Untitled, 2014. From the series: The Alternatives.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: Beth.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: The Alternatives.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: Beth.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: The Alternatives.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: The Alternatives.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: Beth.
Untitled, 2014. From the series: Beth.
alternative: n. 1. a. The choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities. b. A situation presenting such a choice. c. Either of these possibilities. See Synonyms at choice. 2. Usage Problem One of a number of things from which one must be chosen. adj. 1. Allowing or necessitating a choice between two or more things.
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Matthew Swarts + LENSCRATCH

Published on April 12, 2015

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Matthew Swarts + AIPAD Photography Show 2015

Published on April 6, 2015

I am completely thrilled to announce my participation in Kopeikin Gallery’s installation at the 2015…

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Published on April 4, 2015

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ABOUT MATTHEW SWARTS

 

Matthew Swarts’ work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, WIRED, SLATE, FLAK photo, Conscientious Photography Magazine, Doubletake Magazine, Contact Sheet, Afterimage, Fotophile, In the Loupe, and other publications. He graduated from Princeton University and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught photography at Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Ramapo College, The University of Connecticut, The University of Massachusetts, Boston, Middlesex College, and The Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
 
He is the recipient of a J.William Fulbright Scholar Grant and the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation Award for the best new work nationally in photographic portraiture.
 
His work is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

THE AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2015

LENSCRATCH

FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL 2015: Photogogues via Griffin Museum of Photography

Matthew Swarts: Beth and the Alternatives at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

SLIDELUCK BOSTON

SLIDELUCK CHICAGO

Group Show 44: RADICAL COLOR @ Humble Arts Foundation and Newspace

Super Massive Black Hole Magazine

WIRED

Slate

Crusade for Art

Humble Arts Foundation

Featureshoot

Empty Stretch

Conscientious Photography Magazine

Fototazo

Light Architect Magazine (LAM)

Le Journal de la Photographie

SFMOMA

Tumblr Open Arts

Empty Stretch

Landscape Stories

Fototazo

Flak Photo Collection

In The In-Between

Shpilman Institute for Photography

Saint-Lucy

Fototazo

Flak Photo Collection

LPV Magazine

Slightlylucid

Wanderlustagraphy

Lenscratch

File

Shane Lavalette Journal

Eyecurious.com

Featureshoot.com

The Photographic Dictionary

 

 

December 2015

MIAMI PROJECT

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

September 2015

UNSEEN Photography Fair

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 2015

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Columbia University, New York

April 2015

FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL 2015

Photo[gogues] as sponsored by The Griffin Museum of Photography

Boston, MA 

April 16-19th 2015

The AIPAD Photography Show

Park Avenue Armory

New York, New York

March 7th-April 18th 2015

Matthew Swarts at Kopeikin Gallery

Kopeikin Gallery

Los Angeles, California

February 13, 2015

SLIDELUCK CHICAGO (IV)

February 9th-April 2015

RADICAL COLOR

Newspace Center for Photography

Portland, Oregon 

Group Show 44: RADICAL COLOR

Humble Arts Foundation

New York, New York

January 2015

FEATURE: Super Massive Black Hole Magazine

FEATURE: WIRED

FEATURE: SLATE

INTERVIEW: Crusade for Art

December 2014

MIAMI PROJECT 2014

Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles)

Miami, Florida

WHAT IS A PORTRAIT? (curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel)

RIPE Art Gallery

New York

November 2014

Matthew Swarts Transforms Intimate Portraits into Psychoactive Masterpieces, by Jon Feinstein.

Humble Arts Foundation

New York and Seatlle 

October 2014

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William and Mary
Willimsburg, Virginia

July 2014

Feature: Featureshoot.com by Pelle Cass
New York, New York

April 2014

Feature: Matthew Swarts
Empty Stretch
Washington, DC

March 2014

ONWARD Compe’ 14 Finalist Exhibition
Project Basho
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 2013

Petty Thieves Three Projection
Presented by Empty Stretch and Furthermore
Washington, DC

October 2013

Faculty Exhibition
Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, Rhode Island

Fototazo: Portfolio: Matthew Swarts “BETH”

September 2013

Conscientious Photography Magazine: “Matthew Swarts and Beth” by Joerg Colberg

March 2013

Faculty Exhibition
Community College of Rhode Island
Lincoln, Rhode Island

February 2013

Texas Woman’s University
Joyce Elaine Grant Annual Juried Exhibition
Juror: Sarah Kennel
Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Empty Stretch: Mathew Swarts

Le Journal de La Photographie: In The In-Between Journal of Digital Imaging Artists

Tumblr Open Arts: Matthew Swarts, Beth, Long Beach Island, 2012.

January 2013

Light Architect Magazine: The Grandma Issue

SFMOMA: Curated Tumblr

December 2012

Saint Lucy: One Picture One Paragraph: Matthew Swarts

Spilman Institute for Photography: Another Look at the Flak Photo Collection

November 2012

Flak Photo Collection: Matthew Swarts, Beth, 2012.

Fototazo: The Image: Matthew Swarts, Untitled (Self-Portrait), Long Beach Island, New Jersey, 2007.

October 2012

In The In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists: Matthew Swarts and the Reconditioned Image

Landscape Stories (Tumblr): Matthew Swarts, Open Water

September 2012

Fototazo 115: Matthew Swarts

August 2012

Flak Photo Collection: Matthew Swarts, Mary and Michael, 2007.

November 2011

LPV Magazine: Matthew Swarts: Appropriation

January 2011

Slightly Lucid: Matthew Swarts

June 2010

The Photographic Dictionary: Matthew Swarts: warrior.

March 2010

File: Matthew Swarts

December 2009

Featureshoot: Matthew Swarts

Lenscratch: Matthew Swarts

Shane Lavalette Journal: Matthew Swarts

Wanderlustagraphy: Matthew Swarts

November 2009

Eyecurious: Matthew Swarts

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, Chicago
The Friends of Photography, San Francisco
The Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Princeton University
The Polaroid Collection
The Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
The Boston Public Library
The Massachusetts College of Art Collection
The Peter C. Bunnell Collection
The Collection of Gus and Arlette Kayafas
The Collection of Jim Fitts
The Collection of Jeffrey Keough
and other private collections

EDUCATION

Princeton University, A.B. with honors, Department of Philosophy, 1992
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MFA, photography, 1997
Bryn Mawr College, Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, 1994

 

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