Matt Huynh is a Sydney born, New York based artist. His illustrations have been commissioned by the New York Times, Esquire, Bloomberg Business Week, Rolling Stone, Adobe, DDB, and Clemenger BBDO. Creative Sydney Festival named him one of Sydney’s most innovative cultural contributors for his documentary graphic novel CAB, depicting true stories from his childhood suburban Sydney migrant community. His work appears in MoMA’s permanent collection and has been presented on the Sydney Opera House stage.
From 2010-2011, Matt undertook a year long commitment to create an original body of work to coincide with every season, culminating in the exhibition of a nine meter charcoal scroll, paintings and mixed media work in the Australian Museum, Books Kinokuniya, Paper Mill Gallery, and Lamington Drive. Matt documented a Chinatown martial arts troupe in an eleven meter reportorial comic strip launching at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic Festival.
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What's the most important object in your studio?
Guitars – there’s a lot of setting up and messy preparation in my work, so it’s nice to have an active outlet that I can pick up and play and put down easily.
Paper or Plastic?
I have trouble drawing on plastic.
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Chaplin! Don’t know if we’d have much to talk about though.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
I am no fool, I can Google these obscure references – I am of that generation!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam. We’re wordsmiths.
Favourite client so far?
New York Times
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
He’s a lawyer.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee very please.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Using carbon paper to trace the cover of the novelisation of Superman II.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Writing in the garden, coffee in my left hand.
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.