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Robert Matre opened Matre Gallery in Atlanta in 1995, and over the past seventeen years it has earned a reputation as one of the leading galleries in the Southeast.  Exhibiting significant works by emerging and recognized artists, Matre Gallery’s roster includes a mix of local, regional and national artists, with a focus on figurative and representational paintings, drawings, mixed-media and photography.  The gallery presents solo and group exhibitions throughout the year, and its Friday night openings continue to buzz with energy and enthusiasm.





PHOTOGRAPHY

Since 2003, Robert Matre has pursued photography as a serious art form
, shooting in a style that floats between documentation, photo-journalism and high art.  His goal is to create an instant nostalgia through images that are experienced as much as viewed.  Special attention is given to composition, light, tone, mood and presentation.  The theme of memory is embedded in his work, offering the viewer a sense of comfort, intrigue and drama.

 

 


GOLF

Robert Matre's passion for photography was born on a golf course
, when he took his camera to a practice round at a tournament in Atlanta in the Fall of 2003.  The resulting black & white images from that day sparked an interest that would soon define his career as an artist.  Over the past eight years, he has photographed 45 tournaments, including every U.S. Open since 2004.  His travels have taken him to over 70 courses in the United States, across the Atlantic to Scotland and Ireland, and south to Mexico.   

Matre's purpose is to celebrate the game of golf and allow the viewer to experience and enjoy it in a truly unique fashion.  Golf is infinitely interesting.  More than just a pastime, it remains...an adventure of the spirit

 



 
BIO
 

Exhibitions

2011:
Golf In Context
, The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, August - October, 2011  
National Artists
, Nations Bank Plaza, Atlanta, GA, May - June, 2011
Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA, November - December, 2011

2010:
Ten In Ten, Group Exhibition
, Nations Bank Plaza, Atlanta, GA, January 15 - March 31, 2010

2009:
Follow The Sun
, Solo Exhibition, Lookout Mountain Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, October 4 - 31, 2009
Spring Into Summer, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May 15 - June 30, 2009
Golf Viewing
, Solo Exhibition, The Marietta/Cobb Museum Of Art, Marietta, GA, March 28 - June 13, 2008

2008:
Photographs, Solo Exhibition, Lookout Mountain Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, October 4 - November 1, 2008
Merge, Group Exhibition, The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, October 14 - October 12, 2008
Waterscapes, Group Exhibition, Terminus, Atlanta, GA, July 23 - October 3, 2008, Curated by Marianne Lambert
The Red Show, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, February 2008

2007:
Atlanta Scenes
, Group Exhibition, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, October 2007
12th Anniversary Show, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, October 5-31, 2007
Art In The Park, Juried Auction, Ansley Park, Atlanta, GA, September 2007
Atlanta Artists, Group Exhibition, Eatonton, GA, September 2007
Art House, Group Exhibition, ATL Art 07, Atlanta Gallery Association, May 2007
Fresh Air, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May 11 - June 16, 2007
Photographs
, Solo Exhibition, NationsBank Plaza, Atlanta, GA, January 2007
Photographs
, Solo Exhibition, A.G. Edwards, Sea Island, GA

2006:
Photographs, Miller Brothers Ltd., Atlanta, GA, November 2006
Photo Retro, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September 28 - October 31, 2006
Golf Viewing, Solo Exhibition, Bertlesman Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA, October 2006
Eighteen, Solo Exhibition, Mason Murer Fine Art, Lake Oconee, GA, April 2006
Paint In The Pods, Group Exhibition, The Sun Dial, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA, May 2006
The Landscape Show, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May 18 - June 20, 2006
Art House, Group Exhibition, ATL Art 06, Atlanta Gallery Association, May 2007

2005:
Fringe Photos, Solo Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September 30 - October 31, 2005
10x10: The 10th Anniversary Show, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, August 27 - September 20, 2004

2004:
The 9th Anniversary Show, Group Exhibition, Matre Gallery, Atlanta, GA, August 26 - September 24, 2005
Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Group Exhibition, The Sun Dial, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA, November 4 - 30, 2004
Straits Shots, Solo Exhibition, One Buckhead Plaza, Atlanta, GA, October 1 - November 30, 2004
Dealers as Artists: Art by Five Atlanta Gallery Owners, Art Walk At Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA, June 29 - October 3, 2004
Distinctive Atlanta Homes And The People That Live In Them
, Group Exhibition, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April 1 - May 2, 2004

collections:

Coca-Cola
, Atlanta, GA
King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA
BLT Steak, W Downtwon, Atlanta, GA
The Ocean Course Clubhouse,
Kiawah Island, SC
Cassique Sporting Club, Kiawah Island, SC
Barry Real Estate, Atlanta, GA
Ernst & Young, Atlanta, GA
Twelve Hotel, Atlantic Station , Atlanta, GA
RCG Advisors , Atlanta, GA
Atlantic Capital Bank, Terminus Building, Atlanta, GA
Harless & Associates, Atlanta, GA
Pathway Financial Advisors, Atlanta, GA
The Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head Island, SC

corporate clients:
Ansley Golf Club, Atlanta, GA
The Brickyard, Macon, GA
Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA
Georgia State Golf Association, Marietta, GA
Noble Investment, Atlanta, GA
United States Golf Association,
Far Hills, NJ

publications:

Travel + Leisure Golf, April 2009
Golf Georgia, Official Publication of the Georgia State Golf Association
Athens Banner-Herald
Piedmont Review, Atlanta, GA
Island Insights, Kiawah Island, SC
Net News, Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association
Penley, Longstreet Press
The Columbia County News-Times

websites:
Adam Scott [ adamscott.com.au ]
Mercer University [ mercerbears.com ]
Georgia State Golf Association [ gsga.org ]
Golf [ golf.com ]
Golf Observer [ golfobserver.com ]
Geoff Shackelford [ geoffshackelford.com ]
Waggle Room [ waggleroom.com ]
Ansley Golf Club [ ansleygolfclub.org ]



 

REPRESENTATION

Matre Gallery, 650 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324, 404.812.9520
Parker Gallery, Shops at Sea Island, 600 Sea Island Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, 912.638.2141



 

In The News:
10.01.11  FORE Georgia Magazine  McGladrey Classic Set For Succesful Sequel (cover)
10.01.11  McGladrey Classic  Instant Classic- by Rob Matre
06.13.11  Geoff Shackelford  A Few Monday Views Of Congressional
06.07.11  Pro Golf Talk, NBC Sports  Counting Down To The U.S. Open In Pictures
05.31.11  Khaki Crusader  Countdown To Congressional With Robert Matre
05.01.11  Men's Book Magazine  Dad's Dearest / Par Excellent
05.09.11  Pro Golf Talk, NBC Sports  Here's One Large Novelty Check That Will Go Unused
01.02.11  Pro Golf Talk, NBC Sports  The Golf Pictures Of The Year, Part 2
12.30.10  Pro Golf Talk, NBC Sports  The Golf Pictures Of The Year, Part 1
12.16.10  Khaki Crusader  Photo Of The Week
12.13.10  Khaki Crusader  From Warhol To Watson: An Interview With Robert Matre
12.08.10  Khaki Crusader  2010: The Apparel Year In Review
08.17.10  Geoff Shackelford  Flashback: Fans In Bunkers
05.17.10  Geoff Shackelford  What We're Saying Is...
04.29.10  Bunker World Magazine  The Wonder Of Matre Golf
04.08.10  Chapeau Noir  The Masters Gallery To End All Masters Gallery
03.27.10  Chapeau Noir  Bay Hill Briefs
03.15.10  Lloyd Cole  Robert Matre- Golf Photography
01.30.10  Geoff Shackelford  Guest Photographer Of The Week!
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09.28.09  Geoff Shackelford  2009 Tour Championship Photo Caption Fun
06.29.08  Geoff Shackelford  Annika's Grand Finish
06.18.08  Geoff Shackelford  The Sunday Putt
09.12.07  Geoff Shackelford  Tour Championship Photo Caption Fun
09.12.07  Geoff Shackelford  Matre Images From East Lake
09.10.07  Geoff Shackelford  Glimpses Of East Lake's Greens