Isabel Mattia is an MFA candidate at Rhode Island School of Design. She studied at SAIC for a post-baccalaureate semester in 2016 after receiving her Bachelors Degree from Brown University with a double concentration in Visual Art (with honors) and Africana Studies. Her work has been exhibited in the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, New Bedford Art Museum, The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University, and the David Winton Bell Gallery. She is a recipient of the Marlene Malik Grant for Sculpture and the Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art.
Mattia lives on a nascent farm in rural Rhode Island, and works in her space within Smokestack Studios in Fall River, Massachusetts. She is an artist fabricator and welding instructor at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI. Her art practice is informed by her work as a birth doula She has worked as Dedee Shattuck Gallery's gallery manager and lead curator, as a teaching and artist assistant for artists Paul Myoda and Charlotte Hamlin. Mattia has led arts workshops at Curvin-McCabe school in Pawtucket Rhode Island and in the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island.
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2017-2019 (in progress)
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI; MFA Sculpture
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Il
Brown University, Providence, RI; BFA, Visual Art (with honors) & Africana Studies
School For International Training; Ghana, West Africa; Social Transformations & Cultural Expression (Spring Semester)
Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists professional development grant
Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art
Marlene Malik Grant for Sculpture
2016 - present
Paolino Properties, Pop-up show, Downtown Providence, RI, In Close Proximity
Hunter Gallery, St. Georges School, Middletown, RI, trace/erase (solo)
Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA, Isabel Mattia, Elena Bria, and Timothy Powers Wilson
Sakonnet Collective, Tiverton, RI, Padraic Manning, Isabel Mattia, and Stephen Kinnane
Dedee Shattuck Gallery Sculpture Garden, Westport, MA, Efflorescence, Permanent Installation
Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, Tiverton, RI, Steel and Space
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, The Determined Line
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, Smokestack at the Narrows
Gustin Gallery, Dartmouth MA, Thoughts and Processes
The River Project, Dartmouth MA, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Slocum's River Reserve
The Art Drive, Westport, MA, studio tour exhibition
Gratitude Harvest Music and Art Festival, Dartmouth, MA, Outdoor Sculpture
Brown University List Art Center, Providence, RI, Disquiet; (solo)
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI, Dream Objects; (solo) Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI, Brown University VISA Class of 2011 Group Show
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI, Opening Exhibition for the Granoff Center
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI, American Dance Legacy Institute- Mini Fest
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, Friends Academy Alumni Exhibit
Brown University List Art Center, Providence, RI, Second Honors Student Exhibition
Brown University List Art Center, Providence, RI, First Honors Student Exhibition
2017 - Present
2017 - Present
2014 - Present
2011 - 2015
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI: Teaching Assistant.
Rhode Island School of Design, Center for Arts and Language Providence RI: Writing Tutor.
The Steel Yard, Providence RI: Instructor, and Designer/Fabricator for Public Projects.
Brown University, Providence RI; Sculpture Teaching Assistant for Paul Myoda
Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA: Lead Curator
Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation, Bristol, RI: Guest Critic
Studio Assistant to Charlotte Hamlin, New Bedford/Fall River, MA
RiverzEdge Arts Project: Mobile Studio, Pawtucket, RI; Mobile Studio Art Teacher
RiverzEdge Arts Project, Woonsocket, RI; Summer Intern
Brown University Women’s Space in Prison for Arts and Creative Expression, Providence, RI; Program Coordinator and Workshop Facilitator
Cover Illustration, Connolly, J.F. Last Summer. Providence, RI: The Providence Athenaeum for the Philbrick Poetry Award, 2006.