Biography: Matt Eskuche
Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998 and studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo. He exhibits with Habatat Galleries Chicago and Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. His work has been published in New Glass Review (Volumes 25 and 29), Glass Quarterly, American Craft, The Flow, and Glassline. Eskuche's work has been acquired by many museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design.
For his 2009 Residency, Eskuche chose two artists, Chris McElroy and Kaori Koike, to collaborate with him to create work that explores the ideas of overconsumption and wastefulness. The work consisted of flameworked elements varying in scale and shape, assembled in a sculpture that incorporates kinetic movement. McElroy and Koike are both emerging flameworking artists whose work has been showcased in various exhibitions internationally.