Introducing Tractioner! a sculpture by Matt Moyer.
Matt Moyer earned a BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Graphic Design from Illinois State University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served as Artist in Residence at the Herbert Hoover National Historical site in West Branch Iowa as part of the National Park Service Artist in Residence Program. He earned an MFA in Ceramics with a minor in Sculpture from the University of Missouri. While at the University of Missouri he traveled abroad and served as Artist in Residence at The Tainan National University of the Arts where he worked and exhibited for six months.
Matt Moyer’s creative research takes him in several different directions at any given time; ranging from functional pottery to mixed media ceramic sculpture and large outdoor welded steel installations. All his work is firmly rooted within traditional craft as it pertains to both art and skilled trades, and all facets of his creative work have a decidedly industrial sensibility. This stems from his blue-collar upbringing in Moline, Illinois.
Matt Moyer has taught at several colleges and universities in Missouri but now maintains his active ceramics and sculpture studio at his home in Columbia, Missouri.