Matt Wrbican

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Matt Wrbican
Born1959 (1959)
Died2019 (aged 59–60)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University
Known forauthority on Andy Warhol

Matt Wrbican (1959–2019) was an American archivist and authority on the life of the artist Andy Warhol. He earned his BFA in Painting and MFA in Intermedia/Electronic Art from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he studied with Bruce Breland. He began working with the Warhol Archive in 1991 in New York City and became Chief Archivist of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He managed the Archive and Warhol's Time Capsules for more than two decades at the Warhol Museum, where he unpacked, processed, preserved, and documented an estimated 500,000 objects.[1] His last book is A is for Archive: Warhol's World from A to Z (Yale University Press, 2019).[2] He also exhibited his artwork at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Galleries. He died on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after a four-year battle with brain cancer.[3]


The Warhol: Blog. Author: Matt Wrbican [4]


  • Wrbican, Matt, Blake Gopnik, and Abigail Franzen-Sheehan. A Is for Archive. Warhol's World from a to Z. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.
  • Alligood, Chad, Michael Jay McClure, and Matt Wrbican. Warhol's Nature, New York : Scala Arts Publishers, Inc., 2015.
  • Wrbican, Matt, Andy Warhol, and Geralyn Huxley. Andy Warhol Treasures: [the Illustrated Story of Andy Warhol's Life and Work with Over 20 Facsimile Documents from His Personal Archive]. London: Goodman, 2011.
  • Warhol, Andy, and Eva Meyer-Hermann. Andy Warhol: A Guide to 706 Items in 2 Hours 56 Minutes. Rotterdam: Nai Publishers, 2007.
  • Wrbican, Matt. Andy Warhol's Time Capsules: A Guide to the Exhibition. Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol Museum, 2004.


  1. ^ "Getting Inside Andy Warhol: The history and collections know-how of longtime Warhol archivist Matt Wrbican has already helped fill many books. Now the Pop Art archaeologist is filling his own book with an A-to-Z account of Warhol's world. By Barbara Klein". Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
  2. ^ "A is for Archive: Warhol's World from A to Z. By Matt Wrbican; Edited by Abigail Franzen-Sheehan; With contributions by Blake Gopnik and Neil Printz". Yale University Press.
  3. ^ "Obituary: MATTHEW HULIAK WRBICAN". Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "the warhol: blog". The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.