Matthew Passmore is an artist, urbanist, and founder of Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio. Matthew initiated the first Rebar project, the Cabinet National Library, in 2004, and has since generated the concepts for other well-known Rebar projects, including PARK(ing) Day. Matthew studied philosophy and aesthetics at UCLA and law at UC Hastings. He lectures globally on the relationship between art and the quality of the public realm, and has taught design courses at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and UC Berkeley. Matthew is currently an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
- Kaleidoscape, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 2013
- Make It Louder Biennial, Beijing, China, 2012
- Adhocracy, Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
- Spontaneous Interventions, Venice Architecture Biennale (American Pavilion), Venice, Italy, 2012
- BA, philosophy/aesthetics, University of California, Los Angeles
- JD, UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco