"My approach to my art and work has been constantly evolving. When I’m creating sculptural vessels that serve no direct function, I think about the shape, the contours, and its presence. A sculptural vessel regardless of size can hold a presence in a room and achieving that is my mindset when approaching that work."
— MATT CRIPPS
Winner of the 2020 BMO First Art Award, Matt Cripps was born and raised in Miramichi, NB. Following his undergrad at St. Thomas University, where he completed a BA in Fine Arts, he began employment at Gallery 78 in Fredericton, NB. He then completed a two year diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics, and a certificate in Advanced Studio Practice at the New Brunswick College of Craft of Design (NBCCD).