Title: Red + White
Artist: Matthew Hollern
Method: Repurposed London bus panel
Size: 17 x 9 x 9cm
"Durable and sustainable functional objects afford circularity to otherwise mundane materials. Circularity is not only a goal for the material world, but serves as a noble goal and metaphor as we seek to sustain ourselves, our humanity, and our planet." - Matthew Hollern
Matthew Hollern is a designer craftsman living in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He is a Professor of Jewellery + Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he has taught since 1989. Matthew earned a BS in Art and French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his junior year he lived in Aix-en-Provence, France where he attended the Universite ́ Aix-Marseille, and studied blacksmithing at the École des Beaux-Arts - Aix-en-Provence. In 1989, he graduated summa cum laude earning an MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He has received research and professional development grants from the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Lilly Foundation, The John and Maxeen Flower Fund, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture - Creative Workforce Fellowship, and two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council.
His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is included in public and private collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Design Museum Helsinki - Finland, the Vatican Archive, Rome, Italy, the Ohio Crafts Museum, the Cleveland Art Association, Alcatel-Sprint, and others.