MATT ASTON        paintings

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Matt Aston is a Los Angeles Based Artist working in commissioned Portraits, Set and Stage Design, as an Artist to the Entertainment Industry, and an Educator.

 

Selected Exhibitions 

 

*“Movie Posters” District Gallery October 11- November 10, 2012 - Los Angeles

  Group 1.4 Groundspace Project  Susan Joseph Curator Los Angeles July 2012

  Terry Southern Day “Terry” at the Texas Theater - Dallas May 1 2011

*"Neo Sacred Revival" Paintings inspired by Padua Playwrights - Art Share LA 2009

*"Matt Aston One Man Show" 410 Boyd LA 2009 

"A Thousand words" Art Share LA 2008

"Unrestricted" Katalyst Foundation for the Arts LA 2008 curated by Martha DePerez

"Matt Aston and Jett Jackson" M.J.Higgins Gallery LA 2008

"The New Traditionalists" curated by Rolo Castillo for Da Center for the Arts 2008 

*"Bridges" 410 Boyd LA 2007

*"Matt Aston Flash" 410 Boyd LA 2007

*"Cowboys and Indians" 410 Boyd LA 2006

"Three's a Charm" Lawrence Asher Gallery LA 2006 James Pinazzo curator 2006

"The Art of the Collector" M.J. Higgins Gallery LA 2005 curated by Matt Aston

*"More Marilyns" M.J. Higgins 2005

*"Portraits" Bedlam Gallery LA Jim Fittipaldi curator 2004

"Mirror Mirror" Bedlam Gallery 2004

*"Matt Aston" Robert Savedra Gallery LA 2000

"Halloween" Studio 9 Gallery LA 1999 Barry Wyatt Curator

"Nine Dogs" Studio 9 Gallery  LA 1998 

Group Show Los Angeles County Museum of Art Sales Gallery 1996

"The Foursome" Roy G. Biv Gallery Palm Springs 1995 Michael Epstein curator 

*"Nudes at Tribecca Restaurant & Bar" Beverly Hills 1994

(* indicates one man show)

 

 

Mounted Stage Designs 

 

"Daddyo Dies Well" by Murray Mednick  Electric Lodge Venice, Ca Directed by Murray Mednick 2011

"Clown Show for Bruno" Padua Playwrights at Art Share Los Angeles Directed by Guy Zimmerman 2009 

"The Destruction of the Fourth World" Zoo District at Art Share LA Dir.- Kristi Schultz 09

"The Neo Sacred Revival" Padua Playwrights Art Share LA Dir.- Guy Zimmerman 08

"Lysistrata" Zoo District at Ebell Theater Dir.- Gleason Bauer  2001

"Something or Other" Actors Art Theater LA Dir. Jolene Adams 2000

"Scenes from an Execution" Zoo District Art Share LA Dir.- Gleason Bauer 98

"Spurt of Blood" Wolfskill Theater at Spanish Kitchen LA Dir.- Michael Shamus Wiles 97

"Three Poets" University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Dir.- Matt Aston 92

"Madame Butterfly" UCO Dir.- Carveth Osterhaus 92

"Bonjour la Bonjour" UCO Dir. Roberta Sloan 92

"Measure for Measure" Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival Durant, Oklahoma 91

"Love's Labors Lost OSF 91

"Into the Woods" UCO Dir.- Osterhaus 91

"Six Women with Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know" Carpenter Square Theater Dir.- Roberta Sloan 91

"Sleuth" Pollard Theater Guthrie Oklahoma 91

"On the Razzle" UCO Dir.- Don Bristow 91

"Holy Ghosts" UCO Dir.- Matt Aston 90

"We the People of Liberty Tavern" World premier by James McGregor Burns UCO Dir.- Sloan 90

"The Tempest" UCO Dir.- Bristow 91

"Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" UCO Dir.- Osterhaus 90

"Playboy of the Western World" UCO Dir.- Bristow 90

"The Mikado" UCO Dir.- Osterhaus 90

"Tartuffe" UCO Dir.- Bristow 90

"The Marriage of Bette and Boo" UCO Dir.- Sloan 89

"She Stoops to Conquer" UCO Dir.- Sloan 89

"The Glass Menagerie" UCO Dir.- Bristow 89

"Threads" UCO Dir.- Bristow 89

"Cosi Fan Tutte" UCO Dir.- Osterhaus 89

"Sweeny Todd" UCO Dir.- Osterhaus 89 

"Zalmen or the Madness of God" UCO Dir.- Sloan 88

"A Chorus Line" UCO Dir.- Tamara Long 88

"End of the World" UCO Dir.- Bristow 88

"Seasons Greetings" Stage West Fort Worth Dir.- Jerry Russell 87

"Beauty and the Beast" Dallas Theater Center - Teen Children's Theater 87

"The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia" Addison Center Theater 87

"Elizabeth I" Deep Ellum Theater Garage Dir.- Matt Posey 87

"Orphans" Stage West Fort Worth Dir.- Jerry Russell 86

"Alice" Deep Ellum Theater Garage Dallas Dir. Posey 86

"The Silo" New Theater NYC 86 Directed by Dennis Schnider

"Uncommon Women" Addison Center Theater 86

"As You Like It" Southern Methodist University Dir.- Jack Clay 86

"The Miser" adaptation titled "Skinflints and Scoundrels" at SMU Dir.- Susan Zeder 85

"Oh What a Lovely War" SMU Dir.- Mesrop Kesdekian 85

"The Crucible" SMU 84

 

 

Commissioned  Portrait Painter - partial client list.

 

Patty Mariash 2012

Keith Phillips North Carolina Real Estate 2012

Helga and Alajandro Orfila - Ambassador to Argentina 2010

Dale Walsh - inventor of the 56k modem 2010

Frank Arnold - German bicycle designer 2010

Bridget Vagades - jewelry designer 2007

Richard Montoya - Culture Clash 2004

Udo Kier - actor 2000

Mark Stary - designer

Chris Piazza - sculptor

Rick Robinson McDonald Media

“Noam Chomsky” for private collection

“John Coltrane” for private collection

Dennis Farina actor for CBS "Buddy Faro" (in the style of Leroy Neiman) 1998

Frank Whaley actor for CBS "Buddy Faro"(in the style of Francis Bacon) 1998

 

 

Artist to the Entertainment Industry - Partial List 

 

Greenday's "American Idiot" video Featured Flag

Madonna's "Drowned World Tour" 

David LaChapelle's Dandy Warhol's Video

Egyptian Theater Restoration of murals and graphics - American Cinematheque, Hollywood

"Top of the World" - Former World Trade Center New York

Ronald Reagan Library and Museum Lewis and Clark Murals (nine month show now over)

Palace of the Golden Horses Murals - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The Viking Adventure at Porto Europa - Wakayama, Japan 

 

 

Teaching

 

Full time faculty Assistant Professor - University of Central Oklahoma 

Production Designer / Technical Director 1988 - 1992

 

 

Education

 

Master of Fine Arts Southern Methodist University 1986 Meadows Full Scholarship Award

William and Jean Eckart - Mentors

Bachelor of Arts Theater Abilene Christian University 1980

Abilene High School 1975

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Aston MFA SMU