Matthew Holloway is an American artist who is recognized for his abstract expressionism. His primary medium is acrylic. Born in rural Ohio, Matthew spent his childhood roaming for miles exploring the local woods and farms, observing the seasonal changes against the iconic, pastoral landscape dotted with barns, silos and windmills. Observing the interplay of light and color in the deep woods, and on the fields of corn and wheat. The quiet streams and sun dabbled pastures.
In his recent work he explores the contrasts between rural and urban landscapes. Pulling from his memories from childhood, exploring those overlooked or forgotten city spaces through lens of those childhood memories. His work captures the interplay between our environment and our memory, exploring the combination of self-identity and shadows we carry of the places we’ve been, tempting the viewer to share their own memories and experiences, by reflecting themselves into his work.
Matthew attended The Ohio State University to study painting, transitioning to industrial design for his final degree. Matthew has exhibited work in the Bay Area for the past 15 years and sold both nationally and internationally. In 1992 he established his Bay Area studio in Palo Alto California, since 2014 his studio has been located in the Pacific Northwest. He currently resides in Seattle Washington.