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Hank Mattson is an interdisciplinary artist living in Salt Lake City. Relocating to Utah in 2015, 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. When not painting, Hank can be found skateboarding, cooking, reading fiction, and spending time with family.

Select Exhibitions

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

2021

2015

2014

Artist Vendor, Harvest Festival, Wasatch Waldorf Charter School, Holladay, UT
Artist Vendor, Springville Art Festival, Springville, UT
Plein air contestant, Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Escalante, UT

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

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

Installations

2021

2012

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

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

2018

2013

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

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

Grumbacher Acrylic Painting Instructor, Michaels, Flagstaff, AZ