Matthew Brannon (b. 1971, St. Maries, Idaho) is best known for his letterpress and screen prints combining images and text. Using traditional silkscreen printing techniques as well as hand-painting, his works present a stripped-down aesthetic, evoking mass production and marketing design. His approach to printmaking frequently involves the elaborate production of unique artworks, subverting the traditional usage.
Brannon mediums also include painting, sculpture, video, and installation. Since 2015 Brannon has worked on Concerning Vietnam an ongoing, research-based exploration of the Vietnam/American War.
His work can be found in permanent collections such as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has exhibited extensively, with solo exhibitions in Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.
He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a M.F.A., from Columbia University, New York.
Matthew lives and and works in New York and has joined MoT+++ collective in 2020.