Matt Connors

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


MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

BFA, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
September 26, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Solo and two person exhibitions

Bottoms, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA
Bottoms, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne

ZONDER, KARMA Amagansett, Amagansett, USA
Matt Connors and Bernard Piffaretti, Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Machines, CANADA, New York, USA
Complaints III, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA

Synthesizer, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
Reverse Telescopes with Inflected Bafes, KARMA, New York, USA

Impressionism, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
Sandpaper Sleeve, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA
Matt Connors / Mark Hundley, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
Matt Connors and Ian McDonald: The Turn, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, USA

Gas...Telephone...One Hundred Thousand Rubles, Kunsthalle 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, Luettgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
Concentrations 54: Fergus Feehily and Matt Connors, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

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

Enjambment, CANADA, New York, USA
Homonyms, LuttgenMeijer, Berlin, Germany

Pre-Echo, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Freely Espousing, Jef Bailey Gallery, New York, USA

Group Exhibitions

Feed the Meter, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Fondamenta: Matt Connors, Peter Karkawik, Matt Pareski, Peter Shire, Santa Monica College Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Love for Three Oranges, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Call and Response, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, USA

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York, USA
IN NO TIME, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Zero Point, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Matt Connors, John Henderson, Lucas Knipscher, Andrea Rosen Gallery New York, New York
Outside the Lines: Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
FEBREZE, KINMAN, London, United Kingdom

Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Collaborations & Interventions, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

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, USA

Untitled, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA
Seven Card Stud, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA
Summer Teeth, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Shut Your Eyes In Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany
Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal

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

Matt Connors, Marc Hundley, Michael Stickrod, Cherry and Martin, L.A., CA Party at Phong's House, Janet Kurnatowski Galeria, Brooklyn, NY Unnameable Things, Art Space, New Haven, USA
Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA
Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, curated by Michael Sellinger, Southampton, USA
Imaginary Realities, Max Wigram London, England 2007 TENDERLOIN, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
ab strac tion, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angels, USA
Abstract Paintings and a Sculpture, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
NY Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Shannon Mustipher, Stanley Whitney, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, USA

When the Moon Shines on The Moonshine, The Breeder, Athens, Greece Smoking Mirrors, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, USA
25 Bold Moves, House of Compari, New York, USA
Turn the Beat Around, Sikkema Jenkins and Co. New York, USA
MFA Thesis Show, Green Art Gallery, Yale University School of Art, USA

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

I'm just saying, curated by Ryan Kitson, 84 ROEBLING, Brooklyn, USA

SILKIES, Matthew Connors and Lizzie Scott, organized by Josh Blackwell, Hot Coco Lab 962 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, USA


John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 2006 Alice Kimball
English Traveling Fellowship
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee

Artist Pension Trust, New York Gamblin Paint Award

Rosenberg, Karen. "Matt Connors: 'Machines'", The New York Times, May 15, 2014
Russeth, Andrew. "'Matt Connors: Machines' at Canada", Gallerist, April 30, 2014
Walker Art Center's Untitled Blog, Minneapolis, MN, 2014

Connors, Matt. "Conversation between Bernard Piffaretti and Matt Connors" in Bernard Piffaretti: Report. Los Angeles: Cherry and Martin, 2013, p. 35-44.
Byrne, Emmet. "2013: The Year According to Matt Connors" (online)
"Exhibitons in Brief," Art+Auction, September 2013, p. 151
Wilk, Deborah. "50 Under 50 Next Most Collectible Artists: Matt Connors," Art+Auction Magazine, June 2013, p 123
Crosby, Eric. "Matt Connors." Painter Painter: Notes for an Exhibition." Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2013, p. 4-5
Travaglini, Cristina. On Exhibitions: Walker Art Centers exhibition Painter Painter, Kaleidoscope, Winter 2012/2/13, Issue 17 pp. 128-134

Bedford, Christopher. Dear Painter...,Frieze, March 2012, Issue 145, pp.98-105

Burbon, Matthew. "Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily," Artforum CRITIC'S PICKS, June 2011
Hudson, Suzanne. Matt Connors: Canada, Artforum, January 2011, pp. 221-222

Phelps, Calvin, "Matt Connors at Cherry and Martin," Artslant, 2010
Werthern, Wilhelm, "Kunstler der aktuellen Ausgabe: Matt Connors," Le Monde diplomatique, January 14, 2010

Cotter, Holland, On the Piers, Testing the Waters in a Down Art Market, The New York Times, March 6 2009

Smith, Roberta, Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing? New York Times, Apr.19 2008
Maine, Stephen, A Landslide and a Cocktail Party, The New York Sun, Mar. 20 2008
Matt Connors, The New Yorker, April 8 2008

Morgenthau, Josh, Matt Connors Enjambment, The Brooklyn Rail, April (illus.) 2007
Landes, Jennifer, A Show with Chutzpah, The East Hampton Star, May 30 2007

The Turntable is Working, Drawings by Matt Connors & Marc Hundley 1995 Zing Magazine, Issue #1, Drawings: Surrealism and the Current Vernacular,curated by Amy Sillman