Matthew Coté

Curriculum vitae


Education

2018         Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing
             Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

2011         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
             Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2010         Associate of Arts and Sciences
             Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA


Exhibitions

2020
Nicole & Harry Martin 97th Annual Spring Show
, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Juried, Regional
Brooching the Subject:
A Juried Exhibit with Something to Say, Online - Balefire Goods, Arvada, CO, Juried, National
Belt Buckle Expo
, Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Invitational, International
6th Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition
, Online Exhibition, Juried, International
26th RAGS Wearable Art Competition
, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National, Jewelry Award

2019
Alchemy 5 - 17th Annual Enamel Exhibition
, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Juried, International
Fun Sized Art, Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Juried, National
In God We Trust: Reflections on Religion on America, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, Juried, National
Loaded Questions, Minka Gallery, Tacoma, WA, Invitational, Solo
Roslyn Art Festival Juried Show - "Memories", Heritage Distillery, Roslyn, WA, Juried, International
Alchemy 5 - 17th Annual Enamel Exhibition, University of Oregon - LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR, Juried, International
5th Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, Online Exhibition, Juried, International
Journeys Onward - Veterans Experiences in Art and Words, Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI, Juried, International
Pennsylvania Metals Invitational, Brockway Center for Arts and Technology, Brockway, PA, Invitational, Regional
Small Works Exhibit, The Studios of Key West - Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL, Juried, International
Pop-Up Solo Exhibition, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Invitational, Solo
25th RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National

2018
Craft Forms - 24th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, Juried, International
Click_Bait, Dab Art, Online Exhibition, Juried, National
16th Annual Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA, Juried, International
Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad
, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Invitational, International
Everything is Political, Sugar City Arts Collaborative, Buffalo, NY, Solo
Everything is Political, Artlore Studio, Erie, PA, Solo
24th RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National, Jewelry Award

2017
EUP Graduate Artist's Association Exhibition, Edinboro University - Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Invitational, Local
Quadrennial: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the U.S. and Abroad, Montana State University - Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Bozeman, MT, Invitational, International
Turning Red: Artists of Pennsylvania Respond to the 2016 Election, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, Juried, Regional
EUP Juried Student Art Exhibition, Edinboro University - Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Juried, Local
15th Annual Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA, Juried, International
94th Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Juried, Regional
Chimera XV, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Juried, Local
Metals 2017, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Invitational, National
23rd RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National

2016
EUP Graduate Artist's Association Exhibition, Edinboro University - Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA Invitational, Local
4th Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, Online Exhibition, Juried, International
EUP Juried Student Art Exhibition, Edinboro University - Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Juried, International
22nd RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mecedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National
Chimera XIV, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Juried, Local

2015
EUP Graduate Artist's Association Exhibition, Edinboro University - Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA, Invitational, Local
THE HIDDEN AGENDA, Moss+Mineral Gallery, Tacoma, WA, Solo
21st RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National

2014
Metal Urge, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA, Juried, Regional
Futari-Ten Art Festival, Engaru, Hokkaido, Japan, invitational, International
En Plein Air Art Festival, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA, Invitational, Regional
Changing Hues - Jewelry Exhibition, Ganoksin, Online Exhibition, Jured, International
20th RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National, Accessory Award

2013
2nd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, Online Exhibition, Juried, International, Honorable Mention
19th RAGS Wearable Art Competition, Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, Juried, National

2012
Welding Rodeo - Welding Competition, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA, Juried, Regional

2011
Welding Rodeo - Welding Competition, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA, Juried, Regional
8th Annual CWU Juried Student Art Exhibition, Central Washington University - Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, Juried, Local
Summation of Communication, Alley Cat Artists Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, Invitational, Local

2010
Welding Rodeo - Welding Competition, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA, Juried, Regional
Salvage Art Show, Alley Cat Artists Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, Juried, Regional
Cat Fight, Alley Cat Artists Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, Juried, Regional, Best in Show
Form/Function: Poetry & Art Collaboration, Alley Cat Artists Gallery, Ellensburg, WA, Invitational, Regional

2008
Zeit-Bike - Sculptural Bike Competition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Juried, Regional

2007
Zeit-Bike - Sculptural Bike Competition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Juried, Regional, 3rd Place
TCC Student Art Exhibition, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA, Invitational, Local

2005
Student Documentary Film Festival, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WA, Juried, Regional, 3rd Place

Media + Publications

2020
The Erie Art Museum Quarterly
, The Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA. Spring 2020, Issue 3:1 - Wrote article on collection research

2019
Alchemy 5: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels, The Enamelist Society, Norcross, GA. 2019 - work pictured in print exhibition

Peterson, Bryan. (2019) 2019 World Championship Belt Buckle Competition - work pictured in Print exhibition

Fleming, Brianne. (2019, February 18) Students, adults learn valuable metals skills in charm bracelet workshop, Dubois Courier Express, DuBois, PA - Featured in Article

2018
Fleming, Brianne. (2018, December 4) Brockway metal professionals 'heat things up' at Jeff Tech, DuBois Courier Express, DuBois, PA - Featured in Article

Torres, Yessica. Click_Bait, Dab Art Quarterly, Ventura, CA, Fall 2018 - work featured in print exhibition

Quadrennial: Spectacular Beckles from the U.S. and Abroad, Society of Contemporary Craft - work pictured in exhibition announcement

2017
Peterson, Bryan. (2017) The World Championship Belt Buckle Competition: Four Years of Spectacular Buckles from the united States and Abroad - work pictured in print exhibition

2015
Davidson, Dave R. (2015, August 7) Metalsmith Matthew Coté Unveils 'Hidden Agenda" at Moss + Mineral, Tacoma Weekly, Tacoma, WA - Op ed article and review of artwork

Sailor, Graig (2015, March 6) Riches From RAGS, The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA - Photo of artwork included in article

Demonstrations and Workshops


2019
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology, Charm Bracelet Workshop, Adults
Erie Art Museum, Demonstrations, K - 12

2018
Erie Art Museum, Demonstrations, K - 12

2010 – 2015
Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Workshops and Classes, Adults

2012
Wa He Lut Indian School, Aluminum Charms Workshop, K - 12
Tacoma Art Museum, Aluminum Charms Workshop, K - 12

Awards and Honors

2020
Rags Guild Jewelry Award, Tacoma RAGS Guild, Tacoma, WA

2019
Erie Art Museum Cheteyan Fellowship, Erie, PA

2018
Rags Guild Jewelry Award, Tacoma RAGS Guild, Tacoma, WA

2015
Tacoma Artists Initiative Program Grant, Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma, WA

2014
RAGS Guild Accessory Award, Tacoma RAGS Guild, Tacoma, WA

2013
Honorable Mention, 2nd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, Online

2011
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership, CWU College of Arts and Humanities, Ellensburg, WA

2007
3rd Place, Best Sculpture, Zeit-Bike Sculptural Bike Competition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2005
3rd Place Documentary Award, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma, WA


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