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Matt Neuman

Artist

Statement

My explorations are focused on basic geometric interactions. Compositions are born from my basic need and instinctive tendency to leverage geometry as a way to organize information and make sense of space. Geometry provides a starting point that allows my work to soak up design influence from different places; architecture, graphic design, physics, origami, and the infinite have crept into my thoughts and have been guides in the pursuit of a pointed spatial experience. Most of my finished works do not come from a single printed page: Instead, many parts connect and repeat like tiles. The process allows me to build outward with limitless variety and scale, discovering new compositions while exploring the ever-changing relationship between part and whole.

Bio

Matt Neuman is a painter and printmaker who is fascinated by design. During his MFA years at Boston University, Matt began to focus his attention on basic geometric interactions. Eight years later, Matt’s work still probes geometry as a means of providing structural logic that resonates with humanity’s instinctive tendency to organize information. From his studio in the Bronx, Matt is continuously pushing his practice forward. Influences like physics, origami, and the infinite creep into Matt’s stream of consciousness and fuel his exploration of spatial experience rooted in line, color and repetition. Matt has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and abroad. Matt’s work has appeared in many publications including The Boston Globe, The Aspen Times, Vogue, Arte Al Limite, and Elevated luxury life. Matt’s work was recently featured in a curated anthology of contemporary printmakers published by Shiffer Books called ‘Singular and Serial: Contemporary monotype and monoprint.

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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

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   
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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

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