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Matthew Hollern

Madison, Wisconsin 1964

Active in:

  • Cleveland, Ohio

Luce Artist Quote

“My perception of the craftsman is a romantic one, maintaining a renaissance tradition of diverse technical skills in this modern society of specializations.” Artist’s statement

Luce Artist Biography

Matthew Hollern spent his junior year of college in Aix-en-Provence, where he learned the trade of blacksmithing. He went on to earn a master of fine arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and soon thereafter began to teach at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he heads the department of Craft Disciplines. Hollern’s work as an artist and teacher bridges the distance between new studio technologies and the traditions of craft.