About The Artist

“Much of my artwork reflects a fascination with cultural artifacts, especially discarded objects and their potential symbolic value.  As forms within compositions these things might offer meanings and insights into the human condition.  Most often I interpret the things that I collect into marble. Through this transformation process I seek to develop these objects into symbols from the past and as archetypal forms of contemporary society.
Matt Auvinen
Biography:
1958 Born in Saynatsalo, Finland
1984 BA California State University, Chico
1995 MFA Bowling Green State University, Ohio
1989-94 Artisan for several stone carving laboratories in Pietrasanta, Italy
1991-93 Sculpture Instructor Temple University in Rome
1992-2005 Sculpture and Drawing Instructor Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
2005-07 3-D Design Instructor California State University, Chico
2008 to present Stone Carving Instructor Istituto veneto per I beni culturali, Venice, Italy