SHORTCUT GALLERY PRESENTS - MATT MAGEE


We are honored to have Matt Magee show his collections of photographs 1981-2016 in our Shortcut Gallery. Thursday February 16th from 5-8pm.

Matt Magee:
Born in Paris, France 1961
Tripoli, Libya 1963 - 1967
London, UK 1967 - 1972
Dallas, Texas 1972 – 1979
San Antonio, Texas 1979 – 1983
Brooklyn, NY 1984 – 1996
Manhattan, NY 1996 – 2012
Phoenix, Arizona 2012 –

M.F.A. Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York 1986
B.A. Trinity University San Antonio, Texas 1983
Internship. Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice, Italy 1983
Internship. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York 1982
Internship. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York 1981
Camden Arts Centre Ceramics workshops London, UK 1970-71

AWARDS
Tamarind Institute residency Albuquerque, NM March 2016
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency Bethany, CT 2015
Tamarind Institute residency Albuquerque, NM February 2013
The Photo Review Competition issue Juried by Toby Jurovics 2007
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency Bethany, CT 2007
Board of Trustees Award Silvermine Arts Center New Canaan, CT 2006
New York Foundation for the Arts painting grant 2002
Pollock-Krasner Foundation painting grant 1991
Atlantic Center for the Arts residency with artist James Surls Florida 1985

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Glen Hanson and Matt Magee Recent Work inde/jacobs Marfa
2016 On Language & Marking Time Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London
Memory and Reflection Site specific mural for the Tucson Museum of Art
Grapheme 3 Site specific mural for ArtEXPO, Chicago
Materiality The Mission Projects Chicago
Wall Grapheme 1 Site specific mural for Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque
prima materia Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
Matt Magee: How the West was Won Darren Winston Bookseller Sharon, CT 
Seven: A Survey of Paintings by Matt Magee Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
2015 Paintings & Textcavations: new work by Matt Magee
John Molloy Gallery, New York
matt magee marfa inde/jacobs Marfa
2014 Recent Paintings and Sculptures James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe
2013 Circa 1994 Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2011 Paintings Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2010 New Paintings Knoedler Project Space, New York
2009 Ideograms Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
2008 Thought Forms Eight Modern, Santa Fe
Heskin Contemporary New York
2007 River Gallery Narrowsburg, New York 
2000 Bill Maynes Gallery New York
1997 Bill Maynes Gallery New York
1995 Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas
1990 Berland Hall Gallery New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 If You Stay Busy You Have No Time to be Unhappy Museum of Contemporary
Art, Tucson February 18 – May 29, 2017
2016 The Walk: Guy Walker, Sandy Moore, Matt Magee The Re Institute  
Millerton, NY September 17 – October 29, 2016
Santo Press: Finding Relief in the Desert Sky Harbor International Airport  
Terminal 4 Phoenix, AZ  
Color Coded (with Susan York, David X. Levine, Jonathan Seliger) Curated by 
Meghan Ferguson June 17 - Sept. 2, 2016 Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque
Regeneration Orme School Mayer, Arizona
PRINTED MATTER curated by Tim Jag Offroad Productions Artspace, Santa Fe
2015 Hard Edge Abstraction: Works on Paper Albuquerque Museum of Art, 
New Mexico
Multiplied Contemporary Art in Editions Christie’s South Kensington
In association with Eagle Gallery, London
Magician’s Table: Jay Kelly, Jenna Kuiper, Matt Magee Richard Levy Gallery, 
Albuquerque
Win/Win Tamarind Institute Albuquerque, NM
Santo Press Sampler. (with Brent Bond, Veronica Villanueva, Rachel Bess et al)
The Off Madison Avenue Gallery. Tempe, Arizona
Art on the Green. (with Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Eric Forstmann and  
Boaz Vaadia) Curated by Jane Coates Eckert. Silo Ridge Field Club. Amenia,  
NY
Sonoran Hot Dog Stand. (with Peter Young, Alex Hay, Olivier Mossett,  
Andrew Shuta, Robert Barber et al) Curated by Jocko Weyland. Fleisher  
Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia 
Opening Exhibition. inde/jacobs. Marfa, TX
University of New Mexico Art Museum Benefit. Albuquerque, NM
Contemporary Forum auction. Phoenix Art Museum
Red Yellow Blue. Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
Fold. (with Anders Bergstrom, Martha Lewis and Rachel Ostrow) Curated by Jeff  
Bergman and Rachel Gladfelter. Planthouse, New York
Minimally Speaking. (with Mark Pomilio, Denise Yaghmourian, John Luebtow,  
Peter Millet, Stephanie Blake) Curated by John Reyes. Bentley Projects, Phoenix
Black and White, Mostly. (with James Turrell, Chris Wool, Richard Serra,
Richard Tuttle, Frank Stella, Robert Wilson, Kate Shepherd, Meg Webster et al)
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
50:50/New Prints 2015/Winter. International Print Center New York
2014 Miami Project with Richard Levy Gallery
Art Show Today. Planthouse, New York 
EAB Fair with Grenfell Press, New York
Panel Paintings 2. Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London.
Esopus Creek Conservancy benefit. Saugerties, NY
Texas Contemporary with Richard Levy Gallery. Houston
Rare Prints and Artists’ Editions. Eagle Gallery EMH Arts, London.
Downtown Modern + Contemporary Fair with Richard Levy Gallery. New York
Inaugural Exhibition. James Kelly Contemporary’s new space. Santa Fe, NM
Color Rhythms. Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque (with Suzanne Caporael,
Jeff Kellar and Anna Bogatin)
Hot Off the Press. Katona Museum of Art. Katonah, NY (with Mel Bochner,
Alex Katz, Donald Baechler et al)
Contemporary Forum auction. Phoenix Art Museum  
SITE Unseen 8. Santa FE  
1n10. Today’s Youth – Tomorrow’s Future. Phoenix
From the Vault. Imogen Holloway Gallery. Saugerties, New York
Signs and Syntax. Eagle Gallery EMH Arts. London
2013 INK with Tamarind Institute. Miami
IFPDA Print Fair with Tamarind Institute. New York
Accomplice. The COLLABORATIVE WORKS of Brent Bond and Santo Press.
Mesa Art Center, Arizona
The ORACLE Project. Organized by Melissa Steckbauer and Mathilde ter
Heijne. The Wand. Berlin
ART loves Stephen Petronio Company Benefit Auction, New York
AFA 12th Annual My Hero Auction. ThreeSixty, New York
New Editions. Tamarind Institute Gallery. Albuquerque, NM
Geometric Abstraction from Bauhaus to Contemporary, An Eighty Year Survey.
David Hall Fine Art. Wellesley, MA
June Painting. James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe
Punctuations, Separations and Artists’ Books. Emma Hill Eagle Gallery. London
Playing with Process: Experimental Prints from the Permanent Collection.  
Curated by Rebecca A. Dunham. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
STOCKED: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles. Curated by Emily  
Stamey. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The Example. Curated by Jessica Hodin & Tyler Healy. Bleecker Street Arts
Club, New York
Panel Paintings. Organized by Emma Hill. Eagle Gallery, London
The Art of Renewal. James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe
Contemporary Art Museum Houston Annual Art Auction
2012 ART Loves Stephen Petronio Company Benefit Auction, New York 
Win/Win benefit for the Tamarind Institute. Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
Margrit Lewczuk/Matt Magee. Imogen Holloway Gallery. Saugerties, New York
Liv Mette Larsen/Matt Magee. Rose Burlingham, New York
Zoom In. Imogen Holloway Gallery. Saugerties, New York
SITE Unseen, Santa Fe
Mind Head. Curated by Rose Burlingham. JiM Contemporani, Barcelona
(w/artists Jack Davidson, Mary Heilman, Stephen Westfall, Sinead Mhaonaigh)
2011 Captured: A Portrait Show. Curated by John Serdula. Heskin Contemporary, NY  
Good Stuff. Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston
The Modernist Thread. Curated by Sally Sprout. Williams Tower, Houston
Art for Africa. Sotheby’s, New York
SITE Santa Fe auction in association with James Kelly Contemporary  
Arthouse Five x Seven. Austin, TX
Final Gesture. Curated by Charles Finch. David Hall Fine Art Wellesley, MA 
The Garden. Curated by James Salomon and Beverly Allan.
Allan/Nederpelt Gallery, Brooklyn
Monster Drawing Rally. DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn
January White Sale. Curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody. Loretta Howard Gallery, 
New York
2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Benefit. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY
Art Basel/Miami with Knoedler & Co.
S(l)umm(er)ing on Madison Avenue. Curated by Jo-ey Tang.
The Notary Public, New York 
Calligrams. Eagle Gallery/Emma Hill Fine Art, London
ECO EXPO. Organized by Angela Royo, New York
What Matters Most. Exit Art, New York
WISH! Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
2009 Transform/Transmute. Caldwell College. Caldwell, New Jersey
Eat for Art. Columbia County Council on the Arts, New York
Coalition for the Homeless benefit. New York.
2008 Aqua Fair with Heskin Contemporary. Miami
University of New Mexico Friends of Arts Auction, Albuquerque
WISH! Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
2007 Holiday Show. Rebecca Ibel Gallery. Columbus, Ohio
Punchbowl. Metaphor Contemporary. Brooklyn, NY
Aqua Fair with Heskin Contemporary. Miami
Groundswell. In association with Heskin Contemporary, New York
GREEN. Metaphor Contemporary. Brooklyn, NY
Nightshift II. Curated by David Howe. White Box, New York
FLASHPOP. Auction to benefit the New York Foundation for 
the Arts
ADDRESSING IRAQ: MAIL ART ABOUT THE WAR. The Reitz
Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville
London Art Fair with Wilson Stephens Fine Art
Palm Beach 3 with Eckert Fine Art.
2006 En Masse. Heskin Contemporary, New York
Visual AIDS. Postcard from the Edge. Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY
Formica Formatted. The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
There’s Something I Should Tell You Before You Take the 
Blindfold Off….Rose Burlingham, New York
Silvermine Arts Center. Curated by Ben Barzune. New Canaan, CT
Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Gallery. Washington, DC
FashionCares. Milk Studios. New York
2005 NY loves LV. Curated by Lisa Stefanelli, Dust Gallery. Las Vegas, Nevada 
2004 Holiday Show 2004. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
95 Canal Project: Out of Our Element. Curated by Bettina Smith and Christina 
Warner, New York. 
Arts Council of Princeton, New Jersey
Two by Two for Amfar, Dallas
Pelham Art Center Annual Benefit, Pelham, New York
Art London with Wilson Stephens Fine Art
Benefit Exhibition for the New York Bill of Rights Defense Campaign, The 
Proposition, New York
2003 Night of 1000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York
Summer Group Show and Invitational. Bill Maynes Gallery
Ten Years in Columbus. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Ohio
On and Off the Wall: The New York Foundation for the Arts’ Painting Fellows. 
Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York
Auction to Benefit Trisha Brown Dance Company. Pace Gallery, New York
Two by Two for Amfar, Dallas
Chicago 2003 with Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Ohio
Winter Group Show, Bill Maynes Gallery
2002 Works on Paper. Bill Maynes Gallery
2001 Small. Museum Editions Art Advisors, New York
Art Heals. Twin Towers Orphan Fund, New York
Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Art Miami with Rebecca Ibel Gallery
Art 2001 with Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
2000 Snapshot. Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
Panel Paintings. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
New Museum Benefit. New York
Monotype. Malca Fine Art, New York
1999 Size Matters. Curated by Mike Weiss. Gail Gates et al, Brooklyn 
Summertime. Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Three Americans. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
Art for Kid’s Sake. Thread Waxing Space, New York
Art 99 with Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
1998 Empire State Pride Agenda Auction, New York
Jewel Box Project. GAGA, New York (organized by Patrick Callery)
Paullina Cupana: A Group Show. Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
Glyphriff 2. Curated by Max Henry. New York Art Exchange 
Panel Paintings. Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London
Benefit Auction. Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Anti-Defamation, New York
1997 Prose-Thesis. Mottworks, Paris
Race Cars and Other Fast Art. Stefanelli Exhibition Space, New York
Art for Kid’s Sake. Thread Waxing Space, New York
Why Do You Look at Me So Strangely? Planet Thai, Brooklyn
Alive and Well. Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
Collector’s Gallery. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Empire State Pride Agenda Auction, New York
Blanc & White. Mottworks, New York
Gramercy International Contemporary Photography Fair, New York. In  
association with Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York.
1996 Link. Gerald Peters, Dallas
No England/No Amsterdam. Curated by Mike and Doug Starn. Real Art Ways, 
Hartford, CT
Three Rivers Arts Festival. Curated by Dan Cameron. Pittsburgh, PA 
1995 Inaugural Exhibition. Morris Healy Gallery, New York
McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s Members Invitational, Dallas
Site Santa Fe. In association with Throckmorton Fine Arts, New York
Link. Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas
White Columns. New York
Red Windows Project. Barney’s, New York
1994 Gramercy International with Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Small Paintings. Paul Morris Gallery, New York
Some Paintings. Lipton/Owens Gallery, New York
Selections. Carolyn J. Roy Gallery, New York
1993 Chamber 1. Curated by Steve Brower and Melissa Dadourian, New York
The Animal in Me. Amy Lipton Gallery, New York.
1992 Outside Possibilities. Curated by Bill Arning. The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury,
New York  
The Neurotic Art Show II, The Return of the Repressed. Artists Space, New York
The Root of All Good (and Evil). B.W.A.C. 10th Annual Outdoor Sculpture  
Exhibition. Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, New York
White Columns. New York
1991 Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful. John Post Lee Gallery, New York
1990 China: June 4, l989. P.S. 1, New York
1989 Outside the Clock, Beyond Good and Elvis. Scott Hanson Gallery, New York
1988 Sculpture. White Columns, New York
Group Show. Rastovski Gallery, New York
Washington Square East Small Works, New York
1987 Summer Invitational. Rastovski Gallery, New York
New Work, New York. Jon Gerstad Gallery, New York
1986 The Christmas Show. Jon Gerstad Gallery, New York
Concert for a Party of Squid. MFA Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
The Box Project. Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands
Installation. Windows of Bergdorf-Goodman, New York

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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