Matt Brackett (born in Berkeley, CA, 1975) has investigated animals, family and friends, and an ancestral home, in his semi-autobiographical work. Springing from personal experiences, he employs objects both animate and inanimate, to suggest a narrative that is at times elusive, at times humorous and at other times dark. Brackett’s themes touch upon memory, loss, illness, hope and the embrace of family. His imagery, while realist in nature, is derived from completely artificial constructs.
Brackett earned a B.A. in painting from Yale University and is the recipient of numerous awards including residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, as well as grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. His solo exhibition “New Waters” appears at Danforth Art/Museum and School, Framingham, MA through May 18, 2014. Brackett has been represented by Alpha Gallery since 2006. He lives and works in Boston.