Matthew Brandt (b. 1982, Los Angeles) is interested in physicality, process and landscape, Brandt’s ability to stretch the readings of an image—multiplying them both physically and conceptually—speaks directly to his interest in how images loom and meanings shift within a shared visual history.
Brandt is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Armand Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Bidwell Projects (Ohio), the Elton John Collection, the UBS Art Collection, the Statoil Collection, Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio), Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Virginia), Cincinnati Art Museum (Ohio), the Royal Danish Library, and the Wieland Collection. His first solo exhibition at M+B in the fall of 2011 was met with critical attention, selected by Modern Painters as part of “The 100 Best Fall Shows” and reviewed in the December/January 2013 issue. Brandt was included in the “The Top 30 Under 30 in Art and Design” for Forbes by Jeffrey Deitch and Art in America included Brandt in their “Top Finds at Paris Photo Los Angeles” this year. Fall 2013, The Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio opened a solo exhibition of Brandt’s work entitled Sticky/Dusty/Wet, which will travel to the Virginia MOCA in the fall of 2014. Brandt received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2004 and his MFA from UCLA in 2008. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
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