Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose

Paris, France

About Matthew Rose

MATTHEW ROSE lives and works in Paris, France.

https://youtu.be/e-u9r7y_tVg


Known widely for his collage works and wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor installations, he graduated from Brown University (1981) with a degree in Semiotics/Linguistics. Influenced by Americans Ray Johnson, Jasper Johns, Joseph Cornell and a handful of French surrealists, Rose works late hours ripping apart paper and bits of text to remake contemporary life into a specific, yet unbound book, what the artist calls his “theory of everything.”

"Most of my work involves collage; I cut and paste in all flavors. But I draw, paint, sculpt, find, assemble and put together words as well. I'm always working, I never close."

CURRENTLY: Published Coronaville. A graphic novella about the Trump Pandemic. See this video interview: https://youtu.be/e-u9r7y_tVg

News: http://artillerymag.com/everything-touches-everything/

NOW: Coronaville: A Comic Opera... Get a copy (only $22.97) : https://www.blurb.com/b/10196420-coronaville

Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida. Curated by Melanie Johanson. From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art
May 23-August 24, 2014.

Recently: SCOPE ART FAIR NYC NY (March 2014), with Converge Gallery.

THE LETTERS, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA. (5 July - 31 August 2013) See: http://convergegallery.com/.

TODAY IS TOMORROW (Paris, December 2012). This series included a number of "Maison" (house) collage works. The entire exhibition was sold out.

COLLAGE MADNESS, Next Gallery, Denver Colorado. March 8th - 25th, 2013.

AFTER THE FLOOD, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (June 2012).

More Than Words, Jaggedart, London, UK (May 2012).

GOD & COUNTRY, STORIE, PARIS, FRANCE (September 2011).

SCARED BUT FRESH, Orange Dot Gallery, London, UK (October 2010).

Curator/Conceptualizer/Founder/Artist: A BOOK ABOUT DEATH (2009 - present) Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NYC, NY.

See: http://abookaboutdeatharchive.blogspot.com/ and http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/

BOOKS

Cutting Edges, curated/edited by James Gallagher; Gestalten 2011).

Feature: Slashstroke Magazine/UK (2011).

UNCUT/US (2011); ART BOOK/US (2011).

COLLAGE (Black Dog Publishing/UK 2008); MASTERS: COLLAGE (Lark Books/2010).

AXIS OF EVIL (artist stamp), Qualiqatica Press, USA; 2003.

http://matthewrosestudio.net/

Current exhibitions, works, installation shots : http://matthewrosestudio.blogspot.com/

Education

Brown University, 1981. BA, Linguistics/Semiotics. RISD - Film making.

https://instagram.com/mistahcoughdrop/

Events

https://www.instagram.com/mistahcoughdrop/

Essay on the Suicide Special series in ARTILLERY: KILLER TEXTS ON ART by artist/writer Joseph Nechvatal: http://artillerymag.com/everything-touches-everything/

Exhibitions

Last shows:

Weekend Plans, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa Japan.

Weekend Plans, New Art Lab, Tokyo, Japan

Realités, Galerie LALALANDE, Paris, France. Collage, Galerie LALALANDE, Paris, France (both 2018); evidence,

Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA (2017). Book: PEOPLE, Drawings, Redfox Presss Ireland; I can't remember, 2016. 1067, Group Show, Hastings, UK December 2015. Collage, Nissa Touchon Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Anonymous Drawings (Rome, Berlin, Hamburg),

Pressure Washing, April 2015, Converge Gallery (see catalog online). Broadway Studios Group Show, July 2015, London. People (Book), Red Fox Press (limited edition book). Suicide Specials (Book); Weekend Plans (Book).
LOST FOR WORDS, October 2014 and One Thousand Queens, Riekja, Croatia, October 2014. See site for more informatiojn.

NOW: Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida. Curated by Melanie Johanson. From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art
May 23-August 24, 2014.

Recently: SCOPE ART FAIR NYC NY (March 2014), with Converge Gallery.

THE LETTERS, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA. (5 July - 31 August 2013) See: http://convergegallery.com/.

TODAY IS TOMORROW (Paris, December 2012). This series included a number of "Maison" (house) collage works. The entire exhibition was sold out.

COLLAGE MADNESS, Next Gallery, Denver Colorado. March 8th - 25th, 2013.

AFTER THE FLOOD, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (June 2012).

More Than Words, Jaggedart, London, UK (May 2012).

GOD & COUNTRY, STORIE, PARIS, FRANCE (September 2011).

SCARED BUT FRESH, Orange Dot Gallery, London, UK (October 2010).

Curator/Conceptualizer/Founder/Artist: A BOOK ABOUT DEATH (2009 - present) Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NYC, NY.

See: http://abookaboutdeatharchive.blogspot.com/ and http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/

CV Upon request