Angelbert Metoyer (American, born 1977) is a visual artist who explores memory and social history through the lenses of science, philosophy, and religion. He works in various media, including drawing, painting, installation, and sound, and makes use of unusual art materials, which he calls “excrements of industry,” that include coal, glass, debris, oil, tar, mirrors, and gold dust.
Metoyer launched his artistic career through Rick Lowe’s Project Row Houses, where he held his first solo exhibition in 1994. He subsequently moved to Atlanta to study drawing and painting at the Atlanta College of Art and, something of a nomad himself, has lived in many parts of the world. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at numerous venues, including the forthcoming The Contemporary Austin Texas (2015); Co-Lab Projects (2015); the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston (2014, 2012, 2011); Paul Rodgers gallery New York (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006); Giovanni Rossi Gallery, Miami (2009); the African American Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas (2008); the Dactyl Foundation, New York (2008); and the UC San Diego University Art Gallery, La Jolla (2005).
His sound installations and collaborative projects have been featured at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012); Venice Biennale, renegade art project sonic graffiti (2009); and Ping Pong Art Space, Guangzhou (2008).
Metoyer’s work has been prominently shown in group exhibitions organized by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit (2012); UNESCO, Paris (2011); Museo de Arte Moderno de Trujillo, Peru (2010); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2008); National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis (2008); Museo de la Nación, Lima (2007); Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas (2007); and Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006).