June 9, 2011

Matt Allison

Before Matt came to New York, he spent the his life navigating northward through the great state of Florida. Amid the suburban sprawl and tropical landscapes, he was fortunate enough to attend Ringling College of Art and Design, co found an alternative gallery space named Opaq with his wife Kathryn, complete a 3 month residency at Nullspace Gallery and surround himself with tons of creative types for whom “doing it yourself” is simply a fact of life. He describes his work as “perfectionistically ramshackle” and counts experimentation, improvisation, and collaboration as the key tools of his trade. Currently Matt himself amid another vibrant community in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn where he spends his days making art and his nights cooking for his friends and family. You can see more of his work on his website.

(The photos of the installation are by Jeanne Ciasullo and the profile picture is by Corry Arnold)

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