Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Lives & works in Red Deer Alberta, Canada
Over the past forty-plus years, artist I have found expression through painting, drawing, singing, acting, writing, stage directing, design and fibre art.
My work is found in private, public and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and Europe including the University of Athabasca, The University of Alberta, Manulife Insurance Company and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Hooked on textiles since the late 1990s when he first drew first blood while working on “A Button Blanket,” I continue to cut, mould, felt, dye and thread.
Narrative, language, gender and sexuality figure large in my continued textile musings.
selected juried/group exhibitions
2019 - Biennale International du Lin de Portneuf - Portneuf, Quebec
2017 - "Can Craft? Craft Can!" Canadian Craft Biennial - Burlington, Ontario
2016-18 - "The Tie That Binds" TREX traveling textile exhibition - Art Gallery of Alberta - various locations
2013 - "Boxed In" The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery - St. John's, Newfoundland
2010 - Prairie Excellence - Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Craft Councils - touring exhibition
selected solo exhibitions
2018-19 - Exemplars of the Feminine, Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2014 - Totems of the Masculine - Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2012 - Uncommon Threads - Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2010 - "Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool" Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton Queer Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
corporate and public collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Blackburn Insurance Company, University of Alberta, Athabasca University
2010 - Best-Mid Career Artist - Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Craft Councils
* for complete CV and to discuss pricing and availability, please contact Matt. Some of his works for sale can be found at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Alberta Craft Council.