Matthew Moore is a fourth generation farmer whose land and life is quickly being overcome by suburban sprawl. He creates large site-specific earthworks on and around his family’s land, which highlight the grounds on which the urban and rural collide and compete. Moore also works with video and installation art, addressing issues of ecological, cultural, and economical sustainability revealed through his artistic narrative regarding the potential loss of the romanticized American farm.
Moore’s artwork has been exhibited nationally, from the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts. Moore is a part of a traveling show about the contemporary American suburb for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which is being curated with the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Moore is published internationally. Metropolis Magazine, Dwell, and Architecture magazine included his work, as well as the publications Mark Magazine and Dazed and Confused of Europe. He is featured in Phoenix: 21st Century City, a book by Booth-Clibborn Editions.