victor matthews

Victor Matthews (American, b.1963) is a Brooklyn-based artist and sculptor. A contemporary of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Donald Baechler, his work as studio painter whose artwork is heavily influenced by street art. Matthews is best known for his urban abstractions marked by white geometric motifs. 

Matthews has exhibited at The Guggenheim Museum, SculptureCenter, and both the 48th and 55th iterations of La Biennale di Venezia. In 2017, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) acquired a major painting by Matthews for its permanent collection. His artwork can be found in the permanent collections of museums and institutions worldwide.

Select Solo Exhibitions 
2019 - Victor Matthews: Utopia. Space Gallery St Barth, Gustavia, St. Barthélemy.
2019 - Victor Matthews: City of Dreams. Space Gallery St Barth, New York, NY.
2016 - Victor Matthews: The Longest Road. KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL. 
2015 - Victor Matthews: Contemplations & Reflections, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. 
2014 - Victor Matthews: Brighter...brighter...brightest, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
2004 - Beyond Metamorphosis, The New York Department of Parks and Recreation, New York, NY. 

*complete exhibition history can be made available upon request

Select Group Exhibitions
2019 - Gesture vs Geometry: Lyrical and Geometric Paintings, Portico, New York, NY.
2018 - St Barth in the City, Space Gallery St Barth, New York, NY.
2015 - Musings | Part 1, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 - BLACK + BLUE, KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL.
2014 - Tête a tête, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 - Transitions: Victor Matthews & Paolo Nicola Rossini, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL.
2013 - Victor Matthews & Paolo Nicola Rossini: Transitions/Transizioni, La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Venice, Italy.
2001 - Panther, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY. 
2000 - Sala 1, International Center for Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. 
1999 - Renée Cox & Victor Matthews: all'Oratorio di San Ludovico, La Biennale di Venezia 1999, Venice, Italy.
1996 - Gibbs Museum of Art, Charleston, SC. 
1996 - Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL.
1993 - Drawing the Line Against AIDS [under the aegis of the 45th Venice Biennale], Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy.
1985 - The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH.

*complete exhibition history can be made available upon request

Selected Public Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
Sala 1 Centro Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Museum Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy
Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
University Art Collection - The New School, New York, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Eden Rock Hotel, St. Jean, St Barthélemy

Selected Books & Catalogues
Courtier, Patrice. Victor Matthews: Milky Way. Moulin-lès-Metz: Art Passion, 2016. 
Courtier, Patrice. Victor Matthews: Some Thoughts and Dreams. Moulin-lès-Metz: Art Passion, 2015. 
Hollinger, Ana M. Victor Matthews: Bright...brighter...brightest. Los Angeles: KM Fine Arts, 2014.
Clifford, Natalie and Vittorio Urbani. Transitions/Transizioni: La Biennale de Venezia 2013. Gustavia: Space Gallery St Barth, 2013. 
Manqueros, Joseph and Serina Manqueros. Victor Matthews: Alter Ego Paintings. New York: Wendt Gallery, 2010. 

Selected Articles & Reviews
Victor Matthews, Utopia at Space Gallery St Barth by Ellen Lampert-Gréaux | St Barth Weekly | 30 November 2019
Utopia à la Space Gallery by Avigaël Haddad | Le Journal de Saint-Barth | 22 November 2019 
Space Gallery St Barth presents Victor Matthews: City of Dreams by Joseph Ralph Fraia | Live in Style | 5 September 2019 
Victor Matthews: Art in the Street and Street in the Art by Damir Mujezinović | Lenox + Parker | Summer 2016
Kenny Scharf and Victor Matthews Paint the Bronx by Scott Indrisek|Blouin Art Info|21 June 2016 
Victor Matthews has Art of Gold by Richard Johnson | Page Six | 15 September 2014
Tribeca Artist Victor Matthews by Marilyn Kirschner | Look Online | 11 June 2004