Matthew Harris received his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder (2011) and is currently the Head of Fine Arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. His sculptural artwork often questions the ways in which an individual gains social status. Wealth, physical appearance, and charming personality too often trump wisdom, compassion, and humility. Failure to gain the attention and approval we crave feeds our insecurities and drives us to try even harder.
With the elaboration of social media, we are bombarded with even more opportunities to curate our public lives. Matthew’s works frequently serve both as generalized portraits of human vulnerability and as self-portraits that question his own susceptibility to self-centered perspectives. Further details may be found on his website, matthewharris.net.
Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:
3D Design, Ceramics I, Ceramics II, Fine Arts Internship Part I, Fine Arts Internship Part II, Form + Content, Methods of Inquiry, Professional Practices, Sculpture I: Practicum, Sculpture II: Exhausting the Metaphor, Sculpture III: Directed Studies, Senior Studio, Senior Studio I, Senior Studio II, Sophomore/Junior Portfolio, Special Topics