Matt Demers is a visual artist living in Gardiner, Maine. His work has been featured in a variety of venues including Jumee Kim Gallery, UMVA Gallery, Frank Brockman Gallery, Common Street Arts, Sheepscot General Gallery, Harmon’s and Barton’s Gallery, Harlow Gallery, and many more.
“I grew up making the kind of crafts you make out of toilet paper tubes and pipe cleaners, coloring outside the lines of coloring books, scribbling everywhere and on everything, reading old comics, and customizing everything I owned. My childhood home was very old and filled with old stuff which led to my passion for old objects and materials.
I studied graphic arts in high school and college and I was really inspired by graffiti and street art at that time. I’ve worked as a screen printer, embroiderer, sign maker, antique dealer, and gravedigger. These are the things that have shaped me the most and affect my observation and inspiration. I create non-objective compositions working quickly and spontaneously using elements of all these things to create new visual objects with a variety of materials and techniques.”