(These six images represent a small percentage of the entire exhibit)
Artist - Matt Muirhead
Renewal. The act of making new again. Old and obsolete. Fresh and reinvigorated. Nature inhabits abandoned habitats. Adaptation. New life and new civilizations. Floral arrangements as inverted architecture. Artifacts of a static history. Exposed to the elements. Mossy furniture. Masked thrifting. Make nature comfortable. Erase vases. Regeneration. Painting sky over wallpaper. Recursion. Food of the gods. Color-matching patina. A tree grows through the kitchen floor. Repair. Old forms in new contexts. Refine. Fresh takes on old favorites. Spring cleaning.
Matt Muirhead emigrated to the United States in 1984 when he was eleven years old. He lived in the Detroit area, followed by Fort Lauderdale Florida, Buffalo New York, Toledo Ohio, Chicago Illinois, and eventually Japan. He lived in Tokyo for three years, traveling through Asia and teaching English. He moved to Baltimore in 2007. He lived in Hampden for 10 years and currently lives and makes art in Parkville.
Since living in the Baltimore region he’s gained notoriety as an artist creating fun, fantasy paintings which feature images of Baltimore and its surroundings. He likes to paint cats, rowhouses, flowers, aliens, UFOs, monsters, tentacles and whatever else he can imagine. Sometimes he buys art in the thrift store and adds things that occur to him. He loves to do commissions! If you see something that you like but would like it a bit different get in touch! If you’d like to have Matt create a painting with your pet dominating the city skyline get in touch! Matt has a ton of prints available on his website and regularly takes commissions.
He’s spent the last few years weathering the pandemic by taking care of his newborn (now 2 year old) son and making art. He’s has an active instagram account where you can see most of what he’s doing currently.