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Matthew Thomas is an artist and architect exploring the built environment through reimagining landscape, infrastructure, and community engagement with a multidisciplinary approach spanning art, curation, public art and events, architecture, and urban design. His recent work has focused on infrastructure and the natural resources that support contemporary lifestyles; with explorations in water, food, and acts of extraction and consumption of natural resources. Utilizing the time and space at the NES Residency, he is creating new site responsive works and designs reflective of the Icelandic landscape and the systems and infrastructures impacting it. 


He received his MA in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York City, and currently operates his practice through Studio Taos, and the nonprofit he founded, The Paseo Project. His work has been included in exhibitions in KOHI-Kulturraum, Germany; Storefront for Art and Architecture and Vivian Horan Fine Art, New York City; Joshua Tree, California; Santa Fe Art Institute; and the Harwood Museum, New Mexico. Solo shows include Central Features, Albuquerque; and Taos Art Museum, New Mexico.  Thomas is a MacDowell Fellow and was an artist in residence at I-Park, Connecticut; Ucross, Wyoming; StudioWorks in Eastport, Maine; Santa Fe Art Institute; Arteles Creative Center in Finland; The PORT Hackathon at CERN, Switzerland; and Art Farm in Nebraska.  Thomas currently resides in Taos, New Mexico with his husband and 40 chickens.

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