McKinley Art Solutions artist services
McKinley Art Solutions art services for business or home
Developed over the course of curating and designing over 500 exhibits (and counting!) since 1999, San Francisco native Matt McKinley’s curatorial approach is renowned for his keen eye for color relationships, his sensitivity in facilitating imagery interaction within his layout designs and the diversity of topics addressed through his thematic exhibits. Reflecting on his role as curator, Matt states, “Curating shows feeds my inquisitive nature about the world around me and designing installations satisfies my need for visual harmony. My commitment to visual art, particularly when made in the San Francisco Bay Area, is to create interesting and accessible shows that bring together both artists working in all media and people from diverse backgrounds that appreciate artistic endeavors.” His varied shows and the diversity of projects he is involved with are a direct consequence of his insatiable curiosity about most things.
Prior to his consulting business, McKinley Art Solutions, Matt was Chief Curator at ARTworkSF Gallery. He has been an invited speaker for the Small Business Association of San Francisco, consultant for the exhibit, “Reversing Vandalism”, sponsored by The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, juror for 7th and 8th Altered Barbie exhibits and the Fairfield Visual Arts Association's 45th Juried Exhibit (in 2008), panelist on contemporary abstraction by artists of color at 40 Acres Art Gallery in Sacramento and urban art guide for IIDA. Currently, Matt is a working member and Board Member of the Bay Area Model’s Guild, Curatorial Associate with BorderZone Arts, an international non-profit art and program organization, and Vice President of the Board at ArtSpan. Matt has also concepted, curated, juried and designed exhibits for the Queer Cultural Center, SOMARTS Cultural Center, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, Asian American Women Artists Association, San Francisco Sex Information and Lambda Legal, The San Francisco Artists' Resource Center, Project Open Hand, and San Francisco Women Artists Gallery.
"By stimulating contact between makers and those with a curiosity about visual languages, I am focused on supporting contemporary artists by working purposefully to inculcate art into culture. Accepting what pleases another's eye, for whatever aesthetic reasons, for me means learning to respect another's tastes and when we can communicate within a framework of mutual respect we can relax and enjoy the journey of discovering art together. This is my approach with both artists and collectors."- Matt McKinley
To inquire about my exhibit design, curatorial or installation services or if you are an artist interested in receiving calls for art for my upcoming shows, please email me: info @ mckinleyartsolutions.com or call 415.902.9863.