Matthew Vivirito

Matthew Vivirito lives, teaches, and maintains a studio practice in Milwaukee, WI where he is a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee while also teaching at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He recently received the Gener8tor Grant, the Ruth Arts Grant, and a Fellowship for the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery. Matthew has permanent installations on campus at the University of Colorado Boulder and within the Chazen Museum in Madison, WI. He received his BFA in Sculpture and BA in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The relationship between humanity and native species relies on a careful balance of care and support in order to grow. Just as a cradle supports and balances an infant, our environment and us now support one another. We see this relationship in effect in the agriculture of the surrounding land. The aim of the project is to highlight this relationship for viewers.”

We'll Share by Matthew Vivirito (2020). Birch, stained maple, upholstery.