Matt Devine (b. 1975, American) 

Matt Devine is a self-taught sculptor working with steel, stainless steel, aluminum and bronze. Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1975 and raised in New England, Devine moved to California in 1995 where he learned how to weld and fabricate while working closely with his father. He continued on at various fabrication studios honing his craft and developing a passion for metalwork and sculpture. Functional and architectural works gave way to non-representational sculptures, which he showed at galleries with increasing frequency and success. The freedom of having no rules or boundaries with sculpture was especially appealing to Devine. In 2004 he was able to transition to full time artist.

The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes found throughout Devine’s body of work. Pared-down organic shapes are formed out of sheet and solid materials and welded together in harmonious accord, making the heavy metal appear as light as paper. These contrasts, plus the relationships of patterns and boundaries, address Devine’s desire to contain chaos and push out the discord of an information-saturated culture. Even the process of welding has become a retreat from cultural noise.

Devine’s sculpture is currently on display at highly-regarded fine art galleries across North America and Europe.  His sculptures can be found in private, corporate and international collections on five continents.

Devine currently resides with his wife and daughter in Petaluma, California.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Matt Devine and David Burdeny, September, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cafmeyer Gallery, Matt Devine and Dorit Levinstein, May, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Waterkeeper's Alliance, Art for Water Annual Benefit, Sotheby's New York, New York

2016
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Group show, Opening November 18, Dallas, Texas
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Matt Devine and Greg Miller, Opening October 22, Houston, Texas
JoAnne Artman Gallery, Matt Devine and Jane Maxwell, Opening October 6, Laguna Beach, California
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Construct, Opening April 7, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Synergy, Matt Devine, Alberto Murillo & Judith Foosanner, November, Dallas, Texas
DTR Modern, Solo show, October, Washington, D.C.
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Undone, Matt Devine and James Verbicky, October, Houston, Texas
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art, Group show, October, San Francisco, California
DTR Modern, Matt Devine & Robert Mars, September, Boston, Massachusetts
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Double Vision group show, July, Dallas, Texas

2014
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Technicolor, Matt Devine & Gian Garofalo, September, Dallas, Texas
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, California, Matt Devine & Alex Couwenberg, July, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Galerie d’Orsay, Matt Devine & Richard Roblin, June, Boston, Massachusetts
Laura Rathe Fine Art, BoundUnbound, Matt Devine & Christy Lee Rogers, March, Houston, Texas
Madison Gallery, Between the Lines, Matt Devine & Jeff Kahm, February, La Jolla, CA

2013
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, Puz-zle, Matt Devine, Lori Cozen-Geller, Carolina Sardi, October, New York, New York
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Outlined, Matt Devine & Mel DeWees, September, Dallas, Texas
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Matt Devine & Katherine Houston, June, Houston, Texas
Onessimo Fine Art, The Innovators group show, West Palm Beach, Florida
Russell Collection, Confluence, Matt Devine & Michael Kessler, February, Austin, Texas
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, On the Edge group show, February, New York, New York

2012
Sculpturesite, Nature Abstracted group show, October, Sonoma, California
Madison Gallery, OneByOne solo show, May, La Jolla, California
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, FLUX, Matt Devine, Carolina Sardi, & John Ensor Parker, April, New York, New York

2011
Galerie d’Orsay, Luc Leestemaker & Matt Devine, June, Boston, Massachusetts
Madison Gallery, Fresh Blood, Matt Devine, James Verbicky, William Goodman, April, La Jolla, California

2007-2009
L Street Gallery, Matt Devine & Craig Fuller, San Diego, California
Device Gallery, The Spaces Between group show, La Jolla, California
Spacecraft Gallery, In Pieces solo show, San Diego, California
Simay Space, San Diego Art Prize group show, San Diego, California

MUSEUM and AUCTION

Oceanside Museum of Art, Art Auction Benefit, Oceanside, California, October 2013
Art for Water Benefit, Los Angeles, California, October 2013
Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit, Sausalito, California, May 2013
Art for Water Benefit, New York, New York, October 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Children’s Day, San Diego, California, January 2007

PUBLIC

Voigt Foundation, Red Tide work on loan, Santa Rosa, California, 2014-2015
Linked-In Corporate Campus, Monumental work finalist, Sunnyvale, California, 2014
COMM22, Pre-qualified pool and finalist, San Diego, California, Award TBD 2014
Ocean Discovery Institute, Short-listed artist, San Diego, California, 2013
San Diego Botanical Garden, Works on loan, Encinitas, California, 2012-2013
City of Salem and Peabody Museum, Public Art Walk, Selected artist, 2012
Wheelock Square, Monumental work, pre-qualified pool, Shanghai, China, 2010
La Jolla Village, Autumn Fall (Red), La Jolla, California, 2010
Port of San Diego, Autumn Fall, San Diego, California, 2009

AWARDS

Orchid Award Nominee, Intersect, San Diego Architectural Foundation, 2013
San Diego Art Prize, Established Artist of the Year nominee, 2013
San Diego Art Prize, Emerging Artist of the Year nominee, 2007

NOTABLE COMMISSIONS, COLLECTIONS and INSTALLATIONS

2018
Garden Communities, Elements Luxury Community, July, Irvine, Ca

2017
Manpower Corporate Offices, Scheduled for Fall, 2017, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Toll Brothers Alta Vista Luxury Home Community, Big Top #9, Irvine, California

2016
University of California San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center, Hello Sunshine, San Diego, Ca.
Manpower Corporate Offices, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private Collection of Steve Neal, Unda in bronze, Menlo Park, California
Private Collection of Matt Kemp, Mollie and La Brea, San Diego, California
Private Collection of Cyril Chapuy, One Eight One, Paris, France
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Reversion #2, Palo Alto, California
King of Prussia Mall, Brisas Series and Outlook Series Freestanding, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
First Street LLC, Las Olas monumental work, Santa Ana, California
Otto Bremer Foundation, Edward wall installation, St. Paul, Minnesota
La Jolla Crossroads, Brisas style monumental work, La Jolla, California

2015
Private Collection of Evan Spiegel, Wide Awake
Private Collection of Fred Couples, Big Top #7, Laguna Beach, California
Morgan Stanley, Big Top #8, New York, New York
Stanford Medical Center, Resolve #2, Palo Alto, California
Mark Steele Architecture Firm, Outlook, La Jolla, California
Casa Mira View, Arriba! monumental work, San Diego, California
Private Collection of Drew Houston, Resurrection, San Francisco, California
Private Collection of C.R. Hibbs, All About You, Mexico City, Mexico
Umeda, Nobu Restaurants, Sculptural screen installation, Los Angeles, California
The Star Casino, Main Squeeze #2, Sydney, Australia

2014
Private Collection of Firouz Memarzedah, Mollie and Billow works, Paris, France
Private Collection, Brisas and OneEightOne series, Austin, TX
Weebly, Inc., Suspended work installation, San Francisco, California
Private Collection of Skip Farber, Suspended work installation, Encino, California

2012-2013
Gaithersburg Marriott, Sculptural screen installation, Gaithersburg, Maryland
OMNI Hotel Corporate Collection, 387 5/5” Steel Rods, Nashville, Tennessee
Perkins Coie Law Group, Soundwave wall relief installation, Del Mar, California
New World Development, Ltd., Winter 78 wall relief installation, Hong Kong
Ritz-Carlton, The Residences, Crespo wall relief installation, Washington, D.C.
Kilroy Realty Corporation, San Diego Headquarters, Soundwave wall relief
BBVA Compass Plaza, Corporate collection, various works, Houston, Texas
Tom Ford Showroom, Thirty Lounger, London, England
Holiday Inn/Bartell Hotels, Intersect monumental work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Flurry series wall relief, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Private Collection, Absolution suspended work installation, Austin TX
Trizetto Corporation, El Cruce, freestanding installation, Englewood, Colorado
New World Development, Ltd., On the Left Side, freestanding work, Hong Kong
El Mather private collection, La Brea niche works, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2010-2011
Crespo House, Trial series wall relief installation, La Jolla, California
Meridian Building, Silver Screen sculpted wall installation, San Diego, California
Pacific Terrace Hotel, Untitled brass entry screen, Pacific Beach, California
Private Collection, Trial series wall relief, Bangkok, Thailand
Primland, Resolute series wall relief, Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Pyramid Building, Absolution suspended work installation, San Diego, California
Greenfield Village, The Dance monumental work installation, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Saddle Series #2 wall relief, Hong Kong
Bartell Hotels Corporate Office, The School series wall relief, Point Loma, California
Raul Gutierrez, Sticks series and Taking Flight cluster wall reliefs, Monterrey, Mexico

2006-2009
Valley View Casino, Bushel series wall relief, Valley Center, California
The Job Corps Building, Taking Flight wall relief installation, Solana Beach, California
Humphrey’s Resort, Untitled suspended work installation, San Diego, California
Sapphire Tower, Deconstructed series pedestal work, San Diego, California
Onyx Room, Untiltled suspended work, San Diego, California
Private Collection, Soundwave series wall relief, Sydney, Australia
The Pearl Hotel, As One series fountain installation, Point Loma, California
Jonathan Segal, FAIA, Union building wall relief installation, San Diego, California

ART FAIRS

2016
Art Miami, Miami Florida, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Simon Breitbard Fine Art

2015
Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art

2014
Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2013
Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
ArtMarket SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Art
Dallas Fine Art Fair, Dallas, Texas, Exhibited Artist with Laura Rathe Fine Art
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery

2012
Art SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, Exhibited Artist with Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art

2011
Art SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery

2010
Art SF, San Francisco, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Art Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, New York, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery

2009
LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery
Art Hamptons, Westhampton Beach, New York, Exhibited Artist with Madison Gallery