I've always been creative. My formal art education started early with private lessons at twelve-years. In 1997 I earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and 10-years later earned an MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

My artwork is a response to the natural world and inspired by history. I am most satisfied with my work when it makes a connection to art history, especially ancient history. My art making is a search for the muse in order to experience their guidance within my creative process.

"If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman."

- Socrates (399 BC, Classical Athens)


matt@mjfdesign.net



Studio Address

Gistelhofstraat 57, 8920 Langemark-­Poelkapelle, BE


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EDUCATION:

1997 - BFA - Illustration. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2007 - MFA - Painting. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.


EXHIBITIONS:

2017 - A View Like Ours - Langemark­Poelkepelle Gemeentehuis, BE

2016 - It Was Beautiful - Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2015 - The Pond of Stars - A New Leaf Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA

2014 - Present Day Pyramids (group exhibition) - The Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, USA

2013 - Love Squared - The Finlandia Reflection Gallery, Hancock, MI, USA


CRITICAL ANALYSIS:

2016 - Matthew Frock: It Was Beautiful, Title Magazine, by Steve Basel, April 6, 2016


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