Matthew Metzger  |  Biography


Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Director of Graduate Studies at The University of Illinois at Chicago



2009               Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Artist Residency)

2007-2009     MFA, University of Chicago

2000-2004     BFA, University of North Texas


Solo / Duo Exhibitions

2018               High Noon, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

2016               The Shade of a Line, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

                       On Holiday, Regards, Chicago, USA

2015               Matthew Metzger and Megan Greene, Art EXPO, Chicago, USA

                       An/other version of Be-longing, Regards, Chicago, USA

                       Matthew Metzger, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, USA

2013               The Other, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

                       Matthew Metzger & Jennie C. Jones, Focus, Frieze Art Fair, New York 

                       Waver, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

2012               Be-Longing, Statements: Art |43| Basel with Arratia Beer, Switzerland 

                       Backdrop, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA 

2011                Locus, Sikkema & Jenkins Co., New York, USA

                       Double Back, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany 

                      Nocturne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA 

                      Three Specific Works, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA

2010             The Interrogative Remainder, DOVA Temp Gallery, Chicago, USA

2009            No Sudden Moves, DOVA Temp Gallery, Chicago, USA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016-17         NJAPF, The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA

                     Retrograde, presented by Logan Art Center, UChicagoArts, Chicago, USA                     

                     Chicago and Vacinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, USA

                     The Freedom Principle, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

2015             The Freedom Principle, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

                     Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

2013             A Study in Midwest Appropriation, HPAC, Chicago, USA

                    The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis, USA

                    Beyond The Object, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy

2011             Color: Fully Engaged, A&D Gallery, Chicago, USA

                    Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Catherine Bastide Gallery, Brussels

                   The Erasers, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA

2010           Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA

                   Angels, Kunz-Vis-Gonzales, Chicago, USA

                   Stay In Your Lane, Swimming Pool Projects, Chicago, USA

2009          Group Show for Daniel Pink, Vega Estates, Chicago, USA

                   Our Literal Speed, Gallery 400, Chicago, USA

                   Graduate Art Survey, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

2008          Make Me an Offer, Gallery 350, Chicago, USA

                   On Paper, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA



2011         Ghost, “Threshold” Series of new works commissioned by The SMART Museum of Art, Chicago, on view from October 2011 -September 2012



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