Matthew Palladino (B. 1985, San Francisco, CA) lives and works in La Paz, Bolivia.
Palladino attended the California College of Arts in San Francisco, CA. Over his career, his focus has oscillated between two different modes of creation: hand painted watercolours on paper and three dimensional wall sculpture incorporating computer aided design and production.
“The work of Matthew Palladino has been undergoing a cyclical evolution over the last few years, as his painting and relief sculpture have engaged in a binary orbit around each other. Much ado has been made of his pop-drenched, three-dimensional creations that regularly parody reality, both in content, as well as portrayal in their medium. The outcome of his blurred boundary feels akin to being stuck in a Duchampian vacuum; an objective sensibility is questioned through a series of manipulated readymades, steeped in irony and a deviant sense of humor.” Juxtapoz, 2018
Palladino’s recent solo exhibitions include ‘Ouroboros’, Dio Horia, Athens, Greece; ‘Plastic/Paper’, Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong; Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, New York; Garth Greenan Gallery, New York; ‘Sweet Relief’, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco; ‘New Work’, Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, New York; ‘Wonder Box’, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco; ‘Tragic Magic’, Park Life, San Francisco.
His work is in the collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art.