Monday, September 21, 2015

(Theological) Jambles, 2015 - Hastings, UK Observer Bldg

(Theological) Jambles, 2015. Nine of a suite of 15 collage works for The 1067 Group exhibition at The Observer Bldg, Hastings, UK. Opening December 2015. The works are all priced the same, contact here with any questions, or for exhibition information.

See the INSTAGRAM FEED here, and click to follow.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ideal Medical Accounting : New Works in Brittany, France

Some new works of mine are up now at JL Cleret / Artquest Galerie ... Ideal Medical Accounting/La Comptabilité Médicale Idéale (2014). The series of collage works are visual eye/mental health "tests." Made in France. Ask Jean-Louis Cléret for prices and availability. Click on the image to enlarge.

Jean-Louis CLERET - - Tel: +33 676 351 200

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

People: Irreverent Drawings, Droll Takes and Daunting Tales By Matthew Rose – Published by Red Fox Press / Ireland

People, a brand new book of my drawings, is just out from Red Fox Press / Ireland.  More than 40 drawings, often with text, are included in this little irreverent book that seeks to mete out the absurd, naming objects after people and people after their worst tendencies.  

My People book is fun and funny and essentially a kid's book for adults.  I hope to turn the book into an exhibition in 2016 (there are another 50 drawing that were unpublished). The edition is limited to 100, each copy is signed and dated. 

See some of the works and purchase the book by following this link to Red Fox Press :  

Details: - 15 x 21 cm limited edition book.

- Thread binding.
- 52 pages - 100 numbered and signed copies.
- August 2015
- price: 35 euro / 30 GBP / 40 $US

The edition of People is moving quickly although some will be reserved for Red Fox's book fairs this year:

London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel, 10-13 Sept 2015
New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Stand R01, 17-20 September 2015
Frankfurt Book Fair, 4.1 L37, 14-18 October 2015
UK Fine Press Fair, Oxford, 31.10-1.11.2015

If you'd like to reserve or order a copy, contact Ham or Francis at Red Fox.

 More stuff on my instagram: INSTAGRAM

Friday, July 3, 2015

Anonymous Drawings 2015 - Berlin, Germany

I'm pleased to have another (my third) drawing in German artist Anke Becker's most amazing curated group exhibition project : Anonymous Drawings.  This edition opens in August 2015 in Berlin.   Online one can view and purchase the Anonymous Drawings.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Judy Bang Box playing my Artkit bespoke collage/assemblage drummys, Paris 2015. Artkit Drums available - only two in existence. Real prototypes.  Interested: Contact : Bang Box.

See the video demo, and check out the space pants! Click: Judy Bang Box does the Artkit Drummys.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pressure Washing: Final Days

LEFT: Untitled, 2006. Matthew Rose. Mixed media/collage on chipboard 8" x 12"  Available.

Exhibition Through 25 April 2015. Catalog: Contact 
See the exhibition:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yale University Radio Interview 17 April 2015

Enjoy this 20 minute conversation about art and Paris, collage and the art world with Yale University Radio's Brainard Carey.  Recorded 17 April 2015.  ≥ Yale Radio Link For Audio.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuscany, 2005

Tuscany, triptych, collage on canvas, 2005. Part of the Pop Up/Fuck Off exhibition in London 28 March 2015.  Sold to a collector in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Brawl, 2015

The Brawl, 2015. Collage on paper.  26 x 21.5 cm. One of a series of 20 new works on paper.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


The Pages, collage on board, 2006 - 2013; collection Nobel & Hug, Zürich, Switzerland.  Each work is approximately 21 x 29 cm, on board and was posted from Paris, France to the US. The series was first exhibited at Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA for the 2013 exhibition The Letters. The works were recently framed and installed at the Nobel & Hug law offices in Zürich.  Photo, courtesy: "Annette and Peter Nobel Collection, Zurich.

The artists in the Nobel & Hug art collection include (among others) works by Robert Longo, Xie Xiaoze, Hans Krüsi, Warwara Fjodorowna Stepanowa, Pierre Baltensperger, Antoni Tàpies, César, Willem de Kooning, Mimmo Rotella, Alighiero Boetti, Gaston Chaissac, Raymond Hains, Andy Warhol and David Shirgley.

(Click here for The Letters Catalog).  Click the image to enlarge.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

On Beauty: The Denver Collage Club Launches at The Robert Anderson Gallery : 3 April - 30 May, 2015

The Robert Anderson Gallery and The Denver Collage Club opens the Month of Photography with a large and powerful exhibition of collage works from some 20 artists from Denver, the US and Europe. The opening begins at  5 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015. The exhibition runs through May 30, 2015.

Launched by Denver-based photographer Mark Sink and artist Mario Zoots, The Denver Collage Club is an international group of artists exploring a wide variety ideas on contemporary collage. Beauty is the theme of the Anderson Gallery exhibition. 

In this inaugural Denver Collage Club exhibition, the Robert Anderson Gallery is proud to present a diverse body of collage works that promise to intrigue, provoke and enchant. The evocative images in this exhibition carry on the rich tradition of unique and creative art making.

Collage artists began to appear after World War I. Using a wide range materials – often printed in newspapers, magazines, or even as wall paper – artists reassembled these fragments to create visually dynamic and compelling images. Early collage works often related to political or social issues. Some of the earliest innovators were Picasso, Braque, Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray, Raoul Haussmann, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns among many others; collage is a mainstay of contemporary art and continues to reinvent itself.

[Image left: Matthew Rose, Tale of the Virgin, 2010, 9 x 12 inches; collage and gouache on paper.]

Artists exhibiting with The Denver Collage Club: Adam Milner, Alexander Rodchenko, Colin Ward, David H. Tippits, Freddie Max Levenson, Gary Emrich, Herbert Bayer, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, Jerry Uelsmann,  Kyle Huninghake, Laura Shill, Libby Barbee, Mado Reznik, Mario Zoots, Mark Sink, Matthew Rose, Melissa Lynn, Paula Gillen, Samuel Mata, Steve Wilson, Susan Goldstein, Taylor Balkissoon, and Travis Hetman.

Robert Anderson Gallery  
The Denver Collage Club  April 3- May 30, 2015.
2426 East Third Avenue Denver Colorado 80206   
Tel: 303-388-1332 W: Robert Anderson Gallery  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


SOFT FIX, 2015 is a soft core porn assemblage work in the American Peep Show booth that is part of the Pressure Washing exhibition at Converge Gallery.  The crucifix is made from prostitutes' calling cards, and arranged in a grid to form a crucifix.

Reactions to the work thus far have ranged from horrified to mystified to gorgeous to outrageous, John Yogodzinksi, Converge Gallery director told me.  My idea here is to literally cross up the male gaze with paid liberation, and examine the contradictions of desire, belief, consumer life and private spiritual life.

For more information: Converge Gallery.

Pressure Washing @ Converge Gallery - The Very Sexy Review : Williamsport Sun-Gazette 12 March 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015


Pop Up Fuck Off, organized by India Roper-Evans and Samuel Brzeksi at Broadway Studios 28 Tooting High Street SW17 ORG in LONDON runs for one day only: 28 March 2015.

The exhibition opens at 3 PM and will run quite late with musical performances and other art works taking us into the evening.

All the details on FaceBook are here: Pop Up Fuck Off.

Artists include:

Elod Beregszaszi, Richard Leppard, Matthew Rose, India Roper-Evans
Flora Deborah, Sophia Simensky
Mita Solanky, Samuel Brzeski, Cecily Bates, Rodrigo Souto
Eden Lazaness, Helena Mae Brzeski, Miriam Gould, Mary Jones, Amelia Prett, Thomas Wells, Millie Easton, Tom Estes, Cheryl Simmons, Sarah Peace, Sarah Miah, Be Inma Berrocal, Carmen Viñuela, Ele de Luis, Simone Strifele, Sean Worrall, Kathryn Madge, Soundboxed Collective, Daniel P Cunningham, Jamie Misselbrook, Elaine Johnson Lauren Cooper Hayley Don Hill, Xiaoqiao Li, Minami Wrigley, Bob Brown, Luke Sebastian Wilde, Robert Marney Arts, Rob Jones, Phillip Hawkey, Nalini Thapen, Sisters From Another Mister, Milda Lembertaite, Emma Barford, Graham Martin, Andrew Stys, Timothy Holt, Aerial Sparks, Julia Maddison, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Alejandro Tamagno, Sedicente Feccia, Minesweeper Collective, Desdemona Varon, Gzillion Artist, Vanya Balogh, Susana Sanroman, Silvia Cruz Del Alamo, Vanja Karas, Yumi Yoshinaga,  Sinéid Codd, Russell Hill, Caroline Derveaux-Berté and many more...

My text work, Tuscany, 2005, will be included (God willing the Postal Service delivers them)... The pieces, a triptych, are essentially Bird, Cloud, Sky (in Italian).  Each canvas is 21.0 x 29.7cm, and is gouache on canvas. If you are interested in these works, please contact here: TUSCANY.

Feel free to use the buttons for Twitter and FB and other stuff to send this around.  Thank you. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pressure Washing: The Catalog. Full Exhibition Now Available / PDF : Hi-Res Images, Prices & Details & More

Panorama of Pressure Washing  : 6 March - 25 April 2015, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA.

Click the image above to enlarge and see the installed exhibition.

Or take a high resolution Virtual Tour of Pressure Washing.

Download the exhibition view.

Write for full PDF catalog available now available: Contact - John @ Converge Gallery : or Matthew Rose Pressure Washing Catalog.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Got Pussy? Secretary & Applied Sciences Pussy Prints: Pressure Washing @ Converge Gallery (March - April 2015)

Secretary and Applied Sciences, two new pussy prints, 2015, part of Pressure Washing at Converge Gallery.  So, if you lost your pussy or your cat or both...

Converge Gallery and Matthew Rose are excited to announce the limited release of these two prints "Secretary" & "Applied Sciences." These 18" x 24" signed prints are beautifully reproduced with archival inks on velvet rag paper. Each sells for $150 unframed, or $250 for the pair.   

Giving #pussyriot a run for the ruble.

Contact Converge Gallery Director : John Yogodzinski .... more here:

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pressure Washing: An Indiscreet But Satisfying Rapture - Exhibition By Matthew Rose : 6 March - 25 April 2015

Matthew Rose Pressure Washing Poster Download (PDF).  

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Converge Gallery is pleased to present Matthew Rose’s small and intimate exhibition of sometimes erotic, sometimes obscene, indecent, titillating, arousing, risqué, adult works of art rife with bawdy double-entendres and soft-core innuendo. This is the Paris-based American artist’s third solo exhibition at Converge Gallery.

These 100 hand-cut and painted collage works on board and canvas skew towards the suggestive with splashes of surrealist and pop sensibilities.  Along with additional pieces in sealed plastic arranged triple-x magazine-style in a private “American Peep Show” viewing booth, “Pressure Washing” provides a kind of lexica pornographica, a modest pictorial thesaurus of contemporary pleasure. 

Curated by Converge Gallery director, John Yogodzinski, these works target “almost every manner of sexual adventure with a sophistication and deep sense of humor that takes no prisoners,” says Yogodzinski.  “These works offer rewards that will leave viewers and collectors of art and erotica in stitches and possibly chains. Matthew Rose proves again he is one of our leading collage workers, taking the aesthetic of cut and paste, and pushing past the gates armed with fleshy poetry.” 

Kristen Hill, Converge Gallery, assistant director, agrees: “No philistine, Rose produces x-rated koan-like gems with a knowing virtuosity,” she says. “He’s a two-fisted culture warrior outfitted with sharp scissors, hot glue and a quick pair of hands to rifle through the Zeitgeist.”

Matthew’s last exhibition at Converge (2013), The Letters, comprised 333 works each mailed to the gallery.  Some pieces were missives, others fragments from various alphabets, faux books and his award-winning floor-to-ceiling lexicon the “SPECIAL K WORDS.”

A pair of Pussy Prints, "Secretary" and "Applied Sciences," (right), have also been produced for Pressure Washing.  For information, prices and availability, please contact Converge Gallery.

Matthew Rose’s collages, text works, prints, drawings and altered books and objects are widely collected both privately and publicly throughout Europe and the US. Currently Matthew Rose’s “Self Improvement Alphabet,” a 26-piece collage installation, is on view at The Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida.  He also conceived and launched the global project A Book About Death. His works have been featured in Axis of Evil (Qualicatica 2004); Masters of Collage (Lark, 2009); Cutting Edges (Gestalten, 2010); and the artist is currently involved in producing two books : Weekend Plans (Burning Boy 2015) and As Is, (Burning Boy 2015) a collection of written and photographic essays about Rose’s 30 years making and exhibiting art. 

“Pressure Washing” will be on view at Converge Gallery March 6 through April 25, 2015, with an opening on Friday 6 March, beginning at 6 pm.  

For all press inquiries, photo requests and the PDF catalog/checklist of the exhibition, please contact John Yogodzinski, director, Converge Gallery :

Web: Tel: 1.570.435.7080 Earth: Converge Gallery 140 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA. 

Download the large format poster of the exhibition (PDF).  Print it at home, office, factory : Pressure Washing : Matthew Rose 2015


Friday, February 6, 2015

Z 2 A : A Collage Alphabet

Z2A  – a collage alphabet – now available.  Curated and designed by Allan Bealy, this ABC brings together 26 artists from the world over all working in collage.  My B is for Beauty is from my series A Perfect Friend.

You can hit "preview" and browse the entire book.  Buy a copy in print or digital.  Support the artists.  Without art we'd just have well, not much at all.  Check it out: Z2A.

Artists include: Jani At Moonbugink, Rozenn Le Gall, Lance Glover, Manu Duf, Matthew Rose, Ted Tollefson, Carl Chew, Ryoichi Katoh, Laura Tringali Holmes, Jon Foster, Luc Fierens, Larry Zdeb, Flore Kunst, Heike Weber, Carolina Chocron, Fred Free, Indiana Rogers, Frank Voigt, Sally Wassink, Image Butcher, Sethapong Povatong, Joe Castro, Zach Collins and Koji Nagai.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Self Improvement Alphabet @ The Cornell Museum

The entire Self Improvement Alphabet on view at The Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, Florida (thru March 2015).   The 26 letters from Academy to Kidnapping to Marriage to Zero Hour. Photo: Jordan Wolf, courtesy, The Cornell Museum.

Contact: Self Improvement Alphabet if you are interested in purchasing the work, or want to see a particular letter up close.  More views, below.