Mat Crimmins, born in Boston Massachusetts, attended public school and studied philosophy at Syracuse University.
As a child he drew on everything…homework, desks, doors, walls, floors, elevators, and even himself. And although shapes and figures were created with his food in the early years, it wasn’t until a ceramic hand building class during his senior year at college that Mat was introduced to sculpture.
Moving to San Francisco in his early 20′s, he created with plaster, clay, wood, and metal. Greatly influenced by the artists he associated with in the Bay area, he began to experiment in other mediums and to enjoy the colloborative process of creating with others. After working with a number of contemporary artists in film, photography, and large installations, Mat began taking his own path in art more seriously.
In 2002, Mat moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and began painting, keeping a book of ideas, and using found objects and salvaged materials to create various sized sculptures. In 2007, bronze became more of a focal point and Mat broadened his knowledge of the lost wax process while working at the Shidoni bronze foundry in Santa Fe.
While continuing to work in bronze, Mat is further exploring installations and larger scale pieces. Some of his work is currently showing at Range West Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico.