Alvaro Montagna has had a passion for art and photography since youth. With his education in art and advertising (BFA, Kean University) Montagna has held creative and design positions at top advertising agencies and became an adjunct professor at Kean University while his photography ventures on the side began to take more of his time and interest.
Works in his first series, entitled "From The Trees," are mixed–media photography, painting and collage work, which look deeply into the life of trees, re-configuring their shapes and patterns to create new meanings and relationships.
"From The Trees" received worldwide recognition by placing in the top 10 select finalist in "Art Takes Times Square," a prestigious competition where over 35,000 artists worldwide participated. "From the Trees" was displayed on the iconic Times Square jumbotrons and will be published in the upcoming "Artists Wanted, Art Takes Times Square" book.