Matthew Cronin lives and works in New York’s Lower East Side. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from University of Texas at Austin as well as a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Cronin reimagines pre-existing images in order to explore the invisible functions of commercially produced photographs. Through montage, multiple exposure, and in-camera manipulation he creates new pictures that reveal what was both literally and figuratively hidden in the original.
His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Canada including The Visual Arts Center, Austin; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, and the NARS Foundation, Brooklyn. Cronin’s work can be found in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s permanent collection and in the archives at the Center for Creative Photography.