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Mathew Zefeldt
b.1987

Education
2011 MFA in Studio Art: University of California, Davis
2009 BA in Art: University of California, Santa Cruz

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
2019 Vistas, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2019 Screen Time, Hair + Nails, Minneapolis, MN
2019 Customizable Realities, The Hole, New York, NY
2018 Hunter/Killer, Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Desktop, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Windows, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
2016 Marble Head From a Herm, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2015 Sunny Awnings, Good Weather Gallery, Little Rock, AR
2014 Back & Forth: Collaborative Paintings (with Kyle Austin Dunn), Hap Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Repetition, Simulation, Repetition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Forms Forming Forms, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2013 What Are I?, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 Trying to See the Thing in My Head, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 An Alternate Fantastic Reality, Skinner Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2020 Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2019 Holding Space, Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
2017 It Doesn’t Take Long to Find New Targets, The Take Courage Gallery, London, UK
2017 Staring at the Sun, Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Postcards from America, Celaya Brothers, Mexico City, Mexico
2017 Summer Breaks, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2017 American Genre: Contemporary Painting, I.C.A. at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2017 Bound and Boundless, sUgAR Gallery at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2016 How High, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
2016 Brick x Brick, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
2015 Mysterious Muck, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2015 Retro Vertigo, Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Ducks curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Number of Children/ The Days of the Week, NADA Miami (Lisa Cooley), Miami, FL
2014 Eric’s Trip, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
2014 Space for Possibility, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2014 Figure Ground, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Horse of a Different Colour, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Regis 10th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Swarm Gallery Booth, ArtMRKT, San Francisco, CA
2012 The Diamond Sea, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2012 6 Pack: Working Abs: Six Abstract Painters, Illges Gallery, Columbus, GA
2012 Bay Area Currents: What We Can’t See But Want to See is Art, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
2012 Serenity Now, Artifact Gallery, Davis, CA
2012 All Hail the Subgenius, Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, VT
2011 Greatest Hits, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 The House of Others: MFA Thesis Show, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA

Residencies
2012 Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center
2011 CSU River Fellows Resident Artist, Columbus State University

Awards
2019 Imagine Fund Award, University of Minnesota
2017 Grant-In-Aid, University of Minnesota
2016 Imagine Fund Award, University of Minnesota
2013 Imagine Fund Award, University of Minnesota
2011 Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship
2011 Faye Nelson MFA Award, UC Davis
2010 Mary Lou Osborne Award, UC Davis
2009 Freemon P. Gadbury Award, UC Davis
2009 Irwin Project Grant. Awarded for Individual Research in Painting, UCSC
2009 William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship. Individual Scholarship, UCSC
2008 Irwin Project Grant. Awarded for Individual Research in Painting, UCSC

Teaching Experience
2014-Present Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2012-2014 Term Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2011 Lecturer, University of California, Davis
2010 Associate Instructor, University of California, Davis
2009-2011 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis

Press and Publications
2019 The Brooklyn Rail, Nina Wolpow, Mathew Zefeldt: Customizable Realities
2019 Office Magazine, John Martin Tilley, Open World
2018 Metal Magazine, Catarina Marques, Mathew Zefeldt - Immersive Pixels
2017 LA Times, David Pagel, Where Dread and Beauty Collide: 'Staring at the Sun'
2016 Mathew Zefeldt: 100 Paintings, Small Editions
2016 Art Ltd., John Zotos. Mathew Zefeldt: Marble Head from A Herm at Circuit 12
2016 New American Paintings #125: Midwest Edition, Open Studios Press
2014 MN Artists, Nathan RP Young. Kitsch Is Dead, Long Live Kitsch
2014 Art Fuse, Tatiana Istomina, Eric's Trip at Lisa Cooley's Gallery
2014 Beautiful Decay, Nathaniel Smith, Paintings Inspired By Glitch Aesthetics
2013 Installation Mag Issue 35, Forms Forming Forms at Santa Monica Museum of Art
2013 New American Paintings #107: Midwest Edition, Open Studios Press
2013 SFAQ, Leora Lutz, Mathew Zefeldt and Chris Pew at Hatch Gallery, Oakland
2012 Beautiful Decay, Forrest Perrine, Mathew Zefeldt’s Paint People
2012 Daily Serving, Celie Dailey, Fan Mail: Mathew Zefeldt
2012 Fecal Face, John Trippe, Paintings By Mathew Zefeldt
2012 SF Art Enthusiast, Monique Delaunay, Michael Rosenthal Gallery: Mathew Zefeldt
2012 San Francisco Chronicle, Kimberly Chun, 96 Hours
2012 7x7 SF, Allison McCarthy, Art Gig: First Saturday Launches in SF
2012 Shayna Kulik, San Fran: Trying to See the Thing in My Head
2012 New American Paintings #97: Pacific Coast Edition, Open Studios Press
2011 Painted Etc., Ry David Bradley
2011 New American Paintings #91: Pacific Coast Edition, Open Studios Press
2010 Midtown Monthly, Tim Foster, An Alternate Fantastic Reality at Skinner Howard