Adam Matano is a professional artist and educator, specializing in figurative sculpture. Matano studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut, receiving a BFA in Sculpture. Although Matano’s main training was in the human figure, he has always had a special love of animals. This has inspired him to apply his knowledge of the human figure to sculpting animals as well. Matano is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, and an artist member of the California Art Club. His work has most recently been shown at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Currently, Matano works and lives in Los Angeles, exhibiting his sculptures and teaching both figurative and animal sculpture.
“I seek compelling gestures to fit abstract ideas. The design of the animal ambiguously demonstrates emotion through form and gesture, provoking an intriguing interaction between it and the viewer. My visual ideas start in the studio and are further explored with live animals, most recently from the zoo. I discover physical and psychological characteristics of the individual that speak to the initial ideas, whether they are actually inherent in the individual or my projection of who they are. They help to define my final works.” – Matano