Matt Bollinger

mother’s exhibitions:

Matt Bollinger
9 May – 29 June 2024
mother’s tankstation London

Matt Bollinger
Off Peak 
29 September – 26 November 2022
mother’s tankstation Dublin

Matt Bollinger
Collective Conscious
15 April – 12 June 2021
mother’s tankstation London


Matt Bollinger 
NOVA | Art Basel Miami Beach
8 – 10 December 2023

Born 1980, Kansas City, Missouri
Lives and works in New York State


2007 MFA Painting Major, with Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
2007 Sheridan Center Teaching Certificate, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
2003 BFA Painting / Creative Writing Double Major, Valedictorian, Kansas City Art institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2002 Yale University School of Art, Norfolk Summer Session, Norfolk, Connecticut

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

halftime, mother’s tankstation, London 
station, François Ghebaly, New York 
Off Peak, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Matt Bollinger: Double Shift, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Arkansas
Collective Conscious, mother’s tankstation, London
Furlough, Zürcher Gallery, New York
Labor Day, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Extended Present, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Three Rooms, Zürcher Gallery, New York
Matt Bollinger, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Between the Days, Zürcher Gallery, New York
Independence, MO Zürcher Studio, New York
Humeurs Noires, le Creux de l’Enfer—Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thiers, France
In Storage, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Reading Rooms, Zürcher Studio, New York
Odd Jobs, Times Club, Iowa City
The Reservoir, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Bed on the Floor, Zürcher Studio, New York
Between the Days, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
about midnight Saturday, Zürcher Studio, New York
Welcome Home Matt Bollinger, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Miss You, artSTRAND, Provincetown, Massachusetts
The Hypnotism, Plane Space, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

Edge Condition, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts
The Chicken and the Egg, Centre for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Baltimore
Disegno-in-Motion, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhatten College, New York
Einstein on the Beach, Super Dakota, Brussels
Hello Animation Festival, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Heaven is a Different Thing, Unclebrother, Hancock, New York

Blind Field, 1969 Gallery, New York
Short Shorts 2022 Film Festival, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Weeds & Spores, Alexandre Gallery, New York
Re: Representation, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
Interior Monologues, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey
Domesticity, Volery Gallery, Dubai
New Iconography: Artists Raising Children, The Landing, Los Angeles
Melancholympics, Plus One Gallery, Antwerp
Sit Still, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York
Brushwork: The Painted Animation, London International Animation Festival, Edge of Frame Programme, London
On Experimental Animation with Savinder Bual, Bristol Experimental Expanded Film, Bristol
FJORD Presents: An evening of Animation, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia
Interior Monologues, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey
The Practice of Everyday Life, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Moving Pictures, Platform Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Animated Image, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
Marx@200, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Motion Picture Shorts Program with Julian Kreimar, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, New York
Drawing In/Drawing Out, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Parallel Practices, Visual & Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut
Graphite Vision, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Figure/Ground, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts
Domestic Seen, Nerman Musuem, Overland Park, Kansas
Past Imperfect, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, New York
Intriguing Uncertanties, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France
Introspective, BravinLee, New York
You’ll Never Be Younger Than You Are Today, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, Missouri
8 Painters, Danese Corey, New York
Sensation, Projekt722, Brooklyn, New York
Place Names the Place, Eastern Michigan University Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, 68Projects, Berlin
Image Makers, Novella Gallery, New York
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
About the Body, Gallery 1989, Larchmont, New York
The First Ending: Resembling Noir, Zürcher Studio, New York
Summer Show, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Thunder Perfect Mind, Land of Tomorrow, Lexington, Kentucky
Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape, Spaceshifter, Brooklyn, New York
Red Herring, FJORD, Philadelphia
Matt Bollinger, Marc Desgrandchamps, David Lefebvre, Taylor McKimens, Zürcher Studio, Paris
Room for Error, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts
In a Violet Distance, Zürcher Studio, New York
Nice to Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, New York
Mutual Migration, Michael Rosenthal, San Francisco
Fellows Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Invitational, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
New England/New York/New Talent, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York
Swap Meet, Ice Box, Philadelphia
Not Pictured, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
Small Works, Rodger La Pelle Galleries, Philadelphia
Young Art Alliance – Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia
Shifter Magazine:  Desire and the Other,

Selected Bibliography

‘Organ: London Gallery Weekend pt.6 – On with it all, Laurence Sturla at Project Native Informant, the Matt Bollinger show at Mother’s Tankstation is worth your time, Maureen Paley Gallery is currently exhibiting Hannah Starkey…’ Organ, 19 June
Pricco, Evan, ‘Halftime is More Than Just Sports in the New Series by Matt Bollinger’, Juxtapoz Magazine, 23 May
Estiler, Keith, ‘Matt Bollinger’s ‘Halftime’ Show Probes Deep Loneliness’, HYPEBEAST, 23 May
Pillaudin, Jade, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Le Quotidien de l’art, Special issue, 9 December
P. Kelly, Brian, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach Review: An Art Fair in Need of Excitement’, The Wall Street Journal, 7 December
Yau, John, ‘Matt Bollinger, Painter of the Forgotten’, Hyperallergic, 26 April
Pricco, Evan, ‘Matt Bollinger’s Narrative Fiction on Display in “Station”, Juxtapoz Magazine, 21 April
Pricco, Evan, ‘Matt Bollinger Is Near His Peak in “Off Peak”’, Juxtapoz Magazine, 11 October
Pricco, Evan, ‘Matt Bollinger The Realist of Fantasy’, Juxtapoz Magazine, Spring 2022 Issue #221
Rostron, Edwin, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Edge of Frame, 24 February
Laster, Paul, ‘8 Buzzworthy Artists to Watch from Felix LA’, Galerie Magazine, 22 February
Williams, Gilda, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Collective Conscious review, Artforum, Vol.60, No.1, September
Serova, Varia, ‘In Conversation with MATT BOLLINGER’, Zephyr and Maize, 22 June
Durbin, Andrew, ‘What to See in East London During Gallery Weekend’, Frieze Critic’s Guides, 4 June
Judah, Hettie, ‘Matt Bollinger: Collective Conscious’, Art Monthly no. 447, June
‘Artist Spotlight: Matt Bollinger’, Booooooom, 4 June
Yau, John, ‘Matt Bollinger’s Working-Class Elegy’, Hyperallergic, 2 April

Bogojev, Sasha, ‘Labor Day: Matt Bollinger Explores the Intimacy of Lost American Dreams”, Juxtapoz Magazine, 10 November
Bogojev, Sasha, ‘In Conversation: Matt Bollinger on his Hand-Painted Animations, Juxtapoz Magazine, 28 July
Gauss, Daniel, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Wall Street International, 23 July
Micchelli, Thomas, ‘Visions of Home, from Dream Memories to Trump Country’, Hyperallergic, 1 June
Corwin, William, ‘Matt Bollinger: Three Rooms’, Delicious, 26 February
Majumdar, Sangram, ‘Matt Bollinger’s fictional universe’, Two Coats of Paint, 15 February
Brown, Becky, “Matt Bollinger,” Art in America, February 1, 2018.
Yau, John, ‘12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017’, Hyperallergic, 31 December
Yau, John, ‘Matt Bollinger’s America’, Hyperallergic, 3 December
Fullylove, Rebecca, ‘Matt Bollinger uses hand-painted stop motion animation to create this hypnotic thriller,’ It’s Nice That, 21 March
Johnson, Ken, ‘What to See in New York Galleries This Week’, New York Times, 16 June
Yau, John, ‘End of the Road: Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Gallery’, Hyperallergic, 15 May
Turcan, Maud, ‘Dans l’ombre de Matt Bollinger’, La Montagne, 22 June
Neal, Patrick, ‘8 Figurative Painters in an Atemporal World’, Hyperallergic, 4 March
D’Agostino, Paul, ‘L Rex: Art, The L Magazine, 6 December
De Santis, Sophie, ’Matt Bollinger’, Le Figaroscope, 29 April
Dagan, Philippe, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Le Monde, 23 March
Ducat, Philippe, ‘Les peintures collages de Matt Bollinger, peintre de la décroissance forcée’, ArtPress, March
‘Come Like Shadows’ The New Yorker, 27 January
Hirsch, Faye, ‘The Lookout’, Art in America, 28 March
Kohler, William Eckhardt, ‘Matt Bollinger at Zürcher Studio: The Road of Ashes’.The Huffington Post, 28 March
Kohler, William Eckhardt, ‘Painting Lives! ‘Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape’ at Spaceshifter’, The Huffington Post, 29 November
Ibarra, Ana, ‘Kansas City Revisited’, Elephant Magazine, Issue 8 Autumn 2011
Dagen, Philippe, ‘Pourquoi les jeunes artistes font à nouveau du dessin’, Le Monde, 29 March
Indrisek, Scott, ‘You Are Being Hypnotized’, Anthem Magazine,  March/April
Walker, Steve, ‘Insular Sex Scenes and Hints of Ridicule’, Review Magazine, March
Strauss, R.B,, 14 November
Van Siclen, Bill, ‘RISD Students Rising’, Providence Journal, 22 May
Fallon, Roberta, ‘Editor’s Picks’, Philadelphia Weekly, 16 February


Yau, John, ‘Matt Bollinger’, Zürcher Gallery, New York
Bollinger, Matt, ‘Construction and Erasure: Matt Bollinger on Narrative in Catherine Murphy and David Byrd’, Painters on Painting (online), 23 April
Hegyi, Lóránd, ‘Intrigantes Incertitudes’, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne Métropole, France
Bouglé, Frédéric, ‘Matt Bollinger: Humeurs Noires’, le Creux de l’Enfer—Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thiers, France
Bollinger, Matt, On the Roadie, ‘Zine, edition of 100, 2015
Bollinger, Matt, ‘Matt Bollinger on Gregory Gillespie’, Painters on Painting, 12 February
Bollinger, Matt, ‘Renovations.’, Artist book, edition of 50
‘Matt Bollinger: The Reservoir’, Zürcher Studio, Paris
Ibarra, Ana and Marc Valli, ‘Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing’, Laurence King Publishing, London, 22 October
Humphrey, David, ‘Matt Bollinger: about midnight Saturday’, Zürcher Studio, New York

Awards, Grants, Activities and Residencies

Emily and Eugene Grant Merit Award, Purchase College, State University of New York, New York
Vimeo Staff Pick: Apartment 6F
Fellowship, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, New York
Vimeo Staff Pick: Mark of the Wolf
Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts
Video interview, Gorky’s Granddaughter, New York
Second Year Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts (2010- 2011)
Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts (2009 – 2010)
Artist in Residence, Burlington City Arts, Seven Below Arts Initiative at the Barn. Burlington, Vermont


Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Dole, France






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