Mobile studio camped outside Flagstaff Arizona summer 2017

Mobile studio camped outside Flagstaff Arizona summer 2017

 

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Matt has had his hands in creating art for his entire life. He has spent more than fifteen years now honing his personal style, experimenting with a variety techniques, media and subject matters. A self-taught artist, Matt has had over thirty studios throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Oklahoma,                                                     Arizona, and Washington. His work is in private and corporate collections across the United States. 

Until the early part of 2012, Matt was best known for his figurative oil paintings, but then took the leap into contemporary modern and abstract botanical influenced paintings. In late 2014, Matt moved back to Oklahoma from Taos, NM to create a fresh body of work that focused on the equine and other imagery of the southwest.

Matt continues to create abstract, floral, equine, and southwest paintings. Recently he has branched out to take these same inspirations that happen on canvas to create a line of designer T-shirts and clothing. SouthwestNomad.com   

With a growing amount of interest from both galleries and collectors from coast to coast, Matt needed a solution to be able to say “YES” to more of these opportunities. A big rig or truck to haul the work. Big enough to also work along the way. The answer? A 1998 Bluebird school bus. Converted and off grid ready, Matt travels to prospective clients, collectors, galleries, and shows. And with a minimal deposit you can have Matt bring the bus studio/gallery to your home or business to provide a private art opening for your friends and family. Bringing the gallery to you. The deposit simply goes towards your art purchases. Follow Matt’s travels on social media and see finished works at MattJosef.com. Currently based in Prescott Arizona and represented by HUE Gallery in Edmond Oklahoma.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

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