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Etherae Artiste invité #2 : Matthew Cervenka (NYC)

Etherae Artiste invité #2 : Matthew Cervenka (NYC)
Nationality: us United States


10 artworks   Artistic domains : Mixed Media

Matthew Cervenka

Matt is a native New Yorker residing in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. Matt studied at the School of Visual Arts and S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale. Extensive travels in the Southwest, Mexico and Europe have provided inspiration and Matt has incorporated their cultures in his work. Native cultures ranging from the Pacific Northwest to the Andes have greatly influenced his themes as evident in his rich use of color. The gods of these native peoples are depicted in some of his work. The Kachinas, pottery and saguaros of the Southwest are some of his subjects and he has completed his first mural based upon Southwest Native American Themes. In contrast, his city scenes of Manhattan and other cities of the world reflect a strong interest in architecture and history. Presently, Matt enjoys working with gouache, pen and ink, acrylic, and mixed media. Austrian Television's Tema recently aired an interview with Matt, featuring his animal portraits.

ARTIST'S ORGANIZATIONS
OIA- Organization of Independent Artists - Member of Hobart - Member of The Visual Art League - Hudson Artists of New Jersey
AWARD IN JURIED SHOW FOR
Twin Towers Twilight (2001) 
My Visit to Giverny (2002)

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Michael Ingbar gallery 
Hudson County Courthouse - 2006 -Participated in a group show Sponsored by the council on the arts for the sight impaired
Art Association “Pipe Dreams” - 2005
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery - 2005 - The Bumper Show
Curated & paricipated in New York Law School Exhibition “Big Apple Perceptions”-Oct/Nov 2004
Gallery 402 “Pinned To The wall”- February 2004
Gallery 402 “Artist Showcase”-October 2003
Gallery 402 “Remembering 9-11” Tribeca , New York City (September 2003 )
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School -2002
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery- Pipe Dreams exhibition
The Jersey City Hall Rotunda 
The Kotinsky Gallery
The Upstairs Art Gallery
Rima Fine Art Gallery - Scottsdale Arizonabr> Rhoda Sande Gallery - New York City
Charles Mann Gallery - New York City
The Village Gallery - Croton, New York
Margo Feiden Gallery - New York City
The New Yorker Picture Gallery - New York City
Murray Hill Mews - New York City
Casalina - New York City
ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My work expands, enlarges, distorts and abstracts the physical and emotional world as I experience it. It is representative of the geometric, abstract and bold color expressions of the subject matter (New York, Native American themes and scenes of cities and towns). Recent travel experiences in Mexico, the Southwest and the Iberian Peninsula have broadened the scope of my work to include new horizons and exciting subject matters. As a native New Yorker I have integrated the social and spatial complexities, as I perceive them.

With the passage of time, I have developed and matured my technique and thematic approach into a unique and recognizable individual style. The bold sense of color illustrates the way I deal with the...
Matthew Cervenka

Matt is a native New Yorker residing in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. Matt studied at the School of Visual Arts and S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale. Extensive travels in the Southwest, Mexico and Europe have provided inspiration and Matt has incorporated their cultures in his work. Native cultures ranging from the Pacific Northwest to the Andes have greatly influenced his themes as evident in his rich use of color. The gods of these native peoples are depicted in some of his work. The Kachinas, pottery and saguaros of the Southwest are some of his subjects and he has completed his first mural based upon Southwest Native American Themes. In contrast, his city scenes of Manhattan and other cities of the world reflect a strong interest in architecture and history. Presently, Matt enjoys working with gouache, pen and ink, acrylic, and mixed media. Austrian Television's Tema recently aired an interview with Matt, featuring his animal portraits.

ARTIST'S ORGANIZATIONS
OIA- Organization of Independent Artists - Member of Hobart - Member of The Visual Art League - Hudson Artists of New Jersey
AWARD IN JURIED SHOW FOR
Twin Towers Twilight (2001) 
My Visit to Giverny (2002)

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Michael Ingbar gallery 
Hudson County Courthouse - 2006 -Participated in a group show Sponsored by the council on the arts for the sight impaired
Art Association “Pipe Dreams” - 2005
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery - 2005 - The Bumper Show
Curated & paricipated in New York Law School Exhibition “Big Apple Perceptions”-Oct/Nov 2004
Gallery 402 “Pinned To The wall”- February 2004
Gallery 402 “Artist Showcase”-October 2003
Gallery 402 “Remembering 9-11” Tribeca , New York City (September 2003 )
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School -2002
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery- Pipe Dreams exhibition
The Jersey City Hall Rotunda 
The Kotinsky Gallery
The Upstairs Art Gallery
Rima Fine Art Gallery - Scottsdale Arizonabr> Rhoda Sande Gallery - New York City
Charles Mann Gallery - New York City
The Village Gallery - Croton, New York
Margo Feiden Gallery - New York City
The New Yorker Picture Gallery - New York City
Murray Hill Mews - New York City
Casalina - New York City
ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My work expands, enlarges, distorts and abstracts the physical and emotional world as I experience it. It is representative of the geometric, abstract and bold color expressions of the subject matter (New York, Native American themes and scenes of cities and towns). Recent travel experiences in Mexico, the Southwest and the Iberian Peninsula have broadened the scope of my work to include new horizons and exciting subject matters. As a native New Yorker I have integrated the social and spatial complexities, as I perceive them.

With the passage of time, I have developed and matured my technique and thematic approach into a unique and recognizable individual style. The bold sense of color illustrates the way I deal with the...


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Matt Cervenka

Matt Cervenka


Matthew Cervenka

Matt is a native New Yorker residing in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. Matt studied at the School of Visual Arts and S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale. Extensive travels in the Southwest, Mexico and Europe have provided inspiration and Matt has incorporated their cultures in his work. Native cultures ranging from the Pacific Northwest to the Andes have greatly influenced his themes as evident in his rich use of color. The gods of these native peoples are depicted in some of his work. The Kachinas, pottery and saguaros of the Southwest are some of his subjects and he has completed his first mural based upon Southwest Native American Themes. In contrast, his city scenes of Manhattan and other cities of the world reflect a strong interest in architecture and history. Presently, Matt enjoys working with gouache, pen and ink, acrylic, and mixed media. Austrian Television's Tema recently aired an interview with Matt, featuring his animal portraits.

ARTIST'S ORGANIZATIONS
OIA- Organization of Independent Artists - Member of Hobart - Member of The Visual Art League - Hudson Artists of New Jersey
AWARD IN JURIED SHOW FOR
Twin Towers Twilight (2001) 
My Visit to Giverny (2002)

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Michael Ingbar gallery 
Hudson County Courthouse - 2006 -Participated in a group show Sponsored by the council on the arts for the sight impaired
Art Association “Pipe Dreams” - 2005
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery - 2005 - The Bumper Show
Curated & paricipated in New York Law School Exhibition “Big Apple Perceptions”-Oct/Nov 2004
Gallery 402 “Pinned To The wall”- February 2004
Gallery 402 “Artist Showcase”-October 2003
Gallery 402 “Remembering 9-11” Tribeca , New York City (September 2003 )
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School -2002
Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at The Cork Gallery- Pipe Dreams exhibition
The Jersey City Hall Rotunda 
The Kotinsky Gallery
The Upstairs Art Gallery
Rima Fine Art Gallery - Scottsdale Arizonabr> Rhoda Sande Gallery - New York City
Charles Mann Gallery - New York City
The Village Gallery - Croton, New York
Margo Feiden Gallery - New York City
The New Yorker Picture Gallery - New York City
Murray Hill Mews - New York City
Casalina - New York City
ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My work expands, enlarges, distorts and abstracts the physical and emotional world as I experience it. It is representative of the geometric, abstract and bold color expressions of the subject matter (New York, Native American themes and scenes of cities and towns). Recent travel experiences in Mexico, the Southwest and the Iberian Peninsula have broadened the scope of my work to include new horizons and exciting subject matters. As a native New Yorker I have integrated the social and spatial complexities, as I perceive them.

With the passage of time, I have developed and matured my technique and thematic approach into a unique and recognizable individual style. The bold sense of color illustrates the way I deal with the profoundly felt emotional impact of the thematic material. The color and composition in the city themes projects the vibrancy of city living while the black and white pieces evoke the power, stress and emotions of city life. The strong sense and use of color in my work has become more powerful and vibrant since my experiences in the Southwest and Mexico. The Native American work with its boldness in color gives voice to the long needed recognition of that culture and its torment. In the interplay of figures, pottery and buildings, one sees movement, emotion and tension. The media I use are pencil, ink, gouache (transparent and opaque), acrylic on canvas mixed media and collage. Most of my work is on paper. The work is labor intensive and complex in its detail.

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