Mathew Rangel

Artists In The Back Country

Mathew Rangel – Conceptual Artist

A full-color exhibition catalog featuring Mathew’s complete suite of works from a transect – Due East has recently been published and It’s now available for purchase. It was published by University of Alberta Libraries to accompany a current exhibition curated by the Map Librarian David Jones.

The catalog is 10×10 inches in size and all the images are featured in very-fine detail. There is a substantial written discourse along with captions for each image. It will primarily be distributed among the Association of Research Libraries North America. There are a limited number of copies available.

Mathew comes from a small town called Dinuba located within the San Joaquin Valley of California, just west of the Sierra Foothills. He has attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California followed by California State University at Long Beach where he received a BFA in 2005. He is currently pursuing a MFAA at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

“My research at the University of Alberta consists of doing observational drawings of places that I embody with autobiographical significance while incorporating a wide array of linear elements transcribed from maps such as grids, roads, boundaries, trails, waterways, etc. which affect my experience of the landscape.”