Matt is a multi-disciplinary visual artist currently based in Wellington, New Zealand. As a graduate of the Victoria University School of Design in 1999, it’s no coincidence that he brings a certain directness in communication and graphic style to his art practice. “The cross-over of art and design disciplines is of particular interest to me, mixing up materials, processes and people with differing expertise, to generate unique solutions.” As well as building momentum in his art practice, Matt works with clients in the creative sector on design projects through his studio name Sml Fort.
Education:?Bachelor of Design, Victoria University School of Design, Wellington, NZ.
2005? - Tipography, Winos Margaret River, Western Australia.
2010? - Bouncy. Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ.?- 150. Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ.
2009? - Launch Show, Crawlspace Gallery, Wellington, NZ. (Sanjay Theodore, Matt Couper, Matt Moriarty and Nathan Goldsworthy).?
- FURN11TURE, Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier, NZ. (Roger Kelly, Peter Maclean, Robbie Nathan, Andrew Johnston, Kevin Webby, Matt Moriarty, Paul Van Kampen, David Trubridge, Ross Mackay, Kennedy Brown, Mark Jackson).
2009? - Winner, Yellow Art Awards, Wellington Region.?
- Finalist, Launchpad Australia, Baro Chair.
2007? - Finalist, Norswear New Zealand Art Awards, New Zealand Army Knife.
2003? - Silver, Furniture category, BeST Awards - New Zealand Design Awards.
1999? - Winner, Pins Plastics Award for Product Design.?
- Bachelor of Design, ID maj.
2009? - URBIS Issue 50, NZ?
- Indesign Live, Australia?
- KaiOra, NZ - FX May Issue, UK
2007 - Norswear Art Awards Finalists Exhibition Book
2003 - URBIS Design Annual, NZ - BeST Awards Finalists Publication, NZ