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

Statement

Sublime and grotesque, my artwork depicts the emotional frailty caused by uncertainty. It reverberates from a visceral place where the effects of past traumas linger. The figures exist in noir spaces that provide a quiet sense of dread embodying the essence of fraught human connectivity. In the abyss of an angst-ridden world filled with distorted expectations and abject conundrums, I reveal the haunting existence of inner truths.  These images aim to attach to the autonomous sympathetic human response devoid of gender, language, and culture. 

 

Aware that facial expressions have the recognizable power to transmit inaudible information that engages the viewer in a simultaneously anonymous and identifiable conversation, I paint and animate faces that mirror human feelings.  The images are messy and murky, filled with layers of frenzied lines and subtle glazes. I draw, smudge, superimpose and re-draw, mimicking the emotional distress of entanglements, frustrations, and social instability.   My portraits and narratives offer comfort to the distressed through transposition, a substitute for real horrors. I consider my paintings realist in that they project an empathetic response to the trials of contemporary living.  

 

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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

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