Matthew Day Jackson



Born 1974 in Panorama City, CA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




NHRA License, Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, Gainesville, FL


MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


BFA University of Washington, Seattle WA




In Search of, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands (Spring-Summer)


In Search of, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy (January - May)


In Search of, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland (October 2011 - February 2012)


Everything leads to Another, Hauser & Wirth, London, England


The Tomb, Peter Blum Soho (Sept. 16 - Nov. 13)


In Search of, Peter Blum Chelsea (Sept. 16 - Nov. 13)


Pretty Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, Florida (Dec 1, 2009 - Jan 9, 2010)


Dynamic Maximum Tension, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Oct 10 - Nov 21)


High, Low, and In Between, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (July 3 - August 12)


Immeasurable Distance, List Visual Art Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (May 7 - July 12), traveled to Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX (Oct 17, 2009 - January 17, 2010).


Terranaut, Paintings and Sculpture Peter Blum Chelsea, Manhattan, NY (September 12 - November 8)


Drawings from Tlön, Nicole Klagsbrun, Manhattan, NY (September 13 - October 18)


Diptych, Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, MA, (May 5 - Jun, 1)


The Lower 48, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Manhattan, NY (January 9 - February 10)


Paradise Now! (The Salvage), Workspace: Matthew Day Jackson, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (January 12 - March 25)


NADA art fair Booth G2 with Ballroom Marfa, Miami, FL, (December 5th)


Paradise Now! (Limbo) featuring "Looking for Mother Nature" Cubitt Artists Space, London, England (December 15 - February 11, 2007)


Paradise Now! Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR


Oracle (Days of Future Passed) Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, MA


Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Manhattan, NY (November 4 - December 23)


By No Means Necessary, The Locker Plant, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX





2011 Artprojx Cinema (in association with Armory 2011), New York, New York


How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida (December 1, 2010 - May 31, 2011)


Curators’ Choice Portfolio curated by Tom Morton, et al. Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London for CUBITT


Home and Origin, Bukowskis, Stockholm, Curated by Rodrigo Mallea Lira


Born in Dystopia, Rosemblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France (Beginning October 20)


Nobody's Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey (October 23, 2010 – February 20, 2011) Curated by Kelly Baum


The Franks-Suss Collection Philips de Pury's Space at the Saatchi Gallery, London, England (Beginning January 28) Curated by Tamar Arnon and Eli Zagury


Roundtrip: Beijing – New York, New Selections from the Domus Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (May 30 - July 4)


Hope!, Palais des arts et du Festival, Dinard, France (June 12 - September 12)


\(LEAN), Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, Manhattan, NY (March 12 - April 24)


C’est la vie: de caravage a Damien Hirst, Musée Maillol, Paris, France (February 3 - June 28)


The World Is Yours, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (Sept. 5 2009 - Jan. 10, 2010)


Alejandro Jodorowsky's ‘Dune’: An exhibition of a film of a book that never was, The Drawing Room, London, England (September 17 – October 25, 2009)


Deceitful Moon, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, England (July 21 - August 31)


Art Unlimited Basel, Basel, Switzerland (June 8 - June 14)


Mapping the Studio: Artists from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy (June 6, 2009 - December 31, 2010)


Heartland, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (October 3 - January 25, 2009)


Art Focus 5, 2008, Jerusalem, Israel (September 23 - October 23)


Palimpset,Gallerie Xippas, Paris France (September 6 - October 11)


Matthew Day Jackson, Jen Liu, David Maljkovic : The Violet Hour, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (June 21 – October 19, 2008)


The Old, Weird America, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX (March 14 – May 11, 2008)


Martian Museum of Terrestrial ArtMission: to interpret and understand contemporary art, Barbican Gallery, London, UK (March 6 - May18)


Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson: Sculptures and New Print Editions, Peter Blum Gallery, Manhattan, NY, (November 16 – January 12, 2008)


1st Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece


2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia


3rd Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China


Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece (September 9 - November 18)


Uncertain States of America – American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark (March 3-15), Warsaw, Poland (March), Moscow Biennale (January), Beijing Biennale (October)


To Build a Fire, Rivington Arms, Manhattan, NY (April 13-May 12)


Omission, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Manhattan, NY (January 9 - February 10)


USA Today, Royal Academy of Art, London, England (October 6 - November 4)


The Searchers, White Box, New York, NY (September 21 - October 21)


John Connelly Presents, "Kamp: K48," Scott Hug curator, New York, NY (August 4-30)


Uncertain States of America – American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Museum Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Serpentine Gallery, London, England, Reykjavik Art Museum, Denmark


Mario Diacono Fine Art, Allston, MA


25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, New York, NY (May 5-21)


Infinite Painting, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano,


Codroipo, Italy (April 9 - September 24)


Whitney Biennial, ‘Day for Night’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (March 2 - May 28)


Time-Based Art is Happening! Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR


You Are Here, The Ballroom, Marfa TX (October 7 - March 5, 2006)


Motion, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM (July 9-29)


Sticks and Stones, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY (June 28 - August




Studio: Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education (Plus Some) NYC Version and Climaxed, Tony Oursler Studio, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


The Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway


Bridge Freezes Before Road, Barbra Gladstone Gallery, NY


The Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (March 13-


September 26)


SuperSalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA (March 23 - May 23)


Mommy! I! am! not! an! animal!, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY


Relentless Proselytizers, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY (July 1-August 14)


Drift III, Valentino Pier Park, Brooklyn, NY


K48: Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Spiritual Hunger, Daniel Silverstein Gallery New York, NY


Now Playing, D’amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY


Drift II, site-specific exhibition at the former home of Buckminster Fuller, Northern NJ


White, Black, Yellow, Red, Storefront 1838, New York, NY


Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME


Drift, environmental exhibition, Manasquan, NJ


…sorta like a revelation, Rabbett Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ


Sans Titre, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO



2010 Frankel, David "Matthew Day Jackson" Artforum, Dec 2010, pg. 252

Beck, Graham T. "Focus: Matthew Day Jackson - Fetish objects totems and mementos; historical signs and the paranormal" Frieze, Nov - Dec, 2010, Issue 135, pg. 116 - 117

Wells, Nicholas "Matthew Day Jackson: In Search of" cityArts, Oct. 27 - Nov. 9, 2010 Volume 2, Issue 17, pg. 12

Madden, Kathleen "Matthew Day Jackson: Critic's Pick" Artforum (online), November 2010

Spears, Dorothy "Matthew Day Jackson: Artist as Stuntman" Huffington Post (online), October 17, 2010

Indrisek, Scott "Matthew Day Jackson" Artinfo Modern Painters (online), October 14, 2010

Walsh, Brienne "Matthew Day Jackson is Missing" Art in America (online), October 1, 2010

Coffield, Cynthia "Matthew Day Jackson {read more}" Art Lies, Spring 2010, Issue 65, pg. 75

Arning, Bill "Matthew Day Jackson: Mens et Manus" FlashArt International, January - February 2010, pg. 68


2009 Britt, Douglas "Jackson exhibit probes human consciousness" Houston Chronicle, Oct. 16, pg. E2

Sherwin, Skye "Matthew Day Jackson" 10 Magazine, Winter 2009, Issue 33, pg. 86

McCarthy, Gerry "Matthew Day Jackson" The Sunday Times, July 19, 2009

"Matthew Day Jackson - High, Low, and In Between" Totally Dublin, July 2009

"The Immeasurable Distance" Exhibition Catalogue, MIT List Visual Arts Center: Cambridge, Mass., May 8 - July 12, 2009, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: Houston, Texas, October 17, 2009 – January 17, 2010

Vogel, Carol "A Thriftier Lot Comes to Basel This Year," The New York Times, June 12, pg. C27

McQuaid, Cate "Exhibit highlights his dark side," The Boston Globe, May 24.

Ragona, Melissa "Matthew Day Jackson," Frieze, March 2009, Issue 121, p. 166


2008 Maine, Stephen. "Matthew Day Jackson." Art in America, Nov. 2008, No. 10, p 180-181.

Kastner, Jeffrey. "Matthew Day Jackson," Artforum, Nov. 2008

"The Lunatic is on the Grass: Pink Floyd, a Crashed Corvette, and Brutalist Architecture at the Henry: Capturing the Angst of an Era." The Stranger, Aug. 28 2008 p 22

Peterson, Isaac. "Matthew Day Jackson,", October 2008


2007 Arning, Bill "Matthew Day Jackson" Modern Painters, October 2007, p. 58-60

Gronlund, Melissa “Matthew Day Jackson: Paradise Now! (Limbo)”, Art Review, Feb.2007 pp159

Cole, Lori. “Omission”,,, Jan. 2007


2006 Jones, Kristin M., “Matthew Day Jackson,” Frieze, March 06, p. 167.

Motley, John. “Matthew Day Jackson”, PICA, Sept. 2006.


2005 “Spread Your Wings For Peace: Phoenix,” Village Voice, Dec 21-27, Vol. L No.51

Smith, Roberta. “Spotting an Aesthetic Dispute and Embracing All Sides,” The New York Times, Dec 17, p. B13.

Kerr, Merrily. “Matthew Day Jackson: Fortunate Son,” TimeOut New York. Dec. 05. p 119.

Cambourg, Clemence de, “The History Man”. ArtReview. Nov. 05, pp 34.

Bae, James. “You Are Here, Ballroom Marfa,” ArtLies, Issue No. 48. Fall 2005. p 106-7.

Matthew Day Jackson, “Matthew Day Jackson”. V36 Magazine, 2005.

Giovannotti, Micaela. “the greater new york 2005,” Tema Celeste, no. 109, May/Jun, p.98.

Ho, Christopher K. “In View: Greater New York 2005,” Modern Painters, May, p 105-6.

“Our Selection A-Z,” The Art Newspaper, no. 157, Apr, p. 2.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough,” New York Magazine, Mar 7, p 34-6.

Nickas, Bob. “First Take,” Artforum, vol XLIII, no. 5. Jan, p 155-6.


2004 Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, Aug 6, p. E32.

Levin, Kim. The Village Voice, July 28.


2001 Phillips, Lisa (juror). New American Paintings: The MFA Annual 2001. Open Studios Press, Boston, MA.




2008-09 List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


2006 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR


2004 The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX


2002 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME



Whitey Museum of American Art, New York, New York

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

New York Public Library, New York, New York

The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Olso, Norway

Le Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

Maramotti Foundation, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Collection of Avi Engel, promised gift to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel