Matt Devine

Born in 1975 - United States


Matt Devine is a self­taught sculptor working with steel, aluminum and bronze. Devine currently resides with his wife and daughter in Petaluma, California.

Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1975 and raised in New England, Devine moved to San Diego, California in 1995 where he learned how to weld and fabricate metal with his father while working at the La Jolla Playhouse. He moved on to work at various fabrication studios often working with designers and architects, eventually creating his own designs. Functional pieces gave way to non­representational sculptures, which he showed at galleries in San Diego with increasing frequency and success. In 2004 he was able to transition to full time artist.

The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes found throughout Devine’s body of work. Pared­down organic shapes are formed out of sheet metal and welded together in harmonious patterns making the heavy metal appear as light as paper. These contrasts, plus the relationships of patterns and boundaries, address Devine’s desire to contain chaos and push out the discord of an information­saturated culture. Even the process of welding has become a retreat from cultural noise.

Matt Devine’s sculpture is currently on display at highly­regarded fine art galleries across the country. His sculptures can be found in private collections throughout North America and international collections on five continents. Devine has expanded his scope to include design and fabrication of large­scale public works on display in prominent urban settings.

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JoAnne Artman Gallery, Two person show, Laguna Beach, California
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Two person show, Vancouver, BC, Canada

DTR Modern, Two person show, October, Washington, D.C.
DTR Modern, Two person show with James Verbicky, September, Boston, Massachusetts Laura Rathe Fine Art, Undone, two person show with James Verbicky, October, Houston, TX
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Double Vision group show, November, Dallas, Texas
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Juried Exhibition, October, San Francisco, California

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, California, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Dallas, Texas
Galerie d’Orsay, Two person show with Richard Roblin, Boston, Massachusetts Laura Rathe Fine Art, BoundUnbound two person show, Houston, Texas Madison Gallery, Between the Lines, La Jolla, California

Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, Puz-zle two person show, New York, New York
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Outlined, Dallas, Texas
Laura Rathe Fine Art, New Works solo show, Houston, Texas
Onessimo Fine Art, The Innovators group show, West Palm Beach, Florida
Russell Collection, Confluence two person show with Michael Kessler, Austin, Texas
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, On the Edge group show, New York, New York

Sculpturesite, Nature Abstracted group show, Sonoma, California
Madison Gallery, OneByOne solo show, La Jolla, California
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, FLUX group show, New York, New York

Galerie d’Orsay, Luc Leestemaker and Matt Devine, Boston, Massachusetts
Madison Gallery, Fresh Blood solo show, La Jolla, California

L Street Gallery, Matt Devine and Craig Fuller, San Diego, California
Device Gallery, The Spaces Between group show, La Jolla, California

Spacecraft Gallery, In Pieces solo show, San Diego, California Simay Space, San Diego Art Prize group show, San Diego, California SELECTED COMMISSIONS, COLLECTIONS and INSTALLATIONS

First Street LLC, Las Olas monumental work, Santa Ana, California
Garden Communities, Brisas monumental work, San Diego, California

Morgan Stanley, Big Top #8, New York, New York
Stanford Medical Center, Resolve #2, Palo Alto, California
Mark Steele Architecture Firm, Outlook, La Jolla, California
Lyons Communities, Las Olas monumental work, Santa Ana, California La Jolla Crossroads, Brisas style monumental work, La Jolla, California Casa Mira View, Arriba! monumental work, San Diego, California
Private Collection of Dropbox CEO, Drew Houston, Resurrection, San Francisco, California
Private Collection of C.R. Hibbs, All About You, Mexico City, Mexico
Umeda, Nobu Restaurants, Sculptural screen installation, Los Angeles, California
The Star Casino, Main Squeeze #2, Sydney, Australia

Union Bank Building, Sticks installation, San Diego, California
Private Collection of Firouz Memarzedah, Mollie and Billow works, Paris, France Private Collection of Michael and Susan Dell, Brisas and One Eight One series Weebly, Inc., The Fog suspended work installation, San Francisco, California Private Collection of Skip Farber, Suspended work installation, Encino, California

Gaithersburg Marriott, Sculptural screen installation, Gaithersburg, Maryland OMNI Hotel Corporate Collection, 387 5/8” Steel Rods, Nashville, Tennessee Perkins Coie Law Group, Soundwave wall relief installation, Del Mar, California New World Development, Ltd., Winter 78 wall relief installation, Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton, The Residences, Crespo wall relief installation, Washington, D.C. Kilroy Realty Corporation, Soundwave wall relief, San Diego, California
BBVA Compass Plaza, Corporate collection, various works, Houston, Texas
Tom Ford Showroom, Thirty Lounger, London, England
Holiday Inn/Bartell Hotels, Intersect monumental work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Flurry series wall relief, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Private Collection of Michael and Susan Dell, Absolution suspended work installation
Trizetto Corporation, El Cruce, freestanding installation, Englewood, Colorado New World Development, Ltd., On the Left Side, freestanding work, Hong Kong El Mather private collection, La Brea niche works, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Crespo House, Trial series wall relief installation, La Jolla, California
Meridian Building, Silver Screen sculpted wall installation, San Diego, California Pacific Terrace Hotel, Untitled brass entry screen, Pacific Beach, California Private Collection, Trial series wall relief, Bangkok, Thailand
Primland, Resolute series wall relief, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Pyramid Building, Absolution suspended work installation, San Diego, California Greenfield Village, The Dance monumental work installation, Otay Mesa, California Private Collection, Saddle Series #2 wall relief, Hong Kong
Bartell Hotels Corporate Office, The School series wall relief, San Diego, California
Raul Gutierrez, Sticks series and Taking Flight cluster wall reliefs, Monterrey, Mexico

Valley View Casino, Bushel series wall relief, Valley Center, California
The Job Corps Building, Taking Flight wall relief installation, Solana Beach, California Humphrey’s Resort, Untitled suspended work installation, San Diego, California Sapphire Tower, Deconstructed series pedestal work, San Diego, California
Onyx Room, Untitled suspended work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Soundwave series wall relief, Sydney, Australia
The Pearl Hotel, As One series fountain installation, San Diego, California
Jonathan Segal, FAIA, Union building wall relief installation, San Diego, California


Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction Selected Artist, October 2014
Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction and Panelist, Oceanside, California, October 2014
Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction, Oceanside, California, October 2013
Art for Water Benefit, Los Angeles, California, October 2013 Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit, Sausalito, California, May 2013 Art for Water Benefit, New York, New York, October 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Children’s Day, San Diego, California, January 2007

Art Silicon Valley, Connectivity, Selected Public Artist, San Mateo, California, 2015
San Diego Botanical Garden, Walk in the Park, Works on Loan, 2015-2016
Voigt Foundation, Red Tide work on loan, Santa Rosa, California, 2014-2015 LinkedIn Corporate Campus, Monumental work finalist, Sunnyvale, California, 2014 COMM22, Pre-qualified pool and finalist, San Diego, California, Award TBD 2014 Ocean Discovery Institute, Short-listed artist, San Diego, California, 2013
San Diego Botanical Garden, Works on loan, Encinitas, California, 2012-2013 City of Salem and Peabody Museum, Public Art Walk, Selected artist, 2012 Wheelock Square, Monumental work, pre-qualified pool, Shanghai, China, 2010
La Jolla Village, Autumn Fall (Red), La Jolla, California, 2010 Port of San Diego, Autumn Fall, San Diego, California, 2009 AWARDS
Orchid Award Nominee, Intersect, San Diego Architectural Foundation, 2013
San Diego Art Prize, Established Artist of the Year nominee, 2013
San Diego Art Prize, Emerging Artist of the Year nominee, 2007


LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, Exhibited Artist, 2009 and 2010
Art Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, New York, Exhibited Artist 2009 and 2010
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist, 2009-2014
Art SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist, 2010-2015 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist, 2013-2015 Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, 2013-2015
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited Artist 2012 and 2014
Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California, Exhibited Artist, 2014 and 2015

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