Tony Matelli, American (1971 - )

Born 1971 in Chicago, IL
Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

1995
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

1993
B.F.A., Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Wisconsin

1991
Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-Independent Study, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009
Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Palaise de Tokyo, Paris , France

2008
Tony Matelli, Gary Tatinsian Gallery, Inc., Moscow, Russia (cat.)
Tony Matelli, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden (cat.)
The Old Me, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, New York
Philip Akkerman & Tony Matelli, Self-Portraits, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium    

2007
New Work, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, New York

2006
Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Abandon, Centre d’Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

2005
Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France

2004
Abandon, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (cat.)
Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Germany (cat.)

2003
Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Sies & Hoeke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

2002
Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France
Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
Sperone Jr., Rome, Italy
Bailey Fine Art, Toronto

2001
Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
Art Dealers Invitational, Marseilles, France

2000
Sies+ Hoeke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Ten in One Gallery, NYC
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Gallery du Triangle, Bordeaux, France

1999
University of Buffalo Art Gallery, New York (cat.)
Galerie Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Basilico Fine Arts, NYC

1997
Basilico Fine Arts, NYC
Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009
TIME-LIFE, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY
Nature in Kit, Muséum MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Anything, MAC, Lyon, France

2008
Another Mythology, State National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
New Media, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium
Fuck You Human, Maribel Lopez Callery, Berlin, Germany
Contemprorary Fine Arts, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
Evolution, Max Lang, New York, NY
Esculturismo, la Suma de Todas, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)
Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY  (catalogue)
Betes et Hommes, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (catalogue)
Undone, Tom Holmes, Tony Matelli, Eileen Quilan and Heather Rowe, Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, NY

2007
Bad Planet, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Stranger than Paradise, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
I AM AS YOU WILL BE, Skeletons in Art, Cheim & Read, NY, New York (catalogue)
Pull My Finger, curated by Joe Zane, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
Die Macht des Dinglichen – SCULPTUR HEUTE! (The Power of the Physical – SCULPTURE TODAY!), Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin,      Germany (catalogue)
Baroque Biology (with Alexis Rockman), CAC in Cincinnati (catalogue)

2006
Five Billion Years, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
The Furnace, curated by Goschka Macuga, AFoundation, Liverpool, UK
Helter, Helter, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Anne de Villepois, Paris
Into Me, Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, PS1 / MOMA Contemporary Art Institute, Long Island City, NY
Hysteria Siberiana, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Arts, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., NYC
Leaving Cockaigne, Leo Koenig Inc., NYC
Fairy Tales Forever, Homage to H.C. Andersen, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (catalogue)
The Altoids Collection, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas, Contemporary Art Center, Seattle Washington
We Can Do It!, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia (catalogue)

2004
Altered States, Leo Koenig Inc., NYC
Making Visible, Galerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Ten Commandments, Die Zehn Gebote, Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany (catalogue)
I am the Walrus, curated by Jan Avgikos, Cheim & Reid Gallery, NYC
Beautiful Grotesque, Riva Gallery, NYC
What is Art Good For?  100 x Kunst am Karlsplatz, Kunsthalle Wien, Installation in Vienna, Austria (handungsanweisungen/handbook) Five Billion Years, Swiss Institute, curated by Marc Olivier, NYC
Extra, Swiss Institute, curated by Marc Olivier, NYC (catalogue)
The Uncanny, Tate, Liverpool, curated by Mike Kelley, England (catalogue)
Metamorphosis, John Michael Koehler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2003
101 Treasures of The Cranbrook Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (catalogue)
100 artists, 100 T-Shirts,” Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York
The Fourth Sex, curated by Francesco Bonami, MOCA Chicago (catalogue)
PLOP Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund, curated by Tom Eccles, outside installations, New York, NY
Liquid Sky, Frac, Dijon, France, curated by Marc Olivier Wahler (catalogue)
There’s Always Tomorrow, Nicole Eisenman, Jeff Elrod, Torben Giehler, Tony Matelli, Galeria Marabini, Bologna, Italy

2002
Artemis, Greenberg van Doren Gallery, NYC
Barrocos y Neobarrocos.  El Infierno De Lo Bello, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue)
Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, NYC

2001
Vrai que Nature, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
The Americans, Barbican Center, London (catalogue)
Come on, Feel the Noise, Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
Climbing the Walls Thinking It Might be a Way Out, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Boberg, Matelli, Schabel, Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Tomorrow, curated by Andrea Salerno and Mari Spirito, RareArt Properties, NYC (catalogue)
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
Nothing, Andrew Kreps, NYC
Small World, MOCA, San Diego (catalogue)
Over the Edges: the Corners of Gent,curated by Jan Hoet, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium (catalogue)
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London (catalogue)

1999
True West, curated by Jason Murison, PPOW, NYC
Holding Court, Entwistle, London
In the Public Realm, organized by the Public Art Fund, NYC

1998
Beyond the Monument, organized by the the Public Art Fund, Metrotech, Brooklyn
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow, curated by Franceso Bonami
Bard College for Curatorial Studies, New York
Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum, CT (catalogue)
Spatiotemporal-Works from the Collection 1988-1998, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, Sweden
Pollution, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (catalogue)

1997
To be Real, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Bring your own Walkman, W139, Amsterdam

1996
Clarity, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

1995
Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Selected Bibliography

2008
Montornes, Frederic, Una lucha por la supervivencia, Exit Express, Issue    #36, May 2008, p. 25
Conduit, Illustration: “Sleepwalker,” Issue #19, Spring 2008
Matelli, Tony, Tony Matelli, Fucked and Ancient Echo, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati , Essay Matt Distel,(ISBN978-0-917562-81-5)

2007
Boutet do Monvel, Violaine, “Promenade: Divers lieux, New York, January 2007,” Artpress333, Paris, April
Keely, Amanda, “A-Z from the Armory Show, New York 2007,“ Whitewall, Issue 6, Summer, pp. 158-159
“Nar kunsten bliver en privat passion,“ Observer Danmark, Nr. 8, July 26
Thorsen, Nils, “Farlig kunst over sofaen,“ December
“Efterarets, hojdepunkter, Berlingske, September 14
Johnson, Ken, “Pointing Out Creativity’s Goofy Side,“ The Boston Globe,(www.boston.com), July 17
Steel, Sharon, “Putting the ’art’ in ’fart,“ The Pheonix, July 6
Nungesser, Michael, “Die Macht des Dinglichen, Kunstforum, May-June
Fiest, Peter H., “Material und Ironie,” Neues Deutschland, April 10, p. 19
Styrie, Hanna, “Venus mit Gummiohren,” Kolnische Rundschau, April 4, p. 11
Doring, Ralf, “Skulptur im Aufwind,” Neue OZ Osnabrucker Zeitung, March 30, p. 28
Nungesser, Michael, “Das Ding an sich,” Freitag, March 9
Heiser, Jorg, “Meine Bronze wiegt drei Tonnen,” Suddeutsche Zeitung, March, 5, p.11
Wefing, Heinrich, “Ach ja, Mauschen mit Adlerschwingen,“ F.A.Z., February 22
Pruess, Sebastian, “Die entkorkte Venus,” Berliner Zeitung, February, 14, p. 32
Berg, Ronald, “Einmal Luft, bitte, exakt bemessen,“ die tageszeitung, February 14, p. 17
Buhr, Elke, “Wo ist denn hier das neue Ding?”, Frankfurter Rundschau, February 13, p. 15
Kuhn Nicola, “Purzelbaume der Moderne,” Der Tagesspiegel, February 10, p. 28
Schwendener, Martha, “Tony Matelli,“ The New York Times, February 9, p. E36
Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Upddate,“ artnet.com, January

2006
Jacob, Victoria, “Questions existentielles,“ Lolie, December
Artforum, January, Tony Matelli ad, p. 81
Wahler, Marc-Olivier, “Five Billion Years,“ Palais/Magazine 01, fall-winter, pp. cover, 2, 22-33, 95
Edwards, Natasha,  “News: Paris,“ Contemporary, no. 86, p. 24 (image only)
Ph.D., "Helter/Helter, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, La Monde, June 22,
Adrien, Torok, "Tony Matelli Abandon," a szena, pp. 38-39
Mataro, Aleix, "Antoni Abad moviliza" January 31
Gaush, Anna Maria, "Mala Hierba: Tony Matelli Abandono," December 2005- March 2006 (exh. dates), ABC, p. 43

2005
"Abandon," le cool, December 12
Hohmann, Silke, "Im Zoo der Kunst," Frankfurter Rundschau, October 22, Nr. 246 Paumgarten, Nick, "Salesman," The New Yorker,
October 17, pp. 144-151, 153-155
Schreiber, Anne, "Nicht Nur Kommerz Vor Allem Kunst," artnet, October 11
"Modern 05: Kunstmesse im kleinen Kriess," Welt Kompakt, October 6, p. 27
De Righi, Roberta, "Von Cocktails und anderen Impulsen, Fluchtige Bilder: Die Mini Messe Modern 05 in der Residenz," Allgemeine
Zeitung, Kulture, Thursday October 6

2004
Fricke, Christiane, "Art Cologne auf dem richtigen Weg," Handelsblatt, October 29-31, Nr. 211, p. 45
Smith, Roberta, “Rimbaud,” The New York Times, Friday, July 30
Bisenbach, Klaus, “Zehn Gebote,” Charta, (cat.)
Matt, Gerald, "Handlungsanweisungen," Steidl (cat.)
Eccles, Tom, "Plop: Projects of the Public Art Fund," (cat.)
TimeOut, Picks: I am the Walrus," June, 15
Levin, Kim, "Voice Choices," Village Voice, July 7-13
The New Yorker, Galleries-Downtown, ”Altered States,”July 12-19
Harris, Jane, “Truth Teller, mischief maker: Artist as clown and vice versa”, The Village Voice, July 7-13
Ribas, Joao, Time Out New York, Reviews-“Beautiful Grotesque,” July 8-15, p. 55
Mueller, Vanessa Joan, “The Uncanny,” Texte zur Kunst, June, Volume 54, p. 206-208
Wendland, Johannes, "Armut fressen Ethik auf," Kunstzeitung, June
Farquharson, Alex, “The Uncanny”, Frieze Magazine, May, Issue 83 P. 91
Johnson, Ken, “Five Billion Years,” The New York Times, Friday April 16

2003
Sammlung Melitta, Melitta, publisher (cat.)
Musial, Robert, “Cranbrook Art Museum Celebrates the Big 100,”  Marquee, Section E, pp. E14-15, Friday December 12
Collins, Lisa, “A Century’s Treasure”, Metro Times,December 10-16, p.44
Detroit Free Press, December 21, Section E, p.2
Jones, Ronald, FRIEZE Magazine, June-July-August, P. 118
Paderni, Marinella, “There’s always Tomorrow”, Tema Celeste, Aug., p. 89
Tony Matelli, catalague, Foreword by Toby Kamps, Essay by Lisa Fischman, NYC: Leo Koenig Inc., and Cologne: Buchhandlung Walther Koenig
PLOP Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund, curated by Tom Eccles, New York: Merrell, pp. 155-159.
Ducklo, Matt, “The Surreal Thing”, Surface Magazine, pp. 147-158
Delin, Martin, “Baby, Jag Gillard et Rat”, Bon, Summer, pp68-80
Cresci, Simona, “Tony Matelli-Sperone”, Timeout Rome, June-Aug. p. 33
Tony Matelli, Flash Art, May June, p. 125
Expressen, April, 22
Bonami, Francesco, “The Fourth Sex”, Charta, (cat.)

2002
Bell Harry, “La Foire de Bale reussit…”, Le Monde, Dec. 13
Romeo, Filippo, Tony Matelli, Artforum, November, p. 193
Johnson, Ken, “Linger,”Art Guide, The New York Times,June 28
Twardy, Chuck, “Downtown Imports,” Las Vegas Weekly, May 30
Maxwell, Douglas, “Sexual Sunrise, Tony Matelli”, NY Arts, Feb., p. 69
Trainor, James,”Tony Matelli”, Tema Celeste, March-April,#90, p.80
Schwabsky, Barry, “The Americans. New Art”, Art Press, Feb. p.76,          
Bonacossa, Ilaria, “The Americans: New Art”, Flash Art, Jan./Feb., p.48
Mahoney, Robert, TimeOutNY, Dec.27-Jan.3,2002, Issue No.326
Scott, Andrea, The New Yorker, Jan.7, 2002, p.14

2001
Schwendener, Martha, “Fabrice Gygi and Tony Matelli”, Time Out NY, July26-August2
Luceie-Smith, Edward, “At Tomorrow”, Vilo Intl. Publishers (cat.)
Ratnam, Neru, The Face, London, p. 174-186
Guner, Fisun, Art Review, Metro, London,  Oct.26
Sladen, Mark,” Young Americans”, Blue Print, London, Nov., p.50
Corris, Michael, Art Monthly, London, Jan. 1001-1002, p.30
Herbert, Michael, “States of the Art”, Art Review, London, Fall, p.51
Jones, Jonathan, The Guardian, Oct.23,
Thorburn, Hedwig, “Humor I Ung Amerikansk Konst”, Svenska Dagbladet, Malmo, Sweden,Nov.15,
Chapman, Peter,  “Going Out”, Independent, London, Oct.20, p.12
Thorburn, Hedvig, Goteborgs – Posten, Nov.15
Guner, Fisun, “The Americans – New Art”, What’s On, London, Nov.
Darwent, Charles, The Independent on Sunday, London, Oct.28
Packer, William, Financial Times, London, Oct.30, p.20
Ratham, Neru, The Face, London, “Oh Please Let It All Mean Something”, Fall           

2000
Kino, Carol, Art in America, “Surveying the Scene II,” June, pp 45-49
Hirschmann, Thomas, Weekend Post, “At the Galleries, August 5, p.W14
Lewison, David, Artweek, “Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art at MCA San Diego,” March
Weiner, Jessica, The Weekly, “It’s a Small World After All: Dioramas in Contemporary Art,” 11-17 Feb., p.6
Flaunt Magazine, “Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art,” Feb., 2000
Ollman, Leah, Los AngelesTimes, “Tiny Worlds Create Great Illusions, Jan. 23, p.69
Flash Art, “Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, March-April, p. 125
Savage, David, Metrosource, New York, “Small World,” Spring, p. 78
Fischman, Lisa, “Abandon,” Exhibition Brochure, Univeristy at Buffalo Research Center in Art & culture
Rugoff, Ralph, Kamps, Toby,  “Small World,” Exhibition catalogue, San Diego MCA, San Diego CA
Levin, Kim, Village Voice, “Nothing,” January 25, p. 90
Hunt, David, TimeOut NY, “Tony Matelli,” feb.3-10, p.61
Thirteen/WNET, New York, “Egg the arts show,” nationwide public television, Jan. 13
Artforum, “Winter Preview,” Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, Jan., p. 33

1999
Vendrame, Simona, TemeCeleste, “Manichini,” December,pp. 88-97
Der Tagesspiegel, “Art Forum Berlin,” September 30
Artforum, “Fall Preview,” September, p.99
Zing Magazine, “Camouflage,” Summer pp.100-115
Johnson, Ken, New York Times, “A Fertile Garden of Sculptures,” August 13, Weekend Fine Arts/Leisure, pp. 33-35
Hunt, David, Art/Text, August-October, pp 34-36
McCarthy, Gerard, Art in America, “Tony Matelli at Basilico,” July,p.90
Fugimori, Manami, Bijustu Techo, “World Report, April, pp. 132-133
Galloway, Munro, Artpress, “Tony Matelli,” April, p.245
Coomer, Marin, TimeOut London, “Holding Court,” Feb., 3 p.49
What’s On, “Holding Court,”  January 27- February 3, pp. 20-21
Dillon, Theresa, Cakewalk, “Tony’s Weed,” winter, pp. 14-20
Cotter, Holland, New York Times, “Changes Aside, Soho is still Very Much Soho, Feb., 12, p. E1,37
Levin, Kim, Village Voice, “Tony Matelli,” Feb., 9, p. 72
Maxwell, Douglas, Review, “The Full Monica,” Feb., 1, pp. 1, 5-6
Eccles, Tom ed., “In Process, Beyond the Monument at Metrotech,” Volume 7, #2, Winter p.2

1998
Jones, Ronald, Artforum, “The best of 1998.” December, p. 108
Harper’s Magazine, “S’mores: The Day After,’ August, p.32
Hankewitz, Molly, Art Papers, “To be Real,” May/June, p. 32
Avgikos, Jan, Sculpture, “The Shape of Art at the End of the Century,” April, pp.46-53
Birnbaum, Daniel, Dagens, Nyheter, “Tony Matelli, April 17-23, p. 35
Stafford, Amy, New Art Examiner, “To be Real,” April, pp. 45-46
Di Terzet, Ettore Bonessio, Tema Celeste, “Pollution,” March/April, p.74
Jana, Reena, Flash Art, “To Be Real, March/April, 1998

1997
“To be Real,” exhibition brochure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Saltz, Jerry, TimeOut NY, May 8-15, p. 48
Levin, Kim, The Village Voice, “Choices,” April, 29, p.16
Smith, Roberta, New York Times, “ Also of Note,” April 18, p.C20
Jones, Ronald, Siksi Magazine, “A Fresh Hell, XII No.1, spring pp.10-11

1996
Hixon, Kathryn, The New Art Examiner, “Clarity,” May 1996, pp 42-43

 

Grants/Fellowships

1998
NYFA Grant

1991
Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art Independent Study, New York

 

Lectures/Seminars

2008
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2007
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal , Montreal, Canada
The Whitney Museum, New York, NY
FIT Parsons, New York, NY
Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
Cincinatti University, Cincinnati, OH
SUNY New Paltz, NY
Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Yale University, New Haven, CT
CalArts, Los Angeles, CA
CAC, Cincinnati, OH

2006
HVCCA, Peekskill, NY
Hunter College, NYC

2005
Parsons School of Art, NYC

2004
Pratt, Brooklyn, NY
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2003
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2002
Columbus School of Art, Columbus, OH
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Columbia University, NYC

2001
Public Art Fund Seminar, Cooper Union, NYC
Parsons School of Art, NYC
Empire Studio Program, NYC

2000
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
New York Studio Program, NYC

1999
University of Buffalo, New York
SUNY Albany, NY

1998
Aldrich Museum, CT


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