Matthew Ritchie named Distinguished Senior Fellow in Fine Arts

Artist Matthew Ritchie will join the MFA faculty at PennDesign this year as a Distinguished Senior Fellow. He will be teaching seminars and doing critiques, and we welcome him with great excitement.

The press release from Dean Taylor:

"It is with great pleasure that Joshua Mosley, Acting Chairman of Fine Arts at PennDesign, and I announce the appointment of Matthew Ritchie as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, effective July 1, 2009. Matthew will teach studio and seminar courses through the Department of Fine Arts.

An installation artist and painter, Matthew Ritchie integrates contemporary fabrication processes and innovative narrative forms to explore, as TIME magazine put it, “the unthinkable or not-yet-thought.” His work is respected internationally and has premiered in museums and galleries such as the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, Mass MoCA, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, White Cube London, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY. In addition, his work has been curated for important international exhibitions including the biennials at Venice (in Architecture), the Whitney, Sydney, and São Paulo.

Matthew’s work is widely published, serving as the focus of eight monographs as well as an anthology of seven hybrid monographs/artist books titled Matthew Ritchie: Incomplete Projects 01-07. Over 50 catalogs have been published which include his work for both solo and group exhibitions, including such titles as Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, Art 21: Art in the Twenty –First Century (PBS), and Drawing Now: Eight Propositions (Museum of Modern Art).

Prior to this appointment at PennDesign Matthew taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and he held most recently a studio professorship in the School of Architecture at Princeton University. Additionally, he has been a visiting artist at Yale University, Pratt Institute, Boston University, and Goldsmiths College of Art in London.

The breadth of Matthew Ritchie's work is a great fit with the broad interdisciplinary scope of the School’s mission. I know you will all join me and Joshua in welcoming him to Penn and the faculty of Fine Arts as Distinguished Senior Fellow."

To see more of Matthew's work, visit www.matthewritchie.com and www.andrearosengallery.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, amazing.