Matt Moyer earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics with a minor in graphic design from Illinois State University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served as Artist in Residence at the Herbert Hoover National Historical site in West Branch, Iowa, as part of the National Park Service Artist in Residence Program. He earned a master of fine arts in ceramics with a minor in sculpture from the University of Missouri. While at the University of Missouri he was a Studios Midwest resident in Galesburg, Illinois, traveled abroad, and served as Artist in Residence at The Tainan National University of the Arts. Matt Moyer's creative research takes him in several different directions at any given time. He ranges from creating functional pottery to mixed media ceramic sculpture to large outdoor welded steel installations. All his work is firmly rooted within traditional craft as it pertains to both art and skilled trades, and all facets of his creative work have a decidedly industrial sensibility. This stems from his blue-collar upbringing in Moline, Illinois.
Moyer maintains his active ceramics and sculpture studio at his home in Columbia, Missouri. He teaches drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and public sculpture at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri. Additionally, he teaches three-dimensional design at the Columbia College day campus in Columbia, Missouri. Moyer's work is available for purchase in the BCA Gift Shop. MattMoyerDesign.com