Onyx Montes

  • Arts Education
  • Chicago, IL

Onyx Montes is an arts educator, cultural worker, and pay transparency advocate. She moved to the United States by herself at the age of 17 without knowing anyone or speaking English. She became the first person in her family to graduate from college and obtain a graduate degree. She is part of the inaugural Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship by Americans for the Arts. Onyx has taught art history workshops for incarcerated women in Mexico and is an avid reader and a solo traveler who has been to 19 countries and counting.

“I look forward to meeting like minded cultural workers who are interested in pushing boundaries and asking complex questions. I hope to elevate the urgency of pay transparency in the arts.”