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Biography

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.   

 

CV Highlights

 

 

Public Collections

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. 

Exhibition Highlight

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

 

NEWS

Maeve Doyle, A Private View, Soho Radio, London

VC Projects IGTV

The Vaunt Collection, Christopher Ian Lutz

Contemporary Art Curator

Riot Material, Genie Davis

Whitehot Magazine

The Huffington Post

Studio Visit Magazine 2016