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    Matt Mullican (born September 18, 1951 in Santa Monica, California) is an American-Venezuelan artist and son of artists Lee Mullican and Luchita Hurtado. Mullican received his BFA from CalArts in 1974, and rose to prominence as a member of the Pictures Generation along with such artists as Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, David Salle, James Welling, Sherrie Levine, Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, Richard Prince and Robert Longo. His work is concerned with systems of knowledge, meaning, language, and signification. Mullican also works with the relationship between perception and reality, between the ability to see something and the ability to represent it. Since the 1970s, Mullican has been known for his performances done while under hypnosis. During these performances, Mullican channels an alter ego known as 'That Person', who displays extreme and erratic behavior. Drawings made by Mullican while hypnotized are frequently exhibited and attributed to 'That Person'.Mullican's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since the early 1970s at venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany, the National Galerie, Berlin, Germany, the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, and The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Mullican's work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New York Times, and Modern Painters, among others. Mullican has taught and lectured at Columbia University, The School of Visual Arts, New York, The Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The London Institute, Chelsea College of Art and Design, England and Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany amongst several others. Mullican has been exhibited in 2017 on the Petit Palais' facade in Paris during the FIAC art fair with his giant piece of art "For Worlds Between Five". Mullican is represented by Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art Lisbon, Portugal, Brooke Alexander Gallery, Peter Freeman, Inc. and Tracy Williams, LTD., Manhattan, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna Galerie Johann Widauer, Innsbruck and Peter Freeman Inc., Paris.
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    Mullican uses colors and symbols to create a unique and personal language, often referring to corporate logos, street signs and historical monuments.
    Artist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
    Matt Mullican, Matthew Mullican
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