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Introduction

Since the early 1990s, Matthew Ritchie (born 1964) has developed a practice drawing from the vocabularies of science, sociology, anthropology, mythology and the history of art. In his paintings, prints, installations, wall drawings, light boxes, sculptures, projections, artists books and performances, Ritchie describes the generation of systems, ideas, and their subsequent interpretations in a kind of cerebral web, concretizing ephemeral and intangible theories of information and time in a unique and recognizable gestural form that emphasizes the human trace.

Matthew Ritchie has exhibited internationally, including solo presentations at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; ZKM Karlsruhe, Barbican Theatre, London, UK; Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY; St. Louis Art Museum, MO; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; and Dallas Museum of Art, TX. Ritchie’s work was included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial, the 2002 Sydney Biennale, the 2004 Bienal de Sao Paulo, the 2008 Seville Bienal, the Havana Bienal, and the 11th International Architecture Biennial, Venice, Italy as well as major exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA. 

Matthew Ritchie began making prints at Two Palms in 2003. 

New Works 2

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Her Garden, His Book, His Children, Her Country, 2009
Suite of 4 etchings with aquatint
Each etching 25 x 16 1/2 inches
Edition of 10

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Saturn Time (Table Mountain), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches
 

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Saturn Time (Altar), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

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Saturn Time (Furnace), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

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Saturn Time (River), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

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Sea State Two, 2009
Etching with aquatint accompanied by signed booklet
Two parts eatch measuring 15 1/5 x 31 inches
Edition of 28

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Her Garden, His Book, His Children, Her Country, 2009
Suite of 4 etchings with aquatint
Each etching 25 x 16 1/2 inches
Edition of 10

Saturn Time (Table Mountain), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches
 

Saturn Time (Altar), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

Saturn Time (Furnace), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

Saturn Time (River), 2008
Monoprint with engraving, watercolor, silkscreen and hand-painting
49 x 34 inches

Sea State Two, 2009
Etching with aquatint accompanied by signed booklet
Two parts eatch measuring 15 1/5 x 31 inches
Edition of 28

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Public Exhibitions

2018  The Demon in the Diagram, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
2016  Matthew Ritchie, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
2014  Expanding the Field of Painting​, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
2010  Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum​, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2009  Between Art and Life, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2008  The Morning Line, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
2008  Wunderkammern​, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2007  Matthew Ritchie, The Iron City​, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2004  Matthew Ritchie: Proposition Player, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
2001  Concentrations 38: Matthew Ritchie​, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX

Selected Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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