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STATEMENT OF ARTIST

Being a third generation wood turner, it seems I have spent my entire life surrounded by wood. As a young adult, I learned that the artistry of wood turning comes not from the hand, but from the eye. Being able to “see” the shape of the bowl has been a legacy and a gift I have tried to improve upon with my own vision and version of style, form, and texture. In my quest to create, I strive to blend both tradition and innovation into an art form that honors my legacy and creates a new one.
            Each piece I create is a unique experience for me and hopefully, for the viewer. I endeavor to inject into each one a balance of color and form, shape and substance that fully displays the beauty and richness of the tree. Each tree has a story to tell. Worm holes convey past life, rings communicate growth, and certain colors tell the story of death by lightening or blight. My job is to tell the story in picture book fashion, showing rather than talking, lengthening the life of the tree rather than ending it.
Between the natural and the artificial, there is a bridge made by fusing the innate beauty of the material with the more modern techniques and designs that accentuate the splendor that is turned wood. My hope is to build that bridge for you.

 

EDUCATION

The Walker School, Marietta, Georgia

University of Georgia, BBA Athens, Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology, MBA Atlanta,Georgia

Apprenticeship with Philip Moulthrop 1996 – 2002

Apprenticeship with Edward Moulthrop 1993 – 2002

 

PUBLICATIONS

Marietta Daily Journal, “Marietta artists continue renowned tradition of woodturning,” Aug. 2005

Southern Living Magazine, August 2005

Art & Antiques, “SOFA Sports New Buyers,” September 2004

Athens Magazine, “The Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners,” Mary Jessica Hammes, October 2003.

American Woodturner, “The Three Turners,” Nick Cook, Summer 2003

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “A burnished and beautiful legacy,” Catherine Fox, April 27, 2003.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Trio shares spotlight in exhibit,” Laura Raines, April 3, 2003.

Northside Neighbor/Marietta Daily Journal, “Turning heads,” Amanda Millay, April 2, 2003.

Matt Moulthrop
Marietta, Georgia
Born November 8, 1977- Atlanta, Georgia

 

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTION

ASU Art Museum The Jacobson Collection – Tempe, Arizona

Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Carter Center – Atlanta, Georgia

The Contemporary Museum – Honolulu, Hawaii

Crocker Art Museum – Sacramento, California

The Detroit Institute of Arts – Detriot, Michigan

Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art – Marietta, Georgia

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mobile Museum of Art – Mobile, Alabama

Racine Art Museum – Racine, Wisconsin

Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation – Alta Loma, California

Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art – Washington, D.C.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA) – Young Movers & Shaers of the Georgia Art Scene
(January 2007)

Heller Gallery, New York, NY (2006 – Dec.)

Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles California (2006 – Oct.)

Bascom-Louise Fine Art Center: Higlands, N.C. (July 2006)

Turning Point: Inspired by the Edward Jacobson Collection of Turned Wood Bowls

Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (2005)
SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) Exposition, New York, NY (2005,2006)

Bentley Projects, Scottsdale, Arizona (2005)

The Moulthrops: Father and Son, Gump’s, San Francisco, California (2005)

Mint Condition Gala: Benefit Auction, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina (2005)

The Moulthrops: Ed, Philip and Matt, Bentley Projects, Scottsdale, Arizona (2005)

Turned Wood – Small Treasures, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California (2005, 2006)

Mastercrafts, Gump’s, San Francisco, California (2005, 2006)

SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) Exposition, Chicago, IL (2004, 2005, 2006)

Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA (2003)

“Wood Currents” at Andora Gallery Winter 2003 Carefree, Arizona

“Turning, The Moulthrop Legacy: Three Generations of Innovations in Wood” 2003

The Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design - Atlanta, Georgia

“Spotlight on Southern Artists” Spring 2003 Atlanta, Georgia

 

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