Matt Morris is a transplant from southern Louisiana and a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He makes art and writes. Art meaning installations of fragile objects, video, sound, painting, and a lot of unquantifiables. Writing meaning poetry, art criticism, journalism, recipes, and other notes. He has presented exhibitions, lectures, and poetry performances in local art venues, such as Semantics Gallery, the Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center, Artworks, Nicholas Gallery, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and Murmur Gallery. He creates works that address, deconstruct, and make peace with forces of abstract thought. They express an interest in the places where concrete ideas fall back into ambiguity and where poetics, aesthetics and nostalgia influence discourse.
Matt writes frequently for CityBeat; a list of his articles may be accessed by clicking here.
- "How We Look at Who's Coming to Dinner: Eat Art's Beginnings and How It Continues in Cincinnati Practices", Aug 2010 (Feature)
- "Crossing Borders...", May 2010
- "Certain Intimacies Revealed", Jan 2010 (Feature)
- "Disappearances and Reappearances: High Art Hiding in Plain Sight", Sep 2009 (Feature)
- "Environmental Materials and Environmentalist Sentiments", Aug 2009
- "Art's Energetic Punctuation of a Psychological Map", Jul 2009 (Feature)
- "Seeking a Definition of Public Space", Jun 2009 (Feature)
- "The Vogel Collection", May 2009
- "What's Written in What Stars", Mar 2009