“Matthew Geller, a nationally respected artist, is recognized for his public art commissions. Geller creates artwork that is interactive and animated - often in unexpected and unpredictable ways. Geller lives and works in New York City, although he exhibits and has been commissioned for public art throughout the United States. Geller received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Connecticut College and a Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Delaware.
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.”