Matthew Langley was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1963 and studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University and The Corcoran School of Art. While earning his BFA at Corcoran, he studied under luminaries such as Gene Davis, Robert Stackhouse, Tom Green, and other members of the Washington Color School and the D.C. artistic community.
The use of space and color in these paintings demonstrate Langley’s mastery as a colorist and reveal a higher sense of order and harmony. Combining poetic titles and nonlinear visual narratives, with each work Langley creates a contemplative space that encourages the viewer to observe, consider, and reflect.
Now based in Manhattan, Langley’s work continues to garner local and national attention, recently appearing in publications including Art in America, New York Magazine, Southern Living, The Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, Elan Magazine, DCist, and The Bowie Star. He is also part of major national collections including: Ernst and Young, D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, MacAndrews & Forbes, and The Doris Patz Collection (University of Maryland).