R. Matthew Bollinger is an artist and design professional. His work range includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and architectural public art.

Born in Germany and raised in Colorado and New Mexico, he received his M.F.A. in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2012 and his M.Arch from the University of New Mexico in 2010. His studio process stems from the intersection of art and architecture.

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Statement

My work represents the convergence of traditional painting/drawing techniques, architectural principles, and various methods of digital technology. These creative disciplines are often considered separate but share overlying aesthetic principles, elements and methodologies. In the studio–my experiments and iterations are conditioned by the architectural filters of site, section, elevation, and plan in a conceptual exploration of materials, place and technology.

My interests lie in the hybrid practices of repetition, appropriation, decontextualization, and layering within the context of placing digital and traditional studio techniques, side-by-side. This interplay and ephemeral dialogue instigates an interdisciplinary vocabulary that is abstracted, refined, and resolved.

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