Tony Matelli is a Chicago-born artist who creates provocative sculptural and mixed-media works. Born in 1971, Matelli earned an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of art before moving to New York City. He has exhibited at dozens of museums and galleries including Leo Koenig in New York, Tatintsian Gallery in Berlin, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, and a host of others. He’s currently exhibiting a solo show titled “New Gravity” at the Davis Museum at Wellesly College.

“In these works, the three material states—solid, liquid, and vapor—are inextricably
conflated with their existential equivalents,” says the program. “In Matelli’s work, the physical laws of objects are often reversed, upended or atomized, and with these deft manipulations of matter and gravity come profound reorientations in perspective and ultimately, states of being.”

Matelli is currently represented in New York City by Marlborough Chelsea Gallery. For more information or to connect with the artist head over to www.tonymatelli.com. To view “New Gravity” head over to The Davis Museum Website.

"New Gravity" by Tony Matelli 2014

“New Gravity” Invitation 2014

Tony Matelli "Aros" Installation view 2012

Tony Matelli “Aros” Installation view 2012

Tony Matelli "Sleepwalker" 2014

“Sleepwalker” 2014

Tony Matelli, "Fucked Couple" Polyester, wood and silicone

“Fucked Couple” Polyester, wood and silicone

Tony Matelli "Fucked Couple" Detail

“Fucked Couple” Detail

Tony Matelli "Josh" silicone, steel and human hair, clothing.

“Josh” silicone, steel and human hair, clothing.

Installation View, Gary Tatinsian Gallery, Moscow

Installation View, Gary Tatinsian Gallery, Moscow

All images courtesy of Tony Matelli and Marlborough Chelsea Gallery

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