matt gould

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.

CV*

 

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

 

awards

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.