Matt Connors

Born 1973, Chicago; Lives and works in New York.

Current & Forthcoming

2023 ‘50 Paintings’, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
2024 ‘Finding Aid’, Goldsmiths CCA, London

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Finder’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Tune’, Herald St, London
  Ortuzar Projects, New York
2022 ‘Invert’, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore
  ‘Body Forth’, CANADA, New York
2021 ‘Swap’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2020 Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore
2019 ‘Figure’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Inhere’, Herald St, London
2018 Monteverdi Gallery , Tuscany
  ‘Look Up’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2017 ‘Hocket’, CANADA, New York
  ‘Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow (with Klara Lidén)’, Viana Art, New York
2016 ‘The Flat Voice’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘stud/file’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2015 ‘Not Straight’, Herald St and Herald St - Golden Sq, London
  ‘Bottoms’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Bottoms’, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne
2014 ‘Matt Connors . Nick Relph’, Herald St - Golden Sq, London
  ‘Zonder’, Karma, Amagansett, New York
  ‘Machines’, CANADA, New York
  ‘Matt Connors: Complaints III’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
2013 ‘Matt Connors’, White Flag Library, Saint Louis
  ‘Reverse Telescopes with Inflected Baffles’, KARMA, New York
  ‘Art Basel Unlimited’, Herald St & Cherry and Martin, Art Basel
  ‘Synthesizer’, Herald St, London
2012 ‘Impressionism’, MoMA PS1, New York
  ‘Sandpaper Sleeve’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Matt Connors / Marc Hundley’, Herald St, London
2011 ‘Gas... Telephone... One Hundred Thousand Rubles’, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
  ‘Matt Connors: Line Breaks’, Veneklasen/Werner, Berlin
  ‘You’re gonna take a walk in the rain and you’re gonna get wet’, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
  ‘Concentrations 54: Fergus Feehily and Matt Connors’, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2010 ‘You Don't Know’, CANADA, New York
  ‘Matt Connors’, Four Boxes Gallery at Krabbesholm, Skive, Denmark
  ‘Dromedary Resting’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
2008 ‘Homonyms’, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
  ‘Enjambment’, CANADA, New York
2007 ‘Pre-Echo’, The Breeder, Athens
2005 ‘Freely Espousing’, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Papertrail’, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles
  ‘To Bend the Ear of the Outer World: Conversations on contemporary abstract painting’, Gagosian Gallery, London
2022 ‘Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser’, Mu.zee, Oostende
  ‘Regarding Kimber’
  ‘Other People's Projects: Pre-Echo Press’, White Columns, New York
  ‘A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9’, David Zwirner, New York
  ‘Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2021 ‘Gridscape’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Nothing of the Month Club’, Off Paradise, New York
2020 ‘(Nothing But) Flowers’, KARMA, New York
  ‘Via dell’Inferno’, Herald St at Galleria Spazia, Bologna
2019 ‘Canada b/w Drag City’, Soccer Club Club, Chicago
  ‘Duck of Doorknob’, Ratio 3, San Francisco
  ‘Fixing the "not... but"’, LC QUEISSER, Tbilisi
  ‘Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now’, Lisson Gallery, New York
  ‘FREE ASSOCIATION’, Affective Care, New York
  ‘Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting’, MCA Denver, Denver
2018 ‘SHANZINI : Shannon Michael Cane and Printed Matter, Inc’, Printed Matter, New York
  ‘Painting: Now & Forever, Part 3’, Greene Naftali Gallery & Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
  ‘L'almanach 18’, Le Consortium, Dijon
  ‘A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I)’, Gordon Robichaux, New York
2017 ‘Markers’, David Zwirner, London
  ‘We’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy’, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne
  ‘99 Cents or Less’, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
  ‘Divided States of America’, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York (curated by Alison M. Gineras, Stuart Comer and Robb Leigh Davis)
  ‘Group Exhibition 2017’, James Fuentes, New York
2016 ‘Conversation Between a Mirror and the Sea’, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland
2015 ‘The Answer, The Questions’, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles
  ‘Feed the Meter’, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg
  ‘New York Painting’, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
  ‘Love for Three Oranges’, Karma at Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
  ‘Fondamenta’, Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica College
  ‘Call and Response’, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
2014 ‘The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World’, MoMA, New York
  ‘All Summer in a Day’, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland
  ‘Nuit Américaine’, Office Baroque, Brussels
  ‘In NO time’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Outside the Lines: Painting: A Love Story’, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2013 ‘Matt Connors, John Henderson and Lucas Knipscher’, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  ‘FEBREZE’, Kinman Gallery, London
  ‘Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Painter Painter’, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis
2012 ‘The Turn, Matt Connors and Ian McDonald’, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco
  ‘Straight Up’, Family Business, New York
  ‘Matt Connors / Marc Hundley’, Herald St, London
  ‘Collaborations and Interventions’, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca
2011 ‘Histories de votre vie: Darren Bader, Juliette Blightman, Matt Connors, Office Baroque Gallery’, Office Baroque, Antwerp
  ‘Matt Connors, Robert Cumming and Florian Morlat’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
2010 ‘Seven Card Stud’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Portugal Arte 10’, Lisbon
  ‘Summer Teeth’, The Breeder, Athens
  ‘Shut Your Eyes In Order to See’, Praz-Dellavalade, Paris
  ‘Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree’, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
  ‘Untitled’, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York
2009 ‘Coming in From the Cold’, Duve, Berlin
  ‘The Awful Parenthesis’, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds From a Failed Suicide’, Gresham's Ghost, New York
  ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna
  ‘Matt Connors, Nancy de Holl, Michael Rashkow, Rowan Wood’, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Matt Connors, Arturo Herrara, Merlin James’, Sikkema Jenkins and Co, New York
2008 ‘Paul Bloodgood, Matt Connors, Elena Pankova, Zak Prekop, Michael Wetzel’, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale
  ‘Varda Caivano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop’, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Party at Phong’s House’, Janet Kurnatowski Galeria, New York
  ‘Matt Connors, Marc Hundley and Michael Stickrod’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Matt Connors, Marc Hundley, Michael Stickrod’, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
  ‘Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins’, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  ‘Deadliest Catch: Hamptons’, CORE: Hamptons, Southampton, US
  ‘Imaginary Realities’, Max Wigram Gallery, London
  ‘Unnameable Things’, Art Space, New Haven
2007 ‘TENDERLOIN’, The Breeder, Athens
  ‘Abstract Paintings and a Sculpture’, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton
  ‘Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Shannon Mustipher, Stanley Whitney’, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale
  ‘ab strac tion’, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
2006 ‘When the Moon Shines on The Moonshine’, The Breeder, Athens
  ‘Smoking Mirrors’, China Art Objects, Los Angeles
  ‘CMYK’, CANADA, New York
  ‘25 Bold Moves’, House of Campari
  ‘Turn the Beat Around’, Sikkema Jenkins and Co, New York
  ‘MFA Thesis Show’, Green Art Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven
2005 ‘Fresh Direct’, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
  ‘Mystic Truths’, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago

Curatorial Projects

2017 ‘Working/Not Working’, CANADA, New York


2018 ‘Continuous Color Circuit (Columns), for Positano’, Le Sirenuse


2024 Award of Merit Medal for Painting, The American Academy of Arts and Letters


2015 ‘The Chinati Foundation’, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa



2024 Madeleine Clark: ‘Matt Connors: Finding Aid at Goldsmiths CCA’, FAD, 12/03/2024
2016 Ed.: ‘Art Talk: Brush With Fame (excerpt)’, Wall Street Journal Magazine, 03/2016
2015 Walrod, Jim: ‘Matt Connors’, Apartamento, Issue 16 11/2015
  Georgopoulos, Alexis: ‘Matt Connors’, ANP Quarterly , Volume 2, Number 8 2015
2014 Guadagnino, Kate: ‘Time Bends’, Vogue, 12/2014
  Harmon, Heather: ‘Matt Connors: Off-the-Wall Artist’, W Magazine online, 11/04/2014
  Byrne, Emmet: ‘2013: The Year According to Matt Connors’, The Walker Art Center Blog, 2014
2013 Matt Connors: ‘Matt Connors’, This Long Century, 28/12/2013
  Wilk, Deborah: ‘50 Under 50 Next Most Collectible Artists: Matt Connors’, Art + Auction, 13/06/2013
  Crosby, Eric: ‘Painter Painter: Notes for an Exhibition’, Walker Art Center, 2013
2012 Travaglini, Cristina: ‘On Exhibitions: Walker Art Center’s exhibition ‘Painter Painter’’, Kaleidoscope, 17 11/2012
  ‘Matt Conners at Cherry and Martin’, Contemporary Art Daily, 30/10/2012
  Bedford, Christopher: ‘Dear Painter...’, Frieze, 145 03/2012
  Trezzi, Nicola: ‘USA: amerikai egyesult absztraktok’, Flash Art Hungary, 2012
2011 Garza, Evan J : ‘The Limitations of Total Freedom: A Q&A with Matt Connors’, New American Paintings, 15/04/2011
  Grove, Jeffrey: ‘Concentrations 54: Matt Connors’, Dallas Museum of Art, 04/2011
2010 Stephenson, Sarah : You Don‘t Know - Matt Connors at Canada Gallery, art:21, 18/11/2010
  Werthern, Wilhelm: ‘Kunstler der aktuellen Ausgabe: Matt Connors’, Le Monde diplomatique, 14/01/2010
2008 Ed.: ‘Matt Connors’, The New Yorker, 14/04/2008
1995 Sillman, Amy (curator): ‘Drawings: Surrealism and the Current Vernacula’, Zing Magazine, 1 1995

Exhibition Reviews

2024 Tom Denman: ‘Matt Connors Plays a Game of Forms at Goldsmiths CCA’, Ocula, 26/03/2024
  Adrian Searle: ‘Matt Connors: Finding Aid review fearless exhibition full of unexpected pleasures’, The Guardian, 13/03/2024
2015 Tattersall, Lanka: ‘Best of Los Angeles’, Art in America, 21/12/2015
  H. Merjian, Ara: ‘The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World’, Frieze, 170 04/2015
2014 Griffin, Nora: ‘Matt Connors’, Art in America, 15/09/2014
  Rosenberg, Karen: ‘Matt Connors: Machines’, The New York Times, 15/05/2014
  Russeth, Andrew: ‘Matt Connors: Machines at Canada’, Gallerist NY online, 30/04/2014
2013 ‘Exhibitions in Brief’, Art + Auction, 09/2013
  Thomas, Jonathan: ‘‘Painter Painter’ Unhinges Abstraction from Social Transformation’, Frieze, 156 2013
2012 Nair, Kaveri: Critics’ Picks: Matt Connors, Artforum Online, 05/10/2012
2011 Bourbon, Matthew: ‘Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily’, Artforum, 06/2011
  Sanderson, Louiseza: ‘Concentrations 54; Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily at the Dallas Museum of Art’, Pegasus News , 11/04/2011
  Hudson, Suzanne: ‘Matt Connors: Canada’, Artforum, 01/2011
2010 Smith, Roberta: Matt Connors: You Don‘t Know, The New York Times, 10/12/2010
  Doran, Anne: Matt Connors: You Don‘t Know, Time Out New York, 01/11/2010
  Phelps, Calvin: ‘Matt Connors at Cherry and Martin’, ArtSlant, 03/2010
2008 Maine, Stephen: ‘A Landslide and a Cocktail Party’, The New York Sun, 20/04/2008
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing?’, The New York Times, 19/04/2008
  Morgenthau, Josh: ‘Matt Connors Enjambment’, The Brooklyn Rail, 04/2008
2007 Brooks, Amra: ‘Abstraction at Michael Kohn’, LA Weekly, 27/09/2007
  Landes, Jennifer: ‘A Show with Chutzpah’, The East Hampton Star, 30/05/2007


2023 FINDER, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2019 Figure, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  GUI(L)DE, Karma, New York
2016 The Flat Voice, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  Thirty-Four Reverse Telescopes and Three Buttons, Karma, New York
2014 Machines, Rainoff, New York
2013 Connors, Matt: 'Conversation between Bernard Piffaretti and Matt Connors’ in Bernard Piffaretti: Report, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
2012 Matt Connors: A Bell is a Cup, Rainoff, New York
2011 Correspondences, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles (artist book)
  Matt Connors: Gas... Telephone... One Hundred Thousand Rubles, Walther König; Düsseldorf / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (catalogue)
2002 The Turntable is Working, Artist book