Mat Brutger

Mat Brutger was born and raised in Collegeville, MN. After receiving a B.A. in Studio Art from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, he moved to Minneapolis, where he is currently located. Mat is pursuing his MFA at the Hartford Art School International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography Program. His earlier works are primarily landscape focused, exploring the spaces he grew up around. He has a passion for ecology and environmental issues which has influenced much of his work. His most recent work has been a departure from his landscape work and has been focusing on portraiture and his family-life.

Ashley, ND

McGregor, MN

Fredrick, WI

Time May Change

In the 1980’s an economic disaster now known as “The Farm Crisis” swept across the Midwest. Small family farms could not compete with large-scale industrial farming and farmers everywhere were forced to abandon their way of life. Now all that remains of those family farms are the abandoned farmhouses that stand like gravestones on the corners of large-scale farms across the Midwest.

Elk River, MN

Fredric, WI

Braham, MN

Annandale, MN

Fredric, WI

Ashley, ND

Fredric, WI

Fredric, WI

Fredric, WI

Ashley, ND

To view more of Mat Brutger’s work please visit his website.



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