Size: 15.5"W x 11"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
A hand printed black and white woodcut depicting a semi-interior scene after a reception. Printed on Japanese rice paper.
Matthew David Fritz is a visual artist who works and lives in Centerville, Ohio, USA. In 1996 he studied and earned his Bachelor of Art from Wright State University. He has worked in and exhibited works in several mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, charcoal, and even has exhibited large scale installation art. His most recent works of black and white woodcut prints combine his familiarity with wood carving (he is a custom woodworker and furniture maker by trade) with his artistic vision and creativity. His paintings are characteristically impressionistic and chromatically bold. Aside from being a visual artist and craftsman, Matthew is also a recording artist who is proficient in piano, guitar, bass, and mandolin. As a folk singer/songwriter, he regularly composes, produces, and sells his record albums which are performed with his wife, Leslie, who sings with him on the recordings. Awards & Distinctions: Merit Scholarship; 1995; Wright State University Department of Art and Art History Exhibitions: Scholarship Exhibition, Wright State University, 1995; Asahel Wright Community Center Gallery, Centerville, OH, 2000; The View 2000, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 2000; Dual Artist Exhibition, Franklin Street Gallery, Centerville, OH, 2000; The Art of Perception, Franklin Street Gallery, Centerville, OH, 2000; Centerville Arts Council Summer Concert Series; Stubbs Park, Centerville, OH, 2006; Dayton Print Matrix, Wygezen Gardens, Dayton, OH, 2009; Dayton Print Matrix, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Fairbron, OH, 2012; White/Black/Color print exhibition, The Bergamo, Kettering, OH, 2013; Alumni exhibition, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, 2014. Artistic Influences: Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh