Montrel Beverly (b. 2003) is an Austin-based artist whose practice focuses on sculptures made out of pipe cleaners. These art objects are often kinetic with moving and detachable parts that add to joy and wonderment. Working under the moniker of Mr. Clowney, Beverly has been molding pipe cleaners since middle school when his interests shifted from video games to art making. His past sculptures include portraits, animals, and automobiles, and food though his subject matter is ever expanding.
"I like the beauty of making art. If I ever get bored I can play with the pipe cleaners. When I tell people I'm a pipe cleaner artist they say, 'that's odd but cool.' I want to be Time Magazine's Pipe Cleaner Artist of the Year."
The Art Mob's Out Tonight, Space C7, San Antonio, TX
Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
Truckload of Art, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX
BODY WORK, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX