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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 a self-taught sculptor working with steel, stainless steel, aluminum and bronze. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1975 and raised in New England, Devine moved to California in 1995 where he learned how to weld and fabricate while working closely with his father. He continued on at various fabrication studios honing his craft and developing a passion for metalwork and sculpture. Functional and architectural works gave way to non-representational sculptures, which he showed at galleries with increasing frequency and success. The freedom of having no rules or boundaries with sculpture was especially appealing to Devine. In 2004 he was able to transition to full time artist. The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes found throughout Devine’s body of work. Pared-down organic shapes are formed out of sheet and solid materials and welded together in harmonious accord, making the heavy metal appear as light as paper. These contrasts, plus the relationships of patterns and boundaries, address Devine’s desire to contain chaos and push out the discord of an information-saturated culture. Even the process of welding has become a retreat from cultural noise. Devine’s sculpture is currently on display at highly-regarded fine art galleries across North America and Europe. His sculptures can be found in private, corporate and international collections on five continents. Devine currently resides with his wife and daughter in Petaluma, California.

Artist Website: mattdevineart.com

Matt Devine is a self-taught sculptor working with steel, stainless steel, aluminum and bronze. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1975 and raised in New England, Devine moved to California in 1995 where he learned how to weld and fabricate while working closely with his father. He continued on at various fabrication studios honing his craft and developing a passion for metalwork and sculpture. Functional and architectural works gave way to non-representational sculptures, which he showed at galleries with increasing frequency and success. The freedom of having no rules or boundaries with sculpture was especially appealing to Devine. In 2004 he was able to transition to full time artist. The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes found throughout Devine’s body of work. Pared-down organic shapes are formed out of sheet and solid materials and welded together in harmonious accord, making the heavy metal appear as light as paper. These contrasts, plus the relationships of patterns and boundaries, address Devine’s desire to contain chaos and push out the discord of an information-saturated culture. Even the process of welding has become a retreat from cultural noise. Devine’s sculpture is currently on display at highly-regarded fine art galleries across North America and Europe. His sculptures can be found in private, corporate and international collections on five continents. Devine currently resides with his wife and daughter in Petaluma, California.

Born: 1975, Salem, Massachusetts
Resides: Petaluma, California

 

SELECTED EXHBITIONS

 

2019                 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Lineage, New York, NY

2019                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Two Person Show, Dallas, TX

2019                 Cafmeyer Gallery, Two person show, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2019                 Belvedere Art Space, Group Show, Beirut, Lebanon

2019                 Kostuik Gallery, Summer Group Show, Vancouver Canada

2019                 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Flirting with Abstraction, Laguna Beach, CA

2019                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Matt Devine and Tony Magar, Houston TX

2019                 Lanoue Gallery, The Estate of Dirk de Bruycker with Matt Devine, Boston MA

2018                 Red Sea Gallery, Convergent Evolution, Solo show, Singapore
2018                 Cafmeyer Gallery, Group show, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2018                 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Group Show, Palm Desert, CA
2018                 Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Matt Devine and Joseph Adolphe, San Francisco, CA

2017                 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, A Fine Line 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017                 Cafmeyer Gallery, Matt Devine and Dorit Levinstein, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2016                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Group show, Dallas, Texas
2016                 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Construct, Vancouver, BC

2016                 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Matt Devine and Jane Maxwell, Laguna Beach, California
2015                 DTR Modern, Matt Devine and Robert Mars, Boston, Massachusetts
2015                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Synergy, Dallas, Texas
2015                 Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts, Group show, San Francisco, California
2015                 DTR Modern, Solo show, Washington, D.C.
2015                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Undone, Houston, Texas
2015                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Double Vision, Dallas, Texas
2014                 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, California, Vancouver, BC
2014                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Dallas, Texas
2014                 Gallery d’Orsay, Matt Devine and Richard Roblin, Boston, Massachusetts
2014                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, BoundUnbound, Houston, Texas
2014                 Madison Gallery, Between the Lines, La Jolla, California
2013                 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, Group show, New York, New York
2013                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Outlined, Solo show, Dallas, Texas
2013                 Laura Rathe Fine Art, Matt Devine and Katherine Houston, Houston, Texas
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, New York
2012                 Sculpturesite, Nature Abstracted, Sonoma, California
2012     
           Madison Gallery, OneByOne, La Jolla, California
2012                 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, New York
2011                 Galerie d’Orsay, Luc Leestemaker and Matt Devine, Boston, Massachusetts
2011                 Madison Gallery, Fresh Blood, La Jolla, California
2009                 SPILT Show, Santa Monica, California
2009                 Susan Street Gallery, Encinitas, California
2009                 L Street Gallery, Matt Devine/Craig Fuller, San Diego, California
2008                 Device Gallery, The Spaces Between, La Jolla, California
2008                 Spacecraft Gallery, In Pieces, San Diego, California
2007                 Simay Space, San Diego Art Prize, San Diego, California

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS

2016                 Context Art Miami, Miami, FL Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2016                 Context New York, New York,, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2016                 ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art

2015                 Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art

2015                 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art

2015                 ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art

2015                 Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2014                 Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
2014                 Houston Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2014                 ArtMarket, SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
2014                 Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, California, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2014                 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2014                 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, California
, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2014                 Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2013                 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2013                 Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2013                 Context, Art Miami Art Fair, Miami Florida
2013                 Art Aspen, Aspen, Colorad, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
2013                 ArtMKT San Francisco, San Francisco, California
, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
2013                 Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2012                 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
2012                 Art SF, San Francisco, California
2012                 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, California
2012                 
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited artist with Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art
2011                 Art SF, San Francisco, California, 
Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2011                 Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2011                 
Art San Diego, San Diego, California
2010                 
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California
2010                 Architectural Digest Home Show, New York, New York
2010                 Art SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2010                 Art Hamptons, Westhamptons, New York, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2010                 Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2009     
           Beyond The Border Art Fair, Del Mar, California
2009                 
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, Californi, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery
2009                 Art Hamptons, Westhamptons, New York, Exhibited artist with Madison Gallery

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

2016
Casa Mira View, Brisas style monumental work, San Diego, California
La Jolla Crossroads, Arriba! Monumental work, La Jolla, California
Private collection Cyril Chapuy, One Eight One, Paris, France
Private collection of Matt Kemp, Mollie and LaBrea, San Diego, California
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Reversion #2, Palo Alto, California

King of Prussia Mall, Brisas Series and Outlook Series Freestanding, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

First Street LLC, Las Olas monumental work, Santa Ana, California

Garden Communities, Brisas monumental work, San Diego, California

Otto Bremer Foundation, Edward wall installation, St. Paul, Minnesota

2015

Private collection of Fred Couples, Big Top #7, Laguna Beach, California
Private collection of Evan Spiegel, Wide Awake
Morgan Stanley, Big Top #8, New York, New York
Stanford Medical Center, Resolve #2, Palo Alto, California
Mark Steele Architecture, Outlook, La Jolla, California
Private collection of 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
Union Bank Building, Sticks Installation, San Diego, California
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, Maryland

OMNI 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

Art Silicon Valley, Connectivity, Selected public artist, San Mateo California, 2015
San Diego Botanical Garden, Walk in the Park, work on loan, 2015-2016

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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