Multi-faceted award-winning artist Matt Gould (Red Deer) was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. The impulse to create has always been a motivating force in his life and has found expression in painting, singing, acting, writing, directing and design.
His visual art is found in a numerous corporate and private collections across Canada and Europe and in the United States. Gould has also had the privilege of illustrating Joy Kogawa’s book “Naomi’s Road”, Kipling’s “Rikki Tikki Tavi” as well as Cora Weber-Pillwax’s “Billy’s World” which appears in both English and Cree. He was recently awarded an individual artist project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for a six-panel textile art piece entitled “In Jesus’ Name”. Gould has been experimenting with digital images on cloth that are appliqued and embroidered upon.
In another corner of the Universe, Gould playwright and Artistic Director of two theatre companies in the Red Deer area: Tree House Youth Theatre and artsparks on the boards.
ACC Exhibitions: Focus on Fibre Arts Association (2008), InTensions (2009), Praire Excellence (2010), words, wit, wisdom and wool (2010), In the RED (2011), Thinking Big (2012), Fabricated (DADE-2012), Well in Hand (2014), Totems of the Masculine (2014), 15 on 35 (2015), Masterworks (2015)