Matt Torr (M.T) is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau, whose artistic exploration is a response to the daily rituals that populate his domestic landscapes. M.T dissects temporal moments into their fundamental fragments or 'ingredients'. Akin to a recipe, his artistic methodology structures both his research and creative process. M.T explores how these ‘ingredients’ share connections, through his process of list making and methods of re-assembling. Through this process, he challenges perceptions of mundane actions and presents a unique perspective through which to view the familiar. By elevating the ordinary, M.T encourages us to find beauty, meaning, and inspiration in the everyday moments that often go unnoticed.
With a Bachelor's Degree in Spatial Design, M.T's artistic practice was recognised early on when he was awarded the 'Most Outstanding First Year' in 2012. He went on to receive the esteemed 'Artichoke Award’ in 2015 and the prestigious 'Resene Color Award' in 2017. After spending four years working in landscape design, he pursued further study, culminating in the completion of a Master of Design with Honours (First Class) from AUT University in 2023.