Matt Wycoff

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Javascript is required to view this map.
Studio Location
“Untitled Sculpture #1”, wood and oil on canvas, 100 x 44 x 10 inches, 2009.
“Untitled Sculpture # 4”, wood, florescent light, graphite on paper and glass, 88 x 54 x 12 inches, 2009
“Untitled Drawing #3”, wood, graphite on paper and glass, 30 x 60 x 1.5 inches, 2009.
“Signals #1”, spray enamel on paper, diptych 42 x 76 inches (26 x 33 inches each), 2009
"Untitled (red,white and blue), oil on canvas, 15 x 15 inches, 2009
Artist's Statement

My recent work begins from the assumption that form (the physical things around us) is the foundation from which consciousness builds language and ideas for communication. Historically, this assumption establishes a lineage that begins with form and ends with communication–it creates a movement, or a directional flow, from pure, or pre-linguistic form, to language and ideas that can be communicated. This transformation is a process of approximation, grouping, categorization and generalization. In other words, it is a process of naming. It privileges efficiency and universality over specificity. It does not ask the question, What is this? It asks the question, What is this like?


BFA - Kansas City Art Institute, 2002
Solo Exhibitions
The Hogar Collection, Before And After, Brooklyn
Dolphin Gallery, Strategies for Representation , Kansas City
RARE Gallery, Six died during construction , New York
Leedy-Volkous Art Center , There's no place like you, Kansas City
Selected Group Exhibitions
Brooklyn Arts Council, Clamoring to become visible, Brooklyn
The Hogar Collection, Sneak Peek, Brooklyn
Fellows of Contemporary Art, Yellow, Los Angeles, Curated by Lia Trinka-Browner
La Esquina, Locate/Navigate: Exercises in Mapping, Kansas City
All Rise Gallery, Yes I Kansas, Chicago
What's the matter with Kansas, RARE Gallery, New York, Curated by Hesse McGraw
H&R Block Art Space, Making Meaning: The Artists Book , Kansas City
Old Post Office Gallery, Kismet, Kansas City, Curated by Lia Trinka-Browner