Matthew Bearden

Artist Statement


Artist Bio

Matthew Bearden attended Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, earning a B.A. in Commercial Art in 1992. Continuing to explore studio painting, Bearden realized this was the way he wanted to direct his creative energy. He continued this course of study at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Though he enjoyed the creative environment, Matt left the Institute in search of the freedom to develop his own style of painting. His work is in the permanent collection at the Oklahoma Supreme Court (Hump) and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame (Miles Davis).

Matthew Bearden hails from Hominy, Oklahoma and is a member of the Citizen Band Pot