Matt Neuman / neuman.matt@gmail.com

About the artist: In 2011 Matt received an MFA at Boston University. He currently lives in Brooklyn and spends his days making art in his Bronx studio with his dog Gesso. 

 

Matt's current body of work focuses on color and uses a unique combination of painting and building techniques to craft abstract, geometric paintings that have a strong material and sculptural presence.  In 2013 printmaking muscled its way to the forefront of Matt's studio practice.  The constant exchange of ideas and visual vocabulary between painting and printmaking has a wonderful synergy, where the two media help to continually redefine the nature of each other's process.

 

While living in Boston, Matt exhibited his work at galleries and museums, including NKG, 808 Gallery, and the Danforth Museum of Art.  After finishing his MFA, Matt's paintings were featured in Alpha Gallery's annual "New Talent" exhibit recognizing Boston's best up-and-coming artists.  Matt's work is represented by: 212 Gallery (Aspen), Kate Alkarni Gallery (Seattle) and Decorazon Gallery (London).  New York galleries should feel free to solicit theirs services for Matt's consideration.  His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, The Boston Art Review and the Aspen Times. 

 

 

Matt Neuman:

 

Geometry as a structural tool comes from the shape from painting itself.  It is humanity’s most basic organizing principle and it provides a highly intuitive structure for making sense of space. These large-scale woodcut prints use geometry as a delivery vehicle for color and provide a visual experience at the intersection between Cartesian and non-Euclidian space. The resulting visual experience challenges the viewers’ assumption about the nature of space and the role abstraction plays in providing a visual analog to the existence of more fundamental spatial realities. 

 

 

CV

 

Education

 

                  2011        Boston University MFA, Boston, MA

                 2007        Skidmore College: BA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Residencies

 

                 2008        LIVASPENART Studios:  Resident Painter,  Aspen, CO

                 2007        Anderson Ranch Arts Center: Resident Painter, Snowmass, CO

Solo Exhibitions

 

                 2012          Supersummnetry.  Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Saxtons River, VT

                2008          Chaos in Confines.   LIVASPENART, Aspen, CO

Group Exhibitions

 

                 2013         Neo/Geo: New Perspectives in Geometric Abstraction

                                   Christopher Martin Gallery, Dallas, TX

                 2012          Flat File Boston Spring Salon, Boston, MA

                                   Beyond the Body. LIVASPENART, Aspen CO

                                   Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art. Framingham, MA

                                   NKG National Juried 2012, NK Gallery, Boston

                                   Junk or Genius: Gallore Gallery, Middletown, CT

                                   Supersymmetry: Horowitz Performing arts Center, Saxtons River VT

                 2011         Energy As Currency, LIVASPENART, Aspen CO

                                   New Talent.  Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

                                   Gibson House Museum, Boston, MA

                                   Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA

                                   Repercussions of Color, Space and Line, All and Nothing,

                                   LIVASPENART, Aspen, CO

                                   Off the Wall.  Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

                                   MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston University. Boston, MA

                2010          Commonwealth Gallery Exhibition, Boston University, Boston MA

                                   Boston Young Contemporaries Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA

                2008          Bridge Art Fair: Wynwood Invitational, Miami, FL

                                    Big N Bold.  Aspen Chapel Gallery- Group Exhibition, Aspen, CO           

                                    LIVASPENART Group Exhibition, Aspen, CO

                                    Anderson Ranch Resident Artist Exhibition, Snowmass Village, CO

                 2007          Skidmore College Senior Thesis Exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY

                 2006          Art on the Mountain, Juried Painting Exhibition, Halifax, VT

                                    Skidmore College Student Art Exhibition, Saratoga Springs, NY

Accolades

 

                  2012          St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Scholarship Nominee.

                   2011          George Sherman William Commission Award, Boston University

                   2011           Howard Gotlieb Rare Book Library Purchase Award, Boston   

                                      University

                  2010           Boston University Visual Arts Scholarship, Boston, MA

                  2007          Magna Cum Laude, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

                  2007          Departmental Honors recipient, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

                  2007          Senior Thesis Exhibition Honors, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

                  2007          Jesse Solomon Memorial Award, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

                  2006          Periclean Honors Society, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

                  2006          Art on the Mountain: Best New Artist, Halifax, VT

                  2003          Vermont State Congressional Art Competition: Judges Choice Award

                  2003          Saxtons River art Guild: Promising Artist Scholarship, Saxtons River, VT

International Remake

2012, poured acrylic and wood on panel 60 x 60 inches $13,500 (framed)