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Matt Bollinger (b. 1980, Kansas City, MO) is an artist living in Ithaca, NY who works across painting, animation, sculpture and music. Matt Bollinger received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.  His work has been exhibited in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. Recent museum exhibitions have been at the South Bend Museum of Art (2020), the Schneider Museum (2018) and Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole (2016). Residencies include the Seven Below Arts Initiative in Burlington, VT, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY.  In 2016 and 2021, he received NYFA grants in Painting.  He is represented by Zürcher Gallery and mother’s tankstation and lives and works in New York state.




2007 M.F.A., Painting Major, with Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2007 Sheridan Center Teaching Certificate, Brown University, Providence, RI

2003 B.F.A., Painting/Creative Writing Double Major, Valedictorian, Kansas City Art institute, Kansas City, MO

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


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2022 Felix LA, mother’s tankstation, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

Matt Bollinger, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Matt Bollinger, mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin, Ireland (solo)

2021 Collective Conscious, mother’s tankstation limited, London, England (solo) Furlough, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2020 Labor Day, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Extended Present, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (solo)
Matt Bollinger & Kyle Staver, Focus curated by Jamillah James, The Armory Show, Zürcher Gallery Booth, New York, NY (two-person)

2019 Three Rooms, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2018 Matt Bollinger, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (solo)

2017 Between the Days, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 2016 Independence, MO Zürcher Studio, New York, NY (solo)

2015 Humeurs Noires, le Creux de l'Enfer—Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France. (solo)

In Storage, Galerie Zürcher, Paris France (solo)

2014 Reading Rooms, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY (solo) Odd Jobs, Times Club, Iowa City, IA (solo)

The Reservoir, Galerie Zürcher, Paris France (solo) 2013 Bed on the Floor, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY (solo)

2012 Between the Days, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France (solo)

2011 about midnight Saturday, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY (solo)
Drawing Now, Art Fair, Galerie Zürcher Booth, Paris, France (solo)
Welcome Home Matt Bollinger, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (solo)

2010 Miss You, artSTRAND, Provincetown, MA (solo)

2008 The Hypnotism, Plane Space, New York, NY (solo) 


Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings


2021 Re: Representation, curated by Dan Cameron, John Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA Road Rage, curated by Eric Fischl, The Church, Sag Harbor, NY
Spring, curated by Kristopher Benedict, John H. Baker Gallery at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA

Group Show, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Iconography: Artists Raising Children, curated by Daniel Gerwin, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Domesticity, curated by Sasha Bogojev, Voler Gallery, Dubais, UAE
All Figured Out, Zürcher Gallery, New York NY

2020 Melancholympics curated by Sasha Bogojev, Plus One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Sit Still, curated by Patty Horing and Deborah Brown, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
Brushwork: The Painted Animation, London International Animation Festival, Edge of Frame Programme, London, England.

On Experimental Animation with Savinder Bual, Bristol Experimental Expanded Film, Bristol, England.
FJORD Presents: An evening of Animation, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Interior Monologues, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ The Practice of Everyday Life, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Moving Pictures, Platform Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 The Animated Image, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR Marx@200, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Motion Picture Shorts Program with Julian Kreimer, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
Drawing In/Drawing Out, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Parallel Practices, Visual & Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury,Ct

2017 Graphite Vision, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Figure/Ground, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA

2016 Domestic Seen, Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS Past Imperfect, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brookly, NY

Intriguing Uncertanties, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France
Introspective, BravinLee, New York, NY
You’ll Never Be Younger Than You Are Today, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO

2015 8 Painters, Danese Corey, New York, NY
Seattle Art Fair, Zürcher Studio Booth, Seattle, WA

Sensation, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY
Place Names the Place, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI You Don't Bring Me Flowers, 68Projects, Berlin, Germany

2014 Image Makers, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
Jeunes Créateurs a New York, Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France Come Like Shadows—Palimpsests, Traces, Specters Of The Silver Screen, Nightlife, Veils, The Absent Present, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
About the Body, Gallery 1989, Larchmont, NY

2013 The First Ending: Resembling Noir, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY; curated by Matt Bollinger

Summer Show, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
Thunder Perfect Mind, Land of Tomorrow, Lexington, KY Art Paris Art Fair, Zürcher Studio Booth, Paris, France

2012 Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape, Spaceshifter, Brooklyn, NY Red Herring, FJORD, Philadelphia, PA

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

2011 Matt Bollinger, Marc Desgrandchamps, David Lefebvre, Taylor McKimens, Zürcher Studio, Paris, France

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

2010 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

2009 Invitational, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2008 New England/New York/New Talent, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York, NY

2007 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, 


Curated Exhibitions


2016 Stages, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

2013 The First Ending: Resembling Noir, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY Awards and Activities

2020 Emily and Eugene Grant Merit Award, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY

2017 Vimeo Staff Pick: Apartment 6F

2016 Fellowship, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, New York, NY Vimeo Staff Pick: Mark of the Wolf

2015 Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts

2013 Video interview, Gorky's Granddaughter, New York, NY

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

Museum of Fine Arts, Dole, France


Selected Bibliography


Williams, Gilda, “Matt Bollinger: Collective Conscious”, Artforum, September, 2021.
Judah, Hettie, “Matt Bollinger; Collective Conscious”, Art Monthly, No. 447, June 2021.
Yau, John, “Matt Bollinger’ Working-Class Elegy”, Hyperallergic (online), April 2, 2021.
Coates, Jennifer, David Cohen, and David Humphrey discuss Julie Mehretu at the Whitney and Matt

Bollinger: Furlough at Zürcher Gallery, The Review Panel, ArtCritical (online), April 15, 2021. Bogojev, Sasha, “Labor Day: Matt Bollinger Explores the Intimacy of Lost American Dreams”, Juxtapoz

(online), November 10, 2020
Wagner, Josh “Matt Bollinger: Labor Day”, ArtNowLA (online), November 20, 2020
Bogojev, Sasha, “In Conversation: Matt Bollinger on his Hand-Painted Animations”, Juxtapoz (online),

July 28 2020.
Gauss, Daniel, “Matt Bollinger”, Wall Street International (online), July 23, 2020.
Micchelli, Thomas, “Visions of Home, from Dream Memories to Trump Country” Hyperallergic (online),

June 1, 2019.
Corwin, William, “Matt Bollinger: Three Rooms,” Delicious (online), February 26, 2019
Majumdar, Sangram, “Matt Bollinger’s fictional universe”, Two Coats of Paint (online), February 15, 2019. Brown, Becky, “Matt Bollinger,” Art in America, February 1, 2018.
Yau, John, “12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017,” Hyperallergic (online), December 31, 2017.
Yau, John, “Matt Bollinger’s America,” Hyperallergic (online), December 3, 2017.
Fullylove, Rebecca, “Matt Bollinger uses hand-painted stop motion animation to create this hypnotic

thriller,” It’s Nice That (online), March 21, 2017.
Johnson, Ken, “What to See in New York Galleries This Week” New York Times, June 16, 2016.
Yau, John, “End of the Road: Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Gallery” Hyperallergic (online), May 15, 2016. Turcan, Maud "Dans l'ombre de Matt Bollinger" La Montagne, June 22, 2015
Neal, Patrick "8 Figurative Painters in an Atemporal World" Hyperallergic (online), March 4, 2015 D'Agostino, Paul "L Rex: Art" The L Magazine (online), December 6, 2014.
De Santis, Sophie "Matt Bollinger" Le Figaroscope, April 29, 2014.
Dagan, Philippe "Matt Bollinger" Le Monde, March 23, 2014.
Ducat, Philippe "Les peintures collages de Matt Bollinger, peintre de la décroissance forcée" ArtPress

(online) March, 2014.
"Come Like Shadows" The New Yorker, January 27, 2014
Hirsch, Faye "The Lookout" Art in America (online), March 28, 2013.
Kohler, William Eckhardt "Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Studio: The Road of Ashes" The Huffington Post Blog

March 28, 2013
Kohler, William Eckhardt “Painting Lives! ‘Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape’ at Spaceshifter” The Huffington

Post Blog November 29, 2012.

Ibarra, Ana “Kansas City Revisited” Elephant Magazine Issue 8 Autumn 2011.

Dagen, Philippe “Pourquoi les jeunes artistes font à 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., November 14, 2007.

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

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




Yau, John, Matt Bollinger, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY 2019
Bollinger, Matt, “Construction and Erasure: Matt Bollinger on Narrative in Catherine Murphy and David Byrd,” Painters on Painting (online), April 23, 2018.
Hegyi, Lóránd, Intrigantes Incertitudes, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France, 2016
Bouglé, Frédéric, Matt Bollinger: Humeurs Noires, le Creux de l'Enfer—Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France, 2015.
Bollinger, Matt, On the Roadie, 'Zine, edition of 100, 2015.
Bollinger, Matt, “Matt Bollinger on Gregory Gillespie,” Painters on Painting (online), February 12, 2015 Bollinger, Matt, Renovations. Artists book, edition of 50, 2015.
Matt Bollinger: The Reservoir, Zürcher Studio, Paris, 2014.
Ibarra, Ana and Marc Valli, Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing, Laurence King Publishing, London,

England, October 22, 2013.
Humphrey, David, Matt Bollinger: about midnight Saturday, Zürcher Studio, New York, 2011.