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 societal interventions. By exposing the layers of history that are embedded in our modern landscape, Matthew's photographs function like a palimpsest, breaking apart any idea of a photograph as a single moment in time. His most recent body of work, Post-Socialist Landscapes, was featured in solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon (2022), Ryniker-Morrison Gallery, in Billings, Montana (2022), and at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland (2019). Matthew is the recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards in 2015 and 2018, and a Creative Artist Grant in 2022. Matthew earned a BFA in Photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2000 and an MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. Despite having an MFA, Matthew hates the word "diaspora" with a passion and feels the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres is seriously overrated. He is also keenly aware that his love of music by the Grateful Dead, books by JD Salinger, and movies (not films!) by Darren Aronofsky, makes him a prototypical white male. Matthew is currently an Associate Professor and coordinator of the photography program at Anne Arundel Community College.