Matthew Brandt
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    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
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    • Matthew Brandt
    • Birthdate: 1982
      Birthplace: United States |
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: United States | California
      About:
      Matthew Brandt was born in Los Angeles in 1982. His father is a California-based advertising photographer. He worked with his father as a photo-assistant in his early adolescence. As a young man, Brandt briefly abandoned photography turning to painting. While studying at Cooper Union in New York he fully embraced photography as his medium of choice. Following college, Brandt worked for two years for architectural photographer Robert Polidori. Matthew took snapshots of various lakes and reservoirs in California and soaked them in water from each corresponding location. The results are pretty random and, in my opinion, all beautiful. What he ends up with are sort of “personalized” portraits of these lakes and reservoirs.
      Whether soaking prints in water from the subject lake, or printing on paper that the artist made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment that the artist created from the subject (charcoal from the trees, gum-bichromate emulsion of honeybees), Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed.
      In December 2011, Forbes named Matthew Brandt one of tomorrow’s “brightest stars” in the article 30 Under 30: Art & Design. Art And Auction named him one of “The Next Most Collectible Artists” in June 2013. Brandt’s multi-media photographic work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Armand Hammer Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from UCLA. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
    • Biography
    • Matthew Brandt
      Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
       
      EDUCATION:
      MFA - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2008
      BFA - Cooper Union, New York, NY, 2004.
       
      SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
      2013
      'Water & Polaroid', Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
       
      2012
      'Lakes, Trees and Honeybees', Yossi Milo Gallery, NY, NY.
       
      2011
      'Two Ships Passing' M+B, Los Angeles, CA.
       
      2009
      'Chocolate, bees, dust, sperm, and sprinkles' Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City CA.
       
      GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
       
      2013
      'The Black Mirror', Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA.
       
      2012
      'After Image', Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos CA.
      'Group Show New Photography in Palma', Mallocra Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 
      'Surface Tension', The Center for Photography at Woodstock, CA. 
      'MOTA', See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
      'Photography Is', Higher Pictures, NY, NY.
      'The Crystal Chain', Invisible Exports, NY, NY.
       
      2011
      'Every Photo Graph Is Invisible', Churner and Churner, NY, NY.
      'Of Memory and Time', Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY. 
      'Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers', Fred Torres Collaborations, NY.
       
      2010
      'Bed Time for Bonzo', M+B, Los Angeles, CA. 
      'Genre Studies', Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City, CA.
      'Edges of Light', Arts Benicia, Benicia CA. 
      'Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California', Fotofest 2010 Biennial, Houston TX.
      '.matrix', Piladelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia PA.
      'Capitalism In Question (Because It Is)', Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA. 
       
      2009
      'Shock and Awe', Gatov Galleries, California State University, Long Beach  
      'Chef's Theory', 533 Gallery, Los Angeles CA. 
       
      2008
      'Torrance Jurried Art Exhibition', Torrance Art Museum 2008 
      'Some Young LA Artists', Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City CA. 
      'Laboratory', UCLA Thesis Exhibition, Wight Gallery (UCLA Broad Art Center) 
       
      2008
      'The Most Curatorial Biennial of the universe', Apexart, NY, NY
       
      2005
      Cooper Union Art Action of the Peter Coopers, New York, NY.
       
      2004
      Cooper Union Thesis exhibition, New York, NY.
       
      2001
      Gallery Eight Two Five, Ryman-Carroll Foundation group exhibition Beverly Hills, CA.
       
      2001
      Schombury Gallery group exhibition, Santa Monica, CA.
      Emerging Young Artist Fund and Scholarship. Exhibition of paintings at Colburn Performing Art Centers.
       
      1999
      'Pro and Protðgðs', Barnsdale Gallery group exhibition, Los Angeles, CA.
       
      COLLECTIONS:
       
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
      The Columbus museum of Art, OH
      Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
      Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA.
      Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA.
      Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH.
      Sir Elton John Collection, London, UK
      The Wieland Collection, Atlanta, GA
      Royal Danish Library, National of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Exhibitions
      • 2014 West Bund Art Fair
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        Artists: Chen Tianzhuo, Chun Ouyang, Fang Wei, Gang Zhao, Jin Shan, Kendell Geers, Laurent Grasso, Marina Abramović, Matthew Brandt
        • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Rainbow Lake | Matthew Brandt

        Print | C-print soaked in Rainbow Lake water | 50.8 × 76.2 cm | 2013

      • Rainbow Lake | Matthew Brandt

        Print | C-print soaked in Rainbow Lake water | 50.8 × 76.2 cm | 2013

      • Rainbow Lake | Matthew Brandt

        Print | C-print soaked in Rainbow Lake water | 50.8 × 76.2 cm | 2013

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