Matt Magee | Recent Paintings and Works on Paper
oil on aluminum sheet
24” x 12” sheet
31 1/2” x 19 1/4”
On view: October 17–November 30, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, October 17, 6–8 PM
Matt Magee (1961) was born in Paris, France and has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Magee’s work is held in the collections of Museum Fine Arts Houston, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Albuquerque Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York and Twitter Inc., San Francisco.
A show with Inde/Jacobs in Marfa, Texas opened June 27 and will run until September 28, 2019. Magee was awarded a print residency with Michael Woolworth Publications in Paris, France July 2019. Radius Books published his monograph ‘Matt Magee Works 2012-2018’ in March 2019.
Magee is a painter, sculptor, printmaker and photographer and over a career spanning four decades has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. His compositions are organizations of shapes that have been informed by personal history, numerology and language. Repurposing a variety of found and collected media characterizes his sculpture and collage while his paintings explore language symbolically with an emphasis on repetition and reiteration and nods to art historical precedents.