Trek Matthews

Trek Matthews (United Sates) Residence: May 2019

Trek Matthews is a painter, illustrator and print designer based in Chicago. He concentrated in printmaking for his BFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and graduated in 2014. Since completing his studies, he has produced murals for public & corporate clients, and has since shown work at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and abroad in Moscow with the Artmossphere Biennale.

Trek explores spaces of transit infrastructure as physical hubs of memories, and their deeply instrumental and ubiquitous role in connecting society.

During his stay at Studio Kura, Trek would like to focus on stations in the Kyūshū region—particularly on local and third sector railways that serve an important role in maintaining their communities in a time of population decline in rural Japan.

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