Matt Lively and Tim Harper are two artists living and working in the rich arts community of Richmond, Virginia. Lively is a painter and sculptor, whose work can be found in corporate and private collections and galleries in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and China. Harper’s work focuses largely on kinetic sculpture—a medium which utilizes his background in design and science to create intricate found object sculptures. Lively and Harper began collaborating in early 2013 and quickly found that their strengths as artists were complimentary, and the two were able to create a body of sculptural work that engages with public spaces in a meaningful way. At the heart of this collaborative effort is creating a curious viewership who interact enthusiastically with the environment and community.
Matt Lively earned a BFA in Sculpture from VCU in 1993 and has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo, juried and group exhibitions. Matt is on the Board of 1708 Gallery, is a contributing founding member of Ink Tank Lab, serves as Art Director of short films and recently began producing public art. Matt Lively's work is in collections in the U.S, Canada, Europe, Australia and China. When not teaching at the Virginia Museum Studio School, Matt can be found in his barn studio near his family.
Matt Lively was the 2012 recipient of the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts. To see more of Matt’s work, visit mattlively.com.
Tim Harper earned a BFA in Communication Arts and Design from VCU in 2003 and a BS in Finance and Management from Virginia Tech in 1994. He has exhibited his found object and kinetic sculptures throughout the mid-atlantic and taught kinetic art workshops for children and adults.
Tim also runs a freelance graphic design studio in Richmond, VA. To see more of Tim’s work, visit timharperdesign.com.