Matthew Langley

Born in 1963 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Matthew Langley is an abstract American artist. He is interested in a balance of color and process, mark making and field, scale and relationship, planning and improvisation. He lives and works in New York City.

Matthew studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, and graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in 1986.

Matthew’s technique in creating the artworks come from building and extending as well as reducing and minimizing the painted surface. He believes that this is not counter-productive, that often the way forward is to build, rebuild and start again. Often this will employ semi-transparent layers of paint combining the under surface of the artwork to achieve the artist's intent.

Matthew Langley's artistic background relate to a wide variety of interests. He is well versed in Color Field painting – in particular work by Morris Louis, Sam Gilliam, and Gene Davis, as well as abstraction from Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Callum Innes among others. Matthew Langley also has a great interest in the physical paint-handling of artists like Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter.

Langley's work is featured in various corporate as well as public collections, including MacAndrews & Forbes and the Doris Patz Collection (University of Maryland University College).

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2016
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DCCX
2015
The New Paintings, Blank Space, New York, NY
2014
Looking In: New Paintings, Axom Gallery, Rochester, NY
2013
Place and Process, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC
2012
Atlas, Blank Space, New York, NY.
The Expanded Field, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick MD
Arcades, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2011
Atmospheres & Imaginary Soundtracks, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington
DC
2010
Color Autonomy, University of Maryland University College, Curated by Robert
Donovan
2009
Simple, Difficult., University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD
2008
New Paperworks, Green Line Projects, Philadelphia PA, Curator: Douglas Witmer
2
Paintings + Paperworks, DCAC (District of Columbia Arts Center), Washington
DC, Curator: J. W. Mahoney
1994
New Paperworks, GO! Gallery, Arlington VA
1993
Channel Surfing and Blueprints (Drawings, 1993), GO! Gallery, Arlington VA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
BOUND / UNBOUND Unique and Small Edition Artists’ Books, DM
Contemporary, New York, NY
Art Miami, Context, represented by Blank Space, Miami, FL
These Go To Eleven: Small Works Group Exhibition, Artists and Makers,
Bethesda, MD, Curator, Stephen Boocks
The Summer Show, DM Contemporary, New York, NY
Art Miami, New York, represented by Blank Space, New York, NY
Full Spectrum, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC
A Few Conversations About Color, DM Contemporary, New York, NY,
Curated By Joanne Mattera
2014
Fiction, Neon Heater, Finlay OH, Curated By Jeffrey Cortland Jones
g/s (grams per second), No Future Projects, Dayton. Ohio, Curated by
Max Feldmann and Erin Elayne
Summer Exhibition, Blank Space, New York, NY
2013
The 25 Project, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC, Curated
By No Kings Collective
Sketchbook, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD. Curated by René Treviño
Back to Mine, Neon Heater, Finlay OH, Curated By Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Right and Other Angles, SoftSpot, online at: www.soft-spot.net, Curated
By Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Summer Exhibition, Blank Space, New York, NY
2012
STROKE: Gesture, Mark, Muscle. School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD.
Curated by René Treviño
3
Affordable Fine Art for Young Collectors, Susan Calloway Gallery,
Washington DC.
As Far As The Eye Can See, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Summer Exhibition, Blank Space, New York, NY
Beyond Measure, C2 Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
Works on Paper,University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, Curated by Jeffrey
Cortland Jones.
Works on Paper,C2 Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
2011
New Year, New Work, New Faces, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
Material World, Art DC, Hyattsville, MD, Curator: Stephen Boocks
Life Of The World To Come: Darkness Falls Upon Us, NIAD Art Center, CA,
Richmond, CA, Curator: Timothy Buckwalter
2010
Blank Space Pop Up Gallery, Blank Space, Seoul, Korea
Six Months Twelve Artists: Paintings, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME
Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art,
Indianapolis, IN, Curator, Scott Grow
The Series: Matthew Langley + Heejo Kim, Blank Space, New York, NY
Angel Dust: Matthew Langley + Douglas Witmer, No Future Projects,
Dayton. Ohio
2009
Business Edition, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY
Touch Faith, Semantics, Cincinnati, OH, Curator, Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Avant Fairfax, Old Town Hall, Fairfax VA
Art-0-matic, Washington DC
The Sketchbook Project, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Travels to: Museum of Contempory Art DC, Wash. DC, Laconia Gallery,
Boston, MA, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL, Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO
3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta, GA
2008
Art-0-matic, Washington DC
4
2007
Art-0-matic, Crystal City VA (selected as part of the Colorfield Intermix at
Artomatic)
Twelve By Twelve, Chop Suey, Richmond VA
White on White, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth TX, Curator: Cecil
Touchon
2006
Hon Fest / After Hours, Smith Content, Baltimore MD
MOCA DC at 15, MOCA DC, Washington DC
Close to Solitude, Current Gallery, Baltimore MD, Curator: Marshall Clarke
2005
Frederick 19th Annual Photographic Competition, Mary Condon Hodgson
Art Gallery, Frederick MD
Twelve By Twelve, ADA Gallery, Richmond VA
After Hours, Smith Content, Baltimore MD
1995
Hemicycle Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash. DC, Curators:
Marsha Mateyka & Sally Troyer
Summer, Foundry Gallery, Wash. DC, Curator: Alice Denny
Summer Paintings, Eclipse Art Center, Arlington VA
WPA Salon, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC
Paper, The Athenaeum, Alexandria VA, Curator: David Levy


COLLECTIONS

Cafritz
Ernst and Young
MacAndrews & Forbes
DC Commission for the Art and Humanities
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction
University of Baltimore
The Doris Patz Collection (University of Maryland University College)
PNC Bank

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