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Tory Mata grew up in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and received her BA in Fine Arts from Clark University in 2005. After traveling through the southwestern United States, South America, and Nepal, in 2010 she relocated to Key West, Florida, where she is currently based.

Her painted works, though not representational, use the language of landscape and are influenced by these varying terrains and their unique, native colors and forms.

Her recent series are minimalist and meditative in tone, with an emphasis on natural materials, textures and processes. Shades of black and white combine to explore the appearance of opposites and the unifying balance between opposing states. Elements that hold symbolic and personal value (notably clay, bone, rust, wood and cotton) come together in varied forms to speak to themes of loss, transformation and impermanence. Works often build in series and multiples, observing the complexity of relationship and the fragmenting of experience.

Mata received the Anne Mckee Artist Foundation grant in 2019 and 2022.

Victoria Mata b. 1983 lives and works in Key West, Florida. Mata received a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University, with Highest Honors in Fine Arts [2005]. As an abstract painter, her work is influenced by the language of landscape with an emphasis on gesture, intimacy, and sense of place. Recent works have expanded to include handmade paper and recontextualized found personal materials, notably bed linens, bones, and tin roof tiles. Selected Solo exhibitions include 'Where You Are' at the Studios of Key West [2018], 'Placeholding' at Grace on Frances [2019], and 'Elegy' at Harrison Gallery [2020], and selected group exhibitions include 'From a Woman’s Hand' at the Key West Art & Historical Society [2020]. Mata received the Anne Mckee Artist Foundation grant in 2019.
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