News

People of Earth!

     There is an interview with yours truly in the second issue of Buffalo Magazine, a rad publication from Spain! You can order a copy here. Im in good company! It also has interviews with Duane Michals, ESG, Hugh Holland, The Raincoats, Tony Ward, Salem, Larry Clark, Chloë Sevigny, Patrick O’Dell, and more…

     There are release parties and accompanying art shows in Madrid, Tokyo, and London that Im also going to be in, so if your jet is set for any of those cities, be sure to check it out! The first leg is June 27 in Madrid. Lope de vega 47 at 8:30PM. 

Stay sick! Turn blue!

-Momchilov

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People Of Earth!

      Holy fucking shit!! I am on the cover of New American Paintings #103!! This is insanely exciting!! Its on news stands today! You can also order yours online, here.  

Yours Cruely,

    Momchilov

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People of Earth!

     BREAKING WORLD NEWS: Roseanne Barr Jacket stolen from Toronto art show. I like a thief with a sense of humor. While this is a total bummer, anyone willing to stage a heist at a building with security guards and surveillance cameras to own anything you made is quite a compliment! So thank you, dear thief, for this unexpected boost of self confidence! Call me if you see some joker shopping for Spaghettios in a studded Roseanne jacket…

Yours Cruely,

Momchilov

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People of Earth! 

   Im in a really cool group show in Toronto this summer at The Drake Hotel called When Sparks Fly! Also featuring work by Alicia Paz, Ghost of a Dream, Randall Anderson, and Penelope Umbrico.  Curated by Mia Nielsen. On view June 21- August 28th. Check it out!

Yours Cruely,

   Matt

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People of Earth!

   Come see me and the rest of the good folks from Unspeakable Projects at the 2nd Annual ArtPadSF Art Fair at The Phoenix Hotel! Friday, May 18th - Sunday, May 20th, the year of our lord, 2012. Check the ArtPad webby for all the deets. 

Yours Cruely,

  Matt

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People of Earth!!

      Im thrilled to announce my first solo exhibition with Unspeakable Projects, They Really Want You! The show opens Thursday, October 27th and it will be on view until December 1st. In conjunction, Gina Abelkop’s amazing feminist press, Birds of Lace, is releasing a small edition of exhibition catalogues that feature a number of fantastic queer writers and will be available for sale at the show! Go check it out! Details below…

For Immediate Release:

 Unspeakable Projects is pleased to announce the representation of Matt Momchilov and a multi-genre exhibition of new work. Taking the traditions of fan art as a place of departure, Momchilov adopts and re-imagines the varied techniques fans use to demonstrate devotion. From painting and sculpture to airbrushing and obsessive bedazzling, the work serves up a tender critique of kitsch fandom and a meditation on the function of role models.

Unspeakable Projects.  735 Tehama Street, San Francisco, California
Hours: Thursdays 3 - 6,  Saturdays 1 - 4,  and readily by appointment. 

P.S.

check out this video sneak peak of the cast concrete sculpture I made of Lain Kay as Courtney Love…


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Good people of Earth!

     Get your behinds to Brooklyn for the opening reception of my collaborative show with my lovely and talented partner in crime Jason Fritz Michael, HAYRIDES. We have been working together on a bunch of paintings, multi-media sculptural installations, sing along performance and other surprises.  Its going to blow your mind. Featuring special guests:

BUTTHOLE- your premier all gay sing-a-long Hole tribute band! (Featuring yours truly, lovable dirtball Sean Monaghan, and starring the fabulous Lain Kay as Courtney herself) 

& DJ Raul de Nieves

I cant wait! 

*For Immediate Release-

HAYRIDES: A collaborative exhibition between Jason Fritz / Matt Momchilov

Opening Reception: Friday August 13th, 7 - 10 pm                                                                                          Live With Animals Gallery. 201 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211                                                                     On View August 13 - August 28, 2011

"Hay Rides" is a multi-genera exhibit crafted by San Francisco based artists Jason Fritz and Matt Momchilov. Using as a place of departure Louise Hay’s somatic experiences know as Hay Rides, Fritz and Momchilov recast the hope and terror of early 1980s gay life. During the Hay Rides large groups of mostly gay men gathered around Hay in hopes of turning her mantra “you can heal your life” into an embodied reality. Indeed, in that moment where the specter of death filled the room, these gatherings, part healings circle and desperate plea; figure a history of queer life that is still with us. Ambivalent for Fritz and Momchilov, Hay remains a demigod and charlatan as she sold those on their deathbed both powerful medicine and snake oil. 
text by Eric Stanley

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People of Earth!

     I am beyond excited to announce my first solo show in Los Angeles! Im going to be showing a collection of jackets that I have been making at The Painted Bird's new L.A. space! Im coming down for the opening reception, so come see me, Ill sign your tits whether you like it or not! The press release is below along with a lovely little promo piece by Royale Enterprise featuring a Top 5 countdown of a few of my current fav scorned woman anthems (a genre I have always felt particularly connected to- Im not sure what that says about me?) See you at the show!

*For Immediate Release-

American Leather.

New work by Matt Momchilov.

On View July 8- August 26th, 2011.

Building on the history and visual language of punk fashion and fan art, artist Matt Momchilov has created a series of portrait jackets which insert unexpected subversive cultural pioneers into the lexicon of punk rock fan art. These works are both a celebration of the figures themselves, and a way to understand the histories and cultural contributions of these unlikely vanguards as important models of rebellion. On view in American Leather will be a selection of pieces from this series. This is the premier Los Angeles solo exhibition from the artist. 

Opening Reception: July 8th, 2011.  7-10 pm 

The Painted Bird L.A. 4208 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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People of Earth!

    Im thrilled to be in a really amazing group show that opens this week called The Elegance of Refusal, curated by Jessica Silverman, creative mastermind of the wonderful Silverman Gallery. The show is loaded with amazing artists like Scott Treleaven, Libby Black, Tammy Rae Carland, Sam Lopes, Jason Fritz, Eve Fowler, Chris Vargas, and Conrad Ruid- just to name a few! Not to be missed! Come say hello!

Opening Reception: June 23rd, 5:30 - 7:30pm

On View June 23rd - September 16th

Gensler, 2 Harrison Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105


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Doodz!

  I am showing a few new treasures at The ArtPad Art Fair with the lovely folks at Unspeakable Projects. Its at the Phoenix Hotel in SF and were taking over Room 40! Come check it out! Its up for weekend of May 19 - 22nd, with a special live apprearance by yours truely on opening night (7pm-12am). Complimentary hugs.

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Friendzz!

    Come see me at The Lab San Francisco’s Annual Art Auction.  Its always a pretty rad opportunity to score work from some of your favorite artists and this years line up packed with amazing people- including the likes of Ed Ruscha, Tom Marioni, Trevor Paglen, Mark Flood, Kevin Clarke, Kara Joslyn, and yours truly just to name a few! Proceeds benefit the next year of art programing at The Lab. Dont miss out!

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:00 – 10:30 pm
Live auction at 8:00 pm

The Lab

2948 16th Street

San Francisco, CA, United States, 94103

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Fellow Countrymen/womYn,

     Dont forget to check out the lovely double feature the folks over at Anal Magazine did on the art of yours truly! For the uninitiated, Anal Mag is sort of like the spanish language version of Butt Magazine, an international art and culture pictorial for fags and freaks alike. Heterosexuals, consider yourselves warned. I have a mini- feature in the second print issue, and here on their blog. Gracias, Mexico!

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People of Earth! 

    Im thrilled to have a couple of pieces in This Means War , the inaugural first group show at Unspeakable Projects, a new alternative gallery space thats just about to open its doors in San Francisco.I hope to see some of your lovely (and not so lovely) faces at the opening night party Thursday, September 2nd. My favorite painting magicians from Minneapolis AMTK, the endlessly hilarious and spectacularly tall Justin Limoges, Hannah Ireland, and Steffani Jemison are also in the show! What more could a girl ask for? See you there! 

 
Unspeakable Projects
735 Tehama Steet
San Francisco, CA 94103
Opening Reception: 6 - 9 pm
On view through October 14th
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Thursday from 11 - 6 and readily by appointment. 
                                        

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People of Earth!

   I have work in a show at The Oakbook's Gallery space in Jack London Square! The show is curated by Oakbook writer Theo Konrad Auer and will serve as the back drop for a paneled art talk with a pretty spectacular line up of bay area writers and curators, including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive curator Larry Rinder, ProArts program coordinator David Huff, Best of the Bay winning Blogger Steven Barich, and Worth Ryder Gallery curated Anuradha Vikram. And best of all, the whole thing is sponsered by Linden Street Brewery! Come see me!

April 22, 2010.  6 - 9 pm.

423 Water Street

Oakland, CA 94607

More info here.

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Earthlings!

I am going to be in Southern Exposure’s 10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally! It’s a live drawing event and fundraiser for SoEx’s exhibition and artists in education programs. The deal is that theres 25-ish artists working in one hour shifts throughout the night, with the drawings going up for sale/auction right after they’re finished. Im on the 9-10pm shift. They’ve wrangled  lots of really amazing artists this year, so Im sure its going to be a mad house. Info below…

Friday, March 5, 2010
6:00 to 11:00 PM
Donation: $10 & up
Location: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St.
(between Potrero & Hampshire & 17th & 18th)

Artists include:

Seth Armstrong, Mara Baldwin, Scott Barry, Mark Benson, Iris Charabi-Berggren, Michelle Blade, Brad Borevitz, Sara Bright, Matt Bufford, Charlie Callahan, Monica Canilao, John Casey, Nancy Chan, Jon Clary, Serena Cole, Richard Colman, Lisa Congdon, Jaime Cortez, Adrian Cotter, Lauren Davies, Ryan De La Hoz, Robin Denevan, Sonya Derman, Inga Dorosz, Lafe Eaves, Christina Empedocles, Rodney Ewing, Kristin Farr, Josh Farrell, Diana Fayt, Matt Furie, Amos Goldbaum, Veronica Graham, Katie Gray, Adam Green, Henry Gunderson, Andres Guerrero, Michael Hall, Jeffrey Hantman, Dana Harel, Nicole Hayden, Jesse Hazelip, Terry Hoff, Ian Huebert, Andrew Huerta, Kara Joslyn, John Kearns, Helana Keeffee, Kurt Keppeler, Christine Kesler, Michele King, Tashana Kjelland, Ryan LaBonte, Chris Leib, Justin Limoges, Dori Latman, Alexis Lopez, Marina Luz, Brett MacFadden, Paul Madonna, Mitch Manitou, Jessica Martin, Monica Martinez, Vanessa Marsh, Elisheva Marcus, Sofia Mas, Mike McConnell, Anne McGuire, Honey McMoney, Dennis McNulty, Jeff Meadows, Robert Minervini, Yvette Molina, Matt Momchilov, Brendan Nakahara, Haden Nicholl, Juliette Oken, Olivia Park, Erik Parra, Nathaniel Parsons, George Pfau, Genevieve Quick, Kyle Ranson, Lisa Ricci, Lordy Rodriguez, Ariel Roman, Thorina Rose, Zachary Rossman, Douglas Schneider, Jesse Schlessinger, Zachary Royer Scholz, Paul Solis, Miriam Stahl, Jennifer Starkweather, Kirk Stoller, Debra Stuckgold, James Strickland, Nick Sung, Julie Sutherland, Char Tan, Katy Tanis, Kevin Taylor, Sarah Thibault, Tracy Timmins, Micke Tong, Gina Tuzzi, David Valentin, Jamie Vasta, Ben Venom, Annie Vought, Victoria Wagner, Kathy Warinner, Jess Wheaton, Virginia White, David Wilson, Lena Wolff, Christine Wong Yap, Jesse Wright-Jackson


See you there!

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People of Earth!

I have work in a group show coming up this Friday, February 5th, 2010. The opening is in conjunction withOakland Art Murmur, a magical swarm of art openings that take over the east bay on the first Friday of each month. The show is at 4707 Telegraph from 7:30 to 11:30 and includes work by yours truly and a number of other Bay Area art favorites. Maybe we’ll see each other, at last?

Stay Sick,

Matt

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People of Earth,

I have a group show coming up in Chicago at the Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center! The show, We Are The World! , is curated by Liliana Lewicka and has a super rad line up of young international artists, all born in the 1980s, reimagining the 1985 Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson penned shitfest, “We Are The World”! Can you believe just 25 years ago there was still famine in Africa? Thank God Daryl Hall, Bruce Springsteen and Kenny Rogers put an end to that, before focusing on other pioneering politically charged projects, like, slot machines in your namesake. The Opening Reception is Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. I hope you can make it. The Press Release is below.

Stay sick,

Matt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We Are the World
Curated by Liliana Lewicka
January 23 – February 20, 2010
Opening reception: SaturdayJanuary 2369 pm
Hosted by Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center


Roots and Culture present a group show “We are the World,” showcasing work by 12 emerging, international artists. Curated by artist and California College of the Arts graduate, Liliana Lewicka, the exhibition features work in a wide range of media including illustration, new media, painting, photography, sculpture, textile, and video. Prompted by the 1985 music project “We Are the World,” co-written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, and recorded by nearly 50 of the biggest names in music in an effort to raise money and awareness of the famine crisis in Africa, this current show asks artists born in the 1980s to reimagine on the original project. Conceived as both a critique of the ineffectiveness of the original program and an embrace of its cultural significance, the show reflects on the ways in which we can make and think art in the midst of crisis.

Participating artists are Ninna BergerCaitlin DennyJohn HendersonParker ItoZachary KaplanAnne Guro LarsmonMatt MomchilovJustin OlerudJob PistonMelissa SachsBailey Salisbury, and Justin Swinburne.


Roots and Culture 
1034 N Milwaukee 
Chicago, IL 60622 
Thursday – Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday 12NOON-6:00 pm, or by appointment. 
Contact: rootsandc@gmail.com

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People of Earth,

The lovely folks at Little Paper Planes, have published a small book of my photos! The book is a collection of portraits I took at the 10 year anniversary of Bats Day in the Fun Park, an unsanctioned annual gathering at Disneyland that is organized by and for members of the Goth community, their friends, and families. Experience all of the dark darkness for yourself! You can grab a copy here.

Stay sick,

Matt