Matthew Schreiber

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Born1967 (age 54–55)
Cleveland, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Education
  • Degree in Fine Art Painting
  • MFA in Art and Technology
  • Holography
Alma mater
  • University of Florida
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Royal College of Art
OccupationArtist
Years active1994-present
Websitematthewschreiber.com

Matthew Schreiber (born 1967, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American artist who is known for his work in holography and his large scale laser light installations. Schreiber received his undergraduate degree in Fine Art Painting from the University of Florida in 1989. He went to complete his MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a specialization in holography from the Royal College of Art in 1994. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Matthew Schreiber produces work in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, performance, installation, fluorescent, architecture, and video. He is perhaps best known for his work in holography and his large scale laser installations. Schreiber's work is concerned with the celebration of spectacle, rather than the typical expectation of lightworks where the audience is overwhelmed by the sublime, Schreiber complicates this experience by revealing the mechanisms of his work like a magician revealing his tricks. An example of this can be seen in his 2018 installation at Dark MOFO, Leviathan, where Schreiber combined the formal considerations of minimalist sculptures such as Fred Sandbeck with the shock and awe of a laser light show. By freezing these flashy spectacles, Schreiber complicates the kitchsy history of the medium by associating it with sacred geometry, magic, and physics. It is though this process that he elevates and celebrates laser installations.

Upon completing his MFA in 1994, Matthew Schreiber started working with Holographic production company C-Project as the Artistic Director. C-project produced fine art holograms with internationally recognized artists such as Louise Bourgeois, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ed Ruscha.[1] Here, Schreiber continued to develop as an artist, producing large-scale collaborative works such as Planetarium Final Vortex, a performative installation celebrating the close of the planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. As a result of these efforts, Schreiber started to exhibit with local Miami artists from the House, and Twenty Twenty Gallery, and through his efforts with C-Project, Schreiber began working as a production assistant for James Turrell.

Schreiber relocated to New York, NY, bringing along with him the C-Project archive (later acquired by the Getty in 2019) and created a new massive holographic production studio in Brooklyn, NY. Schreiber continued to work alongside Turrell until the completion of Turrell’s 2013 Retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.[2] After concluding his tenure with Turrell, Schreiber went on to increase the scale of his works, producing several solo exhibitions, such as his 2008 solo show at Fireplace Projects in East Hampton, NY and his 2014 solo show at Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York, NY.[3][4] Additionally Schreiber completed several permanent installations such as Lean-To, and Mithraem, as well as participating in several festivals, including but not limited to Dark MOFO, Hobart Tasmania, and Day for Night.

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References

  1. "Getty Museum Announces Donation of 105 Holograms Created by 20 Noted Artists | News from the Getty". getty.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "James Turrell". Guggenheim. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  3. "Modern Art Obsession: Matthew Schreiber at The FIREPLACE Project in East Hampton Springs". modernartobsession.blogs.com. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  4. "MATTHEW SCHREIBER, "SIDESHOW" >> Johannes Vogt". johannesvogt.nyc. Retrieved 2020-06-06.

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