Matt Mullican

Lecture & Dining

Matt Mullican’s conceptually driven practice revolves around semiotics and subjectivity. Often working in a state of altered consciousness such as hypnosis, the artist creates drawings, prints, sculptures, videos, and installations that explore the friction between systems of knowledge and the personal psyche. Mullican’s efforts at coding and decoding the self map out a fluid, liminal space on the edge of the subconscious.


Matt Mullican received his BFA at the California Institute of the Arts and lives and works in New York and Berlin. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Skulptur Projekte, Münster; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; S.M.A.K., Ghent; and the Venice Biennale, among others. He has performed at the Kitchen, New York; Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Zürich; and Los Angeles Contemporary Editions, among other venues. Mullican has had recent solo exhibitions at the Camden Arts Centre, London; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti, Como; Haus der Kunst, Munich; and De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam. The Feeling of Things, a large retrospective of his work, opens mid-April at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan.


Sponsored by Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson

Matt Mullican, Untitled (Yellow Monster 12), 2017. Archival digital print, oilstick on canvas, 8 parts, 14 3/4 x 20 7/8 x 3/4 inches each. Courtesy the artist and Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich.