Matthew Geller

4 White Street
New York, NY US

Phone: 917-804-0118

Mobile: 917-804-0118


Profile Type: artist

  • Public Works
  • Sculpture
  • Suspended and Mobiles

In the 1980s, Matthew Geller switched his studio practice from primarily sculpture to the production of video works, reworking the structure and style of television storytelling with comic narratives that played off conventional genres—documentary, fairytale, melodrama. Employing fragmentation and disjunction as storytelling devices, Geller inter-cut several seemingly unrelated anecdotal stories into cohesive, if nonlinear narratives. Beginning with his fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, he integrated his skills as a storyteller and sculptor by creating intimately observed worlds in miniature. For the past 20 years, he has taken these ideas, changed the scale, and extended the possibilities for site and a chaotic viewership by producing temporary and permanent public art, which has been described as "industrial baroque settees." Geller has created public artworks throughout the United States and Canada and exhibited internationally, including at the: Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Whitney Museum, NYC; The New Museum, NYC; Kunst Kanaal, Amsterdam; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Witte de With, Rotterdam, among others. Geller's public artwork has won numerous awards, and he has received fellowships from the: American Academy in Rome, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Grants he has received include Creative Capital, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Jerome Foundation, among others. Geller’s work is included in the collections of the: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC • Museum of Modern Art, NYC • The New Museum, NYC • Witte de With, Rotterdam • Florida State University • La Jolla Museum, CA • Institute of Contemporary Art, London • Long Beach Museum of Art, CA • Moderna Musset, Stockholm • Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Einhoven• New York University • Printed Matter, NYC • Electronic Arts Intermix • Franklin Furnace • 21C Museum Hotel

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