MFA, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2008
BFA, COOPER UNION, 2004
Matthew Brandt (b. 1982) received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2008), and is known for incorporating his subject’s tangible form into its photographic representation. In experimenting with materials and making use of his subject’s physical attributes, Brandt transmutes his subject into something else by placing the worldly Thingness of subject front and center.
Brandt first engaged this theme with Portraits (2007), a work in which he handcrafted salt prints that incorporated his subject’s bodily fluids, such ...