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.