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Matt Alexander

andersonMatt Alexander is the founder and designer behind Holler Design, a furniture design/build studio located in rural Lascassas, TN.

Matt got his start in furniture design while studying sculpture at the University of Tennessee, where his work was heavily influenced by his childhood and growing up in the South. After receiving his BFA in Art, Matt moved to Detroit and received an MFA in 3D Design from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art.

With two degrees under his belt, Alexander packed his bags and moved to New York City in search of a job. He landed at Jason Miller Studio in Brooklyn, where he worked directly under Jason creating many of the quirky, conceptual designer objects and lighting that were exemplary of Brooklyn design during that period. During his days at Jason Miller Studio, Matt began laying the groundwork for what would become Holler Design.


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Welcome to Sculpture

sculptureThe Sculpture Program at the University of Tennessee provides an environment that encourages students to develop as artists and prepares them for professional opportunities in the field of contemporary sculpture. We are committed to cultivating an open-minded and diverse experience for students, while maintaining high standards for personal artistic achievement.

The strength of our program is evident in the balance of technical and conceptual practices that are at the core of our curriculum. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of sculpture, faculty members emphasize an object-based approach to creating sculpture in addition to fostering exploration of new media, performance, and installation.

sculptureThe sculpture facility is composed of well-equipped studios including a digital media lab, wood shop, large foundry, and a metal shop, maintained by a full-time sculpture technician. Our facility also serves as an important resource for students pursuing off-campus sculpture and public art projects in the local and regional community.


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