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Education

2008   California College of the Arts, Bachelor of  Fine Arts with High Distinction

Solo Exhibitions

2013 (Upcoming), Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

2011   Hayrides,  Live With Animals, Brooklyn, NY

           They Really Want You,  Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

           American Leather,  The Painted Bird L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2008  Flagtown CoyoteTecoah and Thomas Bruce Gallery, California College of the Arts,                                        San Francisco, CA

2007  These Colors Don’t RunThe Painted Bird, San Francisco, CA

2004  PortraitsThe Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN

Group Exhibitions

2013  

     Buffalo 2, Buffalo Magazine Press, Curated by Buffalo Magazine and Nella Franco, Madrid, Spain

    The Usual Suspects, Alley Cat Books, Curated By Johnny Ray Houston, San Francisco, CA

    See You At The Show, Public Works, Curated By Mauri Skinfill, San Francisco, CA

    The Show, Public Works, Curated By Mauri Skinfill, San Francisco, CA

    After Party, Unspeakable Projects, Curated By Mauri Skillfill, San Francisco, CA

    Tear It Out, Curated By Serena Cole, Issues, Oakland, CA

      Tear It Out Part II, Curated By Serena Cole, California College Of The Arts, San Francisco, CA 

     ArtPad Art Fair, The Phoenix Hotel, Courtesy of Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

2012 

    When Sparks Fly, Curated by Mia Nielsen, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada 

    ARTPad Art Fair, The Phoenix Hotel, Courtesy of Unspeakable Projects, San        Francisco, CA 

2011

The Elegance of Refusal, Curated by Jessica Silverman, Gensler, San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Nights, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

ARTPad Art Fair,  The Phoenix Hotel, Courtesy of Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

The Lab Silent Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Media Love, Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

2010

We Are The World, Roots And Culture Contemporary Art Center, Curated By Liliana LeWIcka, Chicago, IL

Southern Exposures 10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure/Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

Babylon, 4707 Telegraph, Curated by Kara Joslyn, Oakland, CA

Towards The Liminal, The Oakbook, Curated by Theo Konrad Auer, Oakland, CA

Multi Occulti, 4707 Telegraph, Curated by Kara Joslyn and Justin Olerud, Oakland, CA

This Means War, Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, CA

2009

Always Is Always Forever, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Just Because There are Questions Does Not Mean There Are AnswersBlankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA

Buddy System, Little Paper Planes Group Show, Rare Device, San Francisco, CA

Ding Dong Youre DeadDown at Lulu’s, Curated by Seth Bogart, Oakland, CA

2008 

CCA  Baccalaureate ExhibitionCalifornia College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Trigger111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

Making Room for Wonder, SomArts, Curated by Tirza True Latimer, San Francisco, CA

Whats Up, Swift Pigeon Studios, Curated by Kara Joslyn, Oakland, CA

QueerityThe Million Fishes Art Collective, Curated by Zee Bourdeaux and Tamara Lowenstein, San Francisco, CA

Collection, Curation, and Display, The San Francisco Public Library, Curated by Christina La Sala, San Francisco, CA

Artspan: 30 under 30, Juried by Justin Giara, Kerri Stephens and Jennifer Rogers, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

PLAySPACE Benefit Auction, PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

All-College Honors Awards Exhibition, The Oliver Art Center, California College of The Arts, Oakland, CA

2007

Gun Show, The North/South Gallery, California College of The Arts, Oakland, CA

With Friends Like These, Clean Gallery, Curated by Ben Seevers, Oakland, CA

Disgusteen, Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Gallery, California College of The Arts San Francisco, CA

Best of Junior Review, The Oliver Art Center, California College of The Arts, Oakland, CA

Editions of You, Curated by Kara Joslyn, Isabel Percy West, California College of The Arts, Oakland, CA  

2006 

Will Will All Be Well Benefit Auction, The Space Gallery, Curated by Monica Canilao, San                       Francisco, CA

Drawing Attraction, Ego Park, Curated by Sean Garrison, Oakland, CA

The Virus ShowThe Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

All-College Honors Awards Exhibition, The Oliver Art Center, California College of The Arts, Oakland, CA

OK City for Sale, Ego Park, Oakland, CA

2005 

Time, Space and BodyIsabel Percy West,  California College of The Arts, Curated by Galya Rosenfeld, Oakland, CA

2004 

Presidential Scholarship in the Arts Awards ExhibitionThe Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

ARTSWeek Awards ExhibitionThe Miami Childrens Museum, Miami, FL

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards ExhibitionThe Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Self-PortraitsThe Minneapolis Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

2003

PCAE Group Show, Patricks Cabaret,  Minneapolis, MN

Annual Senior Self-Portrait Show, The Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN

2002

Annual Junior Self-Portrait Show, The Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN

Spring Open Show, Curated by Karen Monson and Bill Jeter, The Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN

Awards and Recognitions

2007

Robert Ralls Memorial Scholarship, All-College Honors, Scholarship Competition

2006

Robert Ralls Memorial Scholarship, All-College Honors, Scholarship Competition

2004

Presidential Scholar in Visual Art Level 1 ARTSAward , The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

National Silver Key, The Scholastic  Art and Writing Awards

Regional Gold Key, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

PCAE Grant recipient, The Minnesota State Arts Board

Collections

  • Larry Rinder, Berkeley, CA
  • Steve Aoki, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Schoolnik, San Francisco, CA
  • Carolina Amaris and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
  • Marcus Keller, San Francisco, CA
  • Edward and Elizabeth Jansen, New York, NY
  • Sydney and Nancy Unobskey, San Francisco, CA
  • Adam Hatch, Oakland, CA
  • Tynan Kerr, Minneapolis, MN
  • David Bjournguard, San Francisco, CA
  • Math Bass, Los Angeles, CA
  • Zee Bourdeaux, Berlin, Germany
  • Mauri Skinfill and Justin Kerr, San Francisco, CA
  • Pete and Julie Johnson, Saucalito, CA
  • Leoni Figaredo, San Francisco, CA
  • Ehren Reed, San Francisco, CA
  • Melissa Wilson, Oakland, CA
  • Gabriel Dikel, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jason Fritz Michael, San Francisco, CA
  • Michael Hall, San Francisco, CA
  • Jay Farina and Michael Lighty, Oakland, CA
  • John Verrochi, Brooklyn, NY

Press


New American Paintings #103, *Cover Image and Pg. 168-171, Pacific Coast Edition December/January 2012/2013, Juried By Monica Ramirez-Montagut and Edited By Stephen Zevitas. 

Buffalo MagazineIssue #2, Interview, June 2013

Flavorpill, “Matt Momchilov’s ‘They Really Want You’ Transforms Queer Icons into Punk Legends” November 2, 2011, By Judy Berman

San Francisco Chronicle, “A Super Abundance of Art, and Even More” , May 18th, 2012, By J.D. Beltran 

Asterisk, "Art all over" May 18th, 2012, By Jeremy Joven 

JeremyRiad, “Courtney Love Passed out at Hotel: a Sculpture by Matt Momchilov” June 8, 2012, By Jeremy Riad 

Web Series: What Is Art Live?, ArtPad SF 2012- Day 3, 2:38 and 13:59 marks

SFWeekly, “Hit So Hard: Matt Momchilov Interview’s original Hole drummer Patty Schemel” April 25, 2012, By Matt Momchilov

No More Potlucks, “Thinking About A Cure with Jason Fritz Michael and Matt Momchilov” March 2012, By Toshio Meronek

The Missing Box, “Momchilov is a fucking genius”, October 28th, 2011, By Alese Osborn

Juxtapoz, “Matt Momchilov at Unspeakable Projects”, November 6, 2011, By Hannah Stouffer

Supercheif Magazine, “Matt Momchilov Paints Portraits of Young Americans (and their dicks), November 15th, 2011, By Ed Zipco

SFist, “Artist Matt Momchilov’s They Really Want You Mimics Fan Art”, November 21, 2011, By Leanne Maxwell and Micke Tong

Art Business, “Unspeakabe Projects: Matt Momchilov”, October 27th, 2011, By Alan Bamberger 

Fecal Face, “Works by Matt Momchilov”, October 20th, 2011, By John Trippe

The Moon Stop, “Lemonaids”, August 2011, By Gina Abelkop

Cheap and Plastique, “Butthole” August 2011, By Violet Shuraka

Kingdom of Style, “Unspeakable Things”, July 2011, By Queen Michelle

Royale Enterprise, “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned: Matt Momchilov’s Top 5 Scorned Woman Anthems”, July 2011, By Petra Royale

Kate Lawson DO Believe The Hype, “DO Believe The Hype… Matt Momchilov: American Leather” July 2011, By Kate Lawson 

Anal Magazine Print Issue #2, “Matt Momchilov”, January 2011, Pg. 73, By Daniel Castillo Reynoso

Anal Magazine Blog, “Matt Momchilov”, October 2010, By Daniel Castillo Reynoso 

Chicago Tribune, “We Are The World” Review, February 12, 2010, By Lauren Viera

Whitehot Magazine, “We Are The World” Review, February 2010, By Keith Brown

Time Out Chicago, “We Are The World”, February 4-10 2010 Isuue, By Jonathan Kinkley

Newcity Art, “We Are The World” Review, February 2010, By Nate Lee

ARTslant, Surveying The Bay Area Now, September 2009, By Larry Rinder and Andrew Berardini

Art Business, Eleanor Harwood: Always is Always Forever, September 2009, By Alan Bamberger

San Francisco Bay Guardian, “New Wave Of California Painting”, August 26, 2009, By Johnny Ray Huston

Art Business, “Rare Device: Buddy System”, July 2009, By Alan Bamberger

The San Francisco Chronicle, “Buddy System: A conversation in art”, July 16th, 2009, By Kimberly Chun,

Antler Magazine, “Matt Momchilov”, July 22, 2009, By Angela Simione

FecalFace.com, “Julys Oakland Art Murmur Review”, July 30, 2009, By Theo Konrad Auer

KQED Arts, “Becoming Non Object and Just Because There are Questions” Review, June 21, 2009, 

The Oakbook, The Month Ahead in Oakland Art, June 3, 2009, By Theo Konrad Auer

Art Business, “Million Fishes: Queerity”, June 2008, By Alan Bamberger

Art Business, “30 under 30”, June 2008, By Alan Bamberger

The Volcanoland Chronicles, February 28, 2009, By Bianca Foss

Art Business, “Space Gallery: We Will All Be Well”, October 2006, By Alan Bamberger

Art Fever, “East Bay Sightings”, August 2006, By Bob Callaway

"American Talent", PBS Documentary, Aired September 2004