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Matt Bellefeuille

Winthrop Harbor, IL, United States

I began creating at an early age, just like most artists, but I did not find what I consider to be my "calling" until I learned how to weld. My day job gave me the opportunity to pick up this valuable skill and it did not take long for my creative side to pull me into the direction of sculpture. It started slowly and simply with animal sculptures made from recycled bolts, nuts and other steel scraps. In April of 2014 I installed my first outdoor sculpture, Deep Breath. Thirteen feet tall, made from various scrap steel, with a caution light for his head, he now stands in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After completion of Deep Breath, I was determined to push myself to create something unlike anything I have ever seen. I took on a project more difficult than I could have imagined and the results became my first entry to Artprize in 2015. Piano, Reimagined as a Trotting Horse was my first large scale kinetic piece. In 2016, I created something that comes completely from the heart. 1380 Screws is my attempt to share with the world a visual representation of the life of someone with Cystic Fibrosis.

Matt's ArtPrize Entries

These are Matt's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Inner Peace

    Inner Peace

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Matt Bellefeuille
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  • Photo of 1380 Screws

    1380 Screws

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Matt Bellefeuille
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  • Photo of Piano reimagined as a trotting horse

    Piano reimagined as a trotting horse

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Matt Bellefeuille
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