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Emily Matteson

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Class of 2019

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B.F.A. (Studio Practices) University of Colorado, Boulder, 2018


Raised on the mesas of the North Fork Valley in rural western Colorado, Emily Matteson became close with many species and their lessons of life. These relationships with the plants and animals of her home were what motivated her early art as she studied painting, new media, video, performance, and installation while completing her BFA at the University of Colorado, Boulder. With an interest in ethnobiology and farm practices, Emily creates art to make our natural surroundings more accessible; to encourage viewers to re-evaluate their relationships with plants, animals, and environments.