Matthew Brandt
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Born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA, Brandt received his BFA from Cooper Union and MFA from UCLA, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Using unex-pected materials to develop his photos– from lake water and rocks to gummy bears and cocaine– Brandt experiments with labor-intensive photographic methods that connect the imagery within his photos to the materials used in their creation, often exploring social and environmental issues in the process.

Brandt has been the subject of institutional solo shows at the Newark Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. Recent group exhibitions include works in New Territory: Landscape Photography Today at the Denver Art Museum, The Magic Medium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Second Chances at the Aspen Art Museum; What is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography, New York; and Land Marks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Collection, NY; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Art Gallery of South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Cincinnati Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Royal Danish Library, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; High Museum, Georgia; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others. Matthew Brandt lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected Works
Photo fused glass beads and metal
198.1 x 121.9 cm
Eagles 62B
Daguerreotypes made from American Silver Eagle coins and glass
25.4 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
Silver on silver gelatin print (mounted on aluminum)
59.7 x 105.4
Lake Vyrnwy 35
C-print soaked in Lake Vyrnwy water
50.8 x 76.2 cm
swell, cathay88 1
Photo fused glass, wire and collected sediment from Hong Kong
53.3 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm
Learning to Surf
Jan 27
Mar 9, 2024