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Matt Devine

Matt Devine is self-taught metal sculpture artist based in Southern California, USA. Devine began honing his metal fabrication skills in 1995 and transitioned to full-time sculpting in 2001. He is a master craftsman, fabricating and sculpting heavy metals such as steel, aluminum and bronze producing artwork that appears seamless and sometimes evoking weightlessness. Devine’s aesthetic is nonrepresentational and minimal, producing forms that are often improvised, highly expressive and organic in movement. His use of color runs within the Pop Art genre – vibrant yellow, red and blue – to natural renditions of black, warm bronze and ethereal white. Repetition of form, placement and minimalistic patterns create a sense of balance and harmony in his art. Whether wall mounted or free standing, the use of shadow play is elemental in his overall composition, which is a delicate balance between control and chaos.

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In 2013, Devine participated in 11 art exhibitions and art fairs and completed and installed two large-scale public works in Point Loma, California and Denver, Colorado. His creations can be found in private collections in locations ranging from Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles California and New York, New York and international collections in Mexico, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, China. Devine was born in Salem, Massachusetts and currently works and resides in San Diego, California.

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Matt Devine is self-taught metal sculpture artist based in Southern California, USA. Devine began honing his metal fabrication skills in 1995 and transitioned to full-time sculpting in 2001. He is a master craftsman, fabricating and sculpting heavy metals such as steel, aluminum and bronze producing artwork that appears seamless and sometimes evoking weightlessness. Devine’s aesthetic is nonrepresentational and minimal, producing forms that are often improvised, highly expressive and organic in movement. His use of color runs within the Pop Art genre - vibrant yellow, red and blue - to natural renditions of black, warm bronze and ethereal white. Repetition of form, placement and minimalistic patterns create a sense of balance and harmony in his art. Whether wall mounted or free standing, the use of shadow play is elemental in his overall composition, which is a delicate balance between control and chaos. In 2013, Devine participated in 11 art exhibitions and art fairs and completed and installed two large-scale public works in Point Loma, California and Denver, Colorado. His creations can be found in private collections in locations ranging from Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles California and New York, New York and international collections in Mexico, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, China. Devine was born in Salem, Massachusetts and currently works and resides in San Diego, California.

Matt Devine is self-taught metal sculpture artist based in Southern California, USA. Devine began honing his metal fabrication skills in 1995 and transitioned to full-time sculpting in 2001. He is a master craftsman, fabricating and sculpting heavy metals such as steel, aluminum and bronze producing artwork that appears seamless and sometimes evoking weightlessness. Devine’s aesthetic is nonrepresentational and minimal, producing forms that are often improvised, highly expressive and organic in movement. His use of color runs within the Pop Art genre - vibrant yellow, red and blue - to natural renditions of black, warm bronze and ethereal white. Repetition of form, placement and minimalistic patterns create a sense of balance and harmony in his art. Whether wall mounted or free standing, the use of shadow play is elemental in his overall composition, which is a delicate balance between control and chaos. In 2013, Devine participated in 11 art exhibitions and art fairs and completed and installed two large-scale public works in Point Loma, California and Denver, Colorado. His creations can be found in private collections in locations ranging from Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles California and New York, New York and international collections in Mexico, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, China. Devine was born in Salem, Massachusetts and currently works and resides in San Diego, California.

Born:  1975, Salem, Massachusetts
Resides: San Diego, California

SELECTED EXHBITIONS

2015                        DTR Modern, Two person show, September, Boston, Massachusetts
2015                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Dallas, Texas
2015                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Houston, Texas
2014                        Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan
2014                        California, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Dallas, Texas
2014                        Gallery d’Orsay, Two person show with Richard Roblin, Boston, Massachusetts
2014                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, BoundUnbound, Houston, Texas
2014                        Madison Gallery, Between the Lines, La Jolla, CA
2013                        Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, Group show, New York, NY
2013                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, Outlined, Solo show, Dallas, TX
2013                        Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
2013                        Onessimo Fine Art, The Innovators, West Palm Beach, Florida
2013                        Russell Collection, Confluence, Austin, Texas
2013            
            Cheryl Hazan Gallery, On The Edge, New York, NY
2012                        Sculpture site, Nature Abstracted, Sonoma, CA
2012                        Art Hamptons, Southampton, NY,
2012            
            Madison Gallery, OneByOne, La Jolla, CA
2012                        Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2011                        Galerie d’Orsay, Luc Leestemaker and Matt Devine,Boston, MA
2011                        Madison Gallery, Fresh Blood, La Jolla, CA
2009                        SPILT Show, Santa Monica, CA, 2009
Susan Street Gallery, Encinitas, CA
2009                        L Street Gallery, Matt Devine/Craig Fuller, San Diego, CA
2008                        L Street Gallery, Matt Devine/Craig Fuller, San Diego, CA
2008                        Device Gallery, The Spaces Between, La Jolla, CA
2008                         Spacecraft Gallery, In Pieces, San Diego, CA
2007                        Simay Space, San Diego Art Prize, San Diego, CA

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS

2014                 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2014                 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2013                 Context, Art Miami Art Fair, Miami FL
2013                 Art Aspen, Aspen, CO
2013                 ArtMKT San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2013                 Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2012                 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX
2012                 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2012                 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2012                 
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2011     
            Art Hamptons, Southampton, New York, NY
2011                 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2010                 
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011
Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2010                 Architectural Digest Home Show, New York, NY
2009     
            Beyond The Border Art Fair, Del Mar, CA

AWARDS

2013   Orchid Award Nominee, Intersect, San Diego Architectural Foundation
2013
  San Diego Art Prize, Established Artist of the Year Nominee
2007
  San Diego Art Prize, Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee

NOTABLE COMMISSIONS, COLLECTIONS and INSTALLATIONS

2015

La Jolla Crossroads, Arriba! Monumental work, La Jolla, California
Casa Mira View, Brisas style monumental work, San Diego, California
La Jolla Crossroads, Arriba! Monumental work, La Jolla, California
Private Collection of Dropbox CEO, Drew Houston, Resurrection, San Francisco, California
Private Collection of C.R. Hibbs, All About You wall relief, Mexico City, Mexico
Umeda, Nobu Restaurant, Sculptural screen installation, Los Angeles, California
The Star Casino, Main Squeeze #2, Sydney, Australia

2014
Private Collection of Firouz Memarzedah, Mollie and Billow works, Paris, France
Private Collection of Michael and Susan Dell, Brisas and One Eight One series
Weebly, Inc., Suspended work installation, San Francisco, California
Private Collection of Skip Farber, Suspended work installation, Encino, California

2012-2013
Gaithersburg Marriott, Sculptural screen installation, Gaithersburg, MarylandOMNI Hotel Corporate Collection, 387 5/8” Steel Rods, Nashville, Tennessee
Perkins Coie Law Group, Soundwave wall relief installation, Del Mar, California
New World Development, Ltd., Winter 78 wall relief installation, Hong Kong
Ritz-Carlton, The Residences, Crespo wall relief installation, Washington, D.C.
Kilroy Realty Corporation, San Diego Headquarters, Soundwave wall relief
BBVA Compass Plaza, Corporate collection, various works, Houston, Texas
Tom Ford Showroom, Thirty Lounger, London, England
Holiday Inn/Bartell Hotels, Intersect monumental work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Flurry series wall relief, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Private Collection of Michael and Susan Dell, Absolution suspended work installation
Trizetto Corporation, El Cruce, freestanding installation, Englewood, Colorado
New World Development, Ltd., On the Left Side, freestanding work, Hong Kong
El Mather private collection, La Brea niche works, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2010-2011

Crespo House, Trial series wall relief installation, La Jolla, California
Meridian Building, Silver Screen sculpted wall installation, San Diego, California
Pacific Terrace Hotel, Untitled brass entry screen, Pacific Beach, California
Private Collection, Trial series wall relief, Bangkok, Thailand
Primland, Resolute series wall relief, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Pyramid Building, Absolution suspended work installation, Miramar, California
Greenfield Village, The Dance monumental work installation, Otay Mesa, California
Private Collection, Saddle Series #2 wall relief, Hong Kong
Bartell Hotels Corporate Office, The School series wall relief, Point Loma, California
Raul Gutierrez, Sticks series and Taking Flight cluster wall reliefs, Monterrey, Mexico

2006-2009

Valley View Casino, Bushel series wall relief, Valley Center, California
The Job Corps Building, Taking Flight wall relief installation, Solana Beach, California
Humphrey’s Resort, Untitled suspended work installation, San Diego, California
Sapphire Tower, Deconstructed series pedestal work, San Diego, California
Onyx Room, Untitled suspended work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Soundwave series wall relief, Sydney, Australia
The Pearl Hotel, As One series fountain installation, Point Loma, California
Jonathan Segal, FAIA, Union building wall relief installation, San Diego, California

MUSEUM and AUCTION

Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction and Panelist, Oceanside, California, October 2014
Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction, Oceanside, California, October 2013
Art for Water Benefit, Los Angeles, California, October 2013
Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit, Sausalito, California, May 2013
Art for Water Benefit, New York, New York, October 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Children’s Day, San Diego, California, January 2007

PUBLIC

Voigt Foundation, Red Tide work on loan, Santa Rosa, California, 2014-2015
LinkedIn Corporate Campus, Monumental work finalist, Sunnyvale, California, 2014
COMM22, Pre-qualified pool and finalist, San Diego, California, Award TBD 2014
Ocean Discovery Institute, Short-listed artist, San Diego, California, 2013
San Diego Botanical Garden, Works on loan, Encinitas, California, 2012-2013
City of Salem and Peabody Museum, Public Art Walk, Selected artist, 2012
Wheelock Square, Monumental work, pre-qualified pool, Shanghai, China, 2010
La Jolla Village, Autumn Fall (Red), La Jolla, California, 2010
Port of San Diego, Autumn Fall, San Diego, California, 2009

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