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Matthew  Penkala

Matthew Penkala

Matthew Penkala Description

Matthew Penkala’s paintings evoke a west coast sensibility – sunny open spaces, luminous rooms and alluring sunsets. The paintings are exuberant with bright and searing colors of hot pink, acid green and blood orange on open fields of white. Yet there is something that seems undercover or like surveillance activity resulting from the photographic quality of the paintings with their smooth surfaces and a bit of shine, like that from the gloss finish of a photograph or reflection from plastic negatives. But several of the paintings read as photographs themselves, a hyper-real depiction of a small portion of a digital image with glare masking whatever is behind, adding to the mystery of a possible covert operation. Other paintings look like overlapping transparencies sprawled on a desk or adjacent images on a strip of negatives. Even though the imagery might be of an actual fragment of a photograph, the paintings read as pure non-objective abstraction. The fragmented compositions of objects not grounded create tension between what is presumably real and that which is imagined. The dispersal of fine droplets of paint using an airbrush furthers the metaphor of pixels and digital imagery as well as an atmospheric setting, which adds to the dreamlike illusion.

Mathew Penkala, a Los Angeles-based artist, received his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has had several solo exhibitions and his artwork included in many group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Detroit and Phoenix. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Neiman Marcus Collection, Houston, Texas; Maxine and Stuart Frankel Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Daimler-Chrysler Permanent Collection, Southfield, Michigan, among others.

Matthew Penkala Statement


I construct these paintings visually and technically to initiate a place of interactivity and experience with the work in order to examine the dynamic potential of a static object. The paintings themselves are conceived by involving elements of cultural and geographic surroundings, as well as elements of digital representations culled from vast online sources to my own camera. I then conflate these elements by interposing them within a computer environment. The resulting visual construct and condition is then re-introduced and manifested by way of various painting languages and techniques as its own object/condition, or painting. A painting that introduces another set of fluctuating conditions, that presents itself as a dynamic object based in the qualitative realm of real-time perception. The use of dispersed particles of paint, visa vie an airbrush and spray gun, serve as an analogy to pixels and bits of information that constitute representations of contemporary reality. As a result, I intend to tie a reality constructed and modeled from representations and the virtual world of pictorial illusion with the physical interactive space created by the painting’s materials and hypnotic conditions. This positioning within the painting vernacular is to constitute and challenge the intimate relation between vision and intellect, abstraction and representation, the authentic and artifice, as well as experience and the thing experienced, be it real or representation.

By layering and dividing the visual construct of the painting, I intend to disperse the viewer’s attention and lead them to negotiate their surroundings. It also becomes reflexive with how boundaries are blurred between conditions we navigate through daily. The pictorial space within the paintings themselves is fragmented, and exploits conditions of optics, computer generated imagery, photography, cinema, and various design models and media. Though mixed, the paintings maintain an illusive, though not fixed, visual/meaning structure. By doing this, and by constantly making that which we wish or anticipate being certain, uncertain- visually or conceptually, a state of flux is created. The state of flux that is initiated is to keep thought active by a manner of unfixing or unsettling visual and conceptual models rather than fixing or concretizing them. So, not only do the actual paintings themselves sit within a state of visual alteration due to the viewer’s relation to it, the work also remains in flux within its conceptual condition.

Matthew Penkala Resumé



Current Residence:

Los Angeles, CA


Education:

2002           Masters of Fine Art in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1998           Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude, Tempe, AZ
                   Area(s) of Specialization: Painting, Digital Photography, Critical Theory

Teaching Experience:

2010           Visiting Artist, OTIS School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2007           Visiting Artist/ Graduate Student Reviewer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2006           Visiting Artist in Residence - Painting Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2004-05      Adjunct Professor of Digital Imaging and Design, Gilbert/Chandler Community College, Gilbert, AZ
2001-02      Head Teaching Assistant to Beverly Fishman, Cranbrook Academy of Art Painting Department
1999           Adjunct Instructor of Digital Imagery, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ


Professional Experience:

2002           Studio Assistant, Beverly Fishman, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Photo Assistant, Julia Fish, Chicago, IL
                   Preparator Assistant, Jess Kreglow, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Media Lab Technician, Central Media Lab, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Web Designer, Painting Department Website, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001           Studio Assistant, Judy Ledgerwood, Oak Park, IL (summer)
1999           Studio Assistant, Henry Leo Schoebel, Phoenix, AZ
1997           Gallery Assistant, The Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Lectures and Panels:

2008           MOCA Los Angeles Summer Studio Visit Participant, Los Angeles, CA
2007           MOCA Los Angeles Summer Studio Visit Participant, Los Angeles, CA
2005           Advanced Painting Seminar Participant, Arizona State University, Painting Department, Tempe, AZ
2004           Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Painting Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Lecturer, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ


Awards:

2002           Joan Mitchell Foundation 2002, MFA Grant Awards in the Visual Arts, Nomination
2001           Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Women”s Committee Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Teaching Assistantship, Cranbrook Academy of Art Painting Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1998           Harold Alpert Memorial Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
                   ASU Regents Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
                   ASU Award for Excellence in Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1997           J Russel and Bonita Scholarship Endowment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Exhibitions:

2010           You”re Not The Only Thing I See Sometimes, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
                   The Pasadena Art Alliance 15th Biennial Art Auction, Los Angeles, California
2009           SIZEable, Fluxco Gallery, Los Angeles, California
                   White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2008           Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2007           Fresh, Lemberg Gallery, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   WOP (works on/of paper), The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, California
2006           Chromaluxe, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
                   Fragments, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo show)
                   Matthew Penkala & Trygve Faste: The Cranbrook Paintings, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Summer Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Winter Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2005           Collaboration, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Winter Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2004           10th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
                   20TH Anniversary Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
                   Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Chroma: Gaston Bertin, Judy Ledgerwood, Matthew Penkala, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
                   Hybrids, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo show)
2003           Bones of Clouds: Some Recent Experiences of Chance, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2002           Works for Young Collectors, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale Michigan
                   Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
                   Cranbrook Graduate Curated Summer Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
                   “Untitled” ( 8 abstract paintings), Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001           ”Cranbrook Connection”, D”Arcy Advertising Agency Headquarters, Troy, MI
                   Cranbrook Milles House, Temporary Collection, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2000           ” Art and the Environment: Sites Around the City” Modified Art Space, Phoenix, AZ
1999           ” Pop, Pulp, and Post Abstract” Arizona State University Memorial Union Gallery, Tempe, AZ
1998           BFA Thesis Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University
                   “Milieu: of Art and Space” Spine Gallery, Phoenix, AZ


Bibliography:

2004           Sousanis, Nick, thedetroiter.com, February, 2004 (w/ photo reproductions)
2003           Glen Mannisto, “Bones of Clouds: Some Recent Experiences of Chance” (catalog)
2002           Tysh, George, “Minding the Art” Metro Times Detroit, April 24, 2002
                   Tysh, George, “After Midnight - Art all night” Metro Times Detroit, March 13, 2002 (w/ photo reproductions)
                   MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions Catalog, Cranbrook Academy of Art (w/ photo reproductions)
                   Cranbrook Academy of Art Catalog, Cranbrook Academy of Art (w/ photo reproductions)
2001           Wade, Carla, “Media Circus” Phoenix New Times, March 23, 2000 (w/ photo reproductions)


Collections:

Neiman Marcus Collection, Houston, Texas
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Daimler-Chrysler Permanent Collection, Southfield, Michigan
Daimler-Chrysler Curated Collection, Southfield, Michigan
Dr. Gabriel Stux, Dƒsseldorf, Germany
Nishiumeda Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Gerhardt Knodel, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Gerard Garcon, Paris, France
Burt Aaron, Franklin, Michigan
Irene Hofmann, Newport Beach, California
William Jenkins, Tempe, Arizona
Bud & Nancy Liebler, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Wendy Silverman, Birmingham, Michigan
Lemberg Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
Beverly Fishman, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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