STATEMENT

There is desire in a highway. There is resilience in a dam. There is triumph in a bridge. These icons are steeped in intense labor. Matthew Steele is heavily motivated by infrastructure. There is a certain poetry to the lengths we go to, to feel connected. He is interested in how technologies of the self are often reflected in the physical technologies that we produce. He sees icons of infrastructure as manifestations or gestures of our grand intention; to transcend the greatest obstacles we know. It is his intent to personify our internal technologies through depictions of these utilitarian endeavors.

 

ABOUT

Matthew Steele is a artist and graphic designer living and working in Charlotte North Carolina. With a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University, Steele came to Charlotte in January 2012 for a McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist Residency, and is there now in a professional capacity as their Manager of Creative Services.

 

CONTACT

mtsteele@gmail.com
765.366.8643

MATTHEW STEELE: ONE CATALOGUE

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

TWO TO WATCH, 2016
Jerald Melberg Gallery
Charlotte, NC

MATTHEW STEELE: ONE, 2015
Pease Gallery
Charlotte, NC

SYSTEMATIC, 2014
Gallery Twenty-Two
Charlotte, NC

CONSTRUCT(S), 2014
Storrs Gallery
Charlotte, NC

INVISIBLE COMPLEXITY, 2013
Athens of Indiana Art Gallery
Crawfordsville, IN

OBLONG, 2011
Dean Johnson Gallery
Indianapolis, IN

COMMUNION, 2010
SoFa Gallery
Bloomington, IN

Select group exhibitions

GOODBYE GOODYEAR, 2017
Goodyear Arts II
Charlotte, NC

ARCHITECTONIC, 2017
C3 Gallery
Charlotte, NC

80x80, 2016
Mint Museum
Charlotte, NC

GOODYEAR, 2015
Goodyear Arts I
Charlotte, NC

STUDIO PARTY 15, 2015
McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC

STUDIO PARTY 14, 2014
McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC

PALATE TO PALETTE, 2012
McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC

APOCALYPSE, 2012
Genome Gallery
Charlotte, NC

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, 2012
Gallery Twenty-Two
Charlotte, NC

SMALL WORKS, 2012
Dialect
Charlotte, NC

SQUARED, 2012
McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC

EAST MEETS MIDWEST, 2010
Penn State
University Park, PA

TRADE, 2009
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

OFF THE WALL AND ON A PEDESTAL, 2008
Sculpture Center
Cleveland, OH