The tragic passing of Meow Wolf co-founder, artist and closest friend Matt King has shocked and utterly devastated the community. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
Matt King founded Meow Wolf in 2008 with six other artists
Meow Wolf is a nonprofit corporation founded by Matt King to promote “systemic social change and well-being” through the arts. He formed it with Sean Di Ianni, Corvus Brinkerhoff, Emily Montoya, Caity Kennedy, Benji Geary, and Vince Kadlubek. He has participated in 34 community installations.
“What we want is people leaving and wondering what’s real. Given who and what I am, what can I actually do to impact the world in a positive way? No, our outlook is not bleak. We don’t want pessimistic forecasts.
Meow Wolf’s first location was The House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After its huge popularity, more monitors debuted in Denver and Las Vegas.
It focuses on the work of local artists and is based on “artist collaborations”. “Artists and storytelling from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups” is the group’s main interest.
Meow Wolf community honors artists on social media
The official Meow Wolf website released a eulogy in memory of the founder. It applauds King’s pioneering efforts for the current state of the community.
Even before people realized the concept of immersive art, King was instrumental in the community and helped develop the first immersive art exhibit.
He went on to say that tributes from the King’s admirers and followers showed his influence in the Meowwolf community.