Born Kansas City, 1980, lives and works in N.Y. State.
Matt Bollinger was awarded a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (2003) and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Art and Design (2007). As an American artist, Bollinger’s drawings, paintings and stop motion animations, consciously grapple with the ‘veritas’, or otherwise of the American dream, and captures the zeitgeist of its dystopian dark side. In a manner of painting that consciously acknowledges its cultural roots grounded within American modernism, from Diebenkorn to Hopper, Bollinger thoughtfully and tenderly depicts the everyday social derelictions, the small socio-economic diminishments, but human gains and bonds, generated by ravages of the post-analogue, Anthropocene epoch in the shared experience of innumerate locations across the contemporary world. Matt Bollinger’s work has featured in recent museum exhibitions; The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania (2022); South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana (2020); Phillips Museum, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2018); Nerman Museum, Overland Park, Kansas (2016); Musee d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Etienne (2016). Other solo exhibitions include, Zürcher Gallery, New York and Paris, M+B, Los Angeles (2020). Matt Bollinger held his first London solo exhibition Collective Conscious with mother’s tankstation in 2021 and his first Dublin solo exhibition Off Peak in September 2022.