Matt Magee
Born in Paris, France 1961

 
Education
  • M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 1986
  • Residency with James Surls. Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL 1985
  • B.A. Art History. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas 1983
  • Internship. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy 1983
  • Internship. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1982
  • Internship. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 1981
  • Camden Arts Centre, London. Ceramics workshops. 1970-71
 
Awards
  • The Photo Review Competition Issue. Juried by Toby Jurovics 2007
  • Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency. Bethany, CT 2007
  • Board of Trustees Award, Silvermine Arts Center 2006
  • New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant, 2002
  • Pollock-Krasner Grant, 1991
 
Solo Exhibitions
2011Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2010Knoedler Project Space, New York
2009Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2008Eight Modern, Santa Fe
 Heskin Contemporary, New York
2007River Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York
2000Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
1997Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
1995Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas
1990Berland Hall Gallery, New York
 
Group Exhibitions
2012Margrit Lewczuk/Matt Magee. Imogen Holloway Gallery. Saugerties, New York
 Liv Mette Larsen/Matt Magee. Rose Burlingham, New York
 Zoom In. Imogen Holloway Gallery. Saugerties, New York
 SITE Unseen, Santa Fe
 Mind Head. Curated by Rose Burlingham. JiM Contemporani, Barcelona
(w/artists Jack Davidson, Mary Heilman, Stephen Westfall, Sinead Mhaonaigh)
2011Captured: A Portrait Show. Curated by John Serdula. Heskin Contemporary, NY
 Good Stuff. Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
 The Modernist Thread. Curated by Sally Sprout. Williams Tower, Houston
 Art for Africa. Sotheby’s, New York
 SITE Santa Fe auction in association with James Kelly Contemporary
 Arthouse Five x Seven. Austin, TX
 Final Gesture. Curated by Charles Finch. David Hall Fine Art Wellesley, MA
 The Garden. Curated by James Salomon and Beverly Allan.
 Allan/Nederpelt Gallery, Brooklyn
 Monster Drawing Rally. DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn
 January White Sale. Curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody. Loretta Howard Gallery, New York
2010Foundation for Contemporary Arts Benefit. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY
 Art Basel/Miami with Knoedler & Co.
 S(l)umm(er)ing on Madison Avenue. Curated by Jo-ey Tang.
 The Notary Public, New York
 Calligrams. Eagle Gallery/Emma Hill Fine Art, London
 ECO EXPO. Organized by Angela Royo, New York
 What Matters Most. Exit Art, New York
 WISH! Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
2009Transform/Transmute. Caldwell College. Caldwell, NJ
 Eat for Art. Columbia County Council on the Arts, NY
 Coalition for the Homeless Benefit. New York
2008Aqua Fair with Heskin Contemporary, Miami
 University of New Mexico Friends of Art Auction, Albuquerque
 WISH! Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
2007Holiday Show. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, Ohio
 Punchbowl. Metaphor Contemporary Art. Brooklyn, NY
 Aqua Fair with Heskin Contemporary. Miami
 Groundswell. In association with Heskin Contemporary, New York
 Green. Metaphor Contemporary Art. Brooklyn, NY
 Nightshift II. Curated by David Howe. White Box, New York
 FLASHPOP. Auction to benefit the New York Foundation for the Arts
 ADDRESSING IRAQ: MAIL ART ABOUT THE WAR. The Reitz Gallery,
 University of Florida. Gainesville, FL
 London Art Fair with Wilson Stephens Fine Art
 Palm Beach 3 with Eckert Fine Art
2006En Masse. Elizabeth Heskin Contemporary Art, New York
 Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit. Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York
 Formica Formatted. The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Texas
 There's Something I Should Tell You Before You Take the Blindfold Off... Rose Burlingham, New York
 Silvermine Arts Center. Curated by Ben Barzune. New Canaan, CT
 Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery Auction, Washington, DC
 FashionCares, Milk Studios, New York
2005Winter Show. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
 NY loves LV. Curated by Lisa Stefanelli, Dust Gallery. Las Vegas, Nevada
2004Holiday Show 2004. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
 95 Canal Project: Out of Our Element. Curated by Bettina Smith and Christina Warner, New York.
 Arts Council of Princeton, New Jersey
 Two by Two for Amfar, Dallas
 Pelham Art Center Annual Benefit, Pelham, New York
 Art London with Wilson Stephens Fine Art
 Benefit Exhibition for the New York Bill of Rights Defense Campaign, The Proposition, New York
2003Night of 1000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York
 Summer Group Show and Invitational. Bill Maynes Gallery
 Ten Years in Columbus. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Ohio
 On and Off the Wall: The New York Foundation for the Arts' Painting Fellows.
 Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York
 Auction to Benefit Trisha Brown Dance Company. Pace Gallery, New York
 Two by Two for Amfar, Dallas
 Chicago 2003 with Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Ohio
 Winter Group Show, Bill Maynes Gallery
2002Works on Paper. Bill Maynes Gallery
2001Small. Museum Editions Art Advisors, New York
 Art Heals. Twin Towers Orphan Fund, New York
 Paul Morris Gallery, New York
 Art Miami with Rebecca Ibel Gallery
 Art 2001 with Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
2000Snapshot. Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
 Panel Paintings Exhibition. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
 New Museum Benefit Auction. New York
 Monotype. Malca Fine Art, New York
1999Size Matters. Curated by Mike Weiss. Gail Gates et al, Brooklyn
 Summertime. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
 Three Americans. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
 Art for Kid's Sake. Thread Waxing Space, New York
 Art 99 with Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
1998Empire State Pride Agenda Auction, New York
 Jewel Box Project. GAGA, New York (organized by Patrick Callery)
 Paullina Cupana: A Group Show. Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
 Glyphriff 2. Curated by Max Henry. New York Art Exchange
 Panel Paintings. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
 Benefit Auction. Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Anti-Defamation, New York
1997Prose-Thesis. Mottworks, Paris
 Race Cars and Other Fast Art. Stefanelli Exhibition Space, New York
 Art for Kid's Sake. Thread Waxing Space, New York
 Why Do You Look at Me So Strangely? Planet Thai, Brooklyn
 Alive and Well. Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
 Collector's Gallery. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
 Empire State Pride Agenda Auction, New York
 Blanc & White. Mottworks, New York
 Gramercy International Contemporary Photography Fair, New York. In association with Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York.
1996Link. Gerald Peters, Dallas
 No England/No Amsterdam. Curated by Mike and Doug Starn. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Curated by Dan Cameron. Pittsburgh, PA
1995Inaugural Exhibition. Morris Healy Gallery, New York
 McKinney Avenue Contemporary's Members Invitational, Dallas
 Site Santa Fe. In association with Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York
 Link. Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas
 White Columns. New York
 Red Windows Project. Barney's, New York
1994Gramercy International with Paul Morris Gallery, New York
 Small Paintings. Paul Morris Gallery, New York
 Some Paintings. Lipton/Owens Gallery, New York
 Selections. Carolyn J. Roy Gallery, New York
1993Chamber 1. Curated by Steve Brower and Melissa Dadourian, New York
 The Animal in Me. Amy Lipton Gallery, New York.
1992Outside Possibilities. Curator: Bill Arning. The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury,NY
 The Neurotic Art Show II, The Return of the Repressed. Artists Space, NY
 The Root of All Good (and Evil). B.W.A.C. 10th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, New York White Columns. New York
1991Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful. John Post Lee Gallery, New York
1990China: June 4, 1989. P.S. 1, New York
1989Outside the Clock, Beyond Good and Elvis. Scott Hanson Gallery, New York
1988Sculpture. White Columns, New York
 Group Show. Rastovski Gallery, New York
 Washington Square East Small Works, New York
1987Summer Invitational. Rastovski Gallery, New York
 New Work, New York. Jon Gerstad Gallery, New York
1986The Christmas Show. Jon Gerstad Gallery, New York
 Concert for a Party of Squid. MFA Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
 The Box Project. Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
 Installation. The Windows of Bergdorf-Goodman, New York
 
Bibliography
  • Roberta Smith. Matt Magee: New Paintings. New York Times. Nov. 12, 2010
  • Charlie Finch. The Ripple Effect. Artnet.com Nov. 2, 2010
  • Paul Laster. Matt Magee New Paintings. Time Out New York. Oct. 25, 2010
  • Mike Daniel. "Formica Formatted" at the Contemporary.
    Dallas Morning News. December 29, 2006
  • Abby Luby. "Silvermine exhibit showcases top Northeast artists".
    The Advocate and Greenwich Time. May 14, 2006
  • Philip Eliasoph. "Nerviness, raw ambition spark Silvermine show".
    Connecticut Post. May 14, 2006
  • Katie Stone. "Chambers Echoes are once again heard". www.nyfa.org January 2005
  • Nick Stillman. "Power base". www.offoffoff.com Dec. 27, 2004
  • Robert Berlind. Art in America, exhibition review. February, 2001
  • Max Henry. "Gotham Dispatch", artnet.com. October 12, 2000
  • Ken Johnson. The New York Times, Art in Review, September 29, 2000
  • Carol Kino. Time Out New York, Art Reviews. October 2-9, 1997
  • Robert Murdock. Review Magazine, September 15, 1997
  • Janet Kutner. "Texas Bound", Dallas Morning News, June 27, 1996
  • Robert Mahoney. "In the Galleries", Art & Antiques, May 1991
 
Miscellaneous
  • Guest artist lecture. NYU Contemporary Art History class. November 2009
  • Guest artist. National Recycling Conference. The Sagamore, Lake George, NY. May 2008
  • Brooklyn Industries Issue #1. 2007. Photograph of studio was featured.
  • InStyle Home. September 2005. A painting was reproduced in an insert by interior Designer Tara Seawright
  • Creation of web site: www.mattmagee.info
  • Eye2Eye. Shoe and accessories exposition in London, February 2005 and Paris, March 2005. A drawing was used for t-shirts and handkerchiefs, collaboration with the designer Agathe Gonnet.
  • Paintings used in set interiors for “Prime”, a feature length film directed by Ben Younger, starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. October 2004
  • Guest artist lecture. Brooklyn College, 2000
  • Included in New American Paintings, Open Studios Press. 1997
  • Robert Rauschenberg Studio, New York. 1994-present