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Santa Rosa, CA

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Otis College of Art and Design, 2001, MFA
UC Santa Cruz, 1995, BFA

mixed-media, arts-education, installation, conceptual, sculpture


Matt MacFarland


2001-2003 Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

1995-1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz



2005 L.A.’s Curator’s Choice Award, Immodest Proposals, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston ,TX 2003 Armory Center for the Arts Fellowship


Lectures/Public Presentations

2004 Artist Lecture, ArtForum Lecture series, Santa Ana College



2008  Erech Overaker, Interview with Matt MacFarland,  July 14, 2008



2009 Immersion Program:  Somewhere Between the Dust and the Light, Summer Camp, Los Angeles, CA

2008  Old Pasadena Film Festival, Pasadena, CA

2007  Video Picnic II, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Video Picnic, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.


One and Two-person Shows

2009  Extended Family, Haus, Pasadena, CA.

2008  The Lost Artworks (the Insufficient Edition), Light & Wire Gallery,

2008  “Die, My Dear?  Why that’s the Last Thing I’ll Do!”, Sea and Space Explorations, Highland Park, CA.

2005 Arby Alpert and the Old Man of the Mountain, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.       2005 Animals Gone Wild,Phantom Galleries, South Pasadena, CA

2004 Fly by Night, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


Selected Group Shows

2010  An American Historical Fantasy, Moorpark College Gallery, Moorpark, CA.

2010  Three Hour Tour, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA.

2009/2010  MexiCali Biennial 09/10, UABC Campus Mexicali and Mexicali Rose, Mexicali, MX and Los Angeles, CA.

2009  Ten Pound Ape:  Your Mother Was Beautiful Once, Part Vier, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2008  In the Round, Curated by Ed Gomez, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2008  Graphics Interchange Format, Curated by Laurel Ptak, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007  Maximum of Maximums, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2007  Suitcase Volume II:  The Unpacking, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2007  Drive By, Phantom Galleries L.A., Pasadena, CA.

2007  Haus Guests, Brewery Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Oh, lots of things.  It’s about rats and balloons mostly, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Great American Nude, Harvey Levine Gallery, Culver City, CA.

2006  Suitcase,  Upstairs at the Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Delusionarium 3, Grand Central Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

2006  Interactions, Armory NorthWest Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

2006  Young Americans, 1711 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Hands On, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA.

2005 Immodest Proposals, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston, TX

2005 Next, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Organized by Ed Gomez, Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Sixteen:One Anniversary Show, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2005 Delusionarium II, White Box Gallery, Organized by Jesse Benson, Marina Del Rey, CA.

2004 (Collaboration)Le Pinchefuntastique: Brown Out V, Dangerous Curve Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Delusionarium 1, Legacy Arts Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

2003 Terpicooniteen (Please) Give Until Gone, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.


Recent Exhibits

Matt MacFarland participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2013 The Armory Show and Tell
Armory Center for the Arts
Jan, 2013 MexiCali Biennial 2013: Cannibalism in the New World
Vincent Price Art Museum
Nov, 2012 Bon Appetit: An Hors d'Oeuvre for the Cannibal Feast
May, 2012 Museum of Temporary Art
See Line Gallery
Apr, 2012 Day at the Races
Beacon Arts Building
Mar, 2012 Prince at the Forum
Beacon Arts Building
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