Mati Gelman is a self-taught commercial and fine art photographer. Born in Hungary, he grew up in Israel, where he earned a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters in Chemistry, before moving to New York City, where he discovered photography. Mati’s images explore sexuality, queerness, and human integration with nature, sparking a sense of unease. Originally a chemist manipulating matter and molecules, Mati now manipulates pictures and pixels in exploration of context and meaning.

Represented by The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea, New York City


2023 XIV Florence Biennale - Lorenzo il Magnifico award - Photography First Place
2023 Dodho Magazine's - Nude Photography Awards
2022 Chromatic Awards - Conceptual
2022 "Trierenberg Super Circuit" - Gold medal in Experimental Photography2021 "Original By Design" - contest finalist - Microsoft
2020 6th Annual Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA)
2019 5th Annual Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA)
2019 Fourth Annual International Photography Contest 35AWARDS
2018 UMBRA - International Photography Awards
2018 Chromatic Awards - International Color Photography Contest


2024 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Chelsea Biennale
2020 More Art Please Gallery The Conceptual Effect group exhibition
2020 PhotoPlace Gallery Constructed Reality group exhibition
2019 FxCollaborative Gallery Liberation group exhibition
2019 SMUSH Gallery In the In Between group exhibition
2019 Artsy and Dabart Stories online exhibition
2019 PhotoPlace Gallery Alternate Realities group exhibition
2018 Yafo Creative Gallery Peacocks group exhibition
2018 ViewPoint Gallery International Photography group exhibition


2024 - Scarlett Dreams Off-Broadway
2019 Medusa Off-Broadway
2019 Counting Sheep Off-Broadway
2019 Ecovillage Off-Broadway
2019 Diaspora Off-Broadway
2018 safeword Off-Broadway
2017 Afterglow Off-Broadway