Andy Mattern, MFA
Andy Mattern’s recent work engages photography’s aesthetic conventions and physical materials as subject matter. With dry humor and loving critique, he deconstructs the relationships between marketing, graphic design, and popular photography. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico.
His work has been exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, JRB Gallery in Oklahoma City, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and the Photographic Centre Peri in Turku, Finland. Mattern has received awards for his work including the Art 365 Grant and Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
His work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Tweed Museum of Art, and others. Since 2015, he has served as Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is represented by Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York.