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About the Artist

Matuschka is a New York based artist, activist and author whose photos and essays have been widely published in a variety of international publications since the 80s. She attended the School of Visual Arts in the mid-seventies and her accolades include the prize winning 1993 cover of New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Rachael Carson Award for her work addressing environmental concerns, a Gold Award from the World Press Foundation and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for photography. In 1996 the artist's poster (Time for Prevention) commissioned by Greenpeace won the Best Environmental Poster Award and in 2003 LIFE MAGAZINE chose Matuschka's iconic self portrait, Beauty out of Damage for their special tribute: "One Hundred Pictures That Changed the World."

Although known as a photographer and model, Matuschka's works on paper and canvas remain a constant and essential element of her art. For more than 30 years, she has been creating new bodies of work with inimitable innovation and unrelenting energy. Her art is not solely about personal experience, her imagery resonates with a universal importance and is very much a product of the times in which she resides. An award winning activist and designer for her public awareness posters, catalogues, and photo montages Matuschka works and resides in NYC.

Since the turn of the century she returned to abstraction, her primary art form. A new book entitled Bagit!, just published by Hard Press Editions is available for purchase.

The work you will see on this website dates back to the 70s when Matuschka was a student and covers decades of figurative, photographic, and abstract expressionism rich in iconic imagery. The artist is available for presentations, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and interior design consultations. Currently she is seeking new representation while assembling her second book. For more information, please contact the artist directly at (212) 722-2131, or Thank you so much for visiting this site.