Works included in the group exhibition and look at another’s whole curated by Zach Rawe for Fjord in Philadelphia, PA. Opens February. I had a conversation with artist Suzanne Seesman in the space on Saturday, February 15th. You can listen to a recording of the conversation here. Two wonderful reviews by Chip Schwartz and Allison Hardt.
I have written one of the nine contributions to “Art School: Peer Review” featured in the current issue of The St. Claire out of Philadelphia, PA. It draws together questions and responses about the state of MFA programs in the U.S.
My essay “Neither Queer Nor There: Categories, Assemblages, and Transformations” appears in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Art Papers. In it, I consider recent rap music projects from House of LaDosha, Le1f, Cakes da Killa and others, and how these artists intersect with issues around “queer.”
Pleased as punch to have been brought on as an Editor-in-Residence at Chicago Artist Writers. The group of texts that I have edited has taken Susan Sontag’s call for replacing a hermeneutics of art with “an erotics of art” as its point of departure. Contributions include Caroline Carlsmith writing about Doug Ischar and JT Bruns writing about B Ingrid Olson.
I am currently teaching two courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, entitled respectively Painting Queer (through Painting + Drawing department) and Bodies + Technologies (through Sculpture Department). Jason Foumberg interviewed me about the Painting Queer class for Newcity. An exhibition resulting from the class is also being planned.
Works included in the group exhibition The Residents, the inaugural exhibition at Live(In) Gallery, an apartment gallery space opening in the Brighton district of Cincinnati, OH.
I am pleased to announce that I will have my first solo exhibition in Chicago at PEREGRINEPROGRAM in May 2013. More information forthcoming.
Work included in the group exhibition The Meanest of Them Sparkled at Thunder-Sky Inc. in Cincinnati, OH this summer. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s death and responds to her works of fiction.
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