Randi Matushevitz

b 1965 Rochester, New York. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Randi Matushevitz creates paintings and installations that respond to the contrarian nature of existence. Her mixed media images are volatile, set in atmospheres built from layers of charcoal, pastel, spray paint, acrylic and oil on paper and/or canvas. They grab you with a holler — a luminous color or a strident pose, then pull you in with whispers — hidden figures, otherworldly apparitions, army tanks. She paints and draws, sprays and scrapes, smudges, collages, and repeats, actualizing a dense surface and depth of field that both embodies and depicts the mutual entanglement and psychic unsettlement of today’s world.

Matushevitz speaks eloquently about the ways in which mixed media allows her access to an enormously varied array of visual techniques, the better to respond in kind to the vertiginous paradoxes of existence. From the problems and promises of globalization and the threats to environmental resources in the 21st century to the most eternal, ages-old strivings of the human heart, in ways large and small we are daily asked to reconcile the conundrums of the life we live. Her art is in some ways nothing more or less than her valiant attempts to do so. In her studio, she is all of us.

Vita

  • Education    
  • 1989 Bachelor of Arts - California State University - Northridge - USA 
  • 1997 Master of Fine Arts - University of Miami - Coral Gables - USA
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 
  • Beyond Shelter - Shoebox Projects - Los Angeles - USA
  • Conundrums - Gallery 825 - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2017
  • Urban Dilemmas of Randi Matushevitz - huZgalleries - San Pedro - USA 
  • Randi Matushevitz - stARTup Art Fair LA - Highland Gardens Hotel - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2016
  • Mysterious - Dorit Center for the Arts - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2010 
  • Welcome to My Garden - Winchester Cultural Center - Las Vegas - USA
  • 2009
  • Unrequited Love, Love Unrequited” - Arts Factory - Las Vegas - USA
  • 2008
  • Inner/Outer Space - City of the World - Las Vegas - USA
  • 2006
  • Randi Matushevitz: 702 Series - Las Vegas Art Museum - Las Vegas - USA
  • 2005
  • Randi Matushevitz - Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus - Miami  - USA
  • 2002
  • Garden of Sculptures” - Xalapa - Veracruz - MX
  • 2001
  • Salt of the Earth - Museo de Bellas Artes de la Provincia de Buenos Aires - La Plata - AR
  • 2000
  • Salt of the Earth - Roberto Martin Arte Contemporaneo - Buenos Aires - AR
  • Salt of the Earth - Roberto Martin Arte Contemporaneo - New York - USA
  • 1999
  • What is Love? - University of Miami, Sculpture Annex - Coral Gables - FL
  • 1998
  • Milk to Meat - Leonora Vega Gallery - New York - USA
  •  Group Exhibitions
  • 2019
  • Santa Monica Then and Now - BG Gallery - Santa Monica - USA
  • Friends of the Gallery - Lisa Derrick Fine Arts - Los Angeles - USA
  • UnFrozen - Substrate Gallery - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2018
  • With Liberty and Justice for Some - Children’s Museum of the Arts - New York - USA
  • 30 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation - Gerichtshoefe - Berlin - DE
  • Re-imaging America - Ace 121 - Glendale - USA
  • A Feminist Perspective 4: We Choose Art - Montalban Gallery - Los Angeles - USA
  • Feminism Now - Shoebox Projects - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2017
  • Flashpoints: A Collective Response - Jerusalem Biennale 2017 - MuzeuMM - Los Angeles - USA 
  • In The Red -  Santa Clarita City Hall - Santa Clarita - USA
  • Sanctuary City: With Liberty and Justice for Some - San Francisco Art Commission Main Gallery - San Francisco - USA
  • 2016
  • Faces Within - South Bay Contemporary - San Pedro - USA
  • Pleasure to Meet Me - @f69productions - Los Angeles - USA
  • Systems and Process - Angel City Brewery - Los Angeles - USA
  • Awards & Grants
  • 2018
  • Development Grant - Center for Cultural Innovation Professional - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2017
  • Global Art Awards - Painting Art Award Finalist - Dubai - AE
  • Second Place - Drawing - Art Slant Prize Showcase
  • 2016
  • Start Up Art Fair - Los Angeles - USA
  • 2000​ 
  • Honorarium - Southern Graphics Print ConferenceUniversity of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1997 
  • Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant - Johnson - USA
  • Residencies 
  • 2018 Shoebox Projects Residency - Los Angeles - USA
  • 1999 University of Miami Artist in Residency - Coral Gables - FL 
  • 1997 Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency - Johnson - USA
  • Publications 
  • 2018
  • Randi Matushevitz Rocks Her World - Genie Davis - Diversions LA
  • Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams Confront Otherness Through Experience - Art & Cake
  • CUNUNDRUM - Shana Nys Dambrot - Whitehot Magazine
  • Urban Dilemmas - Genie Davis - Art & Cake
  • JAI Flashpoints: A Collective Response-Jerusalem Biennale - Genie Davis - Diversions LA
  • The Devil Made Me Do It: Stan’s Ball at Art Share - Genie Davis - Diversions LA
  • In The Artist’s Studio: A Photo Essay - Kristine Shoemaker - Art & Cake
  • Art Stories: Personal Narrative at The Annenberg Community Beach House - Art & Cake Randi Matushevitz - Baha Danesh - We Choose Art
  • Collaboration for Equality: A Feminist Perspective - Sydney Walters - Art & Cake
  • Walter Maciel Gallery Shines with Politics and Poetry - Genie Davis - Art & Cake
  • The Heroine’s Journey of Randi Matushevitz - Peter deKuster - The Heroine’s Journey
  • S2:E318 ART FAIR - Gabi Conte - The Elite Daily Show
  • Important Contemporary Artists You Should Know! - Shoebox PR Blog
  • Pre-and Post-election Emotions in The Faces Within - Bondo - Wyszpolski - Easy Reader News
  • ST-ART Me Up: Hollywood Style - SallyAnn Miller - Finding Sally 
  • stARTup Art Fair LA Tour with Cartwheel Art - Andrea LaHue - Cartwheel Art Magazine
  • stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles - Kristine Shoemaker - Art & Cake 
  • Randi Matushevitz: Moment between Moments - Eric Minh Swenson
  • Randi Matushevitz: The Meaning of Life - Shana Nys Dambrot - Huffington Post
  • Studio Visits: Where the Magic Happens - Art & Cake
  • Exploring the Transience of 21st Century Life through Esoteric Imagery - Katie McGarigle - Art & Cake
  • Randi Matushevitz: Artist Profile - Geena Davis - Diversion LA
  • Reality and Duality - Steve Bornfeld - The Review Journal - Neon

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