reCYCLE pARTS Artist Spotlight: Matt Sommers

Friday, February 08, 2013


reCYCLE pARTS Artist Spotlight: Matt Sommers

Matt Sommers is a visual artist, composer, musician and producer that works in the Indianapolis area.  His portfolio includes multiple mediums; including sculpture, video, photography, illustration, and sound.

This seasoned artist’s artwork is often described as existing at the crossroads of mechanical and lyrical, blurring the lines between man-made and hand-made.  Techno/organic issues are addressed in his artwork.  Matt is concerned with the place that machines occupy in our lives, our spaces and our hearts.  ”These devices are conceived by people, and we see humanity in them.  Personality, behavior and intention – normally considered human attributes – are often observed in mechanical creations.  My work explores this phenomena.” – Matt Sommers

Matt is a Herron School of Art & Design Alumnus, a member of the Big Car Collective, and Creative Director for Kilpsch.  For more information and to view some of Matt’s various artwork, please visit

Be sure to check out Matt’s reCYCLE pARTS piece on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery benefitting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, INDYCOG, and World Bike Relief.

Recent Exhibitions:
2011 StutzArtSpace – Social Currency
2012 Primary Colours – Installation Nation
2012 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Toby Theater – 48 Hour Film Project
2012 Spirit & Place StutzArtSpace – Insert Coin To Play
2013 American Pianists Associations – piano pARTS

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