Matt Mullican
American, born 1951
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
MATT MULLICAN - Representing That World,
Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican: Nothing Should Exist,
Kunstmuseum Winterthur
Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now,
Hammer Museum

Using his subconscious as material, Matt Mullican often creates his artworks before an audience while under hypnosis, resulting in a unique hybrid of performance art and drawing. Part schematic, part cosmological chart, Mullican’s ordered, symmetrical works belie an enormously ambitious artistic aim, to contain and make sense of the universe. Characterized by rough geometric patterns and the artist’s elongated, looping script, Mullican’s spontaneous diagrams and writings on walls and canvas offer free access to the artist’s psyche.