Matthew Brannon

Matthew Brannon
1971 born in St. Maries, Idaho, United States
Lives in New York, Ny, United States

1991 – 1995 B.A. – University of California, Los Angeles
1997 – 1999 M.F.A. – Columbia University, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Where Were We, Whitney Museum of Art at Altria, New York
Try and Be Grateful, AGYU, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

2006 Cum Together, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Shoegazers & Graverobbers, Art 37 Statements, David Kordansky Gallery, Basel
Hyena, Jan Winkelmann / Berlin

2005 Meat Eating Plants, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Penetration, Jan Winkelmann / Berlin

2004 Exhausted Blood & Imitation Salt, John Connelly Presents, New York

2003 Tatum O’Neals Birthday Party, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2000 Soft Rock, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

2007 (the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake, The Mandrake, Los Angeles

2006 Bring the War Home, QED Gallery, Los Angeles
Uncertain States of America, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
666, USC Roski School of Fine Arts
Social Design, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Exquisite Corpse, Mitchell Algus Gallery, curated by Bob Nickas, New York City
Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Patrick Hill, United Artists. Ltd., Marfa
Slow Burn, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Curated by Jonah Freeman

2005 Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist,
Passion Beyond Reason, Wallstreet 1, Berlin, a Miller/Rockenschaub Project
Temporary Import, Art Forum Berlin, Special Exhibitions, Berlin, Curated by Susanne Titz
Threshold, Max Wigram, London
New Tapestries, Sara Meltzer, New York
We Could Have Invited Everyone, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York,
Curated by Peter Coffin *
The Most Splendid Apocalypse, PPOW, New York, Curated by Jason Murison
Post No Bills, White Columns, New York, Curated by Matthew Higgs
There Is a City in My Mind, Southfirst, New York
Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Lesser New York, A Fia Backström Production, New York *
Greater New York, PS1/MoMA, New York *
We love Amerika, Jan Winkelmann / Berlin

2004 Halloween Horror Films, Southfirst, New York
If Direction Is a Look (with Sarah Morris), Galería Javier López, Madrid
Besides, popularity is a rather lumpy concept, no?, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Curated by Ralf Brog &
Petra Rinck*
Summer Summary, temporary space, New York, Curated by Roger White
Noctambule, D’Amelio Terras at The Fondation Dosne - Bibliotheque Thiers, Paris
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, PS1/MoMA, New York, Curated by Bob Nickas and Steve Lafrenier
Tapestry from an Asteroid, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Hohe Berge, Tiefes Tal, Autocenter, Berlin, Curated by Markus Draper
Collection: How I Spent a Year, PS1/MoMA, New York, Curated by Bob Nickas *
Lumpen Decadents, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, Curated by Gean Moreno
Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York

2003 Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, New York, Curated by Scott Hug *
Snowblind, with Wade Guyton & Mungo Thomson, John Connelly Presents, New York
My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content to spray the stars from your
boughs), Team Gallery, New York, Curated by Bob Nickas
Inaugural Exhibition, , Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
I’m Afraid of Everything, Blonde Revolution, New York
Escape from New York, Summit Art Center, New Jersey, Curated by Jason Murison *
Corporate Profits vs. Labor Costs, D’Amelio Terras, New York
Parking Lot, Ten in One Gallery, New York
The Melvins, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, Curated by Bob Nickas *
Late to Work Everyday, DuPreau Gallery, Chicago, Curated by Noah Sheldon
Talking Pieces, Text and Image in Contemporary Art, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany,
Curated by Ute Riese *

2002 Triple Theatre, with Heidie Giannotti, Triple Candie, New York
Dark Spring, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Liam Gillick *

2001 Dedalic Convention, MAK, Vienna, Curated by Liam Gillick and Annette Kosak *

2000 Luggage, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
@, PPOW Gallery, New York, Curated by Jason Murison
23rd New Museum Benefit Gala, New Museum, New York, Curated by Stefano Basilico

1999 Made Especially for You, Artist’s Space, New York, Curated by Jenelle Porter *
The Wight Biennial, The New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, Curated by Mungo Thomson *
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, Curated by Thelma Golden *

1998 1 + 3 = 4 x 1, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Liepzig, Collaboration with Liam Gillick, Curated by
Susanne Gaensheimer
Oh My God I live on the thirteenth floor in Holland, which doesn’t exist in the United States, or no?,
H. Cleyndertweg 13 space, Amsterdam, Collaboration with George Rush

1996 Paint as Purpose, Purple Gallery, Los Angeles, Curated by Roger Ray and Jesse H. Rivard
New Memory, Spanish Kitchen Studios, Los Angeles, Curated by Slater Bradley

1995 The 1995 Banale, RE:Solution Gallery, Los Angeles, Curated by Michelle Alpern


2006 USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, 2006 p. 60-69 (ill.)
Muhle, Maria, Mood Swings, Texte Zur Kunst, September 2006, p. 194-96 (ill.)
Lawrence, Vanessa, Graphic Art, Women’s Wear Daily, October 5, 2006, p. 4 (ill.)
Cotter, Holland, At a Group Show in Chelsea, the Art is Sharp but the Categories Blurry, New York Times, August 16, 2006
Ward, Ossian, Matthew Brannon: impenetrable collectible, The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, June 14, 2006, p. 8
Cromwell, Wendy, Buying into a Trend, Art on Paper, May/June 2006, p. 22
Pavone, Rosa, Never Innocent, Casual, or Involuntary: An Interview with Matthew Brannon, Uovo, April 2006, pp. 138- 155 (ill)
Blom, Ina, The Young Americans, Texte Zur Kunst, March 2006, pp. 169-173
Tumlir, Jan, Openings, Artforum, February, 2006, pp. 196 – 197
North Drive Press, interview & multiple, Issue 3, New York

2005 Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium (exh. cat.), Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, 2005, pp. 30-33
Parkett, insert, Issue 73, New York/Zurich
SITE, insert, Issue 8, Düsseldorf
Mixburgh, General Store at SPACE, cassette, Pittsburgh, Curated by Tyson Reeder
On the Beach, Printed Matter, wallpaper, New York, Curated by Justin Lowe

2004 White, Roger, In Conversation: Matthew Brannon with Roger White, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2004

2003 Poster Project in 3 Locations, SITE Ausstellungsraum, Düsseldorf, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt & Reg
Vardy Gallery, London, Curated by Ralf Brog & Petra Rinck
K48, Religion & Cult Issue, K48 Magazine, New York
Charley Magazine, Ed. Maurizio Cattelan, Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano, Ali Subotnick

2002 SITE, insert, Issue 6, Düsseldorf
Open City, insert, Issue 16, New York, Ed. Mungo Thomson

2001 The UKS Biennial, book jacket, Norway, Collaboration with Heidie Giannotti


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