Teacher / Instructor; Visual Artist: Drawing Illustration; Visual Artist: Installation; Visual Artist: Mixed Media; Visual Artist: Print / Digital Art / Graphic Design
Matt Forrest received his BFA from Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA, 2005) and his MFA from West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV, 2008) and most recently Matt has received his Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from UGA. He had worked on the North Side of Pittsburgh, PA at Artists Image Resource as associate printer for 10 years before moving to Gray GA.
During Matt’s time in Pittsburgh, he also ran several outreach projects with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Through this research, Matt has built a number of prototype tactile learning mechanisms for students to feel different vibrations in their school curriculum. Currently, he has expanded working with students with disabilities by integrating tactile art practices for the visually impaired. Matt continues to work with various outreach groups including the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon, GA. along with a number of schools and outreach programs in Baldwin, Bibb, and Jones Co.
Current exhibits include Flatbed Press in Austin Tx 2021
Matt is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, where he teaches printmaking, digital art, 2D foundations and capstone classes.