Matt Moore shares insight and experience on the daily risk of being an artist and a fourth generation farmer.
About the speaker
Matthew Moore is an multi-media artist based Phoenix, Arizona. His art practice explores the broad issue of place making, often by creating large scale installations and environments with the goal of achieving a state of wonderment, contemplation, and invitation to change. Moore’s work addresses issues of ecological, cultural, and economical sustainability often through the unique lens of his life as an active fourth generation farmer.
His video and installation artwork are exhibited internationally. Most recently he was selected for the State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. He has also exhibited his work at the Sundance Film Festival, the Walker Art Center, Phoenix Art Museum, MassMoCA, the World Congress of Soil Science in Korea and Nuit Blanche in Canada among many other venues. Moore lectures on art and agriculture across the country from San Francisco to New York, most recently at the 2014 Tedx Manhattan and the Crystal Bridges Summit: Insights from a Changing America. Moore was awarded a Creative Capital Grant in 2008 for his work as the founder of the non-profit,The Digital Farm Collective.
He has been featured in Art Forum, Art in America, Art Lies, Metropolis Magazine, Dwell, and Architecture magazine, well as the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and numerous other publications.
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One thing that is not risky is hope and we need it. — Matt Moore