A native of Richmond, Virginia, Lively attended the Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a Bachelor in Fine art and a Sculpture Major. Further, since 1988 he has traveled to Switzerland every summer to build upon his artistic exposure. The sheer wonderment and fascination of the Alps and the countryside has enriched his ability more than any previous education. Matt’s work clearly demonstrates an obsession with the simplicity of objects and the play of a single piercing light source. A combination that results in a dramatic expression.
“In a world where the tempos has been set at ‘hurry scurry’, I hope to convey the subtle and unpretentious energy of figurative objects and sculpted forms."
Matt moved to Atlanta with his wife Wendy, who continues to encourage him to ignore the complex and concentrate on the uncomplicated and rewarding aspects of images and life.