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Matt Magee (b. 1961, Paris) is an American contemporary artist who has dedicated his over four-decade career to experimenting with abstract and conceptual art practices. Best known for his minimal abstract geometric paintings, sculptures and prints, his work explores language symbolically with an emphasis on repetition and nods to art historical precedents.

 

Magee holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BA in Art History from Trinity University. The artist was awarded two resident fellowships (2007 and 2015) at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2002, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1991. His compositions are found in the collections of the Tucson Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, JP Morgan Chase Collection, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, among many others.

 

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  • Magee tells ZB, "I like Ellsworth Kelly's work, most specifically I respond to the drama and sharpness of his edges and how he uses space." View Kelly's work.

 

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