With theatrical depictions of living bodies, floral motifs and biomorphic shapes, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s works pay homage to the histories, traditions and techniques of representation while exploring identity, gender, visibility and pleasure. Craftsmanship, lightness and a pastel colour palette are characteristic of Lutz-Kinoy’s ceramics, large-scale paintings and performances.
Exhibitions of Lutz-Kinoy’s work include The Meadow, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva (2018); Southern Garden of the Château Bellevue, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2018); Sea Spray, Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands (2018); Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s (with Isabel Lewis), Gropius Bau, Berlin (2018); Der Verdienst. 2014-2017, Oracle, Berlin (2017); Sea Sick in Paradise, Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (2017); Rotten Wood, the Dripping Word: Shuji Terayama‘s Kegawa no Mari (with Tobias Madison), MoMA PS1, New York (2016); Theater der Überforderung, Kunsthalle Zürich (2015); Loose Bodies, Elaine, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2013) and KERAMIKOS (with Natsuko Uchino), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2013). His work is also in the collections of the Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France; Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation, Bolzano, Italy and Syz Collection, Geneva.
Lutz-Kinoy was an artist-in-resident at Riksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2010–2011). He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York (2007).
Born in 1984 in Brooklyn, New York, he currently lives and works in Paris.
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