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Matt Bollinger

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Kansas City, MO

Birth year

Lives in

Works in


RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), 2007, MFA
Kansas City Art Institute, 2003, BFA

Representing galleries
NY/Paris, Zurcher Gallery

Illustration, graffiti/street-art, realism, mixed-media, figurative, drawing, painting


Matt Bollinger Born 1980 in Kansas City, MO. Currently lives and works in New York. 


Rhode Island School of Design. M.F.A. with Honors. Painting Major. Providence, RI

Brown University. Sheridan Center Teaching Certificate. Providence, RI

  Kansas City Art Institute. B.F.A. Painting/Creative Writing Valedictorian. Kansas City, MO

2002  Yale University School of Art. 
Norfolk Summer Session. Norfolk, CT

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015   Upcoming Solo: June 17 – September 13, 2015. Dark Moods. Le Creux de L’Enfer. Thiers (France)

2014  Reading Rooms. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

2014  The Reservoir. Galerie Zürcher. Paris

2013   Bed on the Floor. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

2012   Between the Days. Galerie Zürcher. Paris

2011  About Midnight Saturday. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

    Welcome Home Matt Bollinger. Hudson D.Walker Gallery. Provincetown, MA

  Miss You, artSTRAND. Provincetown, MA

  The Hypnotism. Plane Space. New York, NY

2007  Autovideo. Rodger La Pelle Galleries. Philadelphia, PA

2006  Interiors. Rodger La Pelle Galleries. Philadelphia, PA

2005  The Hilltop. Rodger La Pelle Galleries. Philadelphia, PA

2004  Be a Good Boy Charlie and Other Narratives. The Green Line. Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014  The New York Moment. Musée d’Art Moderne, Sainte-Étienne (France)

2013     Come Like Shadows. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

             The First Ending: Resembling Noir. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

    Thunder Perfect Mind. Land of Tomorrow Gallery. Louisville, KY

2012  Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape. Spaceshifter. Brooklyn, NY

    Red Herring. Fjord Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

    The Dorian Project by Ilan Cohen & Quang Bao. SecondGuest. New York, NY

    Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Zürcher Studio Booth. Los Angeles, CA

 2011  Summer Show. Galerie Zürcher. Paris

    Drawing Now, Art Fair. Galerie Zürcher. Paris

    Salon Zürcher. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

    Room for Error. Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Provincetown, MA

  In a Violet Distance. Zürcher Studio. New York, NY

 Nice to Meet You. Sloan Fine Art. New York, NY

 Mutual Migration. Michael Rosenthal. San Francisco, CA 

    Fellows Exhibition. Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Provincetown, MA

  Invitational. Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Provincetown, MA

    New England/New York New Talent. Hampden Gallery. University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA

    Gangbusters. Plane Space. New York, NY

    Swap Meet. Ice Box. Philadelphia, PA

    Not Pictured. Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, RI

    Small Works. Rodger La Pelle Galleries. Philadelphia, PA

2005  Young Art Alliance - Juried Exhibition. Philadelphia Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA

    Shifter Magazine: Desire and the Other.

2004   The Fairytale Project. Fahrenheit Gallery. Kansas City, MO

  B.F.A. Show. H&R Block Artspace. Kansas City, MO

Awards and Activities

2010-11 Second Year Fellowship. Fine Arts Work Center. Provincetown, MA

2009-10 Fellowship. Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown, MA

2008   Artist in Residence. Burlington City Arts. Seven Below Arts Initiative at the Barn. Burlington, VT

Public Collections

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas City, MO

Museum of Fine Arts. Dole, France

Selected Bibliography

Dailey, Meghan. “Goings On About Town: Art.” The New Yorker. January 16, 2014.

Dagen, Philippe. “Matt Bollinger, Galerie Zürcher.” Le Monde. March 23, 2014

De Santis, Sophie. “Matt Bollinger :))).” Le Figaroscope. April 29, 2014.

Miller, Leigh Anne. “The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss.” Art in America. March 30, 2013.

Kholer, William Eckhardt. “Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Studio: The Road of Ashes.” Huffington Post. March 30, 2013.

Bonnet, Frédéric.  “Art Paris ou l’Europe des regions.” Le Journal des Arts. March 19 -29, 2012.

Dagen, Philippe. “Pourquoi les jeunes artistes font a nouveau du dessin.” Le Monde. March 29 2011.

Indrisek, Scott. "You Are Being Hypnotized." Anthem Magazine. March-April 2008.

Walker, Steve, "Insular Sex Scenes and Hints of Ridicule." Review Magazine. March 2008.

Strauss, R.B. “Art: Matt Bollinger.” Around Philly. November 14, 2007

Van Siclen, Bill. "RISD, Students Rising." Providence Journal. May 22, 2007.

Fallon, Roberta. "Editor’s Picks." Philadelphia Weekly. February 16, 2005.

Recent Exhibits

Matt Bollinger participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2015 In Storage
Feb, 2015 Eight Painters
Nov, 2014 Reading Rooms
Zurcher Gallery
Mar, 2014 The Reservoir
Nov, 2013 The First Ending: Resembling Noir
Zürcher Studio
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