Crista Matteson has been creating sculpture that combines kiln cast glass, lost wax cast bronze and ceramics since 2011. Her figurative and botanical work speaks of her love for the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest, which she calls home.
Matteson’s professional roots continue to inform her work. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Textiles from the California College of Art in San Francisco. She began her career as a costume designer working for several of the major theater companies in California. Since then her disciplined pursuit of learning has never ceased. Having won a myriad of awards and scholarships in recent years, Matteson has had the opportunity to study glass and metal working at the Pratt Fine Art Center, as well as participate in the Sculpture Atelier at Gage Academy of Art. In 2018 she studied at Pilchuck Glass School, worked as an assistant instructor teaching glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, had her work published in Ceramics Monthly and won a Juror’s award at the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum.
Matteson’s work can be found in public and private collections. Matteson exhibits in museums and galleries across the US and is represented by Bender Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.