Matthew Dehaemers

The arsenal of mediums I employ is vast–from water, wood, steel, bread, to fiber and murals that at the onset one might not see the shared relationship among my various projects. In reality, upon a little deep investigation there is a great consistency that weaves my many art installations together. Inspired by aspects of history, contemporary issues and community life, my goal is to make art that operates on different levels of audience engagement. One arts writer has said, Dehaemers places a great deal of importance on the transformative forces of culture, history, and place. My work addresses issues that are social, economic, and environmental, from the global water crisis to telemarketing and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. My goal is to make art that operates on many different levels in a way that people can be involved in the process allowing everyone to have a relationship with the art form.

Artist-in-residence from 2012 to 2014.