultura," Carnegie Art Museum, Port Hueneme, California.


2001-02 "Who's the Virgin of Guadalupe?" Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New

                       York, New York.


2001    "Tufts University Collections Selection," Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts.

            "Lifting the Veil," Karen Stambaugh Gallery, Miami, Florida.

            "Discontent," College of Santa Fe Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Evolutions in Narrative Photography," Santa Fe Community College Gallery, Santa Fe, New


            "La Luz: Contemporary Latino Art in the U. S.," Art Museum of the National Hispanic Culture

                       Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "Las Malcriadas: Coloring Out of the Lines," Emanations Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Roots and Routes, Magnifico Honors," Magnifico Arts Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2000    "Arte X Diex," New Mexico State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            "Nuevo Me-Xicanos: Contemporary Chicano Art of New Mexico," Magnifico Gallery,

                       Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            "Revealing and Concealing: Portraits and Identity," Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles,



Selected Traveling Exhibitions                                                                 



2013- 2016 Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, curator by             Carmen Ramos, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami,                 Florida; Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California; Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah;           Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas; Delaware Museum of Art in Wilmington, Delaware


2013-2017 Estamos Aqui (We Are Here), Exhibits USA, curator Brad Cushman, Lake County Forest Preserves,               Greenbelt Cultural Center North Chicago, IL; El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE; Museum of the Southwest                 Midland, TX; Kenosha Public Museums Kenosha, WI; Shafer Memorial Gallery, Great Bend, KS; Kansas               City Public Library, Kansas City, MO


2011-2013 "Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity," curated by Blake Bradford, co-curated by

Benito Huerta, Robert Lee, Artrain Traveling Exhibition, Syracuse University of Art Galleries, New York; Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, New Mexico; University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida.


2011-2012 "En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection," Light Work's Robert B.

Menschel Photography Gallery, Schine Student Center, Syracuse, New York; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Aljira, Newark, New Jersey; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California.


2008-2010 "Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement," Los Angeles County Museum, Los

Angeles, California; Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Museo de Arte Zapopan, Museo Barrio, New York, New York. 


2003 "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self." International Center for Photography,

New York, New York; Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington; San Diego of Art and Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California.


2000-2003 "Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum." El Paso Museum of

Art, El Paso, Texas; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California; The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida.


1999-2001 "El Papel del Papel/ The Role of Paper," La Sala Central del Antiguo Arsenalde, La Marina

Español en la Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Taller Puertorriqueño and Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Caribbean Cultural Center and Hostos University, New York, New York; Mexican Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, California; New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas.


1999-2000 "Imágenes e Historias: Chicana Altar-inspired Art." Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford,

Massachusetts; Museum of El Paso, El Paso, Texas; The de Saisait Museum at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.


1992-1994 "The Chicano Codices: Encountering Art of the Americas." The Mexican Museum, San

Francisco, California; Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado; California State University Art Gallery, Northridge, California; Plaza del Raza, Los Angeles, California; Centro Cultura de la Raza, San Diego, California; El Centro del la Raza, Seattle, Washington.


1990-1993 "Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985." Wight Art Gallery, University of

California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona; National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Bronx Museum, New York, New York; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas.

Selected Collections



Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois

Mexican Museum, San Francisco, California

The Bronx Museum, New York, New York     

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tufts University Collections, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts

Julia J. Norrell Collection, Washington, D.C.

Joe Días Collection, San Antonio, Texas

National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gil Cardenas Collection, Notre Dame, Indiana

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Museo de las Americas, Denver, Colorado   

Selected Publications





Rearing Mustang/ Razing Mesteņo Born of Resistance: Cara a Cara Encounters with Chicana/o Visual Culture. Eds. Victor A Sorrel and Scott L. Baugh. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015. Print.


Women Boxers: The New Warriors. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2006.



Articles by the Artist


" Rearing Mesteño / Razing Mustang” Born of Resistance: Cara a Cara Encounters with Chicana/o Visual Culture." Ed. by Victor A Sorrel and Scott L. Baugh. Tucson: University of Arizona Press (Under review: 2013).


"Mirror, Mirror: the Latino/a as the 'Other' in the Fine Arts." College Arts Association Abstracts

(2005): 44.


"On Photographic Digital Imaging." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (2002): 181.


"Using a Cultural Icon to Explore a People's Heart." Nieman Reports 55 (2001): 19.



Biographies, Articles, and Published Reviews of the Artist's Work


Delilah Montoya Feeling La Raza All Around with Katherine Ware, interview, September 2014 El Palacio Magazine


Kuusinen, Asta M. "Looking Through the Eye of the Goddess: Delilah Montoya's Photo-installation La

Guadalupana." Chicana/o Art: A Critical Anthology (2013).


Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixel. Fifth edition. Ed. Bob Hirsch. Waltham: Focal Press, 2011.


MacMillan, Kyle. "Photography Show Looks Through Latina Eyes." Denver Post (2011).


Johnson, Ken. "They're Chicanos and Artists. But Is Their Art Chicano?" Phantom Sightings (April 10, 2010).


Robinson, Walter. "The Chicano Avant-Garde." Art Net Home News Reviews, (2010).


Miranda, Carolina A. "How Chicano Is It?" Art News, (2010).


"The New Mexico Museum of Art Presents Case Study from the Bureau of Contemporary Art." Dallas Art News, (October 20, 2010).


Dupre, Judith. Full of Grace: Encountering Mary in Faith, Art and Life. New York: Random House, 2010.


Leitner, Claudia. Der Malinche-Komplex: Conquista, Genus, Genealogien. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2010.


Macarena-Avila, Jesus. "La Llorona: Contemporary Chicana Visual Narratives and Beyond." Columbia College Chicago: Intersections (Fall 2009).


Quade, Kirstin Valdez. "The Five Wounds." The New Yorker (July 27, 2009).


Neilsen, Richard. "Chicano Art: A New Vision. The Arizona Republic (July 8, 2009).


Avendaño, Gilberto Alzate. "Prácticas estéticas en un mundo injusto, indigno y sin memoria," Erratas #1 (2009).


Vääränen, Seija. "Napantlan Taiteilijoita: naisen ja rodun puolesta, Chicana-Art" ("Women of Nepantla..."). Taide (2009).


Kuusinen, Asta. "Ojo de la Diosa: Becoming Divine in Delilah Montoya's Art Photography." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 33.1 (Spring 2008).


Leitner, Claudia. Cover(t) Girl of the Conquest: Chicana Iconography of La Malinche. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2008.


Ferreira, Cynthia. "Chicana Artist: Delilah Montoya Applies Complex Themes and Techniques That Set Her Aside From Contemporaries." Visítenos Artes/ Arts (July 24, 2008).


Who's Who in America. Berkeley Heights: Marquis Who's Who, 2008 and 2007.


Martinez, Elizabeth (Betita). 500 Years of Chicana Women's History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007.


Perez, Laura E. Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.


Cortez, Constance. "History/Whose-Story? Postcoloniality and Contemporary Chicana Art." Chicana Latina Studies, The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 6, 2 (Spring 2007): 22-54.


Vääränen, Seija. Chicanataitelijat – Naisen, Luokan Ja Puolesta, Tiedonantaja. Helsinki: 2007.


Mitchell, Charles Dee. "Delilah Montoya at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary." Art in America. (September 2007).


Hispanic American Biographies. Danbury: Grolier Educational, 2007.


Kuusinen, Asta M. Shooting From the Wild Zone: A Study of the Chicana Art Photographers Laura Aguilar, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Delilah Montoya, and Kathy Vargas. Dissertation University of

Helsinki, 2006. Helsinki, Finland: Web publication, 2006 <



Leimer, Ann Marie. "Crossing the Border with La Adelita: Lucha-Adelucha as Nepantlera in Delilah Montoya’s Codex Delilah." Chicana Latina Studies, The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras Y Cambio Social, 5 (2006): 12.



Reviews of "Women Boxers: The New Warriors":

Santiago, AntonioBoxing Book Review: Women Boxers: The New Warriors,” Doghouse Boxing (2012)

Arispe, Rudy. "The Beauty Behind the Gloves." Conexion, San Antonio, Texas (December 14, 2006).

Nott, Robert. "A Ballet, With an Uppercut. The New Mexican,Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 24-30,

            2006): 24-26.

Berkowitz, Lana. "Empowerment." Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas (October 16, 2006): E1, 5.

Hall, Mike. "Warrior Hearts." The Sunday Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico (September 3, 2006):

F1, 6.

"Reforma." NAPLIDLS, 24, 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2006): 19.

"Colección de fotos expone mitos y tabúes sobre mujeres en boxeo." Semana, (August 16, 2006).



100 Artists of the Southwest. Ed. Douglas Bullis. Lancaster: Schiffer Publishing, 2006.


Bailey, Gauvin. Art of Colonial Latin America. England: Phaidon Press, 2004.


Barnet-Sanchez, Holly. Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Ed. Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. Gonzalez. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.


Matthews, Sandra. “Courage in the Face of History: Cross-Cultural Portraits.” Masquerade: Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography. Ed. Kate Newton and Christine Rolph. Wales: Fotogallery Press, 2003.


Women Artists of the American West. Ed. Suzan R. Ressler. New York: McFarland & Co., 2003.


Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education. Tucson: University

of Arizona Press, 2002.


Arte y Minorías en los Estados Unidos: El Ejemplo Chicano. Ed. José Luis de la Nuez Santana. España: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2001.


On the Beaten Tack: Tourism, Art and Place. Lucy Lippard. The New Press, New York, 1999


Nueva Luz: Commemorative Issue. Bronx: En Foco, a community visual arts agency, 1999.

Selected Catalogs



Voices in Concert: In the Spirit of Sor Juana Inex de la Cruz, ed. Cervenka and Zuniga, Arte Publico Press, Houston, Print. 2015

Visualizing Abuquerque: Art of Central New Mexico, ed. Joseph Traugott, Albuquerque Museum, Print. 2015


Our America: Latino Presence in American Art, Washington DC, DGiles limited Press, Print. 2014 Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, ed. Josef Diaz, Fresco Books, Print. 2014


Encounters: Photographs from the Sheldon Museum of Art. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, pending 2013.


5 Cities / 41 Artists / Artadia 08/09, Ed. Franklin Sirmans, Andrea B. Brownlee, René de Guzman, Jen Mergel, Stephanie Smith, Michelle White, Artadia -The Fund for Art and Dialogue. Dalton: Studley Press, 2010.


Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity. Ann Arbor: Artrain, Inc, 2010.


Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Ed. Rita Gonzales, Chon Noriega. Berkley: University of California Press, 2008.


Photography: New Mexico. Ed. Kristin Barendsen, Thomas Barrow, Stuart Ashman. Albuquerque: Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2008.


Visioning the Virgin: The Virgen de Guadalupe as South Texas Cultural Icon. Ed. Carey Rotte.

Weil Gallery. Corpus Christi:Texas A & M University Press, 2007.


Contemporary Art Houston. Shanghai: Shanghai Art Museum, 2006.


Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos/ Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown. Ed. Amelia Malagamba and Gilberto Cardenas. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2006.


The Earth Artists Responding to Violence. FotoFest 2006. Houston: FotoFest Inc., 2006.


Celebrating Water: Tenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art. FotoFest 2004. Houston: FotoFest Inc., 2004.


Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art. New York: Corcoran Museum of Art, 2004.


Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self. Ed. Fusco Y. Wallis. New York: ICP & Abrams, 2003.


Latin American Artists: Photographers from the Lehigh University Art Galleries Collection. Ed. Ricardo Viera. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Art Galleries/Museum Operation, 2001.


Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Ed. Jonathan Yorba. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.


Revealing & Concealing: Portraits & Identity. Los Angeles: Skirball Cultural Center, 2000.


Imágenes E Historias: Chicana Altar-Inspired Art. Ed. Constance Cortez. Medford, MA: Tufts University, 1999.


Ida y Vuelta. Ed. Laurence Imbernon. Rodez, France: Musée des Beaux Arts Denys-Puech, 1998.


From the West. Ed. Chon Noriega. San Francisco: Mexican Museum, 1996.                 


The Fifth International Festival of Catalogues Photography. FotoFest 1994. Ed. Liz Branch. Houston: FotoFest Inc., 1994.


Chicanolandia. Ed. Robert Buitron. Phoenix: MARS Art Space, 1993.


Los Guardianes: Land, Spirit, and Culture. Curator/essayist Judith Baca. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of Fine Art, Museum of New Mexico, 1992.


Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation. Eds. Richard Griswold del Castillo, Teresa McKenna, and Yvonne Yarbro Bejarano. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Los Angeles, Wight Art Gallery, 1990.


Contemporary Art by Women of Color. Curator/essayist Lucy Lippard. San Antonio: 1990.



Nominations for Grants/Awards


2010    Art House Texas Prize, Art House at Jones Center

2009    2010 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial

2006    U.S.A. Fellowship Grant Unrestricted Fellowship




Funded Grants


2008-2009 "Modern Democracy," Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas.


2005    Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County, Texas.

            Travel Grant, College Arts Association, New York, New York.


2004    "Women Boxers: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Sweet Science," Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County – IAG Fellowship, Houston, Texas. 


"Women Boxers: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Sweet Science," University of Houston Small Grants Program, Houston, Texas.


            "Thirst for a Better Life," University of Houston Small Grants Program, Houston, Texas.


2001    "Dry Plate Workshop," Artist in Residence, New Mexico Art, Gallup New Mexico.


HEAF Research Equipment Grant. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of



1993    Professional Development Fellowship, College Arts Association, New York, New York.


Sacred Heart Research Grant. Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Web Links                                                                            


Delilah Montoya Home Site: <>

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Arte Latino:


Trail of Thirst: <>

Artadia Artist Portfolio <>


Juror – Art Competitions


High School Art Competition, Latin Beat. Houston, Texas, 2012.

Visual Arts Proposal Peer Panel, Talento Bilingüe, Houston, Texas, 2012.

Visual Arts Proposal Peer Panel, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Baltimore, Maryland, November 2011.

Photo Grant Contest, Hungry’s. Houston, Texas, December 2007.

Visual Arts Panel Peer Panel Reviewer, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), Houston, Texas, November 2007.

Woodlands Photography Club Contest, Houston, Texas, October 2007.

Fuego y Alma Fourth Annual Collegiate Art Competition, Denton, Texas, 2005.       

Spanish Market. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.

Hispanic Exhibition, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2001.

Selected Print Workshops


LA/ Havana Artist Exchange Program, Produced Jackie Richardson Diplomacy Project, 2015


Texas Collaborative Arts Studio, Master Printer Dan Mitchell Allison. Produced Modern Democracy.

Houston, Texas, 2009.


Serie Project, Inc. Produced Smile Now Cry Later, printed edition. Austin, Texas, 2008.


Serie Project, Inc. Produced Los Dos Corazones, printed edition. Austin, Texas, 2007.


Digital Art Workshop Series. National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2002.


Collotype Workshop. Expressive Arts Department, Western New Mexico University, Silver City,

New Mexico, 2001.


Panel Participation


"Spiritualities of Dissent in Literature, Film, and Photography," National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) National Conference, Peer reviewed, Chicago, Illinois, 2012.


"Representing Violence Along the U. S. Mexico Border: Artists Grapple with Contemporary Issues Through Art," Art League Houston, Houston, Texas, 2012.


College Art Association (CAA) Committee on Women in the Arts, Annual Recognition Awards Ceremony, Dallas, Texas, 2008.


"Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities," College Art Association (CAA) ARTspace, Dallas, Texas, 2008.


"Identity and Boundaries in the Work of Delilah Montoya and Corey Escot," presented by Patricia Correia, Executive Director of Patricia Correia Gallery and FaufiTown Productions (Los Angeles), Switzerland, 2007.


Mirror, Mirror: The Latino/a as the ‘Other’ in the Fine Arts." East Coast, West Coast, Middle:

Contemporary Latino/a Art and Regionalism, College Arts Association, Atlanta, Georgia.      


"Sovereign Images," FotoFest, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2004.

Curatorial Projects


"Las Malcriadas: Chicana Bad Girls," Gallery 512, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009.


"Dissonance: The University of Houston Photo/Digital Senior Exhibition," 125 Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2008.


"Images That Flicker Light: Photography by Latinas from Houston," Fotofest/ Sor Juana Festival, 2008.


"Frontera 450+," on the Plight of the Women in Juarez, Assisted in organizing, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, 2006.


"Nuevo Me-Xicanos: Contemporary Chicano Art of New Mexico," Magnifico Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000.