MATT JONES
Born in Rochester, NY.
Lives and works in New York City.

 

Education

 

Cooper Union. (1998-2002, BFA)
Yale University School of Art—Norfolk. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Grant. (2001)
Hunter College. (2017-2020, MFA)

 

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

 

2016
Passion as Model for Patience, Jerome Pauchant Gallelry, Paris. Intervention. (Oct 15—Dec 17)

 

2015
Ancestral Recall, Jerome Pauchant Gallery, Paris. Catalog. (April 17—June 6)
A horrendous assembly, clawing and jerking, all mashed tightly into specks that rest upon the seeing orb, eventually layering as a pearl does into kingdoms of permanent escape, Castor Gallery, New York. With Eric Wiley. (May 7—21)

 

2014
Geister, The Richard Massey Foundation, New York. (Feb 3—Mar 3)
Solo Booth, Bodson Gallery, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. (Apr 25–27)
Super Smash Brothers, Creative Time, New York. Performance. With Kadar Brock. (Nov 21)

 

2013
Planetary, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York. (Jul 24—Aug 31)

 

2012
Evil Dead 2, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Catalog. With Kadar Brock. (Feb 24—Mar 30)
The Dinner Party, Anonymous Gallery, New York. Performance. (Summer)

 

2011
Multiverse, Freight + Volume, New York, NY. (Mar 31—May 3)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017
Hard Hunting, Hunter College, New York. (Spring 2017)

 

2016
Geo Necro, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. (May 6—Jun 11)
Polychrome, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York. (Jan 7—Mar 5)
Between You and Me, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington. (Feb 27—Mar 26)

 

2015 Art—Les Bains in 2015, Les Bains, Paris. Curated by Jérôme Pauchant.
18 Percent, Castor Gallery, New York. (Feb 5—20)

 

2014
Sha Boogie Bop, Anonymous Gallery, New York. (Oct 29—Nov 5)
Cirrus, Dorfman Projects, New York. (Nov 6—Dec 6)
Mandala: Locus of Thought, Tibet House, New York. (Jan 9—Mar 3)
New/Idols, The Varsity, Brooklyn. (Sep 5—Oct 5)
NY/NO, Galleri Geo, Bergen, Norway. (Apr 25—May 25)
Post-Psychedelic Dreams, Grey East, East Hampton, NY. (Jun 20—Jul 20)
Driscoll Babcock, Miami Project, Miami.

 

2013
Suddenness & Certainly, Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Curated by Robert Greene.
Pulse Art Fair, Driscoll Babcock, Miami. (Dec 3—8)
Sweat Baby Sweat, Gildar Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. (Apr 19—May 24)
Magic Kingdom, Old School, Spring Break, New York. (Mar 7—10)
The Example, Bleecker Street Art Club, New York. (Spring)
About Space, The ArtBridge Drawing Room, New York. (Jan 10—Apr 11)
Painted Perfect, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. (Feb 7—Mar 30)
Synthesis, Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn. (Dec 13—Jan 13, 2014)

 

2012
News from Chicago and New York, Fiebach Minninger, Cologne. Organized by Henning Strassburger. (Winter)
Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York. (Jun 7—Aug 10)
Powerplay - A Radical Sculpture Park, Hayground, Bridgehampton, NY (Jul 14—Aug 24)
The Usual Suspects, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn. (Summer)
Cosmic Architecture, Artists Wanted, Long Island City, New York. (Summer)
The Final Frontier, The Atlantic Conference, Brooklyn. (Apr 21—May 21)
casas de empeño, Anonymous Gallery, New York & Mexico City. (Feb 9—March 31)

 

2011
..., The Hole, New York. (Dec 16, 2011—Feb 4, 2012)
Between Two Friends, Varet Space, Brooklyn. (June 2-5)
NADA, The Hole, Miami, FL (Dec 1—4)
Control Alt Delete, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY. (May 27)
Outer Space, Exit Art, New York, NY (May 18)

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2016
Nirenberg, Michael. Conversation With Painter Matt Jones. Huffington Post. Interview.
 

2015
Cox, Steven. Hunted Projects. Matt Jones. Interview.
Moustache Magazine. Matt Jones: The Gaming Painter. Interview.
Zimmer, Lori. Art Nerd. New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week.

 

2014
A Perimiter. Issue One. Summer 2014. Portfolio.
Savdie, Ilana. Tucked In / Art Crush. Interview. Leading Culture Destinations. Matt Jones. Interview.
Aspen, Aurora. Purple Diary. A Visit to Matt Jones's Studio.

 

2013
Ross, Cody, Contra. System Overload - Artist Matt Jones.
Martinez, Jamie. Art Fuse. Synthesis at Bottleneck Gallery.

 

2012
Thomas, BreakThru Radio. Art Uncovered: Matt Jones.
Harrison, Helen, Sag Harbor Express. Eye on Art - The Power of Sculpture. July 25.
Ulrich, Jorge, NY Arts Magazine, 30 Artists to Watch.
Sutphin, Eric. Beard and Brush. Noted: Seeing Stars - The Atlantic Conference Presents: The Final Frontier.
Fitzgerald, Ali. Daily Serving. Evil Dead 2 at Horton Gallery Berlin.
Calandra, Maria. Pencil in the Studio. Matt Jones.
Atkins, Devin Elise. Berline Art Link. EVIL DEAD 2: Matt Jones and Kadar Brock at Horton Gallery.
Simkover, Rachel. Pigs (Berlin). Evil Dead 2 @ Horton Gallery.
Taylor, Leah. Flavor Pill. Meditating in Space.

 

2011
Bernstein, Julia. Purple Diary. Matt Jones at the Hole.
Finch, Charlie. Art Net. Drink Your Lola Cola.
Ross, Cody. i-D. Party in the city where the heat is on" & "Welcome to Miami Part II.
Russeth, Andrew. 16 Miles of String. "Control Alt Delete": A One-Night HKJB Show in Bushwick.
Sutphin, Eric. Beard and Brush. Review: Matt Jones Multiverse at Freight + Volume.
Sutphin, Eric. Artcritical. Punk Rock Nirvana: Matt Jones' Multiverse.
Locascio, Monica. Paper Magazine. Word Up! Last Call Gallery Hop!
Nalley, JD. Leaves of Glass. Multiverse: In the Plywood Forest of Matt Jones.
Dicker, Geoffrey. According2g. "Matt Jones: Multiverse"

 

Visiting Artist and Talks

 

2016
Artist Talk, Matt Jones—Abstraction, Professor Anna Kell, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

 

2014
Artist Talk and Studio Visits, Professor Mark Thomas Gibson, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY.

 

2013 Matt Jones in conversation with Lucianne Walkowicz, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York. (Aug 14)