LINDA MATNEY Fine Art Gallery
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery/ John Lee Matney Curator
"The Linda Matney Gallery is dedicated to hosting exhibitions of innovative emerging artists, as well as displaying the work of more established national and international artists, including works of painting, installation, video, photography, sculpture and performance. The primary concern of The Linda Matney Gallery is to exhibit the work and ideas of the most significant artists of our time." John Lee Matney and Paul Thomas, 2010
Named after Linda Matney, who lost her battle with cancer in 2001, John Lee Matney and the Matney Family have established a research based contemporary gallery that develops thematic group shows and collaborative art projects with international and American artists in Virginia and elsewhere. We specializes in curating services for museum exhibitions, corporate exhibits, staging projects, and private collections. We are exclusive agents in Virginia of the deeper catalogues of select contemporary artists which we showcase in special previews of new and newly available work at our exhibition venues or via private consultations.
Curating services for museum exhibitions, corporate exhibits, staging projects, and private collections. Exclusive agents in Virginia of the deeper catalogues of numerous contemporary artists including special previews of new and newly available works. Art brokers for other works in various genres including Virginia interests , mid 20th century Modern, and Barclay Sheaks.
Consultations are available at your location
5435 Richmond Rd * Williamsburg, VA * Behind Carolina Furniture and near the Premium Outlets * www.lindamatneygallery.com
Appointment recommended . Call (757) 675-6627
John LEE MATNEY
John Lee Matney is the owner, director and principal art broker at Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA- a contemporary art gallery-
Lee has established a research based contemporary gallery that develops thematic group shows and collaborative art projects with international and american artists, corporate and private patrons, curators, professors and qualified students. Lee has experience with curation and consulting for investment art , business forensics as it applies to programs management, and consulting for editorial fashion and art business in addition to his work as a photography professional , fine art photographer and multimedia artist.
Matney’s experience with collaborative artist exhibits spans the United States, drawing nationwide public and media attention. Standout projects include 2018's Transposition: Asian Cultures with Baylee Wang/Landmark Arts and Cultural Exchange Company and the Peninsula Fine Art Center which includes a upcoming exhibition in Beijing in 2019. 2017's Locus Exhibition at the Mason Scharfenstein Museum of Art featured Virginia, Georgia and Chicago artists while 2017's Ancient Traditions/Modern Lives brought the Amazon to Virginia with a exhibition of works by natives of Peru and anthropologists along with works by contemporary American painters and photographers. 2017's Surface and Celebration of Female Artists were a testament to Matney's unwavering commitment to seek out strong female voices in the arts. 2013's Art House on City Square and Temporal Distortions co-curated with Tyrus Lytton which brought 26 Southern artists to Williamsburg's Stryker Building and a concurrent exhibit at Linda Matney Gallery. Matney facilitated X-Radiance with curator Lita Tirak which was named in the top 5 art exhibitions for 2013 by Mark St. John Erickson of the Newport News Daily Press. The 2013 appearance of exhibiting artist Hye Yeon Nam included a lecture at William and Mary's Andrews Auditorium. Exhibitions by William and Mary's Elizabeth Mead including her one person exhibit in 2013 and Jo Volley's 2014 New Works for the New World mark a continuation of Matney's outreach to the talent from regional universities. Matney has also curated or facilitated exhibitions with artists associated with Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Virginia, Christopher Newport University, University of Georgia and Virginia Commonwealth University. Other projects have been affiliated with local government such as the Stryker Building exhibition. Matney staged the first exhibit ever held in the Williamsburg's Municipal Building in 2014, Teddy Johnson's Lost Horseshoes.