Over There in the Bushes, chess set
Over There in the Bushes, chess set
Over There in the Bushes, chess set

About Matthew Ronay

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.

American, b. 1976, Louisville, Kentucky, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
In and Out and In and Out, Again, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer Show July - August 2016, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
2013
The Art of Chess, NextLevel Galerie, Paris