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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
J A Zed Zed, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL
Monster A., with Victoria Fu, University Hall Gallery, UMass Boston, Boston, MA
Fat Flat, Appendix, Columbus, OH

2017
Yup Yup, with Victoria Fu, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Victoria Fu/Matt Rich, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI
Pink Cloud, Best Practice, San Diego, CA

2016
Versify, Halsey McKay Gallery @56HENRY, New York, NY
Tilt & Table, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015
MOON MUTT, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Ampersand, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA

2013
Lookout Parade, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Matt Rich, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Razors & Vapors, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL

2012
Patriot & Hatchet, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Ghost Muscle, Samsøn, Boston, MA
VOLTA NY, Samsøn, New York, NY

2011
Splitting, Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

2009
IRE & ICE, samsøn, Boston, MA
Blind Spot, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL

2008
Flatmosphere, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Being Here With You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Hog's Curve, organized by Joseph Hart, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Halsey McKay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
San Diego Art Prize Exhibition, Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA
High Key: Color in Southern California, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2017
Brass Tacks, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
NADA Miami, Simon Preston, Miami, FL
Summer Group Show, Document Gallery, Chicago, IL
EXPO Chicago, Document Gallery, Chicago, IL
Personals, Skowhegan NYC Office, New York, NY
Flat Fix, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
Benefit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Detroit, MI
Benefit, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

2016
Flat Fix, CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
Shapes: Mary Heilmann, Sadie Laska, Matt Rich, Keith Sonnier, Blair Thurman;
curated by Ellie Rines, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2016 Biennial Art Auction and Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Patron Gifts, La Jolla Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA

2015
UNTITLED., Halsey McKay Gallery, Miami, FL
Pattern/Chaos, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Making Strategies, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY
Dallas Art Fair, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
The Physicality of Color, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Bouncing in the Corner, Samsøn, Boston, MA
This Is Boston Not LA, Zevitas/Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
VOLTA 10, SamsøñBasel, Switzerland 
Shapeshifters, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
Object Object, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
2º, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

2013
My Crippled Friend, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Paint Off/Paint On, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Flat Field, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, Samsøn, Boston, MA
Fiction Alters Form, .T.F.R. Gallery, Encinitas, CA

2012
Size Matters, DODGEgallery, New York, NY
To The Venetians II: Chris Martin, Matt Rich, Ruth Root, RISD Painting Gallery, Providence, RI (curated by Dennis Congdon & Carrie Moyer)
Temperature, Projekt 722, Brooklyn, NY
Michele Grabner: The Inova Survey, Institute of Visual Arts, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
New Prints, 
International Print Center New York, New York, NY

2011
The Thingness of Color: Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, Matt Rich and Cordy Ryman, DODGEgallery, New York, NY
Sculpture Garden/Painting Show, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL
Anthony Greaney x samsøn x DAN GRAHAM @ Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA
Open Daybook, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
The Wrong Miracle, NoMíNIMO Espacio Cultural, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Mass Cultural Council Visual Arts Award Recipients, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

2010
James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Where There Is, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Hendersons Will All Be There, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Get It Together, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Riches, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA (two-person)

2009
Strange Loops, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Samson Projects, Volta 5, Basel, Switzerland
Samson Projects, MACO - México Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Mundane Shift Shape Placement, Park Life, San Francisco, CA (curated by Brion Nuda Rosch)
One Loses One’s Classics, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Censor Approved, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO             

2008
Fabrications, O.H+T Gallery, Boston, MA
O.H+T Gallery, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL
This is Boston Not LA, LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston, MA
Pattern, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Cleaner Heart A Do It, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018
Making Social, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2015
Action Kits, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2013
No Excuse For What I Do In Private, Delicious Spectacle, Washington DC (featuring: Louis Gabriel, Arthur Henderson, Carlos Jimzénez Cahua, Joshua Miller, Celia Pym) (PDF)

2007
Sum, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

2005
Slow Down - Contemporary Abstraction from Chicago, Meadows Gallery, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX (co-curated with Howard Fonda and featuring: Joe Baldwin, Marie Krane Bergman, Bill Gerhard, Michelle Grabner, Carrie Gundersdorf, Andy Hall, Aliza Nisenbaum, Clarie Sherman)

2003
The Stage @ The Stray Show, Chicago, IL (a collaboration with Shana Lutker)

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2018
Recipient of the 2017 San Diego Art Prize

2014
Residency, A Ship In The Woods, Del Mar, CA

2013
Residency, Fountainhead, Miami, FL  

2010
Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Foster Prize Finalist, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Artist Fellow, Painting Category, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA

2009
Mass Cultural Council Fellowship Finalist, Sculpture/Installation Category, Boston, MA
Meserve Mural Competition Awardee, Northeastern University, 

2003
Fellowship, Terra Foundation for the Arts, Giverny, France

1997
Research Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Education Department, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, featured collaboration with artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles 

PUBLICATIONS

2018
Exhibition Catalog, Monster A., published by University Hall Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, features writings by Marcus Civin, Ester Partegàs, Martabel Wasserman 

2017
Artist Project, &,  organized by Rakish Light, X-TRA Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Authored Essay, Looking at ten Untitled paintings by Caitlin Lonegan from Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer, Benefits of Friends Collected, v. 2. Project X Foundation for Art, X-Tra, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Authored Essay, Joseph Hart: Stagecraft, David Krut Projects, New York, NY 

2004
Featured Artist, Infra-thin, a multi-media book project, Center for Interdisciplinary
Research in the Arts at Northwestern U., Evanston, IL 

 

PRESS

2016
Review, Matt Rich: Tilt & Table at Holly Johnson Gallery, John Zotos, artltd, May issue 

2015
Review, Action Kits Inspires Creativity, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, March 24 

2014
Matt Rich by Jill Spector, Benefits of Friends Collected, v. 2. Project X Foundation for Art, X-Tra, Los Angeles, CA  

2013
Critic‘s Pick, Artforum, December 2013

2012
Matt Rich, Review, Stephen Squibb, Modern Painters, June Issue
MATT RICH: Ghost Muscle, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, April 18 

2011
11 To Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks, New American Painting Blog, January 10 

2010
Eyes on the Foster Prize, Sebastian Smee, Boston Globe, September 24
Review: Matt Rich, Evan J. Garza, Art Papers, January/February Issue 

2009
Matt Rich at devening projects + editions, James Yood, Artforum, Summer Issue