Matthew S. Toole

  • B.F.A., Georgia Southern University
  • Post Baccalaureate, Georgia State University
  • M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

"Three greatest women in my life: my grandmother, mother and sister. Each has taught me important lessons that I continue to share with my students. They have measured success through a life of rich experience in the company of good friends and family."

Matthew S. Toole | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship; Chancellor's Award, University System of Georgia America's Council; Scottish Sculpture Workshop International Bursary Award; First place award, Georgia Southern University's Magazine of the Arts; artist-in-residence, Franconia Sculpture Park


Creative Force Artist Collective, College Art Association, International Sculpture Center

Previous Positions

Assistant professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia; co-director, Gallery 303, Georgia Southern University, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art; custom fabricator, Nordquist Sign Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota; steering committee, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art

Publications and presentations

  • 6th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Kidwelly, Wales, U.K. Performance: "Kinship: A Tribute of Iron," 2010
  • Telfair Museums and the Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia. Collaborative performance: "Seeing Sounds," 2008
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Performance: "Fire Performance: Law of Unintended Consequences," 2006
  • "2300 F - 2002: Contemporary Sculpture in Cast Iron," grounds for sculpture museum, Hamilton, New Jersey, 2002