Matthew Porter

Born: 1975

Hometown: State College, PA

Lives and Works: Brooklyn, NY


Education: BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1998
MFA, The International Center for Photography/Bard Program for Advanced Photographic Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2006

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Matthew Porter Bio

About The Artist

Matthew Porter’s work often features historical mash- ups, collapsing disparate events and cultural references within a single frame, or spreading them out over a series of tightly edited photographs. Porter uses film—which allows for the accumulation of discrete exposures on a single piece of material. It is the record of the event, the visual reference of the subject, the template by which one composes, and the agency of the process. Within the frame, objects stack on top of one another, blend where they overlap, and flatten pictorial space. The process allows photography-a visual language of boxed, still images-to collage multiple topics into single frames.

Porter has had solo and group shows in a number of international galleries and institutions, including M+B, Los Angeles, Invisible Exports, New York, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Koenig & Clinton, New York, and the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. Porter's curatorial projects include "Seven Summits" at Mount Tremper Arts, "The Crystal Chain" at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, and "Bedtime for Bonzo" at M+B. He is the co-editor of Blind Spot magazine Issue 45, and his writings and interviews have been featured in a number of publications including ARTFORUM. In 2012 Porter was included in the "After Photoshop" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Art, New York.


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