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Education
2013 MFA, Northwestern University, Art Theory + Practice
2013 Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University 
2007 BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Selected Solo, two- and three-person projects
2017 (forthcoming) Julius Caesar, with John Knight, Chicago, IL
2017 Blue Mirror, Obst, Chicago, IL
2016 A Magician, a Soldier, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull, Cherry and Lucic, Portland, OH
2016 Permanent.Collection, with Michelle Rawlings, Austin, TX
2015 The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning queer, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2014 i’m issue, i’m free, PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Chicago, IL
2013 Grids + Other Erotica, Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN
2010 Recipes During Wartime, U·turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH
2009 Pairs Well With, Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008 I Will Never Recover from This Macaroon, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Bermuda Triangle, Murmur Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008 There Were Three, with Molly Donnermeyer + Eric Ruschman, ArtWorks Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Sum _____ Beyonde the Crystal Sea. with Steve Kemple, Convergys Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Paper Tigers, with William Hutchinson, Warsaw Projects Space, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Monsters in the Garden, with Eric Ruschman, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA

Selected Group projects
2017 (forthcoming) The Shortest Distance Between Two Points, curated by Caroline Picard, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2017 Sashay With and Without History, curated by Holly and Zach Cahill, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 Three One on Ones, with Mel Bochner, Jessica Campbell, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, and Kaylee Wyant, College of DuPage, curated by Magalie Guérin, Glen Ellyn, IL
2017 Dinner Party, TUSK,  Chicago, IL
2016 Kevin Maginnis: Spun, Stuart & Co. Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Poor and Needy, The Poor Farm, curated by Lise Haller Baggesen, Manawa, WI
2016 Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 Chicago Statements, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2015 Finocchio, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
2015 Making Chances, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
2015 Tertiary Dimensions, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
2014 Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2014 Still Wearing Each Other When Alone, curated by Will Haughery and Kris Harzinski, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Caps for Sale, The Bike Room, Chicago, IL
2014 The Meanest of Them Sparkled, Thunder-Sky Inc., Cincinnati, OH
2014 No fate but what we make, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2014 And Look at Another’s Whole, Fjord, Philadephia, PA
2013 a long line, PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Chicago, IL
2013 CLOWNFLÂNEUR, Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL
2013 Otherwise, Beige, Memphis, TN
2012 Oh My Goddess, Queer Thoughts, Chicago, IL
2012 The Scrotum Portfolio, limited edition folio organized by Kris Harzinski
2012 Fly Your Own Freak Flag, Thunder-Sky Inc., Cincinnati, OH
2011 The Romance Show, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2011 2 + 2 = 5, Thunder-Sky Inc., Cincinnati, OH
2010 Chocolat, Prairie Gallery, curated by Brian Joiner, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Vanguard of Six, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Raw Walls, JBar Studios, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Deep Fried Freedom Festival, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2010 By Way of An Apology, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2009 IDEA, organized by Julia Ranz, semantics, Cincinnati, OH
2009 Art After Hours, Campbell County Public Library, Newport, KY
2008 The Today Show, Murmur Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Inspiration Nation, Leapin Lizard Gallery, Covington, KY
2007 Exposed: The Best of Secret Artworks¸ ArtWorks Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2007 The Collect, Rohs Street Café, with ArtWorks
2007 Welcome the Interruption, senior thesis exhibit, Pearlman Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Student Juried Show, with juror Jean Feinberg, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Ofrenda and Memory, The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Eight Painters, Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center, Convington, KY
2006 Opening Doors, Nicholas Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Fantastic Four, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati
2005 Follow the Leader, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Staff Infection, Mary R. Schiff Library, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Visual Fringe Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Curatorial Projects
2017 (forthcoming) Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 It will be more like scratching than writing, Goldfinch, Chicago, IL
2017 a sudden and peculiar pleasure, a feeling of protection, Lovey Town, Madison, WI
2015 The Terrain Biennial: Carmel Buckley, organized by Sabina Ott and Terrain, Oak Park, IL
2014 Effeminaries, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2014 Miss Kilman and She Were Terrible Together, Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL
2011 Steve Kemple: The World is Everything That It Isn’t, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Carmel Buckley: New Work, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Feedbag Feedback, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 The Sour Princesses, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Palling Around with Socialists, U·turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH
2009-2011 U·turn Art Space Collective, Cincinnati, OH
2009 She Keeps It In Play / They Don’t Know What to Call It, semantics gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008-2011 semantics gallery co-op, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Murmur gallery co-op, Cincinnati, OH
2006-07 Student Director of Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2006 Reality Show, group exhibition, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2005 Staff Infection, Mary R. Schiff Library, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Publications
2016 Kaveri Raina: Will I Be Missed, Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH
2016 Sanford Biggers, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances
2015 Noe Nelson: Recto | Verso, exhibition catalogue, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2015 Laura Davis: Legacy of Loneliness, exhibition brochure, Threewalls, Chicago, IL
2015 Finocchio, exhibition catalogue, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
2015 The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer, exhibition catalogue, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2014 Monsters + Dust, Issue No. 4: PINK/PUNK
2014 3rd Language: Never Satisfied
2013 CLOWNFLÂNEUR, Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
2012 Taint, exhibition publication accompanying Anthony Luensman, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2012 Suzanne Silver: Cartoon Geometry, exhibition monograph, Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2012 I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed, exhibition take home for Judith Brotman, The Bike Room, Chicago, IL
2012 Nature’s Stain, exhibition catalogue for Carmel Buckley + Joel Fisher, Aisle Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Bruce Riley monograph, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2011 Aloha Means Both Hello + Goodbye, U·turn Art Space monograph
2011 The Middle of White: Michelle Grabner + Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U·turn Art Space monograph
2011 Moon in the Wall/ Hope It Don’t Dissolve: Joey Versoza, U·turn Art Space monograph
2010 Summer Some Aren’t, U·turn Art Space monograph
2010 One Solid Mutiny: Zach Rawe, U·turn Art Space monograph
2010 Sparklezilla, Spring 2010 issue
2010 Unemployed Title: Keith Benjamin, U·turn Art Space monograph
2010 Recipes During Wartime, U·turn Art Space monograph, contributing writer + editor
2010 COLONY, U·turn Art Space exhibition catalogue, co-authored with Isaac Hand
2009 Alice Blue Review Vol. 10 
2009 Brighton Approach, Vol. 1 
2009- present   Contributing writer for Sculpture Magazine
2009 Sparklezilla, Summer 2009 issue
2009-2010 Contributing writer for Aeqai
2008 Making Sense of Contemporary Art, pamphlet funded by Fine Arts Fund, Cincinnati, OH
2008- present   Contributing writer for Art Papers, Atlanta, GA
2008 There Were Me, self published artist book
2007- 2011 Contributing writer for City Beat, Cincinnati, OH
2006 S.O.S. Book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice
2006 The Incliner: Journal of Literary and Visual Arts, Issue #13
2006 Art Academy News: “Student Studios in Summer.”
2004 Art Academy News: “China Adams.”

Work Experience
2016 Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2016 "Why Review?" Panel chaired by David Raskin and Juliet Bellow, College Art Association conference, Washington, D.C.
2016 Conversant with Kelly Lloyd, The Mission Projects, Chicago, IL
2015 Guest critic, graduate critiques, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Guest, critic, graduate critiques, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Exhibition juror, The Mission Projects, Chicago, IL
2015 Contributor, ARTnews
2015 Visiting artist, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
2015 Artist lecture, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2015 Artist lecture, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Artist lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015 Visiting artist, American University, Washington, D.C.
2015 LAUNCH Panel Discussion, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2015 Contributor, Flash Art
2014 Art Editor, Newcity, Chicago, IL
2014 Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013 Contributor, Newcity, Chicago, IL
2013 Interim Associate Director, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL
2013 Contributor, Artforum.com
2012 Editorial Assistant, Art Journal 
2010 Visiting Artist, University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
2010 Judge, Drag Show, Leapin’ Lizard Lounge, Covington, KY
2010 Panel discussion participant, Politics and Aesthetics, Miami University
2010 Lecturer, 6th Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Other Arts, San Antonio, TX
2009 Contributor writer for Sculpture Magazine
2009- 2010  Contributing writer for Aeqai
2008 Contributor, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA
2009 Moderator, Contemporary Conversations, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2009 Guest artist, moderator, juror, Studio E, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Guest lecturer/critic, Making Sense of Contemporary Art, Art Academy of Cincinnati
2008 Visiting Artist at Baker Hunt Arts Center, Covington, KY
2007-2011 Art Critic for City Beat, Cincinnati, OH
2006-2007 Student Director of Chidlaw Gallery
2003-2007 Gallery Assistant in Pearlman and Chidlaw Galleries, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Bibliography
2015 “Staged Necromancy,” by Zack Hatfield, Aeqai
2015 “Sealed with a Kiss,” by Maria Seda-Reeder, CityBeat
2015 “Effeminaries: An Interview with Artist and Curator Matt Morris,” by Melissa Potter, Gender Assignment blog
2015 “Matt Morris: Memory as Gesture,” by Kate Sierzputowski, INSIDE\WITHIN, Chicago, IL
2014 “Miss Kilman and She Were Terrible Together @ The Hills Esthetic Center,” by Collin Pressler, Chicago Artist Writers
2014 “Distilling Abstraction at Fjord,” by Allison Hardt, Paper Clips 215
2014 “Fjord figures itself out through traditional mediums and social media,” by Chip Schwartz, Knight Arts
2014 “How to Make a Queer Painting,” by Jason Foumberg, Newcity
2013 interview with Anastasia Tasou
2012 “A gallery that hopes to open your mind by closing you in,” by Sarah Nardi
2012 “Exploring the Closet,” by Jason Huang, Chicago Weekly
2011 “Matt Morris: Artist, Writer, Curator,” by Maria Seda-Reder, Aeqai
2010 “Garde Duty: A Vanguard of Six at Phyllis Weston Gallery,” by Alan Pocaro, Aeqai
2010 Interview with Jane Durrell for Around Cincinnati, WVXU Radio
2010 Recipes During Wartime, U·turn Art Space monograph
2010 “A Piece Written After Attending Matt Morris’ Opening at U·turn,” by William Renschler, Aeqai Adumbrationes
2010 “Recipes During Wartime,” Michael J. Morris, blog post.
2010 “Appetite for Art,” by Sheila Owens, Soapbox Media Soapicks February 2-8
2010 “Pay Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain,” by Molly Donnermeyer, U·turn Art Space Blog
2009 “Belated Remarks Perhaps Concerning Matt Morris’ Opening,” by William Renschler, Aeqai Adumbrationes
2009 “Pairs Well With at Aisle,” Dania Eliot, Aeqai Adumbrations
2009 “Pairs Well With at Aisle,” by Steve Rosen, CityBeat
2008 “Walls can’t contain memory’s power” by Jackie Demaline, Cincinnati Enquirer
2008 Art Recommendation, by Laura James, CityBeat
2008 “An Artful Weekend,” by Steve Rosen, CityBeat Blog
2008 Art Recommendation, by Steve Rosen, CityBeat
2008 Sara Pearce, Eye Spy Blog, Cincinnati Enquirer
2007 Articulations, Tamera Muente, CityBeat
2005 “Truly Unhooked: Visual Fringe expands Fringe Festival Concept in unexpected ways,” by Jackie Glaser, City Beat
2005 “Duo’s Monsters a nostalgic, mysterious fantasy world,” by Anne Price, Baton Rouge Advocate