Matthew Ronay


  • Ronay

    Matthew Ronay

    Sprout Capsule Implantation, 2017

    Basswood, dye, cotton string, shellac-based primer, steel, plastic, flocking, gouache

    23.5 x 22 x 13" / 59.69 x 55.88 x 33.02cm


Born 1976, Louisville, Kentucky

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT


BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


SURDS, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA


Blaffer Art Museum Houston, TX

Matthew Ronay – Dock, Berth, Antenna, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany

When Two Are In One, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL


In and Out and In and Out, Again, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tony Cox & Matthew Ronay: Outer Loop, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY


Organ/Organelle, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA

Wavelength, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY

The Door is Open, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany


Matthew Ronay Selected Works: 2007-2010, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Repeat the Sounding, Lüettgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

Mounting toward Zenith / Descending and Disappearing, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY


It Comes in Waves, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark


Between the Worlds, Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY; La Conservera, Centro de Arte Contemporánio, Ceutí, Spain


is the shadow, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA


Mounting toward Zenith / Descending and Disappearing, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY


Distractions From War, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Goin’ Down, Down, Down, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, United Kingdom

Oh My God What Are We Gonna Do?!, Vacio 9, Madrid, Spain


It’s An Uprising!, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Shine the Light, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA

Love Will Find A Way, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany


A Possible New Order of Reconsiderings, Art Statements, presented by Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Art Basel 35, Basel, Switzerland


Catarina Leitão & Matthew Ronay; Tamed Nature & Outlaw Biker Gang, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY

Garden party and Four Conversations with Slippage, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA


We’ll turn Manhatten into an island of joy, Markus Lüttgen, Cologne, Germany

Hans Bellmer, Sascha Braunig, Matthew Ronay, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

Small Sculpture, Corbett VS. Dempsey, Chicago, IL


Shroom Show, organized by Nicholas Moenich, helper, Brooklyn, NY

The Natural Flow of Things, curated by Tania Pardo, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Empirical Intuitive Absorption, organized by Matthew Ronay, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

World Made By Hand, Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

The Lamp Show, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


SMALL(ish), MARX FOXX, Los Angeles, CA

Mirror Mirror, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

J’adore, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany

Between Two Worlds, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY

Quattro Stagioni, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany


Spectral Haze, organized by James Case-Leal, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY

Group Sculpture Exhibition, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA


Biennale de Lyon, curated by Gunnar Kvaran, Lyon, France

The Stairs, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY


Cleopatra’s Family Jewels, Family Business, New York, NY

Chains, curated by Dani Jakob, Gabriel Vormstein, and Sebastian Hammwoehner The Horse, Berlin, Germany

A Disagreeable Object, curated by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter, New York, NY

These Transitional Spaces, curated by Seth Kelly, Franklin Street Works


Secret Societies, Schirn Kuntshalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

In the Name of the Artists: American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Bienal de São Paolo, Brazil

Intuitive Dance Performance with Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

The Hunting of the Snark, Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France

The Light Show, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY


Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush projects and artists 2005-2010, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Museum, Brooklyn, New York

The Incomplete–Paris: Artists from the Neumann Family Collection, Galerie Jean-Luc & Takaka Richard, Paris, France

Neue Alchemie, Kunst der Gegenwart nach Beuys, LWL–Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany

Homuculi: Matt Greene, Allison Schulnik, Ruby Neri & Matthew Ronay, Canada Gallery, New York, NY


The Audio Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY


Political Correct, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneve, Switzerland

Meet Me Around the Corner–Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

FunFunFun, curated to Gitte Ørskou, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark


The Incomplete, curated by Manon Slome and Hubert Neumann, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

The Wu-Tang / googolplex Show (Congress), GBE@Passerby, New York, NY

REC.OLLECTION, Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany

Phantasmania, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO


The Food Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

SUMMER, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark


Looking at Words, The Formal Use of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of Chess, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY; Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

Monuments for the USA, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; White Columns, New York, NY

White Columns Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY

Withdrawal, curated by Joe Scanlan, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France


2004 Whitney Biennial, curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamim Momin, and Debra Singer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Four-Ply, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

the stars are so big, THE EARTH IS SO SMALL… stay as you are (Part I), curated by Robert Meijer, Esther Schipper, Berlin; Studio Manuela Klerkx, Milan, Italy


We are electric, curated by Chris Perez, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Game Over, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

New Slang: Emerging Voices in Sculpture, curated by Claudia Altman-Siegel, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

<–> Matthew Ronay, Evan Holloway & Hiroshi Sugito, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA

Telling Stories, Vedanta / Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

Little Triggers, Cohan, Leslie, & Browne, New York, NY


youngsters* sculptures and other works from Los Angeles & New York, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

Artists Imagine Architecture, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Gallery Luhmann, curated by Jason Dodge, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Now is the Time, curated by Ken Freed, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY

Sudden Glory: Sight Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art, Logan Gallery, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA



Boomerang, Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY

Mink Jazz, curated by Bruce Hainley, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA


Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY


Minty, curated by Bruce Hainley, Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA