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Hank Mattson is an interdisciplinary artist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Relocating from Utah for a residency at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Hank spent most of his life on sunny California beaches and scorched Arizona deserts. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Arizona University and studied Italian art and culture in Siena, Italy. Having worked in nearly every artistic medium, Hank now prefers oil paints for their freedom of application and exploratory nature. Never mild, his paintings balance unusual colors and sculpturesque texturing. 

In addition to making art, Hank is an instructor at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, teaching courses in painting, drawing, and printmaking.

When not creating art, Hank can be found skateboarding, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.

Select Exhibitions

2023

KNAS Faculty Review, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Solo Show, Wild Ferment, Riverwalk Gallery, Box Factory for the Arts, 

St. Joseph, MI
Michiana Annual Art Competition, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI
Resident Exhibit, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
We Talk About the Weather, the Weather Talks About Us, Clubhouse Gallery, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

2022

Heroes and Villains, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
300+ Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
All Shapes and Sizes, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT
Tiny Art Show, Holladay Arts Council, Holladay, UT

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Winterfest, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT

Business Card Art Show, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT
Desert Mystique, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Statewide Annual Competition, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT
300+ Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Eye to I, Holladay Arts Council, Holladay, UT

Salt City, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Transport, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
300+ Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Adam in Eden, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT
Feeling Before Thought, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Within and Without, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
300+ Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT
Equinox Plein Air Competition, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT

Connect Finals, Utah Arts Alliance, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
President's Art Show, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
Ars Moriendi, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Bountiful, UT
Urban Plein Air, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
300+ Plates, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT
Root and Marrow, Curated Group Show, DRAW Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 

Sandy Visual Art Show, Sandy Arts Guild, Sandy Senior Center, Sandy, UT
Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT
That Looks Sketchy, Art Works Gallery, Cedar City, UT

Festivals

Waterfront Invitational, Saugatuck Douglas Art Club, Saugatuck, MI

Resident Booth, Kalamazoo Art Fair, Kalamazoo, MI

Jerico Faire, Kalamazoo, MI

2023

2022

DIY Fest, Craft Lake City, State Fair Park, Salt Lake City, UT
Big Cottonwood Canyon Flea Market, Brighton, UT
Ogden Arts Festival, Ogden Union Station, Ogden, UT

2021

Harvest Festival, Wasatch Waldorf Charter School, Holladay, UT
Springville Art Festival, Springville, UT
Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Escalante, UT

2015

RAW Artists Salt Lake City: Splendor, The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
RAW Artists Seattle: Exposure, Fremont Foundry, Seattle, WA

2014

RAW Artists Phoenix: Communique, Monarch Theater, Phoenix, AZ

Public Art

2021

2012

Cartwheel, Laser fabricated design along bridge at Three Creeks Confluence, a public park in Salt Lake City, UT

Cold Fire, steel-fabricated camp fire made in collaboration with the sculpture department of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2022

Utah in Season, 6' x 105' mural on the north wall of Bountiful Davis Art Center,     Bountiful, UT

Curation

2020

2018-2020

2018

Curator, Salt City, Group Show, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

Gallery Coordinator, Gallery Stroll at Nostalgia Cafe, Salt Lake City, UT

Curator, Root and Marrow, Group Show, DRAW Inc, Salt Lake City, UT

Teaching

2016-2021

Associate Manager/Product Demos, Blick Art Materials, Salt Lake City, UT

2018

Painting Instructor/Figure Drawing Assistant, Art Haus, Salt Lake City, UT

2013

Grumbacher Acrylic Painting Instructor, Michaels, Flagstaff, AZ

Residencies

2022-2023

Artist-in-residence, Printmaking Department, Kirk Newman Art School, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Faculty, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2022-2023

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