Timeline

1978
Born in New York, NY
1999
New York Studio Program (AICAD), New York, NY
2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
2002
Artist residency, Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy
2003
Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions

2011
11th Triennale für Kleinplastik (Triennial of small scale sculpture), Fellbach, Germany (forthcoming)
2010
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2009
Matt Johnson: Super System, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY (solo)
2009
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2008
The Form Itself, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
2008
Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
2007
all about laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Sculptors' Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007
Time Difference: The Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
2006
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2006
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY
2006
The World is Round, The Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY
2005
Uncertain States of America – American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Astrup Fearnley, Oslo NO; travelled to Bard College, New York, NY; Serpentine
2005
Gallery London, England; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik IS; Herning Art Museum, Herning DK; CCA Warsaw, Warsaw PL; Le Musée de Sérignan, Sérignan FR; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague CZ; Songzhuan Art Center, Beijing CN
2005
Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane c/o Galerie Ghisloine Hussenot, Paris, France
2005
Thing, curated by James Elaine, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY (solo)
2004
Magic Show, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Mystery Achievement, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
2004
Drunk vs. Stoned, curated by General Store and Emily Speers Mears, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
2004
Nature Study: A selection of artists from New York and Los Angeles, curated by Sarah Vanderlip, California State University, Bakersfield, CA
2003
Another Sculpture Show, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003
Buy Contortions, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
2003
Threedimetrical, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
2003
California Welcomes You, curated by Pascal Spengemann for Scope, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Ordinary Uncanny, curated by Pascal Spengemann for Scope, New York, NY
2003
Group show curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
2002
Four Times One Minus One, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Group show curated by Giancinto Di Pietrantonio and Angela Vettese, Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy
2002
Nanotechnology, curated by Nick Barna, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2002
Everything Everywhere, curated by Nick Barna, The H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Literature

2009
Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: Matt Johnson", New York Times, 13 February 2009
2009
Finch, Charlie. "Pascal’s Puzzles", Artnet.com, 3 February 2009
2009
"Reviews: Matt Johnson", The New Yorker, 21 – 27 January 2009
2007
O' Reilly, Sally. "Funny Guys: All About Laughter", Art Review, January 2007
2007
McElheny, Josiah. "Readymade Resistance", Artforum, October 2007
2006
Campagnola, Sonia. "Focus on Los Angeles", Flash Art, January/February 2006
2006
Casadio, Mariuccia. "Intimacy", Vogue Italia, February 2006
2006
Knight, Christopher. "Daring to tread on the turf of a master", LA Times, 6 October 2006
2005
Finkel, Jori. "First Come the Dealers, and Then the Diplomas", New York Times, 3 July 2005
2005
Harvey, Doug, "Good Thing: Emerging L.A. Sculptors at the Hammer", LA Weekly, 4 – 10 February 2005
2005
Holte, Michael Ned. "Scene & Herd: West Coast Thing", 10 February 2005
2005
Knight, Christopher, "The Next Big ‘Thing’ in LA", LA Times, 9 February 2005
2005
Miles, Christopher. "The Idolaters’ Revenge", Flash Art, May/June 2005
2005
"News: On Now, On Soon," Flash Art, March/April 2005
2005
THING: NEW SCULPTURE FROM LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles: Armand Hammer Museum of Art, 2005, p.42-45
2004
Cattelan, Maurizio, Ali Subotnick, and Massimiliano Gioni, "Everybody was There: The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004", Artforum, December 2004
2004
DiSilverio, Victoria, "A Night Out With: New Artist in Town", New York Times, 21 March 2004
2004
Mears, Emily Speers, "Critics’ Picks New York: Mystery Achievement", Artforum.com, 5 October 2004
2004
Saltz, Jerry, "An Artist Worms into Some Nicely Dicey Sculptural Terrain", Village Voice, 6 April 2004
2004
Sholis, Brian, "Critics’ Picks New York: Matt Johnson", Artforum.com, 31 March 2004