Portraits of American Veterans Project
By Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Matt Ping
by Jeanine Hill-Soldner

Matt Ping
United States Army, E4
3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
Afghanistan, 2006-07

After basic training in Fort Drum, NY, Matt was deployed for an 18 month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Upon returning home, from he has little to say about his experiences on the war front. He is an active member of Veterans for Peace and a former member of the Vet Art Project, Chicago. As a musician and aspiring filmmaker Matt has found his voice in although he is a quiet man, he prefers that his music and films speak for him.

Matt studied film at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as guide for Chicago Historical Architecture Tours. Last year Matt’s brother was diagnosed with cancer and he took a hiatus from film school and moved to Peoria to care for him.

Home: Peoria IL.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 40"
Price: Not For Sale