Bio & CV:
Matt McCormick (b. 1987) is a multimedia artist; whose artwork assimilates a diversity of cultural influences culled from the American West into an artistic vision that is as unique and dynamic as the topography itself.
Within McCormick’s body of work, seemingly incompatible elements cohabitate with ease—reflecting the conflicting histories of California, McCormick’s home state. Here, as in his paintings and drawings, nostalgia for a fabled past abuts the realities of poverty and strife that confront him daily in Downtown Los Angeles, where his studio is located.
The artist embraces these gritty aspects as equally formative to the Golden State as the homestead towns, gold rush bonanzas and 1920s Hollywood glamour that captivate our popular imagination. His works ruminate on the striking contrast between the physical inheritance of the Wild West, populated with dejected and disposable objects, and the vibrant cultural legacy that remains as alive today as ever before.
Matt lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Hong Kong, Miami, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Aspen, and San Francisco.
2018 Sky Above the Clouds, Darrow Contemporary, Aspen, CO
2018 Matthew McCormick and Thrush Holmes, The Office, Miami
2017 The Last Cigarette, Star Street, Hong Kong, HK
2017 Install II, Levi’s House, Los Angeles, CA
2017 A___is___A, Golborne Gallery, London, UK
2016 Not as It Seems, Nothing As It Seems, All Day Every day, Los Angeles, CA