I can be reached at heartmattmorris (at) gmail (dot) com

updated 8.27.19




Past Tense
September 5 – October 18, 2019
Curated by Betsy Odom
Ralph Arnold Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626

Phyllis Bramson + Matt Morris
Opening September 28
The Suburban
723 S 5th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204


International Boutique for Middle Aged Women
November 2019
Curated by Mari Eastman
319 N Albany
Chicago, IL 60612

Curated by Apparatus Projects
March 2020


New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival
April 25 – August 11, 2019
Curated by Julie Rodriguez Widholm
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614
Artists include Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Lise Haller Baggesen, Alun Be, Elijah Burgher, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Whit Forrester, Desirée Holman, Cathy Hsiao, Michiko Itatani, Rashid Johnson, Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly, Jenny Kendler, Liz Magic Laser, Matt Morris, Shana Moulton, Heidi Norton, Tony Oursler, Mai-Thu Perret, Robert Pruitt, Bob Ross, Luis A. Sahagun, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Suzanne Treister, Rhonda Wheatley, Megan Whitmarsh and Jade Gordon, and Saya Woolfalk.

12.26 Summer Pop-Up
July 30 – August 2, 2019
The Limelight Hotel
355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611
Organized by Hannah Fagadau and Hilary Fagadau
Artists include Theodora Allen, Michelle Grabner, Molly Larkey, Matt Morris, Ryan Nord Kitchen, Alex Olson

Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises
August 3 – September 9, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, August 3, 6–9pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York
1329 Willoughby Ave #2A, Brooklyn NY 11237
Hours: Sat and Sun 1pm - 6pm and by appointment
An installation by Matt Morris that includes work by Christopher Backs, Lise Haller Baggesen,
Rashayla Marie Brown, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jiménez-Flores, Lee Godie, Kelly Lloyd,
James Morris, Aay Preston-Myint, Alan Reid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Clara Ursitti

Let the Fancy
September 27 –  October 18, 2018
Opening Reception: September 27, 5:30–8:00pm
Curated by Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson
University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery
Matt Morris, Rose Nestler, Sherwin Ovid, Preetika Rajgariah, and Elise Warfield

Thursday, September 27
Curated by Tyson Reeder
Club Nutz
418 N Clark St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
Olivia Blanchard, Melissa Brown, Ryan Travis Christian, Jacob Ciocci, Mari Eastman, Joe Grillo, Richard Hull, April Jinn,
José Lerma, Bill Lily, Pentti Monkkonen, Matt Morris, Annie Pearlman, Scott Reeder, Nick Schutzenhoffer, Chloe Siebert

My Vicious Throbbing Heart
Group exhibition
Curated by Risa Puleo
Claire Arctander & Latham Zearfoss, Anna Betbeze, Leidy Churchman, Anne Cousineau, Keltie Ferris,
Matt Morris, Carrie Moyer, Lisi Raskin, Sigrid Sandstrӧm, Laurel Sparks, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Franklin Street Works
41 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
May 26, 2018 – September 9, 2018

The Dangerous Professors
Group Exhibition
Curated by Ruslana Lichtzier
Flatland Gallery
1709 Westheimer Rd Houston, Texas 77098
May 3 – 27, 2018

Made Up w/ Danny Volk
Featuring Matt Morris
Season 3, Episode 2
One of my favorite art phenomena is this web series by artist Danny Volk, in which he asks artists and cultural producers to do his makeup while he interviews them. I'm elated to be included in the current season, and my episode recently went live online.

My lecture Attachments + Intimacies that was presented
at the Cranbrook Academy of Art on February 16, 2016, may be viewed online.


In 2018, I joined the team of beauty bloggers at Fragrantica.com, where I regularly contribute articles that review perfumes, relate perfume to contemporary art, and develop perspectives about how smell operates within our culture. A full archive of essays for Fragrantica can be found here.

My essay "How to Make an American Quilt Painting" is included in the catalogue that accompanies Sanford Biggers' exhibition 'the pasts they brought with them,' at Monique Meloche Gallery.

One of the biggest accomplishments for me in 2015 was realizing the book for The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer. Essays by Steven Matijcio, Gordon Hall, Annie Nocenti, and Steve Reinke, as well as an interview between Matt Morris and the curatorial collective Triple Candie. Designed by Frederick Eschrich and Rob Wilson. The book is available for purchase in Cincinnati at the Contemporary Arts Center, and in Chicago at Western ExhibitionsSector 2337, Shane Campbell Gallery, and Kavi Gupta's Editions bookstore