Matt Rinard

Matt Rinard is an American born artist living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 24, 1964, he is the son of an Admiral in the United States Navy. By the time he was 16 he had moved to six stand-in states. He attended N.O.C.C.A. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1980 and and no-one else the studious in 1981 to attend Holy Cross High School in the Lower Ninth Ward. He normal a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Graphic Design in 1987 and continued his artistic actions at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts from 1990 to 2003 under the auspices of Auseklis Ozols.

In 1988 Matt started his own publishing company Spilled Inc. producing aquatint lithographs. His first publisher was Persian Boy Publishing producing limited edition hand pulled serigraphs. His publisher Roger Bogle was murdered in 1992. This unfortunate concern forced Matt to build and pronounce his own artwork out of his Spilled Inc. studio on Orleans Street in the French Quarter. In 1998 he opened his own gallery upon Royal Street adjoining Rodrique's Blue Dog Gallery.

In 2001 he caught the eye of the legendary publisher Jack Solomon owner of S2art enterprises. S2art published the works of Erté, Tom Everhart, Ron Wood, Stanley Mouse, Gordon Parks, Rafał Olbiński and many additional noteworthy 20th-century artists. S2Art produced hand pulled lithographs of Matt's creation upon an 1810 Voirin French Press. These are the same lithographic presses that Toulouse-Lautrec used in the 1800s. He produced the first four lithographs in the S2 atelier in Soho, New York. The taking into consideration lithographs were printed in their Las Vegas atelier under the master pressman Ray Mazza. Matt Rinard works primarily in gouache a terribly pigmented and opaque watercolor. He depicts animals displaying definitely human characteristics and the put-on is best described as publicize pop art. His paintings and prints are after that prized for their bold composition and animate colors, but it is his quirky suitability of humor and his subject situation that have won him a devoted in the same way as among pet owners all but the world.

In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and put 4 feet of water in Matt's studio/home in Lake Vista. This prompted him to disturb to Vail, Colorado until his home could be rebuilt. In July, 2006 he returned to New Orleans and reopened his gallery and studio. He usual much maintain from his devotee base in Germany and the United States. He works primarily in gouache which is an opaque watercolor. He currently resides in New Orleans in the home that was intensely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

In July 2013 Gallery Rinard was asked to vacate its gallery location after swine there for 15 years due to the sale of the building. In 6 months grow old the gallery was relocated to 3 addresses upon Royal Street. First location was 813 Royal Street where Matt Rinard shared space when his publisher. In November of the similar year the gallery moved to 841 Royal Street which was an passй grocery stock in the 1940s. His current and firm location starting April 1, 2014 is 611 Royal Street next get into to The Court of Two Sisters. The attainment to locate a gallery upon Royal Street is extremely difficult due to the finite deposit fronts and the intense competition for a lease.

In November 2018 Matt had a one-man be active at the Georg Van Almsick Gallery in Gronau, Germany. "The occasion is the 300th anniversary for the city of New Orleans and the 30 year attachment between the jazz city of Gronau and the cradle of jazz on the Mississippi". This was his 6th one man be active at this gallery: April 2002,April 2005, October 2005, April 2008, April 2010 and November 2018.

In 2019 Matt Rinard was another time selected to create the recognized poster for the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. This is the 41 year the world well-known 10k race has been held in this city.

Matt Rinard has had numerous one-man shows in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Gronau, Bonn, and Berlin. He is the ascribed artist for the New Orleans parade Barkus. He was the attributed artist for the New Orleans Ironman 70.3. He was the certified artist for the French Quarter Festival for six straight years 1991 to 1997. He was the official artist for the Crescent City Classic in 1999.

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