Matt Connors

Born 1973
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Lives and Works New York, New York
Education
MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
BFA, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1995

Matt Connors Gallery Art

Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles, California

CANADA, New York, New York

Lüttgenmeijer, Cologne, Germany

Herald St., London, United Kingdom

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matt Connors’ porous, abstract paintings and works on paper are both object and picture. His predominantly raw canvases are used as a stamp, pressing against other works to transfer pigment, and a textile, soaked in paint and prepped for further embellishment. His physical, emotional, and intellectual interest in material allows for a productive tension that is both romantic and theoretical. Connors also presents his works unhung, or in conversation with deliberately painted walls. Engaging with art history, Connors’ seeks out a moment of silent contemplation, where the forms emerge from the medium in front of him and the image is refreshingly unstable. He rewards his viewer “with the surprise of how elastic art can be” as he untangles the collective recognition of painting styles and reveals the satisfying friction inherent in painting. 


Connors has exhibited widely at institutions including MoMA PS 1, New York, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, Kunsthmuseum Bonn, Germany, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, among others. He was Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, in 2015, and has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Grant and Belgacom Art Prize in 2012, among other honors. He was featured in the Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2014. 

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