Matthew Farina


Matthew Farina’s paintings and collages fuse imagined landscapes with ebullient painterly geometry. His work is structured to find dynamic spatial relationships and a personal syntax of form and shape. Typically caught in-flux and subdivided, his fluttering aesthetic approach is mediated by a liberal use of white space beneath epiphanies of saturated color. The pieces stumble toward chaos and find ultimate resolution in the process.Farina’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions.  Recent venues include Sampson Projects (Boston, MA), Sears Peyton Gallery (New York, NY), SOMA Gallery (Cape May, NJ), and The Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia, PA).  He has been recognized by the Richard C. Von Hess Foundation, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center.  Farina has also worked with the Yale Repertory Theater, the Yale University Art Gallery, Franklin Parrasch Gallery and the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.