Matthew Ronay

American, b. 1976

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Matthew Ronay

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American, b. 1976

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506
Biography

Matthew Ronay’s elaborate constructed installations explore essential questions of faith and existence, incorporating performance and sculpted forms in papier-mâché, fabric, and raw wood. The contemporary relics he creates evoke ceremonial sites where the viewer can step out of the everyday world, connect with the primitive, and tap into inherited memory. Ronay first became known for his work done in a more brash vocabulary, with colorful sculptures referencing society’s obsession with pornography and consumption, made of glossy lacquered medium density fiberboard. Regardless of the subject, the artist approaches the work the same way, beginning with drawing to form the “birth point” of his ideas and then sculpting intuitively from there.

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Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Matthew Ronay’s elaborate constructed installations explore essential questions of faith and existence, incorporating performance and sculpted forms in papier-mâché, fabric, and raw wood. The contemporary relics he creates evoke ceremonial sites where the viewer can step out of the everyday world, connect with the primitive, and tap into inherited memory. Ronay first became known for his work done in a more brash vocabulary, with colorful sculptures referencing society’s obsession with pornography and consumption, made of glossy lacquered medium density fiberboard. Regardless of the subject, the artist approaches the work the same way, beginning with drawing to form the “birth point” of his ideas and then sculpting intuitively from there.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
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