Michael Christopher Matson



Education

 BFA-Southern Methodist University-Magna Cum Laude

Apprentice under John H. Slocum 1990-92. Neon Specialist

Teaching Experience

 Kidscapes. Teaching children living with HIV art processes 2011-12

 DCCCD math tutor 2007-2008

 Ed Waldrum’s School of Neon. 2004

Awards

Full Scholarship Southern Methodist University

List of Distinction Honor Student Southern Methodist University

Exploration Grant: Investigating Guatemala
CRLA: Advance level tutor certification in mathematics

Phi Theta Kappa 2007-present.

  

Art Exhibitions

2016 Illumination of Beauty, Dallas, TX.

2013 Echoes, Aurora, Dallas TX.

         Steel and Light Kirk Hopper Fine Art. Dallas, TX.

         Art on Henderson Finalist, Dallas, TX.

2012 Goss-Michael Foundation. Water-Thirst-group show. Dallas, TX.

2011 Kirk Hopper Fine Art. The American Beast, Dallas, TX.

2010 Aloft. Group show. Dallas, Tx. Curated by Susan Roth. Euclid Art House by Ro2art

2009 Ideaman Studios. Transformation through Destruction solo exhibition.

        Dallas, TX.
        University of Dallas, Printmakers and their Professors, Irving, TX.

        Curated by Juergen Strunck
        Daimler Financial Systems, Experiencing Perspectives, Ft. Worth, TX,

       One year exhibit, Curated by Leila Matta
       Craighead Green Gallery, New Texas Talent, Dallas, TX. Group Show

       Curated by Charissa Terranova.
2008 Doolin Art Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Group Show.

         Curated by Leeanna Morris and MCM

2006 Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX. Group Show

         Curated by Joan Davidow

2005 Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX. Group show

         Curated by Margaret Blagg

2003 Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX. Group show

         Curated by Joan Davidow.
        Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX. Group show

        Curated by Margaret Blagg

Website

mcmsculpture.com

 

 

Links

2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/30000-Worth-of-Sculptures-Stolen-in-Dallas-260198871.html

2013 http://glasstire.com/events/2013/05/22/michael-christopher-matson-steel-and-light/  

2011 http://www.kirkhopperfineart.com/justbetweenus.html Modern Luxury Dallas, “Eye to Watch.”

http://www.moderndallas.net/junemattinglyspecialeyetowatch.html
2010 Pegasus News magazine, Dallas, Tx. http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/dec/01/audio-slideshow-smu-michael- christopher-sculptor/

 

Arts Organizations Memberships

2001-current Dallas Center for Contemporary Art

 

Corporate Collections

Verve Communications Group, Dallas, TX.

Coupe de Jour Productions, Mclean, VA.

Ideaman Studios, Dallas, TX.

 

Art Residence

Patzaquel Atitlan Art Residency, Guatemala, Central America

 

Community Involvement

Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. 2001-2007

Installing art and preparing gallery.  

 

Film

Bomb City (2017)

Neon lighting and sculpture: Ruby Red Labyrinth. Neon

 Fuck. Neon and The American Beast. steel. Used in film.   

 

Key Employment


2017 The Spade Studio (owner) 

1989- present Artist and Freelance Fabricator

07/2010-2016:

Venue Arts, Mecca Designs, StraightCircle Designs, Communilux and TW TrainWorx.

08/2006-07/2007:

Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Preparatory work for exhibitions through receiving and installing art, lighting and staging gallery.  

05/2004-05/2006:

North Texas Neon. Garland, TX. Glassblowing and processing
 

01/2001-02/2004:

 Neon Express. Dallas, TX. Processing. Turbo Molecular Vacuum  Pump system

03/ 1998- 01/2001:

The Glass House. Arlington, TX. Glassblowing, processing and design. Co-owner

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions

The Traveled Heart. (The Fireplace). 9’ Etched steel 2015.

And Then it Happened. 5’ Etched steel. 2010.

The Ruins. 10”x12”x5”. Bronze. 2010.

 

Skill Summary

Specializing in drawing, intaglio, ceramics, metal sculpture and lighting

art handling, installation and curation
Neon glassblower with 20 years experience

Specializing in rare gas mixtures utilizing xenon gas

Highly proficient on PC and Mac operating systems

TIG/MIG welding (aluminum specialty)
Plastic vacuum forming