BIO Matthew Mann is an artist preoccupied with pictorial mechanics, aesthetics, humor and irony as ways of exploring social, historical and political ideas. He currently lives and works in Washington DC. Recent exhibitions include Shape Play at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA (2015); Associative Fugue at Project 4 Gallery (2014) in Washington DC; and Salon of Little Deaths at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC (2013) where he was an Artist Fellow (2011-2013). Mann has received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Creative Communities Fund and has also been a guest lecturer at the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art and Penn State University.  Contact: mann[dot]matthewj[at]gmail[dot]com

BIO

Matthew Mann is an artist preoccupied with pictorial mechanics, aesthetics, humor and irony as ways of exploring social, historical and political ideas. He currently lives and works in Washington DC.

Recent exhibitions include Shape Play at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA (2015); Associative Fugue at Project 4 Gallery (2014) in Washington DC; and Salon of Little Deaths at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC (2013) where he was an Artist Fellow (2011-2013). Mann has received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Creative Communities Fund and has also been a guest lecturer at the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art and Penn State University. 

Contact: mann[dot]matthewj[at]gmail[dot]com

Solo +Selected+
2017    
Luxury Trouble
, Studio 1469, Washington DC
2016     Topocosm, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2014      Associative Fugue, Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC
2013      Salon of Little Deaths, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
2012      Buddy Pictures, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
2010      The Cinecitta Chapel,  Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

Group +Selected+
2016                      
Strange Landscapes, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2015                      
Shape Play, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA
2014                      
Real/Surreal, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013                      
Working It Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Obstructions, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, DC
Small Stories, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
2012                      
Call and Response, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
2011                      
New/Now, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
Strictly Painting 8, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer
2017
George Washington University, Washington DC
2016
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2014                      
MFA Critique Panelist, American University, Washington, DC
2012                      
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
American University, Washington, DC
Towson University, Towson, MD
2011                      
Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
2009                      
Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA

Teaching
2014-2016
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Painting, American University, Washington DC
2002-2004           
Life Drawing; Drawing I & II, Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD

Awards/Grants/Residencies
2017
Joya: Arte Y Ecologia, Almeria, Spain
2016                      
Artist Fellowship Program Grant - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
2014                      
Artist Fellowship Program Grant - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
2013                      
Trawick Prize Semi-Finalist
2011-2013           
Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship
2011                      
Creative Communities Fund Grant
2009                      
Young Emerging Artist Grant - DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Education
2002  MFA     American University, Washington, DC
1999   BFA     Central Missouri University,  Warrensburg, MO

Biblio
2016
Andrew Nunes, 11 Artists Give Landscape a Much-Needed Makeover,
The Creators Project, August 12, 2016

Paul Shortt, Twee Brutalism, bmoreart.com, April 25, 2016
2015                      
Kristen Page-Kirby, Uncensored: Information Antics at MLK Library,
Washington Post, September 24, 2015 +Curated+
Nancy Gravitt, Uncensored: Information Antics, American Libraries,
September 28th, 2015 +Curated+
2014                      
Michael Iacovone, Tenuous Narratives, Bmoreart.com,
September, 2014
Jenkins, Mark, In the Galleries, Washington Post, October 10, 2014
2013                      
Ian McLean Davis, “I Will Not Think Bad Thoughts”, What Weekly, May 30, 2013
Louis Jacobson, “Reviewed: Matthew Mann at Hamiltonian Gallery”, Washington City Paper, May 23, 2013
2012                      
Jennifer Sergent, Art Basel’s Razzle Dazzle, DC Modern Luxury, December 3, 2012
2010                      
Michael O’Sullivan, “A Cryptic ‘Cinecitta Chapel’, The Washington Post,August 13, 2010
Louis Jacobson, “‘Cinecitta Chapel’ at Flashpoint”, Washington City Paper, 
September 1, 2010
Karel Appel: Un Geste de Couleur by Jean-François Lyotard. (Jean-François Lyotard: Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists). Leuven University Press, dist. by Cornell University Press, January 2010 +reviewed for ARLIS/NA+
2009
Victoria Donohoe, "Come to the 'Circus", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10, 2009