Separate Checks is a collective of 12 artists based in Tampa, FL. The collective was formed in the summer of 2018 by Katelyn Montagna and Adam Mathieu in an effort to reignite a creative community among friends. A majority of the members attended the University of South Florida’s College of The Arts and discovered how valuable it is to brainstorm and collaborate with a stable of artists.
The name of the collective comes from a group show some of the members participated in. The main appeal of the name is that it speaks to how an artist collective functions on exhibition night: one shared space with many distinct voices.