Education

1990     JD Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA
1987     BA Columbia University, New York City, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2021    Beauty Will Be Convulsive, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018    Derivations in Color, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015    Dérive: Situationist Encounter in San Francisco, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    Things I Didn’t Know I Loved, Park Life, San Francisco, CA
2009    Mixed Media Collage, Lola, Berkeley, CA
            For Every Passer-by, The Breakfast Group, Berkeley, CA
2008    I Put It Back In Order For You, In vitro Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Pull Here to Get Everything You Want, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    Let Her Make A Speech for Me, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

2021     Art of California: Greater than the Sum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2020     From the Vault, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             The Return, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Metronome City, The Midway, San Francisco, CA
             Stimulus, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Stay Inspired, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019     Dialogues with Emillio, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Lightning Strikes II: 22 poets. 22 artists., Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             hot love-cold facts, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
             Arte Extraordinario: Recent Acquisitions, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
             @Timbuk2, FAULTline 2.0, San Francisco, CA
             Sum of the Parts, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018     Reverberations: A Visual Conversation, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
             The House Plant Show, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Geeks, Freaks & Strange Art,111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017     Artist as Subject: 20th Anniversary Celebration, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Post 11/9 The New Now [Now], Connect Gallery, Chicago, IL
             North Beach and Beyond, Gallery Rocking Horse, San Francisco, CA
             Mini’s, Museum of Friends, Walsenberg, CO (3-person show with Maria Cocciarelli & Harry Tuschidana)
2016     Fog A Mirror, CES Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
             Swimmin’ In The Playground, FIFTY24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Welcome to the Left Coast, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             ¡Que Rico, Que Bueno!, Katz Snyder Gallery of the Jewish Community Center,San Francisco, CA
2015     Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists., Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Gatherings and Conversations, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Barry McGee installation, L.Quan Healing Arts Centre, San Francisco, CA
             Festivus: A Holiday Show for the Rest of Us, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             5 Year Anniversary Show, Incline Gallery, San Francisco. CA
             Front Yard/Backstreet, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
             That’s My Trip, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York City, NY
2014     Fertile Ground: Art & Community in California, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
             All Of Us Together, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Graphic Thoughts, CES Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
             Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Salt The Skies, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013     Regarding Configurations, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Dennis   Parlante)
             The Hogarth Project, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA
             Lux and Textura: Explorations Beyond the Surface, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             3 Year Anniversary Salon Show, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Fictions: The Worlds Writers & Artists Create, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012     December Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Winter Group Show, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             UC Berkeley, Art For Change, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
2011     Codices Urbanos, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA (two-person show with Gustavo Ramos Rivera)
             Scissors vs. Brush, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Tom Schultz)
             The Collage Show, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             In The Moment, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Building Context, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Paper, Scissors, Glue / Bay Area Collage, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
             The Fine Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010     Out of the Flat Files, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Five From Folsom Street, Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA
             New Works, Suite Five Salon, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Ben Irvine)
2009     The Novemberists, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Skate This Art, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008     Defiant Optimism, Gallery Extraña, Berkeley, CA
             Crossing the Delaware, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
             Before My Rushing Heart, Art House, McAllen, TX
2007     New Works, The Hive Art Salon, San Francisco, CA
             Flood, Hayes Valley Art Market, San Francisco, CA
             Eight at the Gate, Live Worms, San Francisco, CA
             Walking in the Street, Lincart Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Omar Chacon)
2006     Waxwing & Kite, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Felix Macnee)

Selected Bibliography

2016     Davis, Genie, “CES Gallery: San Francisco Unbound”, Art and Cake, October 3, 2016.
             Seed, John, “‘Lightning Strikes: 18 Poets. 18 Artists.’ at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco,: Huffington Post,                         January 21, 2016
2015     Couzens, Julia, “Lightning Strikes @ Dolby Chadwick”, Square Cylinder, December 29, 2015 
             Kordic, Angie, “Lightning Strikes Group Exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery : 18 poets. 18 artists. Take San 
             Francisco”, Wide Walls, November 28, 2015
             Nataraj, Nirmala, “Matt Gonzalez’s ‘Dérive: Situationist Encounter in San Francisco'”, San Francisco Chronicle,                             March 4, 2015
2014     Dalkey, Victoria, “2 Bay Area museums team up to celebrate California’s artistry”, Sacramento Bee, October 30, 2014
             B.K., Ana, ““Graphic Thoughts” at CES Contemporary, Los Angeles”, Widewalls, August 8, 2014
2013     Noonan, Erik, “A Defiant Beauty: Matt Gonzalez’ Recent Work”, A Guy Should Know, September 28, 2013
             Held Jr., John, “Matt Gonzalez’s “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” at Park Life, San Francisco”, San Francisco Art                             Quarterly, July 16, 2013
             Torres, Anthony, “Matt Gonzalez @ Park Life Gallery”, Cultural Interventions, July 16, 2013
             Bamberger, Alan, “Park Life: Matt Gonzalez -- Things I Didn’t Know I Loved”, Art Business, July 28, 2013
             Arnold, Kathryn, “Matt Gonzalez at Meridian Gallery, San Francisco”, NY ARTS Magazine, March 15, 2013
2011     Baker, Kenneth, “Collage, culture and mulching at Guerrero Gallery”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2011
             Chun, Kimberley, “‘Scissors vs. Brush’: Matt Gonzalez, Tom Schultz” San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2011
2010     Occam, Paul, “Matt Gonzalez at Triple Base Gallery”, Mission Loc@l, December 26, 2010
2008     Torres, Anthony, “Matt Gonzalez @ In vitro Gallery”, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, October 2008
             Nicholaou, Libby, “Soap Gallery: Matt Gonzalez -- Pull Here To Get Everything You Want”, Libby’s Niche: Reviews,                       April 5, 2008
             Leaverton, Michael, “Pull My (Trigger) Finger”, San Francisco Weekly, April 2, 2008
             Fernández Valverde, Hilda, “Monta activista de EU exposición en Coahuila”, El Universal, Mexico City, October                             7,  2008
             Lopez Herrera, Sigifredo, “Colectiva de collages de San Francisco, California”, El Diario de Coahuila, Mexico,                               October 9, 2008
             Moyer, Nancy, “Before My Rushing Heart”, The McAllen Monitor, March 7, 2008
2007     Jancar, Ava, “Review: Let Her Make a Speech for Me”, San Francisco 
             Bay Guardian, November 21, 2007
             Van Proyen, Mark, “Matt Gonzalez at LINCART”,  ART LTD / WEST COAST ART + DESIGN, July 2007
             Swanhuyser, Hiya, “Welcome, Matt”, San Francisco Weekly, April 16, 2007

Lectures and Panels

2020     SFAI (San Francisco Art Institute) LIVE Elections 2020, Special Coverage and Town Hall features Matt Gonzalez and                   multi-media artist/SFAI Professor Tony Labat in live virtual conversation with SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin, SF                       Republican Party Chair John Dennis, and San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen & Gordon Mar, November 3
2019     Artist Talk by Andrea Borsuk, Victoria May, Katherine Sherwood, Vanessa Woods, & Matt Gonzalez in conjunction                         with their show “hot love — cold facts”, curated by Jack Fischer, at the Berkeley Art Center. Talk moderated by                               Daniel Nevers, Executive Director of the BAC. Sunday September 15
             In conversation: Harley Lafarrah Eaves & Matt Gonzalez, in conjunction with Eaves’ show I Also Believe in Ghosts,                       Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, February 2
2017     Artists Survival Techniques and The Law, a performative talk with real life advice from Ragi Dindial & Matt Gonzalez,                     in conjunction with the exhibition, “Illegal”, curated by Kal Spelletich, Darryl Smith, and Alicia McCarthy,                                           Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, November 10 — December 16
             Keeping it Real in the Artist Studio, a community roundtable to discuss the future of the de Young
             Museum’s artist-in-residency program, in conjunction with Lena Wolff’s residency, “The Song is Love”, with panelists                     Matt Gonzalez, Kim Anno, and Lena Wolff. Moderated by Kevin Seaman. In the Artist Studio / Kimball Education                           Gallery at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Saturday, November 25th 3-5pm
             In conversation: Terry St. John & Matt Gonzalez in conjunction with St. John’s show “Figures,
             Landscapes & Still Lifes: Six Decades of Painting” at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco. June 3
             The Evolution of An Art Collector, panel discussion with Ray Beldner, Emilie van der Hoorn, Matt Gonzalez, & Beth                       Waldman (moderator). Co-hosted by ArtSpan and the Pacific Felt Factory, April 18
             “Dread Scott: Past, Present & Future” panel discussion interrogating the intersections of art, aesthetics and politics                       with New York based-artist Dread Scott, Michele Pred, Patrick Martinez, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Matt Gonzalez, &                         Nicole Archer (moderator) in conjunction with Scott’s solo exhibition opening at Guerrero Gallery, February 11
2016     “Art in Public Places: A Discussion,” Jewish Contemporary Museum, Artist Brian Goggin, Former San Francisco                             Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, FOR-SITE Executive Director Chery Haines, and SF Arts Commission Program                                   Director Susan Pontius discuss their favorite public works of art and the complexities of placing art in public,                                   December 15
             “Guest lecture: Art and Politics by Matt Gonzalez,” De Young Museum Docent Council, Koret Auditorium, October 14                     “Discussion Panel: Mace of Disruption — A Perspective on American Safety”, at The Growlery, San Francisco. A                           discussion around the provocative public sculpture installation consisting of 44 spiked bats that occurred on                                   Thanksgiving 2015 in San Francisco. Matt Gonzalez, John Zarobell, Dan Lawson, & Matthew Bajda, in                                           conversation, moderated by Denah Johnston, June 1
2015     In conversation: Cate White & Matt Gonzalez in conjunction with White’s show “Both on Earth” at The Luggage Store                   Gallery, San Francisco (Headlands Center for the Arts Tournesol Award Exhibition 2015), October 28
             Talk Art: Andrew Schoultz in conversation with Matt Gonzalez, at The Battery, San Francisco, June 24
             Artist Clare Rojas & SFMOMA curator Janet Bishop in conversation at the Luggage Store Gallery’s temporary Market                   Street location in conjunction with rooftop viewing of Rojas’s mural “Promise", 2014 Introductory remarks by San                           Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs Tom DeCaigny, Frances Phillips from the Creative Work Fund, Luggage                               Store board member Matt Gonzalez, and Luggage Store Co-founders Laurie Lazer and Darryl                                                         Smith,  March 25
             Artist Talk by Ann Weber & Matt Gonzalez in conjunction with their shows at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco,                     March 7
2014     Artist Talk by Gideon Chase, Evan Holm, & Matt Gonzalez in conjunction with their show Greatest Hits: Volume I at                       Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May 16
2013     In conversation: John Halle, music composer & pianist and Matt Gonzalez, collage artist, on intersections,                                     asymmetries and inevitable collisions resulting from attempts to combine the arts and politics, Berkeley Arts                                   Festival, December 29, 2013
             Talking Art: Snipping, Clipping, Pasting. Conversation with artists who use a variety of collage techniques in                                   photomontage, printmaking, three-dimensional forms, and video art. Artist Panel: Val Britton, Matt Gonzalez,                                 Robynn Smith, and Vanessa Wood. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, April 24
             Panel Discussion coinciding with Travis Somerville’s solo exhibition A Great Cloud of Witnesses, moderated by Diana                   Daniels, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Crocker Art Museum. Panelists include Travis Somerville, Matt                       Gonzalez, Chris Johnson, and Jeff Dauber. Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, March 2
             Dennis Parlante & Matt Gonzalez in Conversation in conjunction with their opening “Regarding Configurations”.                             Discussing the practice, theory, concept, history, and materials of collage in a casual conversation. Meridian                                   Gallery, San Francisco, January 17
             Andrew Schoultz interviewed by Matt Gonzalez in conjunction with Schoultz’s opening “Fall Out” at Mark Moore                             Gallery, Los Angeles, January 12
2012     Lecture by Matt Gonzalez coinciding with the opening of “Art For Change”, Graduate Theological Union Library,                             curated by Nicholas Ukrainiec and made possible by the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment Fund. The                                   exhibition  features prints, paintings, posters, and mixed media created to inspire or promote social, political, and                           economic change. Selections from the social justice collections of the GTU Archives are shown together with works                       by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shephard Fairey, Matt Gonzalez, Joel Isaacson, Richard Kamler, Corita Kent, Earl                                 Newman, Rigo, Lizabeth Eva Rossof, Favianna Rodriguez and others. The Graduate Theological Union, UC                                 Berkeley, March 15
2011     “Kurt Schwitters: Make Art with Matt Gonzalez” in conjunction with the exhibition “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage”.                   Event includes an informal talk by Gonzalez in the exhibition galleries about some of his favorite Schwitters pieces.                       UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, August 14
             A panel on “Collecting Art, Curating Your Collection” with Whitney Chadwick PhD, Charles Campbell, Matt Gonzalez                     and Jeremy Stone at the West Coast Art Collectors Conference at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Festival Pavilion,                     Fort Mason Center, May 20
2009     “Rendering the Male Nude: Tradition or Provocation?” in conjunction with the exhibit “Theophilus Brown: Five                                 Decades of Rendering the Male Nude” at the McAllen Art House. Theophilus Brown in conversation with Dr. Esteban                     Ortega Brown and Anthony Torres. Introductory remarks by Matt Gonzalez and María Elena Macías, Assistant                               Professor of Art, UTPA. Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, April 30
2008     Catharine Clark & Matt Gonzalez interview, Frank Prattle with Zefrey Throwell radio. Interview at the SF Arts                                 Commission Gallery March 1 (aired April 4, 2008)
2007     Institute of Contemporary Art, London. “Figures of Speech USA”, a program inviting presentations on an object                             having personal significance by artist and gallerist Aaron Rose, media-art pioneer Lynn Hershman Leeson, SF                               Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker, NY magazine mogul Jack Rabid, surf entrepreneur Keir J Beadling and                                     artist/politician Matt Gonzalez. October
             Amy Franceschini & Matt Gonzalez in conversation in conjunction with Franceschini’s SECA exhibition. San                                   Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, February 15
2004     “Art & Politics”, undergraduate course taught by guest lecturer Matt Gonzalez at the San Francisco Art Institute

Collections

Achenbach, San Francisco, CA
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Nordstrom, Inc., Seattle, WA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

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