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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016

New Paintings by Matthew Girson, Mission Projects, Chicago.

2014

The Painter’s Other Library, Chicago Cultural Center.

2011

Neither Plenitude Nor Vacancy, INOVA, Milwaukee, WI

2008

Deep, Dark, Rowland Contemporary, NEXT ART FAIR, Chicago

2007

The Pillow and the Painting , Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2006

Even in a Room Full of Darkness, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Satellites & Scotomas, After and Above, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College
(blanc), The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2002

Gunpowder and Oil Paint , Allen/Thomas Gallery, Neenah, WI

2001

I Know I’ve Forgotten Something , The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2000

New Drawings. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997

More Squares: 2 Grids, 4 Abstract Paintings, 16 Landscapes. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996

If / Then: four Paintings, a Lectern and a Book. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Not a Forest. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994

New Paintings: Landscapes and Objects , Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2016

Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

2014

Dallas Biennial, 2014

2013

StreamLines: Ephemeral Presence in Contemporary Art, Sakyadhita International Conference, Vaishali, India.

Ornament, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL.

Art Matter, DesignCloud, Chicago, IL.

Ex. 11, Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX.

Structures for Reading: Text, (Infra)Structure & the reading Body in Contemporary Art, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, IL.

2012

The Gallery as Host, University of Texas at Dallas.
Dallas Biennial, 2012, www.db12.com

2010

Faculty Exhibit. DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Because the Night, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

2007-08

The New Authentics:  Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation , Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, IL (Traveling to  Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA)

2005

Situational Painting: Matthew Girson, Scott Short, Scott Stack ,Gahlberg Gallery College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Faculty Exhibit. DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Limits of Representation , Janette Kennedy Gallery, University of Texas, Dallas

2002

Tasty Dog , LAC Exhibition Space, Krems, Austria
Digitalis, Sonnenshein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Faculty Exhibit. DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001

Gallery Artists Exhibition. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

2000

A Broad View: Landscape Painting and Photography. University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
(Re)Position. Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
Under the Influence. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999

SmallWorks. Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery Artists Exhibition. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Butter. Margin, Chicago, IL

1998

Ceaseless. Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Chicago Hip. Rocket Gallery, London, England

1997

Gallery Artists Exhibition .Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
An Installation Demanding Active Viewer Participation, Art 1997 Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

1996

Gallery Artists Exhibition. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
15th Benefit Exhibition. N.A.M.E. Inc., Chicago, IL

1995

Social Function. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small Paintings, Broad Shoulders. Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (traveled)
Gallery Artists Exhibition. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Burning Down the House. Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

1994

A Passionate Perspective: Francis and June Speizer Collection of Art, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
The Bridge Show. Lannon Gallery, New York, NY
Amenities. Frederick Leyton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1993

Group Exhibition. N.A.M.E. Inc., Chicago, IL
Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992

Housewares on Level 6. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Not Working in LA. Nomadic Site, Los Angeles, CA
Monody.Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
C.A.AExhibition , Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

Publications written about the work of Matthew Girson

2014

Foumberg, Jason, “Critic’s Pick: Matthew Girson: Chicago Cultural Center,” Artforum.com, July 30, 2014

Harris, Anne, Matthew Girson: Seeing Slowly in Dark Light, Badatsports.com, Monday, July 21, 2014

Pocaro, Alan, Chicago Cultural Center: Matthew Girson, Newcity, Chicago, Thursday, July 17, 2014

McKean, Lise, Beyond Darkness:  Works by Matthew Girson at the Chicago Cultural Center (Exhibition Catalog), Other Library Publishing, Chicago.

2014

Grabner, Michelle, “Atlas Chicago: The People’s Palace,” Art in America, October 2014, pp. 67-69.

2013

McKean, Lise, StreamLines: Ephemeral Presence in Contemporary Art (Exhibition Catalog), Sakyadhita International Conference, Vaishali,  India.

2009

Grabner, Michelle, et al. Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of the Suburban 1999-2009,Manawa:  The Poor Farm Press, 2009.

2007

Gunn, Dan. “Tip of the Week”, New City , Chicago, Thursday, December 27, 2007

Snodgrass, Susan, “Matthew Girson at Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College,” Art in America

No. 1, January 2007

Boris, Staci, et al. The New Authentics:  Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation (Exhibition Catalogue),Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, IL

2006

Loerzel, Robert. “Oak Park Artist Turns Space Into Camera,” The Oak Leaves, Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Steeves, H. Peter. “Matthew Girson’s Gone Missing,” Matthew Girson: Recent Paintings: Satellites, Scotomas, After and Above, Self-Published (Exhibition Catalogue Essay)

2005

 Molon, Dominic, Situational Painting,” Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage (Exhibition Catalogue Essay)

2003

Holub, Barbara. Musterbuch für ein Gewinnendes Leben (Ideal Living for a Winning Life)Triton Verlag, Vienna, 2003

2002

Apel, Dora.  Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing , Rutgers, 2002

2000

Brunetti, John. “Matthew Girson at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery ,” New Art Examiner , July/August 2000, pp. 38-39

Camper, Fred. “Drawing by Matthew Girson,” Chicago Reader , April 7, 2000, Vol. 29 #27

1999

Snodgrass, Susan (7562LR). “Report from Chicago: Staying Alive,”  Art in America , April 1999, p. 85

Purcell, Greg (7562LR). “Ceaseless,” New Art Examiner , February 1999, pp. 52-53

1998

Herbert, Martin (7562LR). “Chicago Hip,” Time Out London , Issue #1478, December 16, 1998, p. 69

Bulka, Michael (7562LR). “Matthew Girson, et al., C-Magazine , May-August 1998, p. 47

Hixson, Kathryn (7562LR). “Art 1998 Chicago ,” New Art Examiner , July/August 1998, p. 72

Holub, Barbara (7562LR). “Ein Maler Als Galerist Im Pick Up Truck ,” O.K.: Orstbezug: Konstruktion Ooder Prozess? (pub. Centrum fur Gegenwartskunst ), pp. 108-10

Murphy, Mary (7562LR). “Alternative Art Spaces in Chicago,” Dialogue , May/June 1998, pp. 29-31

Wiens, Ann (7562LR). “Off the Walls ,” New City , May 4, 1998, pp. 11-12

Wiens, Ann (7562LR). “On View:  Chicago; Alternative Exhibition Sites/Non-Sites ,” New Art Examiner,
May 1998, pp. 42-4

1997

Frank, Nicholas (7562LR). “CAR, Jenny Perlin,” Arrtlies , Fall 1997, pp. 51-52

Hughes, Gordon. “In Graven Images,” New Art Examiner , April 1997, pp. 26-29

1996

Artner, Alan. “Girson’s Directness Draws Viewers In ,” The Chicago Tribune , Thursday, July 18, 1996, Sec. 5, p. 2

Artner, Alan. “Superimposed Form Transcends Time, Associations,” The Chicago Tribune , ThursdayJanuary 25,1996, p. 9C

Hawkins, Margaret. “Evil is the Watchword in Separate Exhibitions,” Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, January 19,
1996, p. 42

1995

Hixson, Kathryn. “Matthew Girson at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,”  FlashArt , January 1995, p. 85

Holg, Garrett. “Matthew Girson at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,” ARTnews , January 1995, Volume 94, 
Number 1, pp. 167-169

Killam, Brad. “Chicago Roundup,” Art Muscle , December/January, 1995, Volume 9, Edition 2, p. 35

Yood, James. “Matthew Girson at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, ARTFORUM , January 1995, pp. 90-91

1994

Staff. New Yorker , September 19, 1994, p. 28

1993

Bulka, Michael. “Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists, Dialogue , November/December 1993, p. 71

Grisham, Esther. “Chicago Curators Choose Chicago Artists,” New Art Examiner , October 1993, pp. 44-45

Lautman, Victoria. “Artistic License,” WBEZ 91.5fm, Chicago, July 16, 1995

McCracken, David. “Local Artists Shine in Summer Experiment,” The Chicago Tribune , July 23, 1993

Publications

Works written by Matthew Girson

2016

“On Complements” Catalog essay for “Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac: Split Complementary,” DePaul Art Museum

2012

“Reflections, Traditions, and Representations from a Painting Studio”, Lessons and Legacies XII, Ed. Sarah Horowitz, Holocaust Education Foundation and Northwestern University, Evanston, pp. 213 – 227.

2011

“Bill Conger”, Entry in Exhibition Catalogue for Chicago Exhibition , DePaul Art Museum, ed. Louise Lincoln.

2004

“I Collude Therefore I Am,” Catalogue Essay for “The New Collusion,” Chicago Cultural Center
“Mysterious Clarity and Vague Elegance”, Catalogue Essay for “Dan Devening and Richard Rezac,” Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Germany.  (Translated into German)
“Special Report 2079C” Catalogue Essay for “Operation Human Intelligence,” Contemporary Arts Council, 2003

2001

“Alan Cohen at the Block Museum, Northwestern University,” New Art Examiner, November/December, 2001
“Karen Lebergott at the Chicago Cultural Center,”  New Art Examiner, April, 2001

2000

“Capricious at Best:  An Essay about the Relationship between Art and Life in Two Parts,” New Art Examiner, November 2000, pp. 30-35
“An Argument for Abstract Painting:  Paintings of Rebecca Shore and Anoka Faruqee,”Exhibition Catalogue Essay, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1999

“ Kaddish by Christian Boltanski,” New Art Examiner , March 1999, p. 64
“Brennan McGaffey at TBA Exhibition Space,” New Art Examiner , September 1999, p. 51

 

Curating

Curated Shows

2016

Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac: Split Complementary, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

2004

Curator, “fitter happier: an exhibition concerning technology,” DePaul University Gallery, Chicago

2003

Curator, “Operation Human Intelligence” curated by the CIA,  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.This exhibit traveled to the Art Museum at the University of Memphis

2000

Curator, “Bad Directions,” Gallery 312, Chicago
Curator, “Telesthesia and Amnescopia,” Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1998

Co-Curator. “Concerning Truth,” Gallery 400, Chicago, IL; TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL; Gallery 1926, Chicago, IL

1997-98

Founder, Curator, Director, Driver.  7562LR , Chicago, IL

Education

Education

1992

MFA.  University of Illinois at Chicago.  Chicago, IL

1988

BFA.  University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Certificate of Art Education. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA