Artists & Designers

Matthew Rolston

Matthew Rolston is an artist who works in photography and video; his practice centers on portraiture, most notably subjects drawn from celebrity culture. Alongside Herb Ritts and Greg Gorman, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers (including Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel) who came from the 1980s magazine scene. He helped define the era’s take on celebrity image-making, “gender-bending” and more. Rolston’s work has been shown internationally and graced more than 100 covers of Rolling Stone and his work is included in the collections of LACMA and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, D.C. His Art People: The Pageant Portraits at RALPH PUCCI is his third major fine art project in the past decade. Rolston joined RALPH PUCCI in 2017.