• School Of Sharks
      48" x 60"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2013
    • The Birth Of Gulls
      34" x 42"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2013
    • Autumn
      16" x 30"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2009
    • The Stormcatchers
      55" x 66"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2008
    • The Great Escape
      14" x 17"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2012
    • Cold Air Balloon
      18" x 24"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2012
    • Hopscotch
      39" x 59"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2012
    • Apple / Egg
      4" x 6"   |   Oil on silk   |   2012
    • Drink Me - diptych
      4" x 6"   |   Oil on board   |   2012
    • Eat Me - diptych
      4" x 6"   |   Oil on board   |   2012
    • May
      32" x 60"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2011
    • Underwater Rodeo
      4 5/8" x 5 5/8"   |   Oil on board   |   2011
    • Poetry
      5" x 7"   |   Oil on panel   |   2011
    • Carried Away
      5" x 7"   |   Oil on board   |   2009
    • Breeeeze
      16" x 32"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2009
    • Turning the Page
      8" x 13"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2009
    • Some Things Were Built To Last
      4 1/2" x 4 1/2"   |   Oil on canvas   |   2008
Matthew S. Rucker
Matthew S. Rucker

Prints

About Prints for Purchase


"Autumn" and "The Stormcatchers" are the only paintings Matthew has available as prints. These are signed and numbered limited edition archival prints available on either paper or canvas.

Prints can be shipped to anywhere in the continental US, and will arrive in approximately 10 to 14 days.

A shipping and handling fee will be added to each print shipped.

Autumn


Autumn


Print on Canvas $200

16" x 30"   |    Edition of 100



Print on Paper $150

16" x 30"   |   Edition of 100


The Stormcatchers


The Stormcatchers


Print on Canvas $350

25" x 30"   |   Edition of 100


Print on Paper $300

25" x 30"   |   Edition of 100


Print on Paper $200

20" x 24"   |   Edition of 100


Print on Paper $125

14 1/2" x 17"   |   Edition of 100

About

Artist's Statement


I paint as a way to learn about myself; particularly, the things that I hide from my conscious self. Through this process, I capture what is most familiar to me: duality, contradiction and ambivalence.

My life is a ride on a pendulum, swinging between polar opposites. I simultaneously stand on two opposing sides, struggling together at the same moment. It is this moment of black and white, pleasure and pain, human and nature, that I know best and that I paint most.

~ Matthew Rucker

Bio


Matthew Rucker Portrait

Matthew Rucker has been painting professionally for over 20 years. His work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States and can be found in collections worldwide. He refers to his style as subtle surrealism.

Awards & Honors


  • Lay Jury Award (1st Place): Annual Spring Auction, Salmagundi Club (juried) 2014 - New York, NY
  • Curator's Choice Award: Lowertown Art Show, AZ Gallery (juried) 2012 - St. Paul, MN
  • Master Framers' Award: Lowertown Art Show, AZ Gallery (juried) 2011 - St. Paul, MN
  • Judges' Award: Lowertown Art Show, AZ Gallery (juried) 2011 - St. Paul, MN
  • Poster Competition (Winner): St. Paul Art Crawl (fall 2009) - St. Paul, MN
  • Published in "Vispoelologee" (An anthology of visual Literature): MN Center For Book Arts 2007 - Minneapolis, MN
  • People's choice award: Salon 300, 2007, Hopkins Center For The Arts - Hopkins, MN
  • Honorable mention: Red Hot Art Festival Juried Show - 2005 Minneapolis, MN
  • Honorable mention: 2002 Minnesota State Fair juried art competition - St. Paul, MN
  • Scholarship for artistic and academic excellence: School of the Art Institute Of Chicago 1991

Press

Contact  

Direct


Call 612.207.7991 to make an appointment for a private studio visit.

Gallery Info


Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212.255.7740
salmagundi.org

Gallery 360
3011 West 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN
612.925.2400
gallery360mpls.com

Schmidt Artist Lofts
876 W 7th Street
Bottle House, Unit #135
St. Paul, MN 55102
612.207.7991

MNArtists.org
mnartists.org


Meet the Artist


Saint Paul Art Crawl - Fall 2014

Matthew's studio will be open to the public.

Friday October 10, 2014, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday October 11, 2014, 12pm to 8pm
Sunday October 12, 2014, 12pm to 5pm

Schmidt Artist Lofts
876 W 7th Street
Bottle House, Unit #135

St. Paul, MN 55102

For more info, visit stpaulartcrawl.org .