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Name: Matthew Rezac
Bio: Matthew Rezac is a graphic designer living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Originally from South Dakota he moved to Minneapolis in 1998 to go to Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He holds a BFA from MCAD, where he studied graphic design and photography. After pursuing a career in freelance photography, he came to hate it, so he went back to MCAD for more graphic design courses. From 2004–2006 he served as a Graphic Design Fellow at the Walker Art Center. Since 2006 he has been running a small studio that focuses on print and publication design for cultural and academic clients including Blu Dot Design & Manufacturing, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, and ZER01. His work has received numerous distinctions including both the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers and 365 Awards and has been featured in HOW, Idea, and PRINT magazines. In 2006 he was profiled in STEPmagazine’s “Field Guide to Emerging Design Talent.”
Matthew Rezac has been winning awards for his pastels since 2004, including several Honorable Mentions in the Pastel 100 and and 1st place in the Still Life category in 2007. He was featured in Best of Worldwide Charcoal, Pastel, and Pencil Artists, Volume I, Kennedy Publishing, 2009. An image of his painting "Cultivator" was selected for Stored Potential, a mural project in Omaha, Nebraska featuring fifteen 80' x 20' banners displayed on the side of a vacated grain elevator.
Subjects: Rezac says: "My work is about home, the kind that is shared across generations. A place built by a family, torn back down, revised, nurtured, and well known. A place where memories are stored in everyday objects, waiting to be happened upon and revived, bearing the mark of grief and love and hard work and orneriness and tenderness. A place that quietly forms you as much as you form it."
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