Matt Adrian's lush acrylic paintings of birds range from the delightfully cute to the decidedly sinister. The distinctive titles of the paintings juxtapose the primal existence of birds with the often awkward folly of modern human existence.
His artwork is collected worldwide and has been featured in SUNSENT magazine, BUST magazine, COUNTRY LIVING magazine, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, the BOSTON GLOBE, the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, DECOR8, APARTMENT THERAPY and on the television shows DEAR GENEVIEVE, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, DEXTER, and MODERN FAMILY. His work has appeared in the films THIS IS 40, THE HANGOVER PART III and will appear in the upcoming Johnny Depp film TRANSCENDENCE and the Spike Jonze film HER.
There have been two books published that collect his artwork: IT IS FOLLY TO ASSUME MY AWESOME LIES DORMANT: THE PAINTINGS OF THE MINCING MOCKINGBIRD VOLUME ONE and I HAVE HEARD MY PRAISES SUNG IN SCREAMS: THE PAINTINGS OF THE MINCING MOCKINGBIRD VOLUME TWO. His book THE MINCING MOCKINGBIRD GUIDE TO TROUBLED BIRDS will be published by Penguin in June 2014.
He lives in California with his wife, artist Kim Bagwill