Georgetown, b.1970

Matt Kinney

Matt Kinney was born in 1970 in Georgetown, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1991, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1998. Matt Kinney currently works and lives in Beacon and Newburgh, New York.

Matt Kinney charges his sculpture through the ritual of carving and the integration of found objects that are familiar yet transformed, to create a tapestry of perception. A 24 Karat Gold plated Bronze axe cast from a wood carving becomes symbolic of its unique connection to nature and humans. An Ebony wood carving of a Framing hammer represents the artist’s personal connection to its value as a common utilitarian tool. A Steel Axe head imbedded in a Black Walnut wood carving functions as a butterfly joint and to reinforce the...

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Biography

Matt Kinney was born in 1970 in Georgetown, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1991, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1998. Matt Kinney currently works and lives in Beacon and Newburgh, New York.

Matt Kinney charges his sculpture through the ritual of carving and the integration of found objects that are familiar yet transformed, to create a tapestry of perception. A 24 Karat Gold plated Bronze axe cast from a wood carving becomes symbolic of its unique connection to nature and humans. An Ebony wood carving of a Framing hammer represents the artist’s personal connection to its value as a common utilitarian tool. A Steel Axe head imbedded in a Black Walnut wood carving functions as a butterfly joint and to reinforce the content of the work. Kinney utilizes hand held traditional tools like chisels, rasps and Japanese Razor saws with locally sourced wood from New York State as well as hard to come by wood from Africa and abroad, along with found objects.

Artworks

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August 20, 2019

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21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Bronze / Contemporary American Art / Different Perspectives / Epoxy Resin / Found Objects / Gold Leaf/Thread / Human and Nature / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media Sculpture / New York / Sculpture / Stone / United States / Wood / Wooden Sculpture / Works on Wall