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.
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
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
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