Personal exploration through photography.

Matt McKee’s fine art photographic works, described as both painterly and cinematic, are very technical, while maintaining an often whimsically dark conceptual side.  When he was seven, the gift of a Polaroid camera began the creative process. Not satisfied with simply documenting the world around him, he quickly learned to create his own worlds where he could place his subjects and influence our perceptions.

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a 20 year veteran of the marketing world, his award winning images have been shown and collected world wide.  “I am motivated by light (and its absence), the subversive idea, and by point of view. I am fascinated by the willing suspension of belief and the malleability of perception that we bring to an image. And, I love creating something that is both technical and its opposite.”

His art has been shown and collected world wide, with pieces finding homes with art lovers and collectors, chefs and engineers, in Beijing, Bermuda, Spain, New York, Los Angeles, London.

“McKee’s photographs examine what can sustain life, or destroy it.” – Boston City Paper

“It’s clear from the start, Matt McKee is no ordinary artist.” Celina Colby, ARTCover Magazine

“Matt McKee brings new meaning to the word “Cherry Bomb! with his Sweet Blasts! collection.” The Phoenix

Recent Fine Art Stories

Select Exhibitions

Gallery Representation

 

Masterpiece Fine Art
Boston, MA

Contempop Gallery
Tel Aviv

Press
L’Oeil De La Photographie, 4/17, A Sweet Blast to Start the Conversation
Objects Magazine, Italy, 3/17
Artcover Magazine, Vol 1 Iss 1, A Feast for the Senses
Boston City Paper, March 5 2016
101 Contemporary Artists, 2015 Edition
Boston City Paper, 2015
Presenting Shakespeare, Princeton Architectural Press
Revolt Magazine, #3 2013
The Phoenix, Feb 2013
Improper Bostonian, March 2013
2017

>Bodies in Motion, Best in Show

Artscape Gallery, West Concord, MA
>PROJECTIONS II, Best in Show
Jamaica Plain Arts Council, JP, MA
2016
>Winter Solstice
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
>RED Biennial
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA
>Art100 Boston Invitational
Piano Craft Gallery, Boston
>Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
>Off The Clock! 2016 Juried Show
APA Los Angeles, CA
>Feast, Juried Show
Gallery 7, Maynard, MA
>Camera Obscura
Uforge Gallery invitaional show
 
2015
>Westinghouse Winter Works
Group Show, Boston
>Liquid Art House, Boston
House Artist
>The W Hotel, Boston
>Truth, Beauty Change
Strand Theatre
>Black and Blue
Strand Theatre
>Thos. Moser’s, Boston
Featured Artist
>Select Sweet Shrapnel
CBH PR Lounge, Park Plaza Boston
 
2014
The World We Live In
Hammond Residential, South End Boston
>Boston City Hall Plaza Show
Boston
>Kent Newton Salon
Boston
>Wicked!
Fountain Street Fine Art Galleries

2013  

>1620 at The Lofts
The Lofts at Westinghouse Gallery, Boston

>Promethean Dreams
Neiman Marcus, Boston
>Sweet Shrapnel – One man show.
Gallery 601 SouthEnd, Boston
>Sweet Shrapnel
Nando Argüelles Art Projects, Sotogrande, Spain
>Photography Now! Juried Group Show
South Shore Arts Council, Cohassett
>Group Show
Gallery 601 SouthEnd, Boston
>Found on the Beach – One Man Show.
Art New England Publishing Offices, Boston
>Selected Works, Author Salon with Bill Streever
Museum of Science, Boston
>Promethean Dreams – One Man Show
The Forum, Boston
>Gallery Night Side, Selected Works – One Man Show
Liberty Hotel, Boston
>Alternative Art Space – Group Show
450 Harrison, Boston
>Gored! – Group Show
Fenway Health Men’s Event, Boston
2012
Under the Influence – Juried Group Show
Jamaica Plain Arts Council’s Annual Juried Show
Suzanne Shultz Gallery West Chelsea – Group Show
West Chelsea Open Studios
Pepper Spray!
Private Collection of Eve Plumb
Artist Gallery Space – Group Show
Lofts At Westinghouse Group Show
Alternative Art Space – Group Show
450 Harrison, Boston
2011
Good vs. Eeevil!
Group show – Space 242, Boston. Portraiture.
2010

Get Your Freak On!

Group show – Space 242, Boston. Portraiture.
Juried Exhibition Show, Jamaica Plain Open Studios
Boothbay Regional Art Gallery. Juried Group Show
I… You… Me… Robots!
Group show – Space 242, Boston. Digital Illustrations.
International Apperature Awards, Silver Award “Boogie Man
International Apperature Awards, Bronze Award Medal “Donkey Boy

2009

Boothbay Regional Art Gallery. Juried Group Show

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, “And Then There Were None” & “Zombie Demon Ghosts
2008

Found on the Beach, Ula Cafe, Boston

2007

Found on the Beach, JP Licks, Boston

Reflections at the Footlight Club.
Eliot Hall, Jamaica Plain. 30 fine art portraits collected in the book, Reflections at the Footlight Club
2006

Juried Exhibition Show, Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Boothbay Regional Art Gallery. Juried Group Show
2005

11th Juried Show – Climax Piston

Griffin Museum of Photography
Maine-centric.
 Landscapes. One man show at Mama D’s, Boothbay Harbor, ME.
2004
Holiday Show. Juried arts show at the Footlight Club, JP.
Boothbay Harbor Regional Art Gallery. Juried Group Event
Apogee Magazine Grand Prize Winner
2003
Alumni Show.
Juried Show and permanent collection. Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
Juried Spring Art Exhibit. The Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Halloween: A Night in the Village. The Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA.
One man show featuring images documenting the atmosphere and characters in Greenwich Village, NYC during Halloween.

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Fine Art Photography for Art Lovers and Collectors

The art works in these portfolios are available for sale, rent or for show. Please let me know of your interests!

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