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Matt Hollis

Matt Hollis creates abstract, nature-inspired soft sculpture and large scale installations which incorporate bright colors, faux flowers, and contrasting textures.  He has shown work and created installations in several DC galleries, participated in numerous Artomatics, and has explored stage & costume design. Hollis lives and works in his fantastical jungle of a studio in the historic 52 O Street Studios in Washington DC. He earned a BA in Studio Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2003.

In 2016 Hollis was awarded a Artist Fellowship Grant from the DC Commission of Arts & Humanities. He was also invited to be a visiting artist for a 5-week residency at The Artist House at St. Mary's College. In 2015 he was 1 of of 3 artists chosen to travel to France for an artistic research trip with Transformer gallery sponsored by the Sister Cities Grant from the DCCAH. 

Hollis recently started a blog Grading Gardens where he writes reviews of exceptional gardens with photographs, you can visit here.

Contact Matt Hollis for more info, latest updates, and project proposals HERE!

Recent Press:

Selected Exhibitions:

2016

  • "Wave of Pollination" (installation), Transformer Silent Auction @ AU Katzen Arts Center, Nov. 19
  • "Good and Plenty" School 33 Arts Center, Sept. 9 - Oct. 29
  • “Flora DNA” (window display), Coldwell Banker, July 22 - Sept. 7
  • “Sip & Paint Van Gogh’s The Starry Night” DCAC, April 29 - May 29 
  • "Eternal Spring" Art Annex, St. Mary's College of MD, Feb. 1 - 19

2015

  • "Personal Patterns" Montgomery College, King Street Gallery, Oct. 22 - Nov. 25
  • “AFP16 Visual Arts Exhibition” DCCAH Gallery, Aug. 14 - Sept. 30
  • “Eternal Spring - Matt Hollis” Anacostia Arts Center, March 27 - April 25
  • "Locally Sourced" Katzen Art Center @ American University Jan. 24 - March 15

2014

  • “sorting stimuli (orderly flora)” Transformer, August 8 - 12
  • “Altered Ego” Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, June 4 – August 24
  • “Softer, Softest” Delicious Spectacle, May 30 – June 21
  • “Alchemical Vessels Benefit 2014" Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery,
     April 4 – May 16
  • “LOULOUDI Flower/ to Flower” The Athenaeum, March 20 – May 4

2013

  • “Art Romp Anacostia” Anacostia Arts Center, August 23 – Sept 15
  • Expansions” Transformer, March 15 – April 20

2012

2011

  • “Randi Reiss-McCormack & Matt Hollis” installation in Project Space, Harmon Art Lab, Sept. 10 – Oct. 1
  • “from your representatives, with love” Taffety Punk Theatre Co., 
     set pieces & costumes, May 5-7