Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore is an explorer of places, both real and imagined. His photographic process blends research and cartography to create bodies of work that investigate the way history and collective memory is influenced through interventions in the landscape. Matthew's most recent project, Post-Socialist Landscapes, was the focus of a solo exhibition at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland in 2019 and will be exhibited at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon in 2022. Past residencies include the Nida Art Colony in Nida, Lithuania and the Joshua Tree Highlands AIR program in Joshua Tree, California. Matthew is also the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in 2015 and 2018. Matthew earned his MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2000. Prior to that, Matthew followed the Grateful Dead around the country in a 1968 Volkswagen bus called "Puff the Magic Wagon." He saw the Dead perform with Jerry Garcia sixteen times, including that epic last show at Solider Field in 1995. Matthew is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.