Based in a log cabin studio in Sheffield, Matt Pyke is a painter, photographer, artist, curator, designer, animator, director, producer and lecturer. He formed Universal Everything in 2004 as an ever-growing collective of designers, programmers, musicians and artists.
Working with everything from pencils to generative design, Universal Everything is a diverse studio at the crossover between design and art. With commissions ranging from packaging to stadium events, for clients from Apple, CHANEL and Nokia to the London 2012 Olympics.
Motivated by the pursuit of the new, creative research and development are central, leading to self-initiated pieces and unique projects for brands and consumers as well as museums, private collectors and galleries.
His works have shown in galleries from the Victoria & Albert Museum – London, The Museum of Modern Art – New York to Colette – Paris.
Over the years, Matt has lectured to audiences worldwide including D&AD President’s Lecture Series, Cambridge University and Apple stores across the USA.
The Guardian newspaper listed the studio as one of the Top 50 designers in the UK. La Gaîté Lyrique is the first art venue in Europe to welcome an ambitious monography of his work.