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Matthew Bryant

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Free-chicago-9
Craigslist: Free: Chicago, 2007 Graphite on Paper 11" X 11" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Free-la-9
Craigslist: Free: Los Angeles, 2007 Graphite on Paper 11" X 11" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Missconn-homedepot
Craigslist: Missed Connections: Home Depot (detail), 2007 Graphite on Wood 14" X 17" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Missconn-homedepot-txt
Craigslist: Missed Connections: Home Depot (detail), 2007 Graphite on Paper 6" X 7" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Ubiquitous-2
ubiquitous, 2007 Electrical Junction Box and Wiring 12" X 12" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Wish-i-could_ve-detail
Wish I Could've (detail), 2006 Colored Pencil on Paper 18" X 24" © Matthew Bryant 2006
Flow1
Experiential Flow Diagram (detail), 2005 Graphite on Vellum 24" X 31" © Matthew Bryant 2005
Wall-install
My Mother's Maiden Name, 2006 Wood, Glue, Stainless Steel Hardware, Graphite, Chalk 7'-6" X 11'-7" X 11'-7" © Matthew Bryant 2006
Wall-install-detail
My Mother's Maiden Name (detail), 2006 Wood, Glue, Stainless Steel Hardware, Graphite, Chalk 7'-6" X 11'-7" X 11'-7" © Matthew Bryant 2006
Civilians_detail
34,452 Civilians Killed in Iraq During 2006 (detail), 2007 Ink on Paper 43" X 42" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Road_rage_detail
Road Rage Goes Online (detail), 2007 Ink on Paper 43" X 42" © Matthew Bryant 2007
Signs4
Where Do We Go From Here? : Signs Project, 2004 Performance, Gelatin Silver Print Time Duration Variable, 9" X 13" © Matthew Bryant 2004
Herenorthere
Neither Here Nor There, 2007 Virtual and Physical Space Performance, Video 3:15 © Matthew Bryant 2007
Matthew
Excerpted pages from a public domain document ..., 2006 Ink on Paper 11" X 8.5"
Butterfly
Quick Facts
Lives in
East Bay
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
University of California, Riverside, 2007, MFA Visual Art
University of Minnesota
Tags
social, Practice, installation, video-art, collective, performance, publication, digital, research, conceptual, cultural-center
Statement
Artist Statement
Conceptually, I am interested in how we consciously and subconsciously interface with each other and our environments through the negotiation of systems, structures, and materials that we create as a result of our fears and desires.

Our daily lives and experiences are constantly mediated in one way or another from an infinite number of sources, either by our own doing or from someone else's. These mediations might involve technology, architecture, language, socio-political systems, fashion, information flow (or lack of it), or any variation of communication and exchange.

I am drawn to the points where these systems, structures, materials, and exchanges bump against each other, where things start to break down or contradict one another, where there are gaps, and where the idealized and controlled do not line up neatly with the chaotic and the real.