Matt is a Utah-based artist from the Guthrie Artist Studios - located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. These historic studios have inspired many of the city's notable artists, and have served as home base to Matt's creative work since 2009. Matt has now created over 15 large public murals for communities across Utah - from Boulder to Logan.
Matt’s expressive illustrative style not only evokes feeling, it pops with color, characters, nature, and storylines that keep the viewer returning to the art again and again.A sense of place, community, and of home, is found frequently in Matt's work. Resume Brief In 2019, Matt was awarded the bid for the interior / exterior art at Salt Lake County’s new public library in Kearns - and with the help of his team of 10 local artists, Matt finished up the murals and sculptural work between August and December of 2020. This was an intensive art project and among Matt's largest works to date - consisting of 3 large murals and an outdoor sculptural installation.
In 2021, Matt undertook several new murals at places such as the VOA Homeless Youth Shelter in Salt Lake City, a new 130’ jellyfish mural in South Salt Lake, two new elementary school murals in Bountiful and Boulder, Utah, a large commission for the County Mayor, as well as a 28’ tall raven mural up at Brighton Ski Resort.
In 2022, Matt completed a new 75’ mural in Logan’s Olsen Park, a 65’x30’ mural on Midvale’s historic Main Street, a 40’ mural at an Ogden community center, and commissioned works for Zions Bank, Quotient, and the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP.
His signature SLC original painting hangs in the Center for the Arts at Salt Lake Community College, as well as a variation of that work which hangs at the entrance of the legendary Red Iguana restaurant. In addition, Matt has a couple smaller original works that hang in collection at the University of Utah, and pieces in private collections across the globe.