Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay is an artist based in New York.


What artworks would you have/do you have in your drawing room?

I’d like to have a pavilion style reading room designed by Walter Pichler with paintings by John Dunkley and Miyoko Ito, sculptures by Dorothea Tanning, Peter Buggenhout, and Vincent Fecteau. 


What books would you read/are you reading in your drawing room?

Parallel Botany by Leo Lionni (artist Nathan Carter turned me on to this),  poetry by Clark Ashton Smith, and whatever new book Michel Faber has written. 


What movies would you watch/are you watching in your drawing room?

Eyes Wide Shut by Kubrick, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Juliet of the Spirits by Federico Fellini, and Beetlejuice by Tim Burton


What music would you listen to/are you listening to in your drawing room?

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk, In a Silent Way by  Miles Davis, Selected Ambient Works Volume II by Aphex Twin, Persian Surgery Dervishes by Terry Riley, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944 by Billie Holiday, Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas; Fantasias, K397 & K475 played by Glen Gould,  All I Need by Sylvester. 


Who would you/do you invite into your drawing room?

Bengü Ronay.