Matt Hall grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Klamath falls Oregon. He moved to Portland Oregon in 1997 to attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he majored in painting and drinking coffee.
He's had a lifelong love affair with natural history museums, taxidermy, hidden spaces, sea monsters, and scientific phenomena.
Matt's work, through the recording, preservation, and recontextualization of natural ephemera and found objects, deals with the intersection of death, memory, loss, and wonder.
He currently lives in North Portland, where he can be found riding his bicycle, drawing trees and waving at neighborhood cats.
*no animals were harmed in the making of this work.
ALL animals were found dead, already killed, due to vehicular collision or the grim reaper.