MATT CONNORS

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Born 1973 in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

2006 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1995 BFA, Bennington College, Bennington, VT


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
stud/file, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Not Straight, Herald St, London, UK
Matt Connors: Bottoms, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Matt Connors: Bottoms, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany

2014
Matt Connors - Nick Relph, Herald St - Golden Sq, London, UK
Matt Connors: ZONDER, KARMA, Amagansett, NY
Matt Connors: Complaints III, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Machines, CANADA, New York, NY

2013
Matt Connors, White Flag Library, Saint Louis, MO
Matt Connors: Reverse Telescopes with Inflected Baffles, KARMA, New York, NY
Matt Connors: Synthesizer, Herald St., London

2012
Impressionism, MOMA PS1, New York, NY
Sandpaper Sleeve, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Gas... Telephone... One Hundred Thousand Rubles, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Matt Connors: Line Breaks, Veneklasen / Werner, Berlin, Germany
You're gonna take a walk in the rain and you're gonna get wet, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

2010
Matt Connors: You Don't Know, CANADA, New York, NY
Matt Connors, Four Boxes Gallery at Krabbesholm, Skive, Denmark
Dromedary Resting, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Homonyms, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
Enjambment, CANADA, New York, NY

2007
Pre-Echo, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

2005
Freely Espousing, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY


TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012
Matt Connors and Ian McDonald: The Turn, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, CA
Matt Connors / Mark Hundley, Herald St., London, United Kingdom

2011
Concentrations 54: Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Group Show, Herald St, London, United Kingdom

2015
The Answer, The Questions, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Feed the Meter, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Love for Three Oranges, Karma at Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Fondamenta: Matt Connors, Peter Karkawik, Matt Paweski, Peter Shire, Santa Monica College Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Call and Response, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

2014
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nuit Américaine, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
All Summer In A Day: Matt Connors, Kristan Kennedy, Owen Kydd, Diane Simpson, Erika Verzutti, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Outside the Lines: Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
In NO Time, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2013
Matt Connors, John Henderson, Lucas Knipscher, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
FEBREZE, KINMAN, London, United Kingdom
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin,
Los Angeles, CA
Painter, Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2012
Collaborations & Interventions, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Straight Up, Family Business, New York, NY

2011
Histories de votre vie: Darren Bader, Juliette Blightman, Matt Connors, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Matt Connors, Robert Cumming and Florian Morlat, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Untitled, curated by Michel Auder, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY
Seven Card Stud, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Teeth, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Shut your Eyes In Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

2009
Matt Connors, Arturo Herrera, Merlin James, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY
Coming In From The Cold, curated by Nicola Vassell, Duve, Berlin, Germany
The Awful Parenthesis, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Matt Connors, Nancy de Holl, Michael Rashkow, Rowan Wood, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Side of the Moon, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds From a Failed Suicide, Gresham's Ghost, New York, NY
Varda Caivano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA
Paul Bloodgood, Matt Connors, Elena Pankova, Zak Prekop, Michael Wetzel, Susanne Hillberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2008
Matt Connors, Marc Hundley, Michael Stickrod, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Party at Phong's House, Janet Kurnatowski Galeria, Brooklyn, NY
Unnameable Things, Art Space, New Haven, CT (catalogue)
Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, curated by Michael Sellinger, Southampton, NY
Imaginary Realities, Max Wigram, London, UK

2007
TENDERLOIN, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
ab strac tion, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Abstract Paintings and a Sculpture, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Shannon Mustipher, Stanley Whitney, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI

2006
CMYK, CANADA, New York, NY
When the Moon Shines on The Moonshine, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
25 Bold Moves, House of Compari, New York, NY
Turn the Beat Around, Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York, NY

2005
Fresh Direct, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Mystic Truths, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
I'm just saying..., curated by Ryan Kitson, 84 ROEBLING, Brooklyn, NY

2002
SILKIES: Matthew Connors and Lizzie Scott, organized by Josh Blackwell, Hot Coco Lab,
Los Angeles, CA


CURATORIAL WORK

2013
Bernard Piffaretti: Report, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS/GRANTS

2015
Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

2012
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Grant
Belgacom Art Prixe

2006
Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship

2005
Gamblin Paint Award


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Zhong, Fan. "Oh Canada! One of New York's scrappiest, most anti-establishment galleries is facing it's biggest challenge yet: success." W Magazine, November 2015.
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Horst, Aaron. "Matt Connors at Cherry and Martin,"Contemporary Art Review LA, May 28, 2015.
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Horst, Aaron. "Matt Connors at Cherry and Martin," Contemporary Art Review LA, May 28, 2015.
Hoptman, Laura. The Forever Now. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2014.
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Matt Connors: Machines. New York: Rainoff, 2014.
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Connors, Matt. "Conversation between Bernard Piffaretti and Matt Connors" in Bernard Piffaretti: Report. Los Angeles: Cherry and Martin, 2013, p. 35-44.
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Hudson, Suzanne. "Matt Connors: Canada," Artforum, January 2011, pp. 221-222.
Connors, Matt. Correspondences. Los Angeles: Ooga Booga, 2011 (artist book).
Evers, Elodie. Matt Connors: Gas… Telephone… One Hundred Thousand Rubles. Koln: Buchhandlung Walther Konig; Dusseldorf: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 2011 (catalog).
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Maine, Stephen. "A Landslide and a Cocktail Party," The New York Sun, March 20, 2008, ills.
Morgenthau, Josh. "Matt Connors Enjambment," The Brooklyn Rail, April 2008, ills.
Ed., "Matt Connors," The New Yorker, April 14, 2008.
Landes, Jennifer. "A Show with Chutzpah," The East Hampton Star, May 30, 2007, ills.
Brooks, Amra. "Abstraction at Michael Kohn," LA Weekly, September 27, 2007.
The Turntable is Working. Drawings by Matt Connors & Marc Hundley, Artist Book, 2002.
"Drawings: Surrealism and the Current Vernacular," curated by Amy Sillman, Zing Magazine, Issue #1.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Antonio Museum of Art, TX
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN