About Matt Nolen

Artist Statement

As a painter, storyteller and architect, ceramics provides the means by which I can marry my loves: the painted surface, the three dimensional form and narrative content. Ceramics gives me the language to communicate my stories to a world audience.

In 1998 I was commissioned to hand render a functioning men’s restroom at the Kohler plumbing factory. The result is a narrative environment that uses the charged nature of private rituals occurring in public spaces to chart a social history of man and architecture. I am currently pursuing projects that allow me to create architectural installations and sculptures that explore the role of ceramics in the public realm.





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