About


Matt McCormick (b. 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist, whose artwork assimilates a diversity of cultural influences culled from the highs and lows of American life into an artistic vision that is as unique and dynamic as the topography itself.  Within McCormick’s body of work, seemingly incompatible elements cohabitate with ease—reflecting the conflicting histories of the “land of the free”. Here, as in his paintings, drawings, and other media, nostalgia for a fabled past abuts the realities of the “American dream” that confront him daily in Los Angeles and New York, where his studios are located. The artist embraces these gritty aspects as equally formative to the Land of Liberty as the homestead towns, gold rush bonanzas and 1950s Hollywood glamour that captivate our popular imagination. His works ruminate on the striking contrast between the physical inheritance of the Wild West, populated with dejected and disposable objects, and the vibrant cultural legacy that remains as alive today as ever before. McCormick’s art embodies the “true“ spirit of America, but also the human condition, replete with renegades, risk takers and outlaws.

McCormick lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Miami, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Aspen, and San Francisco.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2022

“Mustang”, Gauthier Gallery, Los Angeles

“The Wish That Was” Artist Series, Miami

“A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”, Nothing At All, Hong Kong

“Lead Me Not Into Temptation”, OMNI, London

“A Promised Dream?", Just A Space, Paris

2021

“Gone To Heaven”, Gauthier Gallery, Los Angeles

“The Sun Shines For Those Who Look Beyond The Clouds”, Gauthier Gallery, Los Angeles

2018 

“I Never Believed In Much, But I Believed In You", Cy Fiore, New York

“The Last Cigarette”, Star Street, Hong Kong

2017 

“Install II”, Levi’s House, Los Angeles

2016 

Remnants Of The Rodeo, Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles
One Of These Days, AGENDA, Long Beach

Install I, Interscope Lounge, Los Angeles

2014 

When I Die, Bury Me Face Down So The Whole World Can Kiss My Ass, The Good Company, New York 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Loveline, Long Beach Museum Of Art, Long Beach

Beyond The Streets, Shanghai

Out Of Step, Out Of Line, Long Beach Museum Of Art, Long Beach

2021

Twisted Dream, John Wolf, Los Angeles
Miracle, Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles

BTS On Paper, South Hampton Art Center, South Hampton

WoP Avante Art, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong

LA To Milan, F2T, Milan

2020

1988, Anthony Gallery, Chicago

2019

We Buy Gold, Good To Know.FYI, Miami

Unite Through Culture, Anthony Gallery, Chicago

Momentum, Franchise, Miami

2018

Sky Above The Clouds, Darrow Contemporary, Aspen

Matthew McCormick and Thrush Holmes, The Office, Miami

2017

A___is___A, Golborne Gallery, London

2016

Not As It Seems, Nothing As It Seems, All Day Everyday, Los Angeles

Playboys & Girls, Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Ishton’s Porch, Hou Yee Chan, Los Angeles

2015 

9 Lives, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York

Legends Never Die, Mi Vida, Los Angeles
Cat’s Out Of The Bag, Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Outlined, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica

Ruin Value, Astroetic Studios, Los Angeles
Text Me, Hazen Projects, New York

 

Selected Books And Catalogs 

2023

Northern Sky. First Edition of 100 Copies. 8.5"x11"

Landscapes. First Edition of 250 copies. 8"x10"

2022

Lead Me Not Into Temptation. First Edition of 500 copies. 9"x12"

2021

Horse. Just An Idea Publishing. First Edition of 400 Copies. 7.88”x10.24”

2020

Into The Distance. First Edition of 300 Hardcover. Second Edition of 1000 Softcover 9”x12”

2019

Head To The Country. First Edition of 75 Hardcover; 2022 Second Edition of 300 Softcover 8”x10"

2018

Stopped In For A Drink. First Edition of 75, Second Edition of 200 9.25”x6.25”

2017

The Last Cigarette. First Edition of 300 Copies, 8.5”x11”

2015

It’s Something Hard To Find. First Edition of 50 Signed Numbered Copies; Second Edition 50 Numbered Copies; 2016 100 Copies, 8”x10”

2014

And It Feels Like. First Edition of 50. 5.5”x8.5”

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

Noelle Faulkner “Matt McCormick” Volume 2, Type 7, December 2020
Finley Jacobson, “Out West” Chuck Magazine, October 2020
Kevin Wong, “American Idols” Hypebeast Magazine, August 2019
Alex Khatchadourian, “Through Western Americana Imagery...” Amadeus, May 2019 Saadya Gellens, “Life On The Road”, Franchise, Issue 5, September 2018 

Jaques Marie Mage, “The Calm Is The Storm” Journal, June 2018
Alex Maeland, “How Long Did That Take To Paint” Maekan, May 2018
Isabelle Davis, “Artist Interview: Matt McCormick” Art Of Choice, October 2017 

Manfredi Gioacchini, “Rising Stars of Los Angeles,” Vogue Italia, September 2016 

Bobby Kim, “The Life in a Day: Artist Matt McCormick,” The Hundreds, July 2016 Darius Khandehroo, “Studio Visit,” Jackpot Magazine, June 2016

Asato Iida, “Los Angeles Issue,” Ollie Magazine, January 2016
Sophia Alami-Nassif, “Artist Focus,” Untame Worldwide, January 2016
Yasi Salek, “Cult Talk: Matt McCormick,” Cultist, June 2015
Jaime Kay Waxman, “9 Lives Review,” Vogue Japan, May 2015
Janeau Dahl “Artist Spotlight”, Pacific Dissent, March 2015
Alexander Manzano, “DIY” The Hundreds, March 2014 

EDUCATION 2008 

The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY 



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