Matt Moyer

Matt Moyer earned a BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Graphic Design from Illinois State University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served as an Artist in Residence at the Herbert Hoover National Historical site in West Branch, Iowa as part of the National Park Service Artist in Residence Program. He earned an MFA in Ceramics with a minor in Sculpture from the University of Missouri. While at the University of Missouri, he traveled abroad and serves as Artist in Residence at The Tainan National University of the Arts where he worked and exhibited for six months.

Matt Moyer's creative research takes him in several different directions at any given time; ranging from functional pottery to mixed media ceramic sculpture and large outdoor welded steel installations. All his work is firmly rooted within traditional craft as it pertains to both art and skilled trades, and all facets of his creative work have a decidedly industrial sensibility. This stems from his blue-collar upbringing in Moline, Illinois.

Matt Moyer has taught at several colleges and universities in Missouri, but now maintains his active ceramics and sculpture studio at his home in Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia, MO


H-Pump - 2022

H-Pump is a fictitious interpretation of the often overlooked but vital pumps that hide throughout our contemporary landscape.  I am particularly intrigued with water pumps, water filtration and the transport of water throughout our landscape.  H-Pump explores the idea of pumping water out of an unknown reservoir or aquifer from beneath a sidewalk, street, or park.  The sculpture is imbedded with rich surfaces of paint and patina that would normally be hidden away in mechanical rooms or factories but is brought to the forefront to express the inevitable passage of time.

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Fifth Third Bank
Hoosier Pattern Inc

Gold Sponsors

3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Adams Memorial Hospital
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Ambassador Enterprises
Backroad Excavating
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
First Bank of Berne
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