Project Description

Matt Moulthrop

b. 1977, Atlanta, GA

Matt Moulthrop is a third generation wood turner and has spent his entire life surrounded by wood.  As a young adult, he learned the artistry of woodturning comes not from the hand, but from the eye.  Being able to “see” the shape of the bowl has been a legacy and a gift that he has worked to improve upon with his own vision and version of style, form, and texture. Moulthrop strives to blend both tradition and innovation by honoring his legacy and creating a new one.

Each piece he creates is a unique experience for both him as the maker and hopefully the viewer as well.  His endeavor is to full display the beauty and richness of the tree and story it has to tell.  Wormholes convey past life, rings communicate growth, and certain colors tell the story of death by lightning or blight.  Moulthrop sees it as his job to tell the story, showing rather than talking, lengthening the life of the tree rather than ending it.

EDUCATION
2004
MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
2000
BBA, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1996-2002
Apprenticeship with Philip Moulthrop
1993-2002
Apprenticeship with Edward Moulthrop
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014
Philip and Matt Moulthrop: New Works, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2013
Philip and Matt Moulthrop, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2013
New Works by Phililp Moulthrop and Matt Moulthrop, SOFA Chicago 2013, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2012
Philip and Matt Moulthrop, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010
Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Knock Wood: New Gifts to RAM’s Wood Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2009
Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Exposition WEST, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2008
All Natural Ingredients, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2008
Turned Wood Bowls, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007
Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Exhibition with Philip Moulthrop, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2006
Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2006
Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Exhibition with Philip and Ed Moulthrop, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
2005
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, New York, NY
2005
Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004
Exhibition with Philip Moulthrop, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
2004
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, New York, NY
2004
Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, IL
2003
The Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2003
Turning, The Moulthrop Legacy: Three Generations of Innovations in Wood, The Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
2003
Spotlight on Southern Artists, Atlanta, GA
 
COLLECTIONS
Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
ASU Art Museum, The Jacobson Collection, Tempe, AZ
The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Georgia Institute of technology, Atlanta, GA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Bascom Art Center, Highlands, N.C.
 
PUBLICATIONS
2007
Moulthrop A Legacy in Wood, Kevin Wallace, Crescent Hill Books, 2007
2005
Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta artists continue renowned tradition of woodturning, August 2005
2005
Southern Living Magazine, August 2005
2004
Art & Antiques, SOFA Sports New Buyers, September 2004
2004
Garden Design Magazine, Mellow Yellow, September/October 2004
2003
Athens Magazine, The Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners, Mary Jessica Hammes, October 2003
2003
American Woodturner, The Three Turners, Nick Cook, Summer 2003
2003
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, A Burnished and Beautiful Legacy, Catherine Fox, April 27, 2003
2003
Northside Neighbor/Marietta Daily Journal, Turning Heads, Amanda Millay, April 2, 2003
2003
Southern Accents Magazine, Family Trees, Danny C. Flanders, December 2003

AZ Central: ‘Arizona Indigenous’ features glorious wood vessels
The renowned Moulthrop family of wood artists turn their attention to the Sonoran Desert in Spring of 2015 at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. As inhabitants of America’s swampy Southeast, the Moulthrops work primarily with their region’s plant life. In Arizona Indigenous, Philip and Matt Moulthrop unveil new saguaros, mesquite, and paloverde wood vessels. 

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