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Venus, 2015, concrete and bronze, 66 x 24 x 20 in.
Venus, 2015, concrete and bronze, 66 x 24 x 20 in.
Arrangement 11, 2016, painted bronze, steel, MDF
Arrangement 11, 2016, painted bronze, steel, MDF
Jesus, 2016, concrete and painted bronze
Jesus, 2016, concrete and painted bronze
Weed #362, 2016, painted bronze, 14 x 20 x 9 in.
Weed #362, 2016, painted bronze, 14 x 20 x 9 in.
Frowny Faces, 2015, urethane on mirror, 96 x 60 in.
Frowny Faces, 2015, urethane on mirror, 96 x 60 in.
Ancient Echo, Courtesy of the Collection of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman NY,  The FLAG Art Foundation
Ancient Echo, Courtesy of the Collection of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman NY, The FLAG Art Foundation
Untitled, 2015, silicone and stainless steel, 110 x 50 x 68 in.
Untitled, 2015, silicone and stainless steel, 110 x 50 x 68 in.
Sleepwalker (Wellesley college), 2014, epoxy, fiberglass, steel, acrylic and urethane paint, 69 x 21 x 34 in.
Sleepwalker (Wellesley college), 2014, epoxy, fiberglass, steel, acrylic and urethane paint, 69 x 21 x 34 in.
Stray Dog (Broadway Morey Boogie installation), 2014, painted bronze, 20 x 45 x 15 in.
Stray Dog (Broadway Morey Boogie installation), 2014, painted bronze, 20 x 45 x 15 in.
Fucked (Couple), 2005, silicone, polyester, polyurethane, wood, steel, oil paint, hair, dimensions variable
Fucked (Couple), 2005, silicone, polyester, polyurethane, wood, steel, oil paint, hair, dimensions variable

1971 —

Born in Chicago, IL


 

EDUCATION

 

1991 —

Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-Independent Study, New York, NY

 

1993 —

BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

 

1995 —

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

 

The artist lives and works in New York, New York

 

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 —

Realisms, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain

 

2015 —

Garden, Marlborough Chelsea and Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY

 

2014 —

Tony Matelli, Olaf Bruening, John Miller, Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia

Stephane Simoens Contemporary, Knokke, Belgium

Tony Matelli: New Gravity, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

 

2013 —

Stephane Simoens Contemporary, Knokke, Belgium

White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO

Tony Matelli – A HUMAN ECHO, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway

Windows, Walls and Mirrors, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

2012 —

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Tony Matelli - A HUMAN ECHO, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Windows, Walls and Mirrors, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

Windows, Walls and Mirrors, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

2011 —

Falkenrot Prize 2011: Tony Matelli: Glass of Water, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Glass of Water, Selestat Bienniale, Selestat, France

 

2010 —

The Constant Now, Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Tony Matelli: Mirror Paintings, Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Mise en Abyme, Stephane Simoens Contemporary, Knokke, Belgium

 

2009 —

Yesterday, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

The Idiot, Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow, Russia

Life and Times, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

Abandon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

 

2008 —

Survival, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Inc., Moscow, Russia (cat.)

Survival, Uppsala Kunstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden (cat.)

The Old Me, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

Self Portraits, with Phillip Akkerman, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

 

2007 —

New Works, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

 

2006 —

Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2005 —

Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France

Abandon, Centre d’Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

 

2004 —

Abandon, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

Fucked and The Oracle, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria (cat.)

 

2003 —

Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Sies & Hoeke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

2002 —

Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris, France

Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

Sperone Jr., Rome, Italy

Bailey Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

 

2001 —

Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Art Dealers Invitational, Marseilles, France

 

2000 —

Sies+ Hoeke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gallery du Triangle, Bordeaux, France

 

1999 —

Abandon, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)

Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

 

1997 —

Basilico Fine Arts, New York, NY

Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 —

No Place Like Home, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ISR

Reshaped Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

 

2016 —

Human Echo, 10 Hanover, London, UK

SMS SOS, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Wanderlust, The High Line, New York, NY

God’s Waiting Room, Bill Grady Gallery, Miami, FL

Summer School, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

Realisms, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

So I turned myself to face me, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK

Fresh Cuts, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Home Improvements, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Forever, Bubox, Kortrijk, Belgium

Mystifiers, NCCA, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

Reshaping Reality: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, A.C., Mexico

 

2015 —

Unrealism, Presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, The Moore Building, Miami, FL

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY

Mutated Reality, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey, The Art Museum of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Brunch Over Troubled Water, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

At the Crack of Dawn, LARM Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

EAGLES II, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

Seven Deadly Sins: LUST, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

 

2014 —

Walk-ins Welcome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY

Broadway Morey Boogie, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Another Look at Detroit, Marlborough Chelsea and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Vintage Violence, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

About Sculpture #1, Galerie Ronaldo Anselmi, Berlin, Germany

Baroque, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2013 —

Double Hamburger Deluxe, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

UNCANNY, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT

Director's Choice 7-9-13, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

SOMETHING ABOUT A TREE, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

A STUDY IN MIDWESTERN APPROPRIATION, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

BEER, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Pizza Time, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY

De leur Temps 4, Association pour la Diffusion International de l”Art Francais, Paris, France

Quiet Works, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Desire, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo, CA

LOST (in LA), Flax (France Los Angeles Exchange), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park

Cultural Freedom in Europe, Goethe Institut and Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2012 —

Simulacrum, curated by Michael Goodson, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

He Is Transparent, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY

you, your sun and shadow, curated by Michael Jones McKean, Anderson Gallery at VCU, Richmond, VA

 

2011 —

Dark Christmas, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

December, curated by Howie Chen, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, NY

Selestat Biennal, curated by Hans Dunser, Olivier Grasser, Sophie Kaplan, Pierre Olivier Rollin, and Otto

Teichert, Selestat, France

echos, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, France

Small, Medium, Large, curated by Francis Breist and Susanne van Hagen, Donjon, France

Pretty on the Inside, curated by Erik Parker and KAWS, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Sculptures, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

Personal Structures, curated by Karlyn De Jongh and Sarah Gold, 54th International Venice Biennale: ILLUMInations, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

Impossible Vacation, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

Fragmentations, Le Frac des Pays de la Loire, France

 

2010 —

Hunters & Gatherers, Gian Enzo Sperone, Sent, Switzerland

A vos papiers, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

Transcending..., LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

Love in Vein, Gering & Lopez, New York, NY

No Show, Spencer Brownstone, New York, NY

33 Just Love Me, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Wasteland, The White Box, New York, NY

Both Sides of the Pulaski, curated by Andrea Salerno, Fine Art in Space, Long Island City, NY

Hyping the Real, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

Realismus: Das Abenteurer der Wirklichdeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (cat.)

N’importe Quoi, Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (cat.)

Back to the Future: Buy-Self, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining, APEX Art, New York, NY

Blind Sculpture, curated by Gelitin, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

 

2009 —

Ferne Näehe, KunstMuseum, Bonn, Germany (cat.)

Infinitesimal Eternity, Images Made in the Face of Spectacle, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

The Effect of Modern Art on Green Circles, curated by Anselm Franke, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Belgium

Guided By Voices, Forest City Gallery, London Ontario, Canada

The Figure and Dr Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

Chasing Napoleon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Persona. Image. Time. Human Representation in Art: from Modernism to Present-day, The Cultural foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

Nature en Kit, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat.)

Time-Life, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

Another Mythology, State National Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia (cat.)

 

2008 —

Philip Akkerman & Tony Matelli, Self-Portraits, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

Evolution, Max Lang, New York, NY

Bad Planet, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Esculturismo, la Suma de Todas, Madrid, Spain (cat.)

Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (cat.)

Faxination, curated by Bill Saylor, Gallerie LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden

New Media, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, Belgium

Fuck You Human, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2007 —

Betes et Hommes, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (cat.)

Undone, Whitney Museum at Altria, New York, NY

Movement, Evolution, Art, The Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

Stranger than Paradise, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

4I AM AS YOU WILL BE: Skeletons in Art, Cheim & Reid, New York, NY (cat.)

Pull My Finger, curated by Joe Zane, Allston Kirt Gallery, Boston, MA

The Power of the Physical – SCULPTURE TODAY!, Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

Baroque Biology (with Alexis Rockman), CAC in Cincinnati, OH (cat.)

Still Life, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

2006 —

Hysteria Siberiana, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Cristina Guerra

Contemporary Arts, Lisbon, Portugal

Five Billion Years, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

The Furnace, curated by Goschka Macuga, AFoundation, Liverpool, England

Helter, Helter, curated by Max Henry, Galerie Anne de Villepois, Paris, France

Into Me, Out of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, PS1 / MOMA, New York, NY

Contemporary Art Institute, Long Island City, NY (cat.)

Create Your Own Museum, Gary atintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

 

2005 —

Self Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, NY

Leaving Cockaigne, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

It’ll Cost You..., curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Fairy Tales Forever, Homage to H.C. Andersen, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (cat.)

Figure It Out, Hudson Valley Center For ContemporaryArt, Peekskill, NY,

The Altoids Collection, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

Baroque and Neo-Baroque. The Hell of the Beautiful, The Domus Artium 2, Centre of Contemporary Art of Salamanca, Spain

We Can Do It!, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia (cat.)

 

2004 —

Needful Things: Recent Multiples, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Altered States, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY

Making VIsible, Galerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Ten Commandments, Die Zehn Gebote, Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany (cat.)

I am the Walrus, curated by Jan Avgikos, Cheim & Reid Gallery, New York, NY

Beautiful Grotesque, Riva Gallery, New York, NY

What is Art Good For? 100 x Kunst am Karlsplatz, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (cat.)

Five Billion Years, Swiss Institute, curated by Marc Olivier, New York, NY

Extra, Swiss Institute, curated by Marc Olivier, New York, NY (cat.)

The Uncanny, Tate, Liverpool, curated by Mike Kelley, England (cat.)

Metamorphosis, John Michael Koehler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

 

2003 —

101 Treasures of The Cranbrook Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (cat.)

The Fourth Sex, curated by Francesco Bonami, MOCA Chicago, Chicago, IL (cat.)

100 Artists, 100 T-Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

Instructions, Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Gerald Matt, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

PLOP - Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund, curated by Tom Eccles, outside installations, New York,

NY (cat.)

Liquid Sky, Frac, Dijon, France, curated by Marc Olivier Wahler (cat.)

Narcissus, CRAC Alsace, curated by Hilde Teerlinck Altkirch, France

Extra, curated by Marc Oliver, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

There’s Always Tomorrow, Bologna, Italy

 

2002 —

Artemis, Greenberg can Doren Gallery, New York, NY

Barrocos y Neobarrocos, El Infierno De Lo Bello, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (cat.)

Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, NV

The Dubrow Biennial, Kogan Martos Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001 —

Vrai que Nature, CAPC, Bordeaux, France

The Americans, Barbican Center, London, England (cat.)

Come On, Feel The Noise, Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2000 —

Climbing the Walls Thinking it Mights Be a Way Out, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Canada

The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, England (cat.)

Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY (cat.)

Nothing, Andrew Kreps, New York, NY

Small World, MOCA, San Diego, CA (cat.)

Over the Edges: the Corners of Gent, curated by Jan Hoet, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (cat.)

 

1999 —

True West, curated by Jason Murison, PPOW, New York, NY

Holding Court, curated by Keith Tyson, Entwistle, London, England

In the Public Realm, organized by the Public Art Fund, New York, NY

 

1998 —

Beyond the Monument, organized by the the Public Art Fund, Metrotech, Brooklyn, NY

Yesterday Begins Tomorrow, curated by Franceso Bonami, Bard College, New York, NY

Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum, CT (cat.)

Spatiotemporal-Works from the Collection 1988-1998, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalle, Sweden

Pollution, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (cat.)

 

1997 —

To be Real, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA

Bring You Own Walkman, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

1996 —

Clarity, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

 

1995 —

Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Akzo Nobel Art Foundation

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Denmark

Bonnier Collection, Stockholm, Sweden

CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook, MI

CURIOUSLY STRONG Altoids Collection, (New Museum) New York, NY

The Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow, Russia

FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Fundacion La Caixa Madrid, Spain

FRAC Bordeaux, France

Musee d’arte Contemporain Montreal, Canada

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

State National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Skive New Art Museum SNYK, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sundsvalls Kommun, Sundsvall, Sweden

Uppsala Konstmusuem, Uppsala, Sweden