Matthew Brannon


  • Brannon

    Matthew Brannon

    War Correspondent, Saigon 1967, 2016

    Silkscreen and hand painted elements on paper

    52 x 64” / 132.1 x 162.6cm, Framed: 56.3 x 68.3" / 143 x 173.5cm


Born 1971, St. Maries, ID
Lives and works in New York, NY


MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY


BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Casey Kaplan, New York (forthcoming)


Concerning Vietnam, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Vulture, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan


Skirting the Issue, Casey Kaplan, New York



Leopard, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Department Store at Night (Five Impossible Films, I), Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy

Midlife Crisis Intermission, Glen Horowitz, East Hampton, New York


The Ventriloquist, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


Gentleman’s Relish, Casey Kaplan, New York

A Question Answered with a Quote, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The Inevitable and The Unnecessary, Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy


Mouse Trap, Light Switch, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium

Wit’s End, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Reservations, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraitchtal, Germany


Nevertheless, The Approach, London, United Kingdom


The Question is a Compliment, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Grandmothers, Galleria Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy


Where Were We, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York

Try and Be Grateful, AGYU, Art Gallery of York University/Toronto, Toronto, Canada


Cum Together, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Shoegazers & Graverobbers, Art 37 Basel: Statements, David Kordansky Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Hyena, Jan Winkelmann, Berlin, Germany


Meat Eating Plants, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Penetration, Jan Winkelmann, Berlin, Germany


If Direction is a Look, with Sarah Morris, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain

Exhausted Blood & Imitation Salt, John Connelly Presents, New York


Tatum O’Neal’s Birthday Party, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL


Soft Rock, Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, Lulu, Mexico City


True Faith, curated by Matthew Higgs, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Mistaking the Moon for a Ball, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria

Fleming Faloon, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium


I hope to God you’re not as dumb as you make out, Mary Mary, Glasgow

Certain Snakes, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA

Rio, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

Yes We’re Open, Giò Marconi, Milan, Italy


Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, NY


Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

OUT OF THE BLUE, Cortesi Contemporary, Lugano, Switzerland

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

The Assistants, curated by Fionn Meade, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Gió Marconi at Gerhardsen Gerner, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany

Notes on Neo-Camp, curated by Chris Sharp, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Set Pieces, curated by Andrew Berardini & Lauren Mackler, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy

The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom


No. 17, Casey Kaplan, New York

The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Brannon, Büttner, Kierulf, Kierulf, Kilpper, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Drawing a Blank (On Forgetting, Refusal, Censure and Impotence), curated by Matthew Brannon and Jan Tumlir, David Kordansky, Los Angeles, CA

Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

The Feverish Library, organized by Matthew Higgs, Petzel Gallery, New York


Art Brussels 29th Edition, Brussels, Belgium

FAX, curated by João Ribas and co-organized by ICI (Independent Curators International) Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

International, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Predictable Feelings, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

In the Name of the Artists, Contemporary American Art from the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo Biennial Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil


Mit Deiner Kunst; Texte Zur Kunst Editionen 1990-2010, curated by Annette Kelm and Matthias Mühling, Sammlung Haubrok Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, curated by Stacy Engman, The Contemporary Art Department of The National Arts Club, New York

At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Matthew Brannon, Katarina Burin, Charlie Harper: Permanent Transients Air-Conditioned, Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cabinet of Curiosities with Pablo Bronstein, Matthew Brannon, Anthea Hamilton and Wayne Kostenbaum, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

We Pictured You Reading This, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

An Unpardonable Sin, curated by Philippe Pirotte, Castillo/Corales, Paris, France

Interim in Three Rounds, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Behind the Curtain, Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy

Owl Stretching Time, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

Matthew Brannon, Mathew Cerletty, David Diao, Daniel Sinsel, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

The Space Between Reference and Regret, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York


Beg, Borrow, and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, curated by AA Bronson, PS.1, New York; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Embrace, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Five, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

No Shoes on the Carpet, Cirrus, Los Angeles, CA

Poor. Tired. Horse., ICA, London, United Kingdom

Matthew Brannon, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, William E. Jones, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

CODE SHARE: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists, curated by Simon Rees, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Born in the morning, dead by night, curated by Tony Matelli, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York

Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve, curated by Jonathan Berger, Participant Inc, New York


50 Moons of Saturn, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, T2 Torino Triennial, Turin, Italy

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

One Morning I Woke Up Very Early, with Tony Conrad & Nathan Hylden, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

Featuring, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France

Fair Market, curated by Haley Mellin, Rental Gallery, New York

DISPATCH Portfolio Project #2, DISPATCH, New York

One Day I Woke Up Very Early, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Kunst Im Heim, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Tapestry, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery at Hudson Salon, Los Angeles, CA

Uncertain States of America, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; Songzhuan Art Center, Beijing, China

Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008, curated by Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York


Mutliplex: Directions in Art 1970 to Now, curated Deborah Wye, Museum of Modern Art, New York


USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan

On The Marriage Broker Joke, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Uncertain States of America, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Herning Art Museum, Denmark; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, Francee, TATS, curated by Peter Coffin, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris, France

(the) Melvins @ (the) Mandrake, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA


USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

Social Design, curated by Angelika Stepken, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Matthew Brannon, Wade Guyton, Patrick Hill, United Artists Ltd., Marfa, TX

Bring the War Home, Q.E.D, Los Angeles, CA, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

Uncertain States of America, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

6.6.06, curated by Jan Tumlir, Gayle and Ed Roski Fine Arts Gallery, USC, Los Angeles, CA

An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, curated by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Exquisite Corpse, curated by Bob Nickas, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York

Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland


Uncertain States of America, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Suspended Narration, curated by Maureen Mahoney, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX

Passion Beyond Reason, Wallstreet 1, a Miller/Rockenschaub Project, Berlin, Germany

Temporary Import, Art Forum Berlin, Special Exhibitions, curated by Susanne Titz, Berlin, Germany

Threshold, Max Wigram, London, United Kingdom

New Tapestries, Sarah Meltzer, New York

We Could Have Invited Everyone, curated by Peter Coffin, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

The Most Splendid Apocalypse, curated by Jason Murison, PPOW, New York

Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York

On the Beach, curated by Justin Lowe, Printed Matter, New York

There is a City in My Mind, Southfirst, New York

Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Lesser New York, A Fia Backström Production, New York

Greater New York, PS1/MoMA, Queens, New York

We Love Amerika, Jan Winkelmann, Berlin, Germany


Halloween Horror Films, Southfirst:art, New York

Besides, popularity is rather a lumpy concept, no?, curated by Ralf Brog & Petra Rinck, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

Summer Summary, curated by Roger White, temporary space, New York

Noctambule, D’Amelio Terras at the Fondation Dosne-Bibliotheque Theirs, Paris, France

Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, curated by Bob Nickas & Steve Lafreniere, PS1/MoMA, New York

Tapestry From An Asteroid, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Hohe Berge, Tiefes Tal, curated by Markus Draper, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

Collection: How I Spent a Year, curated by Bob Nickas, PS1/MoMA, New York

Lumpen Decadents, curated by Gean Moreno, Ingalls & Associates, Miami, FL

Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York


Kult 48 Klubhouse, curated by Scott Hug, Deitch Projects, New York

My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content tospray stars from your boughs), curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, New York

Snowblind, with Wade Guyton & Mungo Thomson, John Connelly Presents, New York

Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

I’m Afraid of Everything, Blonde Revolution, New York

Escape from New York, curated by Jason Murison, Summit Art Center, NJ

Corporate Profits vs. Labor Costs, D’Amelio Terras, New York

Parking Lot, Ten in One Gallery, New York

The Melvins, curated by Bob Nickas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Late to Work Everyday, curated by Noah Sheldon, DuPreau Gallery, Chicago

Talking Pieces, Text and Image in Contemporary Art, curated by Ute Riese, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany


Triple Theatre, with Heidie Giannotti, Triple Candie, New York

Dark Spring, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Liam Gillick, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany


Dedalic Convention, curated by Liam Gillick and Annette Kosak, MAK, Vienna, Austria


Luggage, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

@, curated by Jason Murison, PPOW Gallery, New York


Made Especially for You, curated by Jenelle Porter, Artists Space, New York

The Wight Biennial, curated by Mungo Thomson, The New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

Columbia University, New York


1+3=4×1, collaboration with Liam Gillick, curated by Susanne Gaensheimer, Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Liepzig, Germany

Oh My God, I live on the thirteenth floor in Holland, doesn’t exist in the United States, or no?, collaboration with George Rush, H. Cleyndertweg 13 space, Amsterdam, Netherlands

exhibition|Exhibition 1998, Miller Theater Lobby, Columbia University, New York


Paint as Purpose, curated by Roger Ray and Jesse H. Rivard, Galerie Purple Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Memory, curated by Slater Bradley, Spanish Kitchen Studios, Los Angeles, CA


The 1995 Banale, curated by Michelle Alpern, RE:Solution Gallery, Los Angeles, CA