BIO

Matt Storm is a photo-based artist, making photographs, performances, installations and sculptures in Washington, DC. Storm’s work engages with the theme of identity, and the question “who are we, and how do we know?” He approaches this question through self-portraiture, and visual topics including transgender and queer issues, family, and community.

Storm has had solo shows in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington, DC, and has participated in group shows in Maryland, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Vermont.

Storm grew up in Princeton, NJ. He attended Dartmouth College, and majored in Studio Art, and received the Perspectives on Design Award, given to the top graduating studio art major(s). He also transitioned to living as a transgender man during this time. Storm has interned at the Marpha Foundation in Nepal, has worked as a full-time teaching assistant and instructor for Dartmouth College’s art department, and has been an intern captain at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Storm serves on the leadership team of the LGBTQ Caucus of the Society for Photographic Education.

Recent Press:

Sept 2018 Interview about BODIES show in DCist:

http://dcist.com/2018/09/bodies_exhibit_opens_september_15.php

June 2018 Interview with Six by Eight Press:

https://www.sixbyeightpress.com/interview-matt-storm/

 

June 2018 Interview with F-Stop Magazine: 

http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2018/06/interview-with-photographer-matt-storm/

Also featured at Wobneb Magazine: https://medium.com/wobneb-magazine/featured-photographer-matt-storm-b23d12b95cca

 

June 2018 Interview with Somerville Community Access Television: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhO4ykJOSDk

 

Recent shows (Summer & Fall 2018):

BODIES, group show curated by Amy Lokoff, at Otis Street Arts Project, Mt. Rainier MD (just outside of DC). Featured 8 photos from Act of Looking II.

REFUGE, group show curated by Gerald Auten, featuring What Happened from the What Started It series. Strauss Gallery in the Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH.

CHEST, solo sculpture show at Somerville Media Center Gallery, in Somerville MA. Show featured the CHEST sculpture series.

CELEBRATE, group show curated by Liz Faust and Adam David Bencomo, in conjunction with Baltimore Pride, featuring 3 works from Act of Looking. Baltimore, MD.

 

Events during Summer 2018:

GENDER-INCLUSIVE DESIGN NIGHT, cohosted by SmartDesign and Women in Innovation, in NYC on Monday July 16. Participants heard perspectives from gender 'experts' and design strategists, and took part in a mini design-challenge around creating more inclusive products and experiences for gender-diverse individuals.  

SEXUAL ORIENTATION, INCLUSION, AND GENDER IDENTITY, a panel discussion in conjunction with the screening of Suited, the HBO documentary about a tailoring company that caters to transgender and non-binary clients, on June 28, Somerville, MA. Panelists included Matt Storm, writer Hannah Simpson, and and activist Bennet. Organized by Somerville Media Center, Arlington International Film Festival, HBO, and the City of Somerville.