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Matt Frock

Matt Frock is co-owner of FROCK GALLERY along with partner Annelies Deltour. Matt’s art studio is on display in the back of the gallery. Visitors are invited to come have a look and see artworks in progress. Matt does not exhibit in the main viewing area of the gallery, however his latest works are always on display in the studio. To learn more about Matt’s work, visit mattfrockart.com or follow him @mattfrockart on Instagram.

Country
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Discipline
Painting

Available works

All Available Work

Artist Statement

Nihonga style painting from Japan has always been an influence in my work. In 2002, When I was a young artist in San Francisco I read, "The Unfettered Mind: Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master," by Takuan Soho. The book reconfirmed for me a series of life lessons that I had somehow forgotten. Takuan Soho spoke to me. His words have influenced the way my body interacts with creative mediums. Paint has the ability to become the present moment and form a representation of Tao. My artworks are an attempt to connect with the source and form a record of it. As my work becomes more about brush work and the mark, I feel closer to the mystery.

EDUCATION:

1997 - BFA - Illustration. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2007 - MFA - Painting. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

PUBLICATIONS & AFFILIATED LINKS:

2020 - Intersilient.com: review of Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2020  (featuring Matt Frock's paintings)

2019 - Vivid Ruminations: Interview with Matt Frock - Aesthetica Magazine, April 2019

2016 - Matthew Frock: It Was Beautiful, Title Magazine, by Steve Basel, April 6, 2016

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS:

2022 - Affordable Art Fair, Brussels - BE

2022 - Discovery Art Fair, Cologne, DE

2021 - art3f Mulhouse - FR

2021 - Affordable Art Fair, Brussels - BE

2020 - Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt - DE

2020 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring - UK (read review)

2020 - art3f Paris - FR

2019 - art3f Mulhouse - FR

2019 - Amsterdam International Art Fair - NL

2019 - artpul Eupen - BE

2019 - Sussex Art Fairs (West) - UK

2019 - Discovery Art Fair Cologne - DE

2019 - art3f Paris - FR

2018 - art3f Brussels - BE

2017 - A View Like Ours - Langemark-Poelkapelle Gemeentehuis, BE

2016 - It Was Beautiful - Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2015 - The Pond of Stars - A New Leaf Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

2014 - Present Day Pyramids (group exhibition) - The Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, USA

2013 - Love Squared - The Finlandia Reflection Gallery, Hancock, MI, USA