CountyPrince George's County
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016
Artist StatementMy work explores the relationship human beings have with their surrounding environments, both natural and man-made, suburban and urban. Through image manipulation and the re-contextualizing of symbols, the work creates new perspectives for the viewer to consider when confronted with their own relationship with the environment. Each series of work explores different aspects of footprint that humans have left on the earth and our connection to it.
Matthew McLaughlin received his BFA degree in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art in 2007 and Design and his MFA degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2011. He is an instructor of printmaking and foundations at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD and teaches workshops on different printmaking techniques at regional print shops. Matthew has shown his work nationally and internationally and in 2013 established R&D editions, a fine art press working with artists, scientists, and engineers to create limited edition prints.