MATT AUSTIN (b. 1986, Hartford, CT) is currently an artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. He received his BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and is teaching for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lillstreet Art Center, and Hyde Park Art Center. He recently received a grant to teach a photography progam for the students of Jones College Prep High School.
He has also been involved with various community projects such as a member of the staff at ACRE Artist Residency, co-founded art installation project known as TAIST, and an experimental pedagogical project The Mountain was a Gift. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, NEXT: Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, the MDW Art Fair, including solo exhibitions at Johalla Projects and the University of Notre Dame.
Austin recently received the Illinois Artists’ Council Grant that will fund the publishing of his book Wake that will parallel that body of work’s inclusion in the kids are all right, a large group exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in October that will travel through 2013.
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