Matthew Metzger
Chicago, IL
Born 1978

EDUCATION

2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Artist Residency)

2009
University of Chicago, Department of Visual Art, Master of Fine Arts

2004
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
On Holiday

2015
Megan Greene / Matthew Metzger, EXPO CHICAGO, Regards booth
An/other version of Be-longing, Regards, Chicago
That Which Can’t Be Played, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2013
The Other, Arratia Beer, Berlin
Matthew Metzger & Jennie C. Jones, Focus, Frieze Art Fair, New York
Waver, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

2012
Be-Longing, Statements: Art |43| Basel with Arratia Beer, Switzerland
Backdrop, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

2011
Locus, Sikkema & Jenkins Co., New York
Double Back, Arratia Beer, Berlin
Nocturne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Three Specific Works, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

2010
The Interrogative Remainder, DOVA Temp Gallery, Chicago

2009
No Sudden Moves, DOVA Temp Gallery, Chicago

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Retrograde (forthcoming), Logan Center Exhibitions, Chicago
The Freedom Principle, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Come As Your Are, Arratia Beer, Berlin
Chicago and Vacinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

2015
Touched For The Very First Time, LMP Gallery, Denver
Theory of Forms, Patron, Chicago
The Freedom Principle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Works, Contemporary Art Center, Brussels

2013
A Study in Midwest Appropriation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Mercury Theatre, The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis
Beyond The Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan

2011
Color: Fully Engaged, A&D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago
Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Catherine Bastide Gallery, Brussels
The Erasers, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis

2010
Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Angels, Kunz,Vis,Gonzales, Chicago
Stay In Your Lane, Swimming Pool Projects, Chicago

2009
Group Show for Daniel Pink, Vega Estates, Chicago
Our Literal Speed, Gallery 400, Chicago
Graduate Art Survey, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis

2008
Make Me an Offer, Gallery 350, Chicago
On Paper, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

COMMISIONS

2011
Ghost, “Threshold” Series of new works commissioned by The SMART Museum of Art, Chicago, on view from October 2011- September 2012

PUBLICATIONS and REVIEWS

2015
“A Conversation with Matthew Metzger”, interview with Gwendolyn Zabicki, Figure/Ground
Nelson, Solveig, “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now”, Artforum
Benschop, Jurriaan, “A Stroll Through Chicago”, DAMN Magazine
Benschop, Jurriaan, “Fourth Expo Chicago”, H Art Magazine
“A brief and provisional rumination on a Black Form”, by Matthew Metzger, Open Set
Ten: Karsten Lund Interviews Matthew Metzger, Regards, Chicago
Ten: Matthew Metzger Interviews Megan Greene, Regards, Chicago

2013
Other Spaces: SHIFTER 21 – Edited by Matthew Metzger & Sreshta Rit Premnath,
Visiting Artist: Matthew Metzger on Paul Sietsema at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, New City Issue October 30 – Nov. 5
What We Can Knot: SHIFTER 20- Edited by Matthew Metzger & Sreshta Rit Premnath,

2012
Proposals: SHIFTER 19- Edited by Matthew Metzger & Sreshta Rit Premnath,
Intention: SHIFTER 18- Edited by Matthew Metzger & Sreshta Rit Premnath
Langbeim, Julia, May Critics Pick, Artforum online
Dluzen, Robin, “MATTHEW METZGER’S ‘BACKDROP’ AT TONY WIGHT GALLERY”, New American Painting online
Judd, Jason, “Other Investigations: Matthew Metzger”, Make-Space.net

2011
Color: Fully Engaged Catalogue, Columbia College Chicago Press, A & D Gallery, September, pgs. 34-35
Cahill, Zachary, January Critics Pick, Artforum online
Modern Painters, Artist Profile, May, pgs. 40-41
Westin, Monica, “Painter Matthew Metzger Takes on Reality at MCA with ‘Nocturne’”, Chicago Magazine, May issue, Artist Profile, pgs. 17-18
“Matthew Metzger at MCA”, CY Magazine Online, Interview
Re____ing: SHIFTER 17- Edited by Matthew Metzger & Sreshta Rit Premnath, and re-printed in Vol. 23 Number 2 of Rethinking Marxism, Routledge Press, April

2010
“Educating Intuition”, written by Matthew Metzger & Maggie Taft, published in Internal Necessity: a reader tracing the inner logics of the contemporary art field, edited by Jacqueline Burckhardt & Tirdad Zolghadr, Sternberg Press, pgs. 150-154
Furnari, Rachel, “Eye Exam: Matthew Metzger in Detail” Newcity, April issue
“The Gap-” Exhibition essay written by Matthew Metzger for “Abnormal Formal” at Kunz,Vis,Gonzalez, Chicago