Hometown: Providence, RI
MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1983
BFA, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1980
Claudia Matzko Bio
About The Artist
A conceptual artist who works primarily in the media of photography, sculpture, and installation, Claudia Matzko creates curious, intellectually-driven juxtapositions of materials and cultural sensibilities. Her work ranges from living interventions, like the 2002 piece Remember Me, starring a mynah bird taught to sing a line from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, to the photography series Voices #1-6, featuring portraits of people expressing ambiguous emotions, overlaid with phantasmal-seeming panels of treated glass.
Featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 1992 show Sense and Sensibility: Women Artists and Minimalism in the Nineties, curated by Lynn Zelevansky, Matzko has also been the recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.