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, titled Post-Socialist Landscapes, is an eight-year exploration of monument removal in Europe's former Eastern Bloc states. This body of work was featured in solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery In Portland, Oregon in 2022, and at the Academy Art Museum In Easton, Maryland in 2019. Matthew was the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in 2015 and 2018, and a Creative Artist Grant in 2022. He earned an MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to that, Matthew followed the Grateful Dead around the country in a 1967 Volkswagen bus called "Puff the Magic Wagon." He saw the Grateful Dead perform with Jerry Garcia sixteen times, including that epic last show at Solider Field in 1995. Matthew is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Photography program at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.