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Mat Holmstrom

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Mat Holmstrom is a multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Growing up in the small French community of Beaumont, Alberta, Holmstrom’s interest in art and culture grew after having the opportunity to travel to major art hubs such as New York, London, Paris, and San Francisco. Artists such as Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso have all inspired and guided Holmstrom's prolific creation and aesthetic. Holmstrom's work explores a diverse range of subject matter including history, nature, the human condition, and abstract thought. Rich color palettes and expressive layering of shape and texture lend to the dynamic nature of his work. He has been invited to participate in numerous group exhibits and several solo exhibitions across British Columbia, with pieces in private collections throughout North America. After attending the Alberta College of Art & Design and MacEwan University - where he studied both traditional and contemporary art and design - he relocated to Vancouver where he began a lifelong commitment to developing personal art philosophies and practices. He currently runs a private art studio, instructs part-time at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and sits on the board of the East Side Arts Society, where he helps coordinate Studio 101 - a program dedicated to supporting diverse and engaging artistic experiences for Vancouver’s inner-city youth.
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