Being a true journalist and tireless researcher, I copied and pasted the following biography about the artist we’ll soon be viewing at the Black Rock Gallery:
Matt Sesow is a “self-teaching” painter from Washington Dc working and living entirely off the sales of his paintings. Matt Sesow started painting in 1994 as a hobby during the nighttime and weekends as a diversion from his life as a computer programmer at IBM.
As a child, Matt was struck by the propeller of a landing airplane that subsequently severed his dominant hand while growing up in the farmlands of Nebraska. He credits his childhood trauma as being the main influence for his decision to become a painter.
Sesow has exhibited in galleries around the world and is part of the inventory of several outsider and naive art collectors.