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Matthew Geller received a BA from Connecticut College in 1976 and an MFA from University of Delaware in 1978.
He is inspired by often overlooked or under-utilized environments, from solitary imaginary worlds within brick walls to public alleyways and sprawling communal spaces.
His work aims to amplify or augment raw materials and asks the viewer to engage with both the actuality and potentiality of each of these materials.
In all of his work, Geller sets out to engage the public and foster a sense of community. The works are playful, accessible, and very often unexpected. By using disparate elements in surprising and interactive ways, his work aims to disarm and enchant, which encourages engagement with the work and among viewers themselves.
Geller has received grants and fellowships from American Academy in Rome, National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation from the Arts, among others, Creative Capital Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and Greenwall Foundation, among others.