Matthew Angelo Harrison

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Born 1989 in Detroit, MI
BFA, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, 2012
Lives and works in Detroit, MI


Solo exhibitions

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Field Station: Matthew Angelo Harrison, Broad Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Abstract Ancestry: Machine Works on Paper, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, MI
Prototype of Dark Silhouettes, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Post Truth / The Lie That Tells the Truth, Culture Lab, Detroit, MI
Dark Povera Part 1, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Detroit City/Detroit Affinities, curated by Jens Hoffmann, MOCAD, Detroit, MI


Group exhibitions

InterStates of Mind: Rewriting the Map of the United States in the Age of the Automobile, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
Shapeshifters: Transformations in Contemporary Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI
Conversational Spirits II, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, MCA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Colored People Time, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Other.Worldly, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Emissaries for Things Abandoned by Gods, Estancia FEMSA – Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
YOU, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (forthcoming)
Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (forthcoming)
The 2019 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
At Large Part 2, Reyes Projects, Detroit, MI
Songs for Sabotage, New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, NY

The Everywhere Studio, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
Eric Schmid is an Idiot, curated by What Pipeline, CAVE Detroit, MI

Take Me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffmann and Kelly Taxter, Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Politics of Portraiture, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Ever get the feeling we’re not alone in this world?, What Pipeline, Detroit, MI


Selected Bibliography

Aima, Rahel. “Dark Povera: Matthew Angelo Harrison.” Mousse Magazine. April 2020.
“Place and Persistence: Hanif Abdurraqib and Matthew Angelo Harrison in Conversation.” Cultured Magazine. January 25, 2020.

Mitter, Siddhartha. “Detroit’s Artistic Renaissance: Meet the Creatives Leading the Way.” W Magazine. November 2019.
Boyer, Bryan. “American Prototype.” Travesías Media. October 2019.
Wyma, Chloe. “2019 Whitney Biennial.” Artforum. September 2019.
Voon, Claire. “As Detroit’s Art Scene Grows, Local Artists Face New Challenges.” August 13, 2019.
DiLiegro, Allison Reiber & Luke, Ling. “It’s Totally Happening: A Weekend in Detroit.” Fathom. August 9, 2019.
Johnson, Grant. “Interview: Matthew Angelo Harrison on Dark Povera, Minimalism and prototyping.” Artforum. July 30, 2019.
Noor, Tausif. “Artificial Families: Matthew Angelo Harrison Interviewed by Tausif Noor.” Bomb Magazine. July 12, 2019.
Romack, Coco. “Of Agency And Abstraction.” Cultured Magazine. Summer 2019.
Beil, Kim. “Matthew Angelo Harrison: Future Perfect.” Sculpture Magazine. May 17, 2019.
Cotter, Holland. “The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us.” The New York Times. May 16, 2019.
Small, Zachary. “The Apprehensive Politics of a Generation Surface at the 2019 Whitney Biennial.” Hyperallergic. May 15, 2019.
Solway, Diane. “The Whitney Biennial 2019’s Standout Artists Look Backwards, Forwards, All Around Us.” W Magazine. May 15, 2019.
Cronin, Brenda. “Newcomers Bristling With Hope.” The Wall Street Journal Magazine. April 18, 2019.

Helfand, Glen. “Matthew Angelo Harrison: Critic’s Pick.” Artforum. April 10, 2018.
Desmarais, Charles. “African spirits suspended in resin, culture at SF art gallery.” San Francisco Chronicle. March 16, 2018.
Evans, Cécile B. “Future Greats: Matthew Angelo Harrison” Art Review, January 2018.

Cotter, Holland. “From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year.” The New York Times, December 27, 2017.
Hansel, Sally. “Race, History, and the Body Theatrical in Atlanta, Georgia.” Artcritical. December 6, 2017.
Lubow, Arthur. “Miami Heat.” W Magazine. December 2017.
Brown, Will A. “Race, ancestry and labor as seen by Matthew Angelo Harrison.” Kalediscope, Fall/Winter 2017.
Lockner, Logan. “Review: Atlanta Contemporary offers a fresh, wry response to critique with Betbeze and Harrison.” ARTSATL. October 30, 2017
Christoph, Sara. “Matthew Angelo Harrison’s 3-D Printed Sculptures Unmask Cultural Constructs.” Observer. October 16, 2017
Runyan, Robin. “Culture Lab Detroit returns with discussion, exhibition on Post-Truth.” Curbed Detroit. October 3, 2017
Asshaq, Maia. “Detroit sculptor Matthew Harrison explores identity through clay and machines.” model D. August 28, 2017
Mott, Laura, and Taylor Aldridge. “On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #2.” Art 21 Magazine. June 15, 2017
Dafoe, Taylor. “Prototypical Possibilities.” Modern Painters. Winter 2016/2017

Miller, Sarah M. “The Politics of Portraiture.” Artforum. November 2016
Malick, Courtney. “Reflexive Capital: The Politics of Portraiture.” SFAQ. July 26, 2016


Selected Lectures / Talks / Visiting Artist Presentations

Seven on Seven conference, collaboration with Trevor McFedries, Cofounder, Brud, organized by Rhizome, New Museum, New York, NY


Grants / Awards

Art + Technology Lab Grant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship, United States Artists, Chicago, IL

Kresge Artist Fellowship, Detroit, MI


Selected Museum and Public Collections

Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Galeries Lafayette Foundation – Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
The Joyner/Giufredda Collection, San Francisco, CA
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, NY
Kadist, San Francisco/Paris
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Rennie Collection, Vancouver, B.C.
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY