Art Auction 2018 | Matt Wedel

 


Matt Wedel

Fruit Tree
Gouache on paper, 2016
48 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist and L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Value: $3,500
Starting bid: $1,750

Colorado-born Matt Wedel is known principally for his imaginative, intricate, and colorful ceramics. He is inspired by flora and fauna, myth and history. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and California State University, Long Beach, he has exhibited nationally and internationally since his early 20s. His paintings and drawings such as Fruit Tree are a reprieve from the planning-intensive and technically challenging practice of ceramic, allowing him to explore the properties and behavior of colors with greater spontaneity and freedom. Wedel is represented by L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice, CA.

Selected collections
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Long Beach Museum of Art

Selected exhibitions
Matt Wedel, OMI International Art Center, The Fields Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY, 2017-19
Matt Wedel, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA, 2017
Child, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2007

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