Matt Kinney (b. 1970) is a sculptor working in Newburgh, NY. Born in Georgetown, Massachusetts, Kinney attended Pratt Institute as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to study painting. He moved to the Hudson Valley in 2003 and in 2006 transitioned from painting to sculpture.
Kinney previously worked at art foundries in their sand departments as well as in the construction industry. This is reflected in his studio work, which often references the production of the constructed world around us. While his narrative references are varied, his practice is recognizable through his use of manipulated organic material transformed into deliberate provocations. Kinney also often uses the palette of the natural world to explore form and subject.