matt miller

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Artwork
"Mash Up" Paint & Melted Polystyrene on Board 48 x 96 x 12 in. 2009
"Magnifying and dissecting the Aspects of a Muppet" Paint & Melted Polystyrene on Board 24 x 18 x 6 in. 2009
"Dying Gull" Paint & Melted Polystyrene on Board 24 x 18 x 4 in. 2009
"The Organ Grinder" Paint & Melted Polystyrene on Board 24 x 18 x 4 in. 2009
"Color Cancellation I" Paint & Melted Polystyrene on Board 24 x 18 x 4 in. 2009
matt
miller
Artist's Statement

The process that I use to create my work involves painting on the polystyrene first, and treating the painting with chemicals.  The result is a piece where each mark of paint substantial enough to resist the solvents, be it in depth or width of line, remains partially on the surface while the negative space recedes around each mark I have made.  The patterns the foam melts into create a weight and value for the negative space that causes it to seem equal to, or in many instances, more profound than the marks themselves.  The action of painting is also very important to me, it  is the record of my improvised movements, and decisions.  The process following my expression serves to enhance, warp, and kill the original painting.  

Bio/Resume

Education:
Pratt Institute MFA '02; Michigan State University BFA '98

Collections:
Printed Principles of Dialogue portfolio. Department of Drawings
and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art,  New York, NY

Exhibitions:
Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL  Dec. '09
The Collapse, Jon Frum Art Foundation, Brooklyn, NY Nov. '09
Constructions in the Sunken Garden,  Victory Arts Projects, Jersey City, NJ Oct.'09 
Orgy of Frum, Jon Frum Art Foundation, Brooklyn, NY Oct. '09
Victory Hall Annual Painting exhibit, Jersey City, NJ May '06
Astral Slide, Spirit, New York, NY Nov. '04
The Latest In Decay, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Sept '02
Pratt Beyond the Gates II  Art in General, New York, NY May '02
Pratt Beyond the Gates I  Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY June '02