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

“Deceptively simple in appearance.” – Joy Cochran

“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

Press

1/2020, Earth Watch
4/19, The Home Team
4/17, A Sweet Blast to Start the Conversation
Italy, 3/17
Artcover Magazine, Vol 1 Iss 1
A Feast for the Senses
Boston City Paper
March 5 2016
best of 2015 essentials
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

Audio/Video Interviews

With Kelly Ransom
With Kevin Hallinan
With Maddie DeFelice
With Asia Vo
With Andrew Swaine
Various
With Glenn Williams

2020

Objects On Internet Are Simpler…
Canvas Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA

2019

Lofty Art
Westinghouse Lofts Gallery, Boston, MA
Concepts and Abstracts
Wall Gallery @Percival Brewing, Norwood, MA
11:11- The Depth of Perception
Fountain Street Art Gallery, Boston, MA

2018

#ToolPorn
CFA Gallery, Boston, MA
Prometheus Circle
Manship Artists Residency, Gloucester, MA
67 Chestnut Gallery Shows
CFA Gallery, Boston, MA
15 Year Poster Retrospect
Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA

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
Westinghouse Galleries
Liquid Art House, House Artist
Liquid Art House, Boston
Guest Artist
The W Hotel, Boston
Truth, Beauty Change
Strand Theatre
Black and Blue
Strand Theatre, Boston
Featured Artist
Thos. Moser’s, Boston
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
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 – Group Show
West Chelsea, NYC
Pepper Spray!
Private Collection of Eve Plumb
Group Show
Lofts At Westinghouse Gallery
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 Arts Council
Summer Juried Show
Boothbay Regional Art Gallery
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

Summer Art Show
Boothbay Regional Art Gallery
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 Arts Council
Summer Juried Show
Boothbay Regional Art Gallery

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
Summer Juried Show
Boothbay Harbor Regional Art Gallery
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

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