Matthew Monahan
American, born 1972
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Fons Welters at Art Rotterdam 2016,
Galerie Fons Welters
Matthew Monahan,
Galerie Fons Welters
Matthew Monahan,
Galerie Fons Welters

Throughout his career, the Los Angeles-based sculptor Matthew Monahan has stimulated vibrant critical discussion. His forms—variously carved, cast, or built-up from materials that range from wax and paper to bronze—suggest archaeological finds, decrepit remnants of civilizations past or future that may be regarded as lamentations or admonitions. Monahan’s works have an air of quietness and distance that is intentional—they are meant to encourage contemplation. As the artist has written of his sculptures: “They are remote and incomplete and need a careful observer in order to survive.”