Matthew Elias Freedman

1984-7 M.A., M.F.A University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1978 B.A. (magna cum laude, Social Anthropology) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2000New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
Fiction writing
1991 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

2010 “Bar Menard” with Jude Tallichet, Mount Mercy Gallery, CR Iowa
2009 “Clumpism” with Paul Rhoads, LIU Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Twin Twin III, Artists Edition, Big&Small/Casual Gallery, LIC, NY
2007 “Utopia” FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY
2006 ”TwinTwin II” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 "Ante Coyote" Long Island University, NY
"Twin Twin"; Vertexlist Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
(installation project with Jude Tallichet)
2004 "Recent Work"; Five Myles Gallery, Brklyn, NY
"Brundibar Mural", Ravenscroft Gall., NC
2003 "Mural Collaboration", Ravenscroft Gall., NC
2002 "Prosthesis"; im n iL gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001 "Paradisebuilding"; Five Myles Gallery, Bklyn
"AcmeAcme"; Denison U, Granville, OH
2000 "Welcome Home"; Florence Lynch, NYC
"Clump"; Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1997 "Bad Behavior"; Gallery 72; Omaha, NE
1996 Project Room, Black+Herron Gallery NYC
1994 "The Daily Matt", TestWall Installation TZ'Art&Co Gallery. New York, NY


2010 “Works on Paper” Big&Small/Casual Gallery, LIC, NYC
“Ten Years Hunting” Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY
“Further Down The Rabbit’s Hole,” Irondale Center, Brooklyn, NY
•“Your Documents Please” The Museum of Arts & Crafts Miyanome, Japan: Touring to ZAIM, Yokahama; 2B Gallery, Budapest; Raday, Hungary; Galeria Z Bratislava, Slovakia 2008-2009
2007 “Beginnings” Why+Wherefore; online project ”Before&After” Curator Kristin Lucas; Postmasters, NYC “Vertices” Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY Ausstellungsraum Klingental; Basel, Switzerland Power House, Memphis, TN The State of Mantua Project, Ireland Fugitiveprojects,Nashville, TN
2006 [20mb] MASS Gallery, Austin, “B-Side”; Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2005 “Superlowrez” vertexList Gallery, Brooklyn
2004 "#$% Perfection" vertexList Gallery, Brooklyn
"F.F.F.F." (video)Wilkinson Gallery, London
"Stacked"; Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Open!" Brooklyn Museum of Art
"Chicken Coop" Collb w/J. Muthata, FiveMyles


2010 “Hitoshi Nakazato” catalog essay Machida City Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Clumpism” catalog zine, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
2008 “Painting Pink Pajamas,” Bradley U. Gallery, Peoria, IL
2007 “Sue Hettmansperger” ;AIR Gallery, NYC
2005 “Jane Gilmor”; AIR Gallery, New York, NY
“Rick Briggs”; Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn
"Caroline Cox"; Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brklyn
"Jude Tallichet"; Nerman Mus, KansasCity KN "John Himmelfarb": Stigliano Gallery, Brklyn
2004 "Six Artists"; catalog essay; LIU outdoor show
2003 "Cecilia Galiena"; Drawing Papers; Drawing Cntr.
"Deirdre Murphy"; Bridgett Mayer Gal. Phila
2002 "Carol Diehl"; catalog essay; Gary Snyder Gallery, New York
1978-1991 Cartoon strip; "Free Associates" in Chicago Reader, The Onion, Philadelphia City Paper
1980-1983 Co-wrote and/or illustrated five books for St.
Martin's Press, New York City including "What do WASPs Say After Sex?", and "What Do You Wanna Be When You Grow Up?", a collection of cartoon strips, and "Dictionary Schmictionary", a yiddish english dictionary for William Morrow Press, NYC

2009 Twin Twin III, Artists Edition, Big&Small/Casual Gallery, LIC, NY
2008 “There’s No Place Like Utopia” Fivemyles Gall, Bklyn. NY
2006 “Iron Artist”; PS 1MoMA; Long Is City; co-curator
and co-host (catalog)
2005 Outdoor Sculpture at LIU" (catalog)
"Galiena/Henderson" Vertexlist, Brooklyn, NY
2004 "Outdoor Sculpture at Long Island University"; Brooklyn, NY (wrote catalog)
2003-07 "Paper Sculpture" touring exhibition. Co-curator. SculptureCenter , NY and 19 other venues nationwide. Co-wrote curators' essay for book

2002 MFA Thesis Exhibition, UPenn (wrote catalog essay)
2001 MFA Thesis Exhibition, UPenn (wrote catalog essay "Paper Sculpture"; Cabinet Magazine.
2000 "The Last Thing I Remember", Im n iL, Bklyn
"Six Emerging Sculptors" Sculpture Center

2010 “Drawing Set” Big&Small/Casual Gallery, LIC, NY
“The History of Projection” The Boiler/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“More Than Super” with Jude Tallichet; Synagogue Field, NYC
“Srini Vashtar” with Jeanne Golan, The Stone, NYC
2008 “Williamsburg before the Artists” in “Brooklyn DIY”, (film)
2007 “Dystopia@Abstract Horror” Galapagos, NYC
“Creation Myths” Brooklyn Fireproof, NYC
2007 “Story of My Life” Mount Mercy College, IA
“Cartoon Cover Band” Vernissage TV, Scope
Art Fair, New York City
“The Whole Kit and Caboodle” Brooklyn Academy
of Music’s Brooklyn Next Festival at Five Myles
Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Adventures of Your Finger”; FiveMyles; Brklyn
“Iron Artist”; PS1MoMA; LongIsland City, NY
“Cartoon Cover Band”; Location One, NYC
“Live Animation with Jim Torok” Film Club; NY
“Nancy Cover Band”; Sarah Bowen; Brklyn, NY
2005 “Lightning Sketches,” The Kitchen; New York , NY
"Man, the Flower of All Flesh" with Hanne Tierney; Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 "Nancy"; Vertexlist Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Lulu and the March of Time", BMA, Bklyn,
2003 "The Worst Airplane in the World" Pierogi, NY
2002 "The Olympic Participation Medal" Pierogi, NY
2001 "Animas," Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Animations"; PS1-MOMA, New York, NY

2009-2010 Lecturer, Graduate Sculpture, University of Pennsylvania
2008-2010 Visiting Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design
2008-09 Senior Critic, University of Pennsylvania
2007-09 Visiting Assoc. Professor Sculpture Pratt Institute, NY
2005-09 Adjunct Faculty, Parsons The New School for Design, Department of Fine Arts, New York, NY
2003 Visiting Asst. Professor, Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2001-2002 Senior Critic, University of Pennsylvania
1996-2000 Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
1999 Visiting Critic, Penn. Academy of the Fine Arts
1994-96 Visiting Critic, University of Penn., Sculpture

2010 Long Island University, “Clumpist Mythologies” Brooklyn, NY
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2008 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2007 Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Pratt Institute of Art; Brooklyn, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2006 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2002 Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2001 Pratt Institute of Art; Brooklyn, NY
School for the Visual Arts, New York, NY
Penn. Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Artist-in-Residence, Five Myles Gall, Bklyn
1998 Denison University, Granville, Ohio
1997 School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY
1995 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1994 New School for Social Research, NYC
Reich Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1991 Denison University, Granville, Ohio
1990 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

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