When: March 26th at 2:30 pm
Where: Room A12
About the Guest Speaker
I cannot think of a more iconic artist of RVA than Matt Lively. Matt is a Richmond native, and has become one of the most prominent creative voices in the Richmond Art scene. He has given lectures about his work since DRHSART was established, and has inspired countless students in that time.
Matt Lively Biography:
I am an artist living in Richmond, Virginia. I work in a 130 year old barn that is close to my family. A lot of things get made in the barn and some of it is shown nationally and internationally. When not in the studio, I teach at VCU and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
I make images that suggest a story without a beginning or end. Learning to stop before the painting reveals too much is the most delicate aspect of my process.
It is a real privilege to make a living doing this job. I have high standards - sometimes I hit them and sometimes I don't. I do not consider being overly precious beneficial for my work. I am consistent, work hard and do everything that I know to do to improve but, I allow things to happen naturally while painting. I avoid pretentiousness by working quickly and knowing that my methods and materials are smarter than me.
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