Matt Curtius received his BFA and MAT from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While at school, he met his wife and fellow illustrator, Gina Triplett. Together they have gone on to create illustrations for books, magazines, packaging, advertising, animations and products.
My paintings with Gina are a move to record the exchange of visual ideas that have developed over the years we have been together, yet worked separately. In these collaborations we employ a handful of marks that are referential to our individual modes of working, while also reacting to the contributions of the other person. The resulting artwork is a commentary on dualities, being both decorative and simplified, loose and rendered, flat and spatial, complete and incomplete.
I think most people come to us with commercial work because they like the spirit of this personal work. It ís our job to deliver that spirit to them. This has lead to much of our commissioned work to address the topics we've first explored in our uncommissioned work. These evolve over time, but have have moved through issues of nature, humanity, companionship, and mortality. I'm happy that my life as an artist allows me to spend my time creating images with my family in our home, and my profession as an illustrator allows me to bring those images to a wide audience outside of the small world of our home.
The New York Times, Time Magazine, Starbucks, Whole Foods, American Express, Warner Brothers, Urban Outfitters, American Airlines, United Airlines, Scholastic Books, Little Brown Publishing, Doubleday Books, Lamar Snowboards, Option Snowboards, Sims Snowboards, Line Skis
Awards, Publications, Exhibitions
Matt's work has been recognized by several times by Communication Arts Magazine, the Society of Illustrators and the American Illustration Annual. He has exhibited his paintings in galleries that have included Riviera Gallery in New York, the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia and Billy Shire Fine Art in Los Angeles.