Matt Flint


The journey of making a painting is the touchstone for Flint’s work. “I begin my paintings without a plan. No preliminary sketches are made; every thought is worked out directly on the canvas.” Beginning his artistic career as a freelance illustrator, Flint quickly found his passion for painting upon entering graduate school. Even after two decades, Flint is still transforming and experimenting with his palate, medium, and subjects. During his youth and today Flint seeks out the solitude of untamed places and the wildlife that inhabits them. The rich textures and worked surfaces of his paintings evoke the constant changes and processes found in the natural world.

“My paintings are of animals, plants, and landscapes seen through a moment of shifting focus. I paint the way I explore the rugged mountains by my house, always pushing to see what is over the next hill, searching for the unexpected.”

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “From Field to Forest,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2014 “In The Pathless Woods,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2014 “While I Was Out Walking,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2013 “In This Moment,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2012 “Up Close and Far Away,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2009 “Now and Then,” Central College, Pella, Iowa

2008 “A View of Solitude,” Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho

2008 “In Search of…” Memorial Hall Main Gallery, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska


TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2011 “Two Waters,” Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah

2010 “Atlas of Echoes,” Visions West Gallery, Livingston, Montana

2003 “Desire to Disappear,” Western Community College, Rock Springs, Wyoming and the Wyoming Arts Council

Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming


AWARDS:

2008 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Award

2007 Governors Capitol Art Exhibition, Bobby Hathaway Jurors Choice Award and the Wyoming State Collection Purchase award


PUBLICATIONS:

Western Art & Architecture Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010. Pg.56-57. “Ones to Watch.” Article, images.

Southwest Art Magazine, March 2010. Pg. 38-39. "Artist to Watch," (the editors' choice for up-and-coming talent.) Article and Images.

The Boise Weekly, June 2, 2009. “The Walls of Perception” by Bill English, Article and image

Jackson Hole News and Guide, June 4-10, 2008. “Art, Exploration Mix in Show of Paintings” Article, image

Jackson Hole Daily, June 6, 2008. Vol. 30 Issue 135. “Art, Exploration Mix to Form Show,” Article, image

Planet Jackson Hole, June 4-10, 2008. Vol. 6 Issue 25. “Space Art; Lost and Found; Picasso at NMWA,”