Matthew Monahan

Photo Chika Okazumi

Profile

Matthew Monahan was born in America in 1972 and currently live and works in Los Angeles.He has participated in residencies in Amsterdam, Holland; Kyushu, Japan; and Xiamen City;China.

Since his debut with a solo show at Anton Kern Gallery in 1997, his work has been included in several exhibitions and he has continued to expand his practice after gaining widespread global recognition from his inclusion in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. This exhibition will be his first solo show on the Asian continent.

Career
1993 Gerit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
1990
-1994
Studied at Cooper Union School of Art, New York, BFA
1972 Born in Eureka, CA
Awards
2002 Fonds BK Grant/Residency, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2000 Fonds BK Grant/Residency, Kitakyushu, Japan
1994-1996 De Ateliers, Fellowship, Amsterdam
Solo Exhibitions
2014 Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Luggage and Observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, Germany
2012 coup d’pietà, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
ADAA Fair, New York, NY
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Mineral Spirits: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Modern Art, London, UK
2008 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2007 Focus: Matthew Monahan, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
African Masks and Fetishes, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2006 Modern Art, London, UK
2005 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
2003 Anton Kern Gallery, Project Gallery, New York
2002 Civilized Special Zone, Lara Schnitger and Matthew Monahan, Chinese
European Art Center, Xiamen
Nameless man from Not-Even-Anywhere, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
Anton Kern Gallery, New York (With Georg Herold)
2000 Gozaimas, Bureau Stedelijk (with Lara Schnitger), Amsterdam
1999 Artist’s Proof, Buro Leeuwarden, N.H
Like Stink on a Monkey, Archipel, Apeldoorm
1998 Galerie Fons Welter, Amsterdam
Fools Gold, The Bank of Netherlands, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Mum’s Tattoo, at Sien La, curated by Luc Tuymans, Antwerp (with Thomas Houseago)
Zeno’s Quiver, Solo exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,(September/Oktober 1996 Bulletin Stedelijk Museum)
Group Exhibitions
2015 Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, curated by Joseph Wolin, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio; Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
2014 Affinities #1, with Olga Balema, Jan De Cock, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, David Jablonowski, Folkert de Jong, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love Story – Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace & 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria [cat]
The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture (curated by Dick Goody),
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI [cat]
2013 Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
The Bronze Age, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico – 55th
International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2013, Venice, Italy
2012 Tracing the Century: Drawing from Tate Collection, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, MoMA, New York, NY
Chasm of the Supernova, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
It’s Always Summer on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
We Will Live, We Will See, Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open 2011, London, UK
The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Statuesque, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Outside the Box, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
OH CRISIS!, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Marty and Rebecca Eisenberg, Bard College, New York, NY
Statuesque, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Mineral Spirits, Institute of Contemporary Art , University of Pennsylvania, PA
2009 Il Giardino dei Lauri, Citta della Pieve, Italy
Between Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
California Maximalism, Nyehaus, New York, NY
2008 Sonsbeek Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem
Family and Friends, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Centre, London
Life on Mars:55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Ma Bete Noire, PHIL Art/Objects, Los Angeles
Sphinx, Modern Art, London
2007 Unmonumental, New Museum, New York
USA Today, Royal Academy, London
Fractured Figures, Deste Foundation, Athens
Effigies, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, LA
Eden’s Edge:Fifteen LA Artists, Hammer Museum, LA
Eight Sculptors from Los Angeles, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich
Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los Angeles, Sprueth Magers, Munich
Fine art fair Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2006 Berlin Biennial, various venues, Berlin
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York
Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2005 Both Ends Burning, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2004 To Be Recycled, Six Months, Los Angeles
MB:the Mary Blair Story (with My Barbarian), Redcat, Los Angeles
Remembering, UC Riverside Gallery, curated by Charles Gaines, Riverside, CA
2003 Tussen Droom en Daad, Fonds BK, Amsterdam, NL
2002 Tomorrow’s Fish & Chips, Simplonstr., Berlin
2001 I Love NY, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Mean Mercy, Tent, Rotterdam
Free-standing, Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia
11 x Dutch Art, National Center for Art, St. Petersburg
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
2000 Exorcism Aesthetic Terrorism, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam
1999 Glad Ijs/Thin Ice, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
ArtLovers, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
Subreal/The Human Condition, LA International Bienial, Inmo Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
1998 Morning Glory, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (group show)
Exterminating Angel, curated by Joshua Decter, Galerie Ghislaine
Hussenot, Paris (group show)
Going Up the Country, ACHK De Pavijoens, Almere
1997 Night at Life, curated by Hoyt Brown, Life, New York