Matt Johnson
May 31July 5, 2014
Installation View
September 10October 22, 2011
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation view
September 9October 14, 2006

Matt Johnson

Born
New York, NY, 1978                                  

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

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

One-Person Exhibitions

2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK

2012
303 Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK

2009
Matt Johnson: Super System
, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

2006
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

2004
Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2014
Broadway Morey Boogie, Broadway Malls, New York, NY, presented by Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

2012
Eagles, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Funny, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Lifelike, Walker Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN; traveling to New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Blind Cut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Object Fictions, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb
, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Greater LA
, 2nd Floor of 483 Broadway, New York, NY

2010
11th Triennale für Kleinplastik
, Fellbach, Germany (exh. cat.)

2009
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection
, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Born in the Morning, Dead by Night
, Leo Koenig, New York, NY

2008
PM Dawn
, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture
, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Form Itself
, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2007
Making Do, Yale University School of Art Gallery, New Haven CT
All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art
, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (exh. cat.)
Makers and Modelers
, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Objects
, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
Sculptors' Drawings: Ideas, Studies, Sketches, Proposals, and More
, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Time Difference
, The Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

2006
The World is Round
, Public Art Fund, MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY (exh. cat.)
Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY

2005
Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium
, Astrup Fearnley, Oslo, Norway; traveled to Bard College, New York, NY; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (exh. cat.)
Art Rock
, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane c/o Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Thing, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (exh. cat.)

2004
Magic Show,
Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mystery Achievement, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
, The Project, New York, NY
Drunk vs. Stoned
, Gavin Brown’s Passerby, New York, NY
Nature Study: A Selection of Artists' from New York and Los Angeles,
California State University, Bakersfield, CA

2003
Another Sculpture Show
, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Buy Contortions
, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
Threedimetrical
, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
California Welcomes You, Scope, Los Angeles, CA
Ordinary Uncanny
, Scope, New York, NY
Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

2002
Four Times One Minus One
, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy
Nanotechnology
, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Everything Everywhere
, The H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Bibliography

2012
Eagles: Artistas contemporáneos americanos. Madrid: Marlborough, 2012.
Engberg, Siri, ed. Lifelike. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2012, 61, 170-71, 180.
Freeman, Jonah and Vera Neykov. Blind Cut. New York: Marlborough Gallery, 2012, 55.
Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman, and James Frey. Funny. New York: Flag Art Foundation, 2012.
Losk, Alice. “Flag Does Funny.” Artsicle.com (blog), September 26, 2012.
Shaw, Michael. “Matt Johnson: Turning 2x4s into Serendipity.” Notes on Looking (blog), November 2, 2012.
Spengemann, Pascal. Matt Johnson: Small Sculptures. Los Angeles: Wood Kusaka Studios, 2012.

2011
Cahill, James. Frank Benson, Mark Grotjahn, Matt Johnson. London: Sadie Coles, 2011.
Daichendt, G. James. “Matt Johnson: Blum & Poe.” Artillery 6, no. 2 (November-December 2011): 64-65.
Kleiman, Bill. “The Curious Case of Matt Johnson at Blum and Poe,” Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours, last modified October 14, 2011, http://losangelesartgallerytours.com/2011/10/14.
Smith, Roberta. “A Bit of Hollywood, Minus the Tinsel,” New York Times, May 31, 2011.

2010
Gülicher, Nina. “Matt Johnson: Materielle Widersprüche.” In Larger Than Life: Stranger Than Fiction. Fellbach. Germany: Stadt Fellbach; Heule, Belgium: Snoeck, 2010, 128-129.
Johnson, Matt. Dice, The Meteorite (Duchamp), and The Electron. Los Angeles: Matt Johnson, 2010.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Venerable, Small, and Lots of Paper (Including Napkins),” New York Times, March 5, 2010.

2009
Colburn, Tyler. “Matt Johnson.” InVitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. London: Phaidon, 2009, 164-165.
Cotter, Holland. “Matt Johnson,” New York Times, February 13, 2009.
Finch, Charlie. “Pascal’s Puzzles,” Artnet.com, February 3, 2009.
Gartenfeld, Alex. “Matt Johnson’s Routine,” Interview, January 14, 2009.
“Matt Johnson,” New Yorker, January 21-27, 2009.
Sharp, Chris. “The Idiots.” ArtReview, no. 32 (May 2009): 80-84.

2007
All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 2007.
McElheny, Josiah. “Readymade Resistance.” Artforum 46, no. 2 (October 2007): 327-335.
O’Reilly, Sally. “Funny Guys: All About Laughter.” ArtReview, no. 7 (January 2007): 24.

2006
Campagnola, Sonia. “Focus on Los Angeles.” Flash Art 39, no. 246 (January-February 2006): 71.
Casadio, Mariuccia. “Intimacy.” Vogue Italia, no. 666 (February 2006): 484-489.
Hackworth, Nick and Hans Ulrich-Obrist. “Hung & Drawn Art News: Uncertain States of America.” Dazed & Confused 2, no. 33 (January 2006): 142.
Knight, Christopher. “Daring to Tread on the Turf of a Master,” Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2006.
Lee, Chris. “Master of All He Surveys.” ArtReview (International Edition) 4, no. 5 (May-June 2006): 74-79.
Searle, Adrian. “Rebels Without a Cause,” Guardian Unlimited, September 12, 2006.
Steiner, Rochelle. The World is Round. New York: Public Art Fund, 2006.

2005
Birnbaum, Daniel, Gunnar B. Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds. Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium. Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, 2005.
Finkel, Jori. “First Come the Dealers, and Then the Diplomas,” New York Times, p. 22-23, July 3, 2005.
Harvey, Doug. “Good Thing: Emerging LA Sculptors at the Hammer,” LA Weekly, February 6-10, 2005: 32-34.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Scene & Herd: West Coast Thing,” Artforum.com, Feb. 10, 2005.
Knight, Christopher. “Faces to Watch 2006,” Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2005.
Knight, Christopher. “The Next Big ‘Thing’ in L.A.: A Richly Satisfying Survey of New Sculpture from Southland Artists Energizes the Hammer,” Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2005.
Miles, Christopher. “The Idolaters’ Revenge.” Flash Art 38, no. 242 (May-June 2005): 104-108.
On Now, On Soon.” Flash Art 37, no. 241 (March-April 2005): 45.
“Matt Johnson,” New Yorker, November 7, 2005: 20.
Spencer, Rosie. “Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles.” Contemporary, no. 75 (October 2005), 69-70.
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles
. Los Angeles: Armand Hammer Museum of Art, 2005, 42-45.

2004
DiSilverio, Victoria. “A Night Out With: New Artist in Town,” New York Times, March 21, 2004.
Saltz, Jerry. “An Artist Worms Into Some Nicely Dicey Sculptural Terrain,” Village Voice, April 6, 2004.
Sholis, Brian. “Matt Johnson,” Artforum.com, March 31, 2004.
Subotnick, Ali, Massimiliano Gioni  and Maurizio Cattelan. “Everybody was There: The Wrong Guide to New York in 2004.” Artforum 43, no. 4 (December 2004): 182-183.


Museum and Public Collections 

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

 

 

Daichendt, G. James. "Matt Johnson: Blum & Poe." Artillery 6, no. 2 (November-December 2011)
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Perry, Colin. "Matt Johnson." Art Review, no. 47 (January-February 2011): 110.
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Finch, Charlie. "Pascal's Puzzles," Artnet.com, February 3, 2009.
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Sholis, Brian. "Matt Johnson," Artforum.com, March 31, 2004.
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