Matt, Paco & Tess

Matt, Paco & Tess

 

Born & raised in Oklahoma, Matt has had his hands in creating art his entire life. He has spent more than fifteen years now honing his personal style, experimenting with a variety of techniques, mediums & subject matters. A self-taught artist, Matt has had over thirty studios throughout CO, NM, OR, OK, WA & AZ.

Fluctuating between the subject matters of equine, southwestern, floral, abstract & modern. Matt is primarily a painter, intuitively composing works of art to capture emotion, reflect energy & blend the worlds of tradition imagery with contemporary abstract.

Matt Josef’s life mission in three simple words; create, travel, impact.

To create anything &everything that comes from within, without limitations of size, space or funding. That has been the dream since childhood.

Experience through travel & adventure, fuel the inspirbehind the art. To get the art on the walls of homes, businesses, galleries & museums in every major art market & country in the world.

The heart behind the art is to impact lives & make a difference locally & globally. To partner with organizations in everything from clean water projects, equine therapy, horse rescue, orphanages, art education, etc.. Matt is also working towards creating a unique foundation that will become a horse & art ranch in the mountains. To provide facilities, tools & resources to make dreams into realities for countless individuals .

 

Exhibitions

2018 Arizona Fine Art Expo; Scottsdale, AZ

2017 The Local; Prescott, AZ 

2017 Raven Cafe; Prescott, AZ

2017 Hue Gallery; Edmond, OK

2016 Youth For Christ Gala, Featured Artist ; Oklahoma City, OK 

2016 Hue Fine Art Gallery; Edmond, OK

2016 Private Collectors show; Taos, NM

2015 Wellington Fine Art Gallery; Westhampton, NY

2013 Gasworks Gallery Open studio show; Seattle, WA

2013 The Josef Collection studio/gallery; Prescott, AZ

2012 IVC Gallery; Oklahoma city, OK

2012 Open studio show at sponsorship studio, downtown Oklahoma City

2012 Complexions day spa

2012 Ludivine; Oklahoma City, OK

2012 JRB Gallery; Oklahoma City, Ok

2011 Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s 111th Annual Convention

2011 Oklahoma Ballet Charity Event; Oklahoma City, OK

2011 Matt Josef studio/gallery; Oklahoma City, OK

2011 Plaza District office ; Oklahoma City, OK

2009-10 Private studio shows; downtown Portland, OR

2009 group show at private collectors home; Portland, OR

2009 Black and White Fashion Show; Portland, OR

2008 JRB Galley; Oklahoma City

2008 Artifacts Gallery; Tulsa, OK

2008 Michael McCormick Gallery; Taos, NM

2007-08 A Road Bike 4 U; Huntington Beach, CA

2007 Mayors Art Show; (Jacob’s Gallery), Eugene, OR

2007 Village Green Uncorked; (Rotary Club), Cottage Grove, OR

2007 Axe and the Fiddle; Cottage Grove, OR

2007 Kalapuya; Cottage Grove, OR

2007 Artifacts Gallery; Tulsa, OK

2007 Blue Dome Arts Festival; Tulsa, OK

2007 Purcell Annual Arts Festival; Purcell, OK

2007 Paseo Art Space Gallery; Oklahoma City, OK

2007 Coco Flow Gallery; Oklahoma City, OK

2007 Sauced; Oklahoma City, OK

2006 Artifacts Gallery; Jenks, OK

2006 Blue Dome Arts Festival; Tulsa, OK

2006 River Walk Arts Festival; Jenks, OK

2005-06 Complexions Day Spa; Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Oklahoma Ballet Charity Event; Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Oklahoma Painting and Drawing Biennial (OVAC) Chickasha, OK

2005 Momentum (OVAC) Oklahoma City, OK

2004 Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s 104th Annual Convention (Civic Center)

Oklahoma City, OK

2004 Momentum (OVAC) Oklahoma City, OK

 

AWARDS:

2007 Directors Choice Award, Mayors Art Show (Jacob’s Gallery Director,

Beverly Soasey) Eugene, OR

2007 Jurors award, Purcell Annual Arts Festival (Juror, Burt Seaborn) Purcell, OK

2005 Viewers Choice Award, Momentum (OVAC) Oklahoma City, OK

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS:

2007 Featured in “Register Guard” Eugene, OR

2007 Work Featured in “Eugene Weekly” Eugene, OR 9/20/07

2007 Work Featured in “Purcell Register” Purcell, OK 6/07

2007 Work Featured in “Oklahoman” Oklahoma City, OK 3/17/07

2007 Work Featured in “Tulsa World” Tulsa, OK

2005 Interviewed and Work Featured, Channel 4(NBC affiliate) local news, Oklahoma

2005 Work Featured on OETA (PBS affiliate) Oklahoma

2005 Work Featured in “Oklahoma Gazette”

2005 Featured in “Art Focus” (OVAC) Oklahoma

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / VOLUNTEER :

2007 Art Teacher for Middle School (PRIDE) after school program, Cottage Grove,

OR

2006-07 Art Teacher for 3 and 4yr olds at Bridge Way Church, Oklahoma City, OK

2005 Art Instructor/camp counselor for Buckhorn Summer Camp, Colorado

2004 Art Instructor/camp counselor for Buckhorn Summer Camp, Colorado

2004 Mural Project “The Last Supper” Bay Islands, Honduras