Matthew McCaslin (American, b.1957) is a Contemporary artist who works in a wide range of media, including film, photography, painting, installation art, and sculpture. Much of McCaslin’s art addresses contemporary society’s dependence on technology. Common materials used in his mixed media installations include light bulbs, fans, TV monitors, cables, and plugs. McCaslin received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1980. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the Jewish Museum in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art in Saint Etienne, France. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Timeline

1957
Born in Bayshore, NY
1980
BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

2011
Matthew McCaslin - On the corner of 5th and Main, Triple V, Paris 8solo)
2010
Seven Artists Inspired by Hanukkah, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York
2010
Edition 5 Erstfeld, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf
2010
FIAT LUX! Opere Luminose, Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Turin
2010
Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel
2009
Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste, MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
2009
Totem & tabou, Galerie de multiples, Paris
2009
Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York
2009
Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2009
The Eventual, Futura, Praha
2009
The Eventual, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2009
N’importe quoi, Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, France
2009
Crossroads, Gering & López, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Chance Discovery, Brandstrom Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2008
The World is Turning, Fred, London (solo)
2008
Micro-narratives, Musee d’art Moderne, St. Etienne, France
2008
The Morning After: Videoarbeiten der Sammlung Goetz, Weserburg Museum fur
2008
Video Review, Castello di Rivara, Centro d´arte contemporane, Rivara (TO)
2008
Arbeiten mit der Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Villa Merkel & Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen
2008
35th anniversary exhibition, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg
2008
No desing, Galerie de multiples, Paris
2008
The Morning After - Videoarbeiten der Sammlung Goetz, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen
2008
Dan Walsh, and more…, La Salle de bains, Lyon
2007
Ghosts, Galerie de multiples, Paris
2007
The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2007
Lust for Life. Die Sammlung Ricke, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2007
In the Eye of the Storm – Im Auge des Zyklons, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2007
The Eventual, FRAC - Bourgogne, Dijon
2007
Touch-down, Galerie Friedrich, Basel
2007
Active Constellation, The Brno House of Arts - Central Building, Brno
2007
Link, MITTERRAND+CRAMER/FINE ART/GENEVE, genf
2007
48th October Salon: Micro-narratives, Belgrade, Serbia
2007
Multiples Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Electric Painting, Galerie Scmidt MacZollek, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2006
Summer Light, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
2006
Review : vidéos et films de la collection Pierre Huber, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
2006
Selections from the Collection, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
2006
Kit O’ Parts, La Salle de Bains: past, present and future, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2006
The Other, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
Slipstream, Sima Galerie, Nurnberg, Germany (solo)
2006
Lightworks, Galeria Javier López, Madrid
2006
PARADISO & INFERNO, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg
2006
On the Ball, Anselm Dreher, Berlin
2006
Made in USA, Galerie de multiples, Paris
2006
LichtWerke - Kunst und Licht seit den 1960er Jahren, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
2005
In-Formation, Galéria Jana Koniarka, Trnava
2005
Summertime, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
2005
Private View 1980-2000 - Collection Pierre Huber, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
2005
Domicile/Privee-Public, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
2005
The giving person, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Neapel
2005
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (solo)
2005
Flying, Evelyne Canus Gallery, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Avance Rapido: Media Art de la Coleccion Goetz , Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
2005
Sweet Temptations - Dialogues with the Collecton of Rolf Ricke, Museum of Modern Art, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2005
Drawing Show, Galeries Schmidt MacZollek
2005
The Giving Person, Museum of Modern Art, Naples, Italy
2005
especial, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne
2005
FAST FORWARD Media Art de la Colección Goetz, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid /Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid
2004
A Angles vifs, capcMusee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
2004
Editions Fawbush Collection, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
2004
Sleepwalking on the 27th Floor, Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France (solo)
2004
Adrift, Feigen Contemporary, New York (solo)
2004
Winter Light, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (solo)
2003
New Science, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2003
Electric Circus, Galerie Friedrich, Basel Switzerland (with Kay Rosen) (solo)
2002
La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France (solo)

Public Collections

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
FRAC, Franche-Comté, Besançon
Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
FRAC - Bourgogne, Dijon, France
FRAC - Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasburg, France
The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Literature

Schwendener, Martha, “Matthew McCaslin,” Time Out New York, November 1-8, 2001, p. 58
Feaster, Felicia, “Image Conscious,” Creative Loafing, December 23, 2000, p. 44.
Harris, Susan, “Matthew McCaslin at Feigen Contemporary”, Art in America, May 2000, pg.163
“Joyful and Triumphant, a Sparkling City Beckons,” The New York Times, December 25, 2000.
“Matthew McCaslin,” The New Yorker, December 27-January 3, 2000.
Cullum, Jerry, “Video That Aspires to be Collectible Art,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 22, 2000, p. Q8.
Sirmans, Franklin, “The Light Show (review), Time Out New York, October 12-19, 2000, issue no. 264, p. 58.
Stark, Rachael, “’The Light Show’ and ‘Maintaining the Myth of Control,’” NYArts, October 2000, p. 67
Ise, Claudine, “Light Show: Matthew McCaslin,” Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1999, p. F33.
Bell, J. Bowyer, “Matthew McCaslin (review),” Review, December 15, 1999, p. 39.