Randi Matushevitz is a figurative artist living and working in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Art from California State University Northridge (CSUN), and an MFA in Painting from the University of Miami (UM). Her artwork is featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries, cultural centers, universities, and museums; and art fairs in the US and abroad.
Matushevitz's work is collected publicly and privately in the US and Abroad: The Museum of Art and History -Lancaster, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, Las Vegas Art Museum Collection at the Barrick Art Museum UNLV, and the Enter Art Foundation -Berlin.
Recent exhibitions include Future Gaze: Justin Bower and Randi Matushevitz, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, We Are Humanity, Giudecca Arts District, Venice, Italy, and Highlights from the Permanent Collection at Museum of Art and History (2019). Read about Matushevitz's in Contemporary Art Curator, Riot Material, Whitehot Magazine, the Huffington Post, Art and Cake.
Follow her posts on Instagram @randimatushevitzart
Photo Credit: Martin Cox
I did not come to art naturally. After feeling a bit broken, it arose out of a need to find my voice. Perhaps others have felt this too.
My practice spans drawing, installation, painting, and AR video. Each project is a glimpse into the psychological, physical, and imagined. Reliant upon a human connection that exists in silence. I pursue the edges of meaning, non-meaning, and understanding in an inaudible yet intuitive conversation that exists beyond gender, culture, religion, and language. It lives in human biology, in our sympathetic nervous system and the brain.
Often autobiographical, I depict life's wear and tear as mirrored by a facial expression, searching for human connection and understanding, I have found a unifying factor in the emotional portrait. My face and that of close family and friends are often my models, but the subject is the facial expression and human beings' ability to interpret them.
Today, I use technology, particularly my smartphone, to animate and enliven facial expressions in a video format, exploring a breadth of emotional content searching for understanding. I hope these images bring transportation to the viewer, a moment of escape, and a sense of celebration for the experience of existence in a worldwide community.
The Museum of Art and History -Lancaster
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Institute
Las Vegas Art Museum Collection at the Barrick Art Museum UNLV
Enter Art Foundation -Berlin.
Hobson's Choice Week 5 -on line, Torrance Art Museum, CA, 2020
Headspace, Coagula Curatorial, LAAS, LA 2020
Future Gaze, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, 2019
We Are Humanity, Giudecca Arts District, Venice, Italy, 2019
The Jerusalem Biennale, JAI, Sagi Rafael, Jerusalem, Israel, 2019
Highlights from the Permanent Collection at the MOAH, Lancaster, CA, 2019
Enter Art Foundation, Suzy Royal, Berlin, Germany, 2018
The Vaunt Collection, Christopher Ian Lutz
Riot Material, Genie Davis
Studio Visit Magazine 2016