13 Facts About Matt Mullican


Matt Mullican was born on September 18,1951 and is an American artist and educator.


Matt Mullican is the child of artists Lee Mullican and Luchita Hurtado.


Matt Mullican was born on September 18,1951 in Santa Monica, California to parents Lee Mullican and Luchita Hurtado.


Matt Mullican received his BFA degree from California Institute of the Arts in 1974.


Matt Mullican 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.


Matt Mullican's work is concerned with systems of knowledge, meaning, language, and signification.


Since the 1970s, Matt Mullican has been known for his performances done while under hypnosis.

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Drawings made by Matt Mullican while hypnotized are frequently exhibited and attributed to 'That Person'.


Matt 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.


Matt Mullican's work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The New York Times, and Modern Painters, among others.


Matt 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".


Matt Mullican was a professor at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany from 2009 to 2018.


Matt Mullican has taught and lectured at Columbia University; The School of Visual Arts; the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam; The London Institute; and the Chelsea College of Art and Design.