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Matthew Amey

-- Artist --

As an artist from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I have been creating artwork for over 30 years and tattooing since 1991. When not using a tattoo machine, I create works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, digital design, various sculptural mediums and photography. I continue to experiment with new concepts, materials, and techniques.

My non-tattoo related work will soon be available at Wooden Octopus in Berlin, Maryland.

Being part owner of both Independent Tattoo and Ancient Art Tattoo, in Delaware, I am consistently working either on paper, canvas or skin and I continually strive to incorporate modern advancements in technology into much of my work.

I have published a few art book and my work has been featured in a number of other PUBLISHED WORKS.

Experience

Independent Tattoo Inc. , Co-owner/Artist : Feb. 1997 - Present

Ancient Art Tattoo, Co-owner/Artist : April 2013 - Present

Education

BFA - University of Delaware 2012

Research fellow - 2011

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

  • Paint Berlin - Plein Air Competition 2016
  • Paint Berlin - Plein Air Competition 2015
  • Group Show - Adorned: Body + Art : Oxford Arts Alliance Feb 6 - Feb 27, 2015
  • Solo show at Tony Weeg gallery/photography studio, Salisbury, MD - July 18, 2014
  • Solo show at the Berlin Coffee House - Dec 2013 to Feb 2014
  • Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2013
  • Paint Berlin - Plein Air Competition 2013
  • Artists Paint OC Plein Air Competition - Art League of Ocean City MD
  • Art and History of the Tattoo 2013 - Art Institute and Gallery
  • Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2012
  • Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2011
  • 2011 Summer Research Fellow Art Show - University of Delaware
  • Punk Rock Fish Gallery - Solo Show - Ocean City MD
  • Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed - Juried Art Show 2011 - University of Delaware
  • 'Wanderlust' Spring 2010 - Ocean City MD - curator and participant: a group show of artists and photographers inspired by travel.
  • Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed - Juried Art Show 2010 - University of Delaware
  • Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition 2009 - University of Delaware
  • 70th Annual Members' Fine Art Exhibition - Rehoboth Art League 2008

AWARDS

  • 2nd Place - Men's Fashion Design Contest : Pinshape.com 2015
  • Art Institute and Gallery - Form, Integrity and Expressive Power award - Art and History of Tattoo 2013
  • Art Institute and Gallery - Best in Show - Portrait and Figure show 2013
  • Uncommon Goods - winner of the Wall Art Challenge 2012
  • Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed - Juried Art Show 2012 - Honorable Mention - University of Delaware
  • Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed - Juried Art Show 2010 - Painting Award - University of Delaware
  • Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition 2009 - Illustration award - University of Delaware
  • Taiwan International Tattoo Convention - 2008
    Best Tattoo of the day
  • Philly Tattoo Arts Convention - 2006
    1st place overall male
  • 2nd International London Tattoo Convention Oct. 6-7-8 2006
    Certificate of participation
  • 1st International London Tattoo Convention - 2005
    Certificate of participation
  • NYC Tattoo Convention - 2005
    3rd place best overall tattooed person
  • Philly Tattoo Arts Convention - 2004
    1st place best color back piece
    Forged in Ink - 2003
    3rd Place best sleeve (arm or leg) male
  • 1st Annual Washington DC Tattoo Expo - 2002
    Top three artists choice – Best Color Small
  • 2nd Annual Tattoo Contest - 2002
    Sponsored by Vertigo Tattoo & the Pit
    Best overall
  • 5th Annual NYC Tattoo Convention - 2002
    2nd place best color
  • Tattoo the Earth - 2002
    Oakland, CA
    2nd place overall male
  • Massachusetts Tattoo Festival - 2001
    1sr place Best Overall Male
  • Cleveland Rocks Tattoo Show - 2001
    Most Covered
    1 st place Best Male Color
  • 3rd Annual Obbey’s Tattoo Convention - 2001
    1 st place Best Sleeve
    1 st place Best Back Piece
    2 nd best Best Portrait
  • 4th Annual NYC Tattoo Convention - 2001
    3rd place best overall tattooed person
  • 8th Annual Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival - 2000
    1st place best sleeve
    2nd place large tattoo
  • 3rd Annual NYC Tattoo Convention - 2000
    2nd place best color tattoo
  • Generation XPO - 1999
    1st Best back piece
    1st best sleeve
    1st best portrait
  • 10th Annual Tattoo Convention Berlin - 1999
    2nd place most realistic tattoo
  • The New Extreme Millenium 2000 Tattoo Extravaganza - 1999
    Best tattoo sleeve
    Best of show
  • Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival - 1998
    1st place best black & gray
    1st place large tattoo
    2nd place best sleeve
  • Forged in Ink - 1998
    1st place best black & gray male large
  • Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival November - 1997
    1st place best black & white tattoo
  • Mardi Gras Tattoo Convention - 1997
    New Orleans Louisiana
    1st place color back piece male
  • Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival - 1996
    2nd place best sleeve
    1st place most realistic