Matthew Geller is drawn to overlooked or underutilized environments, which can include anything from private imaginary worlds within brick walls to sprawling back alleys to very public open spaces. Whether the work takes the form of sculpture, installation, public art or video, it is in these environments that he teases out small fragments of narrative by augmenting or amplifying the raw materials of a given place. Geller’s public art works are playful, humorous, unexpected and accessible. Geller’s work has shown in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. He has received the American Academy in Rome Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greenwall Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others. Upcoming public art commissions include creating an interactive neighborhood pocket-park in Cleveland, an artwork for the new Austin Municipal Court and a piece for the Hunters Point Shipyard. Geller, who lives and works in New York City, is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.