MICHELLE MATSON

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Michelle Matson lives & works in New York, NY
Contact:  michellematson@gmail.com


EDUCATION

2005 BFA SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS  

2004 THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS/ LLOTJA, ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE DISSENY I ART, BARCELONA, SPAIN 

 

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2013 GLOGAUAIR, ARTIST RESIDENCY, BERLIN, GERMANY 

2013  PLAYGROUND DETROIT x SPREAD ART, ARTIST RESIDENCY, DETROIT, MI  

2012/13 RECIPIENT LOUIS BOURGEOIS RESIDENCY FOR A SCULPTOR, YADDO, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 

2007, 2009, 2011, 2012:  NOMINEE, REMA HORT MANN FOUNDATION 

2002-2005  RECIPIENT SILAS H. RHODES MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NEW YORK

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2013 "SDS", GLOGAUAIR PROJECT SPACE, BERLIN, GERMANY

2013  "MICHELLE MATSON", WHITDEL ARTS, DETROIT, MI

2012  "CACTUS MILK" YOUTH GROUP GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

2012  "RISE" PLEATS PLEASE, ISSEY MIYAKE, NEW YORK, ORGANIZED BY ROBERT VON LESZCZYNSKI

2005  "CABIN FEVER", SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS: WESTSIDE GALLERY, NEW YORK

2005  UNTITLED, KANTOR/FEUER PROJECT SPACE , NEW YORK

  

MASS MEDIA EXHIBITIONS

2011  CONTESTANT ON WORK OF ART: THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST, SEASON 2, BRAVO TELEVISION NETWORK

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2014

  "SHOW #10", THE PARLOUR BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NY

"BRUCENNIAL", NEW YORK, NY, ORGANIZED BY THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

2013 

  SCOPE FAIR, MIAMI, FL ; THE BREEDER PROGRAM, BOOTH J21, THE PARLOUR BUSHWICK

"BUT I CAN IF YOU WANT", GLOGAUAIR, BERLIN, GERMANY

"HEARTS OF PALM",  ACUMEN PROJECT SPACE, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS  

"FASHFEST", DETROIT, MI 

"SHOW #6",  THE PARLOUR BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NY

2012

SEVEN MIAMI,  POSTMASTERS GALLERY,  MIAMI, FL

"BLANKLAND", TORRANCE ART MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES  www.ohnancy.com

"ITSA SMALL, SMALL WORLD",  FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY, NEW YORK, ORGANIZED BY HENNESSEY YOUNGMAN

2011  

"COLORIFIC! WE MAKE AN ART RAINBOW", POSTMASTERS, NEW YORK, ORGANIZED BY PAULINA BEBECKA

"PAPERWORK", KRAVETS WEHBY GALLERY, NEW YORK, CURATED BY NINA CHANEL ABNEY 

"THE PERFUMED HANDKERCHIEF", FLUX FACTORY, QUEENS, NY, CURATED BY ALISON WARD 

2010  

"WORKS ON PAPER",  GARFO ART CENTER, SALT LAKE CITY

"NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE" FORMER TOWER RECORDS BUILDING, NEW YORK, CREATED BY NO LONGER EMPTY  

2009  

"DON'T FLEE THE ART MARKET", POSTMASTERS, NEW YORK, CURATED BY PAULINA BEBECKA

"EXTRA EXTRA", CHINA ART OBJECTS, LOS ANGELES 

2007  

"CONGREGATION", 54 CROSBY, NEW YORK

2006  

"SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION"  STUX GALLERY, NEW YORK

"STUDIO VISIT"  EXIT ART, NEW YORK

 

SELECTED PRESS/ PUBLICATIONS

2013

"It's Nice That Annual 2013" Published December 2013

Cartwright, James. "Art:  Grotesque paper sculptures from the hilarious Michelle Matson". www.itsnicethat.com, June 12, 2013

"Michelle Matson". Ask Manuela, part of Vice blogging network. June 6, 2013. 

"Art:  Michelle Matson".  www.paperdarts.org, March 21, 2013

  Fischer, Joshua D. "Putting New York Artists in a Detroit State of Mind", New York Times Blog, The Local.  February 27, 2013 

"PD Presents: NYC Artist Michelle Matson for Spread Art Residency Program", PlaygroundDetroit.com. February 18, 2013

2012

"Hit List, Things We Like", Modern Painters, June 2012

Amir. "Michelle Matson's Cut Paper Figures", Beautiful/Decay, May 2, 2012

Hybenova, Katarina. "Paper Sculptures of Michelle Matson", Bushwick Daily. February 2, 2012 

     

2011

       "Show of Support, Seven Miami", Marina Cashdan, New York Times Style Magazine, December 2, 2011

"Inhibitat's Top Eco Art Picks from Art Basel Week in Miami", Lori Zimmer, December 6, 2011

          "Work of Art Recap:  How i Helped Rob an Artist",  Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, December 15, 2011

  "Work of Art Recap: Elimination Heartbreak",  Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, December 1, 2011 

"Work of Art Recap:  Riddle of the Spanx", Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, November 10, 2011 

"Work of Art Recap:  Jerry Saltz Learn About Dancing Naked in Public",  Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, November 3, 2011

"Work of Art Recap:  Jerry Saltz Works Through the Embarrassment", Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, October 27, 2011

"Work of Art Recap:  Jerry Saltz Shows Art Appreciation on a Gut Level", Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, October 20, 2011

"WOA: The Rise of the Sucklord", Tom & Lorenzo, TOM&LORENZO.COM, October 13, 2011 

  "Work of Art Episode One: Kitsch or Ditch", Paddy Johnson, ARTFAGCITY.COM, October 13, 2011 

"AFC's Work of Art Season Two Supplementary Program Guide", Paddy Johnson, ARTFAGCITY.COM, October 12, 2011 

"Work of Art Recap:  Jerry Saltz Is Back Recapping His Own Reality Show",  Jerry Saltz, NYMAG.COM, October 13, 2011 

"Work of Art: Epizode One, "Schlock Art'", Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, huffingtonpost.com, October 13, 2011

"Bridgewater artist setps into reality TV spotlight", Ralph J. Ballantoni, NJ Press Media, October 9, 2011

"Bridgewater Grad Lands Spot on Reality Show", Audrey Levine, BRIDGEWATERPATCH.COM, October 12, 2011

"The Arts on TV: Work of Art", Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, OCT 6, 2011

"Michelle Matson, Voice Cover Story Bike-Accident Victim, Will Be on Reality TV", Camille Dodero, Village Voice, September 6, 2011

"Anatomy of a Greenpoint Bike Accident", Camille Dodero, Village Voice, August 17, 2011

 

2009  

HANDS ON: HEAVY PETTING, ISSUE #1