Matthew Kirk

b. 1978, Ganado, AZ

lives and works in Queens, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018 1978, FIERMAN, NY

The Good Land, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland

2015 How the Rest Was Won, Louis B. James, NY

2012 Push Came to Shove, Louis B. James, New York, NY

2006 deep woods. Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2005 Failure to thrive, Pr1mary Space Gallery in Hamtramck, MI

Group Exhibitions

2018 Hog’s Curve, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Object/Totem, Prelude Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Crunch, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

2016 Esprit, Adams & Ollman, Portland, OR

2015 dRAW, Intuit Center, Chicago, IL

2014 Off White Desert: Nora Griffin, Ann Greene Kelly, and Matthew Kirk, Louis B. Jame

2013 Diff’rent Strokes, Louis B. James, NY

2010 Hell No!, Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY

2008 The Wall, Exit Art, New York, NY

2006 Juried Show, Francis Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, WI

Strays, Art Chicago in Chicago, Il

In Site Public art installation in Milwaukee, WI

2005 Fresh Produce, Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose, CA

Bucks & Beaks, Pr1mary Space Gallery.

2004 Art Array02, Pr1mry Space Gallery.

Springloaded, Pr1mary Space Gallery.

Untitled group show, Luckystar Gallery in Milwaukee, WI

Cowboys + Indians, Luckystar Gallery in Milwaukee, WI

2003 Art Array01, Pr1mary Space Gallery.

Milwaukee benefit for the arts at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI

Awesomer than words: The work of Truen Wohnrade and Matthew Kirk, Mr. Helsinkis in Fish Creek, WI


2016 Peter Plagens, “Matthew Kirk: How the Rest Was Won,” The Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2016

2015 Indrisek, Scott. “Subtlety and Sheetrock,” Modern Painters August 2015

McGurran, Brianna. “No MFA, No Problem: A Look Inside the Outsider Art Fair,” The New York Observer, January 30, 2015

Indrisek, Scott. “Art for Art’s Sake: Insider Picks at the Outsider Fair,” Blouin, January 29, 2015

Awards and Nominations

2019 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, Nominee