I have been making sculpture since 1983 when I took a class as a college freshman. I had been searching for a form of artistic expression and was immediately taken by the pairing of both physical and mental. For over half my life, I have used materials to learn about myself. These discoveries and explorations have allowed me to learn about my impulses as an artist and as a person. The dialogue with sculpture has become the one constant in my life that always reminds me of who I am, where I have been and luckily all the endless possibilities that remain.
As a successful businessperson outside of art, my motivations for making work get to be removed from financial concerns though I do successfully sell my work. I seek to push myself, always trying to further an idea as opposed to repeating something for the marketplace. The gift I give myself is the opportunity to learn. Sculpture for me is a chance to realize truths about who I am at a moment in time. Reflecting back on older work is like reading a diary. I get to see who I was at that time. As a mature artist I now realize I am nurtured by my work physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Matthew D. Fine
Born- Virginia Beach, Virginia December 25, 1963
RECENT SELECTED GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
"New Work" OKAY SPARK Contemporary Craft, Norfolk Virginia
SOFA Chicago OKAY SPARK Contemporary Craft
"Indelible" The Rymer Gallery, Nashville Tennessee
SOFA Chicago Mayer Fine Art
2009 “SOFA” Elena Maria Kravitz Gallery, NYC, Chicago, Sante Fe
“MERGE” Red Door Gallery, Richmond, Va
2007 “Matthew Fine” Lancaster Museum Of Art, Pa.
2006 “New Work” Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, Fl
2004 “Grand Opening” Ashbord Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
2002 “Fine/Peterson” Andora Gallery, Carefree, Az
1998 “International Exhibition” New Jersey Center of Visual Arts
“Garden Variety” Sommerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
1997 “Abstract Stone Sculpture”, Moore Gallery of Art, New York City