Biography >

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


MFA - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2008

BFA - Cooper Union, New York, NY, 2004.



Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (forthcoming)


'AgX.Hb,' M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


'1864,' Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA


'River & Sky,' Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

The Armory Show, Praz-Delavallade, New York, NY


'More Pictures from Wai’anae', Praz-Delavallade and Vedovi Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

'Pictures from Wai’anae', M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


'Woodblocks',Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR

'Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet', Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA

'Excavations', Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

'Lakes and Reservoirs', SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA


Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH


'Velvet and Bubble Wrap', M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Water & Polaroid', Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA


'Lakes, Trees and Honeybees', Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


'Two Ships Passing' M+B, Los Angeles, CA


'Chocolate, bees, dust, sperm, and sprinkles' Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City CA



'New Territory: Landscape Photography Today,' Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

'Back to the Future: The 19th Century in the 21st Century', Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, NL

"A Fire That No Water Could Put Out" : Civil Rights Photography, The High Museum, Atlanta, GA




'The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Met Collection,' The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

'New Matter: Recent Forms of Photography,' Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

'PLEASE HAVE ENOUGH ACID IN THE DISH!,' Organized by Vinny Dotolo, M+B, Los Angeles, CA

'Boundless: A California Invitational', Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

'Prime Time', Volker Deihl Gallery, Berlin, Germany

'Material Matters,' The Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

'Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy curated by Mary-Kay Lombino', Vassar College, NY

'Retro-spective: Analogue Photography in a Digital World', Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, FL

'Sun on Paper', Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

'A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age', George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

'What’s Up', Soho Revue, London, UK

'Disorder', Somerset House, London, UK (touring exhibition); MAXXI, Rome, Italy; CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

'The New Pioneers', Danzinger Gallery, New York, NY


'I am a Lie and I am Gold', Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

'Disorder', Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris, France

'The Magic Medium', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

'Russian Doll', M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Mediated Images', Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy

'Thief Among Thieves',Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver,CO

'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography', J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

'Second Chances', Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

'Sitter', Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

'Anti-Grand : Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape', Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, VA


'Of My Affection',Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

'Me and Benjamin', Curated by M+B, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

'Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography', The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

'Process Priority', Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

'Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960', Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

'Phantoms in the Dirt', Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago 2014

'Homeland [IN]security: Vanishing Dreams', Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2014

'The Fifth Season', James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

'BURNED BY THE SUN / QUEMADOS POR EL SOL', Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

'After Ansel Adams', Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA

'NADA New York 2014', NY

'Beyond Earth Art', Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

'Process, Photo Center Northwest', Seattle, WA 2014

'Out of the Ordinary', The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

'Trouble with the Index', California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA

'What is a Photograph?', The International Center of Photography, New York, NY


'The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation', Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

'Reality Check', Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

'Currents: Photographs from the collection of Allen Thomas Jr.', Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Raleigh, NC

'Land Marks', Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

'Reality Check', Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

'Dwelling in Erasure', Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Unique, Von Lintel Gallery', New York, NY

'Rogue Wave, L.A. Louvre', Los Angeles, CA

'Staking Claim: A California Invitational', Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

'The Black Mirror', Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA


'After Image', Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos CA

'Group Show New Photography in Palma', Mallocra Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

'Surface Tension', The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, CA.

'MOTA', See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Photography Is', Higher Pictures, NY, NY

'The Crystal Chain', Invisible Exports, NY, NY


'Every Photo Graph Is Invisible',, Churner and Churner, NY, NY

'Of Memory and Time', Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY

'Assembly : Eight Emerging Photographers', Fred Torres Collaborations, NY, NY


'Bed Time for Bonzo', M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Genre Studies', Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City, CA

'Edges of Light'Arts Benicia, Benicia CA

'Assembly: Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California', Fotofest 2010 Biennial,LACMA curated,Houston TX

'matrix', Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia PA

'Capitalism In Question (Because It Is)', Pitzer Art Galleries, Claremont, CA


'Shock and Awe' , Gatov Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA

'Chef's Theory', 533 Gallery, Los Angeles CA



PopRally Presents Matthew Brandt in collaboration with Julianna Barwick, Museum of Modern Art, NY

Saturday Nights at The Getty: Julianna Barwick and Matthew Brandt, The Getty Museum, CA



'A about bauhaus...harm neu tues'Cardwell Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City, CA


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Guggenheim Collection

The Columbus Museum of Art, OH

Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA.

Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH.

Sir Elton John Collection, London, UK

The Wieland Collection, Atlanta, GA

Royal Danish Library, National of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art in Embassies, US Department of State, Washington, DC

The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina

The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Art Gallery of South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

George Eastman Museum

The High Museum, Atlanta, GA

The Mohn Family Foundation

The Detroit Institute of Arts

UBS Art Collection, New York, NY

Statoil Collection, Connecticut, MA

Bidwell Projects, Ohio

Jimenez- Colon Collection, Ponce, PR

The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College

Vassar College



'Lakes and Reservoirs' | Matthew Brandt | Damiani/ Yossi Milo Gallery


'Sticky/Dusty/Wet' | Catherine Evans | Columbus Museum of Art

'Dust Rising: Public Library' | Emily Anne Kuriyama/ Matthew Brandt | Golden Spike Press


'Hands Up' | Matthew Brandt | self published



“Matthew Brandt’s Poison Pictures” | Aperture | Gabriel H. Sanchez

“Matthew Brandt” | Artspeak | Osman Can Yerekbakan

“At Vassar, Seeing the Heavens with Paint, Pencil and Cocaine.” | The New York Times | Susan Hodara

'5 Must-See Booths at the AIPAD Photography Show 2016' | Blouin ARTINFO | Danielle Whalen


'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography' | Artforum | Natilee Harren

'Light, Paper, Process, an Inventive Subversion of Photography' | Los Angeles Times | Leah Ollman

'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty' | Los Angeles photo exhibition review | Arts Beat LA

'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty' | Cultural Weekly | Allon Schoener

'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography' | Artforum | Brian Wallis

'Lights! Camera! Bodily Fluids! Photographers bend the rules' | The Guardian| Jordan Riefe

'Darkroom, Redux? Chemistry Bests Megapixels at the Getty’s New Photography Show' | Forbes | Jonathon Keats


'Water Earth Fire Air' | Conveyor Magazine | Christina Wiles

'Review : Matthew Brandt at Yossi Milo Gallery' | Modern Painters | Paul Laster

'Goings on About Town Art' | The New Yorker

'Matthew Brandt, Excavations at Yossi Milo' | Collector Daily | Loring Knoblauch

'Artist Matthew Brandt Revives The History of Early Photography' | Architectural Digest Daily AD | Rebecca Bates

'What Is a Photograph?' |Artforum | Gabriel H. Sanchez

'Interview: Matthew Brandt' | Cool Hunting | Jonah Samson


'20 Artists to Collect Now' | Architectural Digest | David Colman

'Columbus Museum of Art: Exposed to new concepts' | The Columbus Dispatch | Elizabeth Trapp

'Matthew Brandt and a Handful of Dust' | Interview Magazine | Julie Bramowitz

'Arts Previews: The Columbus Museum of Art Hosts the First Solo Exhibition of L.A. Photographer-on-the-rise' | Columbus Alive | Jackie Mantey

'THR Art Issues: Top L.A. Artists Coveted by Hollywood' | The Hollywood Reporter

'Matthew Brandt' | Zoom | Sara Namias

'50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists" |Art Auction

'Brandt's Waterworks' | Departures | Shannon Adducci

'Top Finds at Paris Photo Los Angeles' | Art in America | Colin Westerbeck

'Beauty in the Bread Down' | LA Canvas | Ross Gardiner

'AIPAD Photography Show' | The New York Times | Ken Johnson


'Matthew Brandt' | Elle Decor | Vicky Lowry | November 2012

'Top 30 Under 30 in Art & Design' |Forbes |List Compiled by Jeffrey Deitch and Chuck Close

'Review: Matthew Brandt at M+B' | Modern Painters | by Travis Diehl


'The 100 Best Fall Shows: Matthew Brandt at M+B' | Modern Painters

'Best Art I Saw all Week: Matthew Brandt's Electric Photographs in Two Ships Passing at M+B: Don't Touch or You'll Get shocked' | LA Weekly | Carol Cheh

'Goings on about Town: Art' | The New Yorker


'Contemporary U.S. Photography' | Schilt Publishing

'Capitalism in Question (Because It Is)' | Pitzer College

'Really Want the Red Pill' | Inland Empire Weekly


'Review of Chocolate, bees, dust, sperm & sprinkles at Cardwell Jimmerson' | Art ltd.


'Surface Tension: Matthew Brandt's Lakes and reservoirs 2' | Octopus