I am presenting new work at PEREGRINEPROGRAM in the exhibition a long line that opens next Sunday, October 27, from 4-7 pm. More information here.
This autumn = work in the studio, writing, reading, + making fruit jams. I am preparing work for several upcoming exhibitions, as well as a few articles, essays, and artist projects for different publications. More information forthcoming.
I completed my MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern in June 2013, culminating in the exhibition CLOWNFLÂNEUR at the Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art. In addition, I’ve earned a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. I have recently begun contributing to Artforum.com, Newcity Art, and a few other outlets for criticism, and I’m working on syllabi for two courses I’ll be teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the spring.
A performance score I have written entitled Petal Protection was included in otherwise at Beige in Memphis, TN. more info here.
I presented a solo exhibition entitled Grids + Other Erotica at Low Road Gallery in Greencastle, IN in February.
Two works of mine appeared in Oh My Goddess at Queer Thoughts in Chicago in October. Delighted for the write up Oh My Goddess received in Chicago Weekly. And Sarah Nardi for the Reader described one of my pieces as “a small, vaguely clitoral pearl affixed to the wall.” Amused + flattered. And check out the accompanying PDF for the exhibition here.
I am delighted to be included in the Scrotum Portfolio organized and curated by Kris Harzinski. This consists of an extremely small edition of multiples by a group of artists that are available for free through Kris’ website. Click here for more information.
Also, as a parallel web presence to this site, I have been working on a tumblr. Within my practice, it functions as both an installation artwork and a theoretical research project in which I am compiling images of art (mine and others), bodies, architecture, fashion, color and porn. Just a head’s up, some of the images get pretty explicit: mattmorriswerks