Hans Schmitt-Matzen is a fine artist working in Nashville, Tennessee.  He received his BFA from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in painting and a minor in philosophy. His art has recently been exhibited in group shows at MDR in Magdeburg, Germany, Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn, Salisbury University Gallery in Baltimore, Track 13 Gallery and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. He has had solo exhibitions at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville International Airport, and Material. 

In juxtaposing the media of painting, photography, and sculpture—the natural and the man-made—his work suggests a universal gestural language that may exist in the form of a waterfall, the spine of a book, or the stroke of a brush.

Hans often collaborates with Brooklyn, NY based photographer Gieves Anderson.

He is actively involved in curatorial work for both private clients and public institutions. He was a board member of Fugitive Projects, and was a founding member of COOP Gallery.  

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