M.River was born in Iowa in 1967. After some time, he moved to Ohio, where he met his friend Tim Whidden (T. Whid) in art school. After some time in a Michigan grad school, M. River began his life as an artist in the then-untamed outbacks of Brooklyn, NY. In Brooklyn, he rejoined his friend T. Whid (around 1997 or so), and together they began the collaboration known as MTAA.
When not working as a Net / Conceptual / Early 21st-century American Artist, M. River works as a carpenter at a “world-class museum” to pay his bills. M. River may be the only Net Artist in the world to have received his forklift operator license from the National Safety Council. When not making art or building walls, M.River enjoys music, camping, the beaches of Long Island, Rolling Rock beer (no endorsement, it’s not that great a beer) and bicycling the streets of New York.