Born in St. Maries, Idaho, 1971
Lives & works in New York

Education

1999 MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY
1995 BA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

I hope to God you’re not as dumb as you make out, Mary Mary, Glasgow
Skirting the Issue, Casey Kaplan, New York
The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project: Chapter #10: Matthew Brannon, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles

2013

Leopard, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I), Marino Marini Museum, Florence
Matthew Brannon: Midlife Crisis Intermission, Glen Horowitz, East Hampton

2012

The Ventriloquist, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp 2011
Gentleman’s Relish, Casey Kaplan, New York
A Question Answered with a Quote, Portikus, Frankfurt
The Inevitable and The Unnecessary, Gió Marconi, Milan

2010

Mouse Trap, Light Switch, Museum M, Leuven
Wit’s End, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Reservations, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraitchtal

2009

Nevertheless, The Approach, London

2008

The Question is a Compliment, Freidrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Grandmothers, Gió Marconi, Milan

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

If Direction is a Look (with Sarah Morris), Galería Javier López, Madrid
Exhausted Blood & Imitation Salt, John Connelly Presents, New York

2003

Tatum O’Neal’s Birthday Party, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

2000

Soft Rock, Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

Rio, Office Baroque, Brussels

2014

Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, New York 2013
Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
OUT OF THE BLUE, Cortesi Contemporary, Lugano (curated by Alberto Salvadori)
Antibody, Lisa Cooley, New York
Beg, Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs
Set Pieces, Cardi Black Box, Milan (curated by Andrew Berardini & Lauren Mackler)
Notes on Neo-Camp, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp
Group exhibition, Gió Marconi at Gerhardsen Gerner, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
The Assistants, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (curated by Fionn Meade)

2012

The Feverish Library, Petzel Gallery, New York (organised in cooperation with Matthew Higgs)
No. 17, Casey Kaplan, New York
The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London
Brannon, Büttner, Kierulf, Kierulf, Klipper, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels

2011

FAX, Carpenter Centre for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (curated by João Ribas and co-organised by Independent Curators International)
Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London
Predictable Feelings, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp
15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
In the Name of the Artists, Contemporary American Art from the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, sponsored by IGUATEMI, São Paolo Biennial Pavilion, São Paolo, Brazil

2010

Mit Deiner Kunst; Texte Zur Kunst Editionen 1990-2010, Sammlung Haubrok Gallery, Berlin (curated by Annette Kelm and Matthias Mühling)
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, The Contemporary Art Department of The National Arts Club, New York (curated by Stacy Engman)
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Matthew Brannon, Katarina Burin, Charlie Harper: Permanent Transients Air-Conditioned, Country Club, Cincinnati
Cabinet of Curiosities with Pablo Bronstein, Matthew Brannon, Anthea Hamilton and Wayne Kostenbaum, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
We Pictured You Reading This, Redux Contemporary Art Centre, Charleston
An Unpardonable Sin, Castillo/Corales, Paris (curated by Philippe Pirotte)
Interim in Three Rounds, Freidrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Behind the Curtain, Gió Marconi, Milan
Owl Stretching Time, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (curated by Gyonata Bonvichi) Matthew Brannon, Mathew Cerletty, David Diao, Daniel Sinsel, Office Baroque, Antwerp
The Space Between Reference and Regret, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2009
Beg, Borrow, and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, PS.1, New York / Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (curated by AA Bronson)
Embrace, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Five, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow
No Shoes on the Carpet, Cirrus, Los Angeles
Poor. Tired. Horse., ICA, London
Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
CODE SHARE: 5 continents, 10 bienniales, 20 artists, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (curated by Simon Rees)
Born in the morning, dead by night, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York (curated by Tony Matelli)
‘Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve,’ Participant Inc., New York (curated by Jonathan Berger)

2008

50 Moons of Saturn, T2 Torino Triennial, Turin (curated by Daniel Birnbaum) Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
One Morning I Woke Up Very Early, with Tony Conrad & Nathan Hylden, Office Baroque, Antwerp
Featuring, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Fair Market, Rental Gallery, New York (curated by Haley Mellin)
DISPATCH Portfolio Project #2, DISPATCH, New York
One Day I Woke Up Very Early, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp
Kunst Im Heim, Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Tapestry, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery at Hudson Salon, Los Angeles
Uncertain States of America, GalerieRudolfinum, Prague / Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing (curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008, White Columns, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York (curated by Deborah Wye)

2007

USA Today: New America Art from the Saatchi Gallery, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
On The Marriage Broker Joke, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp
Uncertain States of America, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland / Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik / Herning Art Museum, Denmark / Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
France ETATS, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris (curated by Peter Coffin)
(the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake, The Mandrake, Los Angeles

2006

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Social Design, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (curated by Peter Coffin)
Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Patrick Hill, United Artists Ltd., Marfa
Bring the War Home, Q.E.D, Los Angeles / Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York
Uncertain States of America, Serpentine Gallery, London / Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
6.6.06, Fine Arts Gallery, USC (curated by Jan Tumlir, Gayle and Ed Roski)
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)
Exquisite Corpse, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)
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, and Hans Ulrich Obrist)
Suspended Narration, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (curated by Maureen Mahoney)
Passion Beyond Reason, Wallstreet 1, a Miller/Rockenschaub Project, Berlin
Temporary Import, Art Forum Berlin, Special Exhibitions, Berlin (curated by Susanne Titz)
Threshold, Max Wigram, London

New Tapestries, Sarah 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)
On the Beach, Printed Matter, New York (curated by Justin Lowe)
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:art, New York
Besides, popularity is rather a lumpy concept, no?, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 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 & Steve Lafreniere)
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, FL (curated by Gean Moreno)
Cave Canem,John Connelly Presents, New York
2003
Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, New York (curated by Scott Hug)
My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs), Team Gallery, New York (Curated by Bob Nickas)
Snowblind, John Connelly Presents, New York
Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
I’m Afraid of Everything, Blonde Revolution, New York
Escape from New York,Summit Art Center, NJ (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 (curated by Ute Riese)

2002

Triple Theatre, 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)

1999

Made Especially for You, Artists 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=4×1, collaboration with Liam Gillick, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig (curated by Susanne Gaensheimer)

Oh My God, I live on the thirteenth floor in Holland, doesn’t exist in the United States, or no?, collaboration with George Rush, H. Cleyndertweg 13 space, Amsterdam
exhibition|Exhibition 1998, Miller Theater Lobby, Columbia University, New York

1996

Paint as Purpose, Galerie 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)