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Matthew McCaslin

Biographie / biography

Born  1957 in Bayshore, N.Y., USA 
lives in New York City



B.F.A., Parsons School of Design, New York


Solo Exhibitions

Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Kenny Schacter Projects, New York
Sleepwalking on the 27th Floor, Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France
Adrift, Feigen Contemporary, New York
Winter Light, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

New Science, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain               
Electric Circus, Galerie Friedrich, Basel, Switzerland (with Kay Rosen)

La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France

Sandra Gering, New York, NY                            
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Velan Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Galerie Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain

Matthew McCaslin’s Mixed Metaphors
, Atrium Gallery, University of CT, Storrs,CT, curated by Saul Ostrow
C+M Gagllery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Evelyne Canus, Paris France
Funhouse, Sima Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany

Feigen Contemporary,New York
Galerie Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
Kunstbunker, Munich, Germany
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Works - Sites
, Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Galerie fur Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad, Freiburg
Feigen Contemporary, New York
Sandra Gering, New York

Real Artways, Hartford, CT
Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
Galerie Erika & Otta Frieddrich, Bern, Switzerland
Concentrations 28, Matthew McCaslin, Dallas Museum of Art
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Galeria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Collision of Boredom and Meditation, Ateliers d’Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, France
Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Currents 65, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Harnessing Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Time Machine, Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin, Germany

Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.               
Lifeline, Sima Gallery, Nuremberg, Germany
Bloomer, Michael Klein Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Franz Paludetto Gallery, Turin, Italy
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy

The Museum of Modern Art, (Projects 33), New York, NY
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Art and Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Le Consortium, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Dijon, France
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Landscapes of the in between, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Matthew McCaslin & Steve Di Benedetto, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

, Red Bar, New York, NY



Group Exhibitions

Fast Forward Media Art/Sammlung Goetz, ZKM- Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
A Angles vifs, capcMusee d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
Following and to be Followed, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Segni di luce, A Arte Studio Invernizzi, Milano
Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Flower Power, Museum of Modern Art, Lille, France

Fast Forward Media Art/Sammlung Goetz, ZKM- Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
40th Anniversary, Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, Germany, curated by Gunther Umberg
Following and to be Followed, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Video Plus, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnatti, Ohio                             
encia Bienalle, curated by Lorand Hegyi
Video Mix, Arario Gallery, South Korea, curated by Mary Dinaburg
Imago Musee de Beaux Arts, Dole, France

Body Power/Power Play
, Worttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Seven Grays, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY curated by Dan Walsh
Tempo, Museum of Modern Art New York, curated by Paolo Hirkenhoff
New Media Exhibit, Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA; curated by Sandra Gerin

Works, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Energy Inside, Falconer Gallery at Grinnell University, Grinnell, IA
Figures Libres, FracFrance-Comte, Dole, France
Night on Eartch, Stasticsche Kunsthalle, Musnter, Germany, curated by Ralf Christofori
Collection show at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Young at Art:  Youthful Inspirations, Jersey City, NJ
Media Connec tion, Palazzo Della Eposizioni, Rome, Italy; La-triennale, Milan, Italy; curated by Gianni Romano
Perfect 10, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Retrospective Survey:  1987-2000, Wanas Foundation, Wanas, Sweden
Arsenal Armory, The Wandelhalle, Cologne, Germany

,  University Galleries, Illinois State University; Normal, IL; Bucknell Art
Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
"Drawings and Photographs," Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Objects that Flicker: Artists’ Videos for the Home, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Dinge, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Speed of Vision, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The Light Show, Gale Gates, et. al, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Christine Y. Kim
Light x 8:  The Hannukkah project 2000, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Symbols of Survival, The Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
16 Americans, Hallway, London, England
City of Lights:  Art Walk, Chanel, New York, organized by Downtown Arts Projects, curated by Simon Watson
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
As Far As the Eye Can See, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Das Davernde, Kunster-lerwerk statt, Munich, Germany
Une Histoire parmi d’autres, Collection Michel Poitevin, Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais,   Dunkerque, France
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium
Bloom, Contemporary Art Garden, Brescia, Italy, curated by Gianni Romano

Off the Wall, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
 I Love New York, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Dijon/le Consortium.coll tout contre l’art contemporain, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Raw Ideas, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
Poseidons Auge, Handelsfafen der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria
Es grünt so grün, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Rights of Spring, PPOW, New York
Installation, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, curated by Marika Wachtmeister

2000 minus 3
, Neu Gallery, Graz, Austria
 Istanbul Bienal, curated by Rosa Martinez, Istanbul, Turkey
The Concrete Signal, William Patterson College , NJ, curated by Robert Costa
New Works, Feigen Inc., Chicago, IL

Luminous Bodies, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture for the Twenty-first Century, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
The Lay of the Land, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Form als Ziel mundet immer in Formalismus, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Berechenbarkeit der Welt, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Drawings, Sandra Gering, New York, NY
Wanas, Knislinge, Sweden
Departure Lounge, The Clocktower, New York, NY
The Bare Wall!..., Michael Klein Gallery, NY
Masculine Measures, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Constructions, Michael Klein Gallery, New York, NY
Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Urban Structures, Elf Kunstler aus New York, Kunstlerwerstatt, Munich, Gremany
Bonne Annee, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Drawn on the Museum, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Inaugural Exhibition, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, NY
Oltre la Normalita Concentrica, Citta di Padova, Padua, Italy
Low Tech, Galerie Christine Koenig, Vienna
Skew: The Unruly Grid, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Rainer Ganahl and Matthew McCaslin, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Art at the Anchorage, Brooklyn Anchorage, NY
Passions Privees, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Burning Down the House,  Anthony Reynolds, London
Wandstucke III, Bob Van Orsouw Galerie, Zürich

Not Quiet, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Country Sculpture, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Castello di Rivara, Italy
Der Stand der Dinge, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany
IVA IT-Festival, Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
L'objects dans l'art contemporain, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Choix de Bruxelles, Espace Jacqmotte, Bruxelles, Belgium
Adieu, les frontièrs!, Bob Van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
Joe's Garage, TZ'art & Co., New York, NY

Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
More than Zero, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
Im Blau, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Project of the Wandelhalle, Cologne, Germany, curated by Peter Stilper
Cartographies Imaginaries, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Nord-pas de Clais, France
Transient Decor, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
The Nightshade Family, Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
Pretty Visible, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Portland Collects, Portland Museum of Fine Art, Portland, OR
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Prospect 93, Schiern Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Simply Made in America, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Three or More, a Multiple Exhibit
, Spiral/Wacoal Art Canter, Tokyo, Japan
Translation, curated by Kim Levin, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Works-Concepts-Processes-Situations-Information, curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie 1900-2000 & Galerie de Poche, Paris, France
Felix Gonzales Torres, Liz Larner, Christian Marclay, Matthew McCaslin, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
The Big Nothing, The New Museum, New York, NY

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Home for June, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art,  curated by Eric Oppenheim, New York, NY
Invitational, curated by Collins and Milazzo, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
The Collection of Jason Rubell, Duke University Museum, Durham, NC
Castello di Rivara,  curated by Benjamin Weil,Turin, Italy
The Museum of Natural History, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mexic/arte, Austin, TX
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
Idiosyncrasies in the Expanded Field, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

Works in Progress? Work?,
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, PA
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
The Degraded Work, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
The Grid, Vrej Baghoomian, New York, NY
Information, Terrain, San Francisco, CA, curated by Robert Nickas

Une Autre Affaire, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, organized by Le Consortium, Robert Nickas, and Catherine Queloz   
DiBenedetto, McCaslin, Mosset, Noland, Parrino, Stahle, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
AIDS Benefit, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY

Works, Concepts, Processes, Situations, Information
, Galerie Hans Mayer,  Dusseldorf, Germany, curated by Robert Nickas
Sunrise Highway, John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
Sculpture, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

The Art of the Real
, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, curated by Robert Nickas
Maison des Expositions, Lyon, France
P.S.1, Special Projects, Long Island City, NY

, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

Small Works, Big Ideas
, Pan Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY

Semi (OP) tics
, International with Monument, New York, NY


Projects, Grants, Avards

Damage Total
, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Nature's Ways, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium
Steve Di Benedetto & Matthew McCaslin, Gallery Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany



- Catalogues and Books

Matthew McCaslin, Funhouse, sima gallery, Nuernberg, ISBN 3-935940-05-X

Matthew McCaslin, Works - Sites, Cantz Verlag, ISBN 3-89322-416-5

Matthew McCaslin, Two Installations, Lifeline - Site, sima gallery, Nuernberg, ISBN 3-935940-01-7

"Passagenwerk Matthew McCaslin in Hannover Museum," Hannover, Germany,March 10, 1994
Matthew McCaslin, Cants Verlag, Reihe Ausstellungen Exhibitions

Matthew McCaslin, Paludetto, Franz, Castello di Rivara, exhibition catalogue, interview with Robert Nickas

Daftari, Fereshteh, Projects 33 - Matthew McCaslin, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992
Borriaud, Nicolas, Colapsed Structures, Not Quiet, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris

Works, Concepts, Processes,Situations, Information, Galerie Hans Meyer, Dusseldorf, West Germany

The Art of the Real, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland



- Articles and Reviews

Schwendener, Martha, “Matthew McCaslin,” Time Out New York, November 1-8, 2001, p. 58

Canizares, Claude R., “X-Ray Visionaries,” The Sciences, May/June 2000, pp. 26-31.
“A Contemporary Chanukah,” Newsday, December 22, 2000, part 2, p. B2.
Cullum, Jerry, “Video That Aspires to be Collectible Art,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 22, 2000, p. Q8.
Feaster, Felicia, “Image Conscious,” Creative Loafing, December 23, 2000, p. 44.
Harris, Susan, “Matthew McCaslin at Feigen Contemporary”, Art in America, May 2000, pg.163
“Joyful and Triumphant, a Sparkling City Beckons,” The New York Times, December 25, 2000.
“Matthew McCaslin,” The New Yorker, December 27-January 3, 2000.
Rosenthal, Stephanie, Letting go, in: McCaslin, Funhouse, Galerie Sima, Nuremberg, 2000 (publ.)
Sirmans, Franklin, “The Light Show (review), Time Out New York, October 12-19, 2000, issue no. 264, p. 58.
Stark, Rachael, “’The Light Show’ and ‘Maintaining the Myth of Control,’” NYArts, October 2000, p. 67

Bell, J. Bowyer, “Matthew McCaslin (review),” Review, December 15, 1999, p. 39.
Byrd, Cathy, “Land, Lots of Land,” Creative Loafing, February 13, 1999, vol. 27, no. 39.
Fox, Catherine, “The New Landscapes,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 1999, p. Q8.
Ise, Claudine, “Light Show: Matthew McCaslin,” Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1999, p. F33.

Barvin, Edie, “Tuned In,” Allen’s, May 21, 1998.
Curtis, Cathy, “Electric Ave.,” Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1998.
Damianovic, Maia. “New York at Chelsea”, Tema Celeste, July-Sept 1998, p.51
Diehl, Carol. “Matthew McCaslin”, Artnews, June 1998, pg.125
Johnson, Ken. “Matthew McCaslin”, New York Times, February 13, 1998
Knaff, Devorah, “Unlovely Technology Serves a Lovely Aim,”  The Orange County Register, Fine Arts section, May 31, 1998, p. 29.
Levin, Kim. “Matthew McCaslin”, TheVillage Voice,  March 10, 1998, (Voice choices)
Mendenhall, Lauri, “Matthew McCaslin: Cool Cable Guy,” Allen’s, June 18, 1998
Weil, Rex, “Matthew McCaslin,” Artnews, March 1998, pp. 178-179.

Panzera, Mauro, Flash Art, December ‘96/January’97
Rosso, Sonia, “Matthew McCaslin at Massimo Minini, Tema Celeste, 1997
Zimmer, William, New York Times, Connetticut section, April 27, 1997

Decter, Joshua, "Installations From On High - Matthew McCaslin," Flash Art, Nov/Dec, 1996
Hoist-Ekström, Mans, “Food for Thought”, Wanas Sculpture Magazine, October, 1996
Kaminer, Wendy, “Manhood in America”, New York Times, 1996
Killam, Brad, New Art Examiner, September, 1996, p. 49
Klein, Michael, “Matthew McCaslin’s Circuits,” Sculpture, 1996, pp. 12-13.
Scarbourough, James, “Chicago’s Must-See,” Art & Auction, May 1996, pp. 146-147.
Tyson, Janel,”Waves of Technology,” Star Telegram (Dallas), December 8, 1996, p. H8

Kliemann, Thomas, Matthew McCaslin, Life-Site, Galerie Sima, Nuremberg,1995 (
Tanguy, Sarah, Sculpture, vol.14, no. 4, July-August, 1995, p. 41

ArtArt, Baustelle, Germany
Art Press International, Le Consortium Deux Collections, 1994
Denk, Andreas, "In Baum," Kunstforum, Germany, 1994
Friedman, Carl, "Wired," Frieze International , 1994
Gray, Lori, “McCaslin’s Works Make Good Use of the Tools of his Trade,” Chicago Tribune, Sec. 7, December 16, 1994, p. 88.
"Matthew McCaslin,Kunstforum, Germany, 1994
Troney, Eric, L'endroit idèal, France, 1994

Faust, Gretchen, "Matthew McCaslin," Forum International , 1993
Nickas, Robert , “Matthew McCaslin”, Paludetto, Franz, Castello di Rivara, exhibition catalogue, 1993

Aufwand, Ricke-Ausstellung, Kolner-Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne, April 25-26, 1992
Borriaud, Nicolas, "Colapsed Structures," Not Quiet, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, 1992
Bouley, Natalie, "A la recherche de l'humanite perdue," Dijon, France, January 1992
Cotter, Holland, "A builder's eye - Matthew McCaslin," Art in Review, The New York Times, May 15, 1992
Daftari, Fereshteh, "Projects 33 - Matthew McCaslin," Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992
"Jeunes Artistes Americaines: Post Sixties," P.C., Liberation, Paris, April 5, 1992
Levin, Kim, "Matthew McCaslin," TheVillage Voice, New York, 1992
Pique, Pascal, "Dijon - McCaslin," Kanal, Eurpoe no.2, April-May 1992
Troney, Eric, "Not Quiet," Art Press, Paris, June 1992

Avgikos, Jan, "Matthew McCaslin," Artforum, May, 1991, p. 45
de Bruyin, Eric, "Matthew McCaslin," Artscribe, 1991, No. 87
Decter, Joshua. “Matthew McCaslin, “ Artforum, May, 1991, p.105-106
Di Pietrantonio, Giacinto, interview of Benjamin Weil, Flash Art, Nov/Dec 1991
Levin, Kim, "Matthew McCaslin," The Village Voice, February 5, 1991, p. 93
Mahoney, Robert, "Matthew McCaslin," Arts, April, 1991, p. 104
Mahoney, Robert, "Works in Progress? Work?," Arts, March, 1991, p. 99
"Matthew McCaslin," The New Yorker, January 1991
Ostrow, Saul, "Matthew McCaslin," Tema Celeste, May-June, 1991, p. 100
Paul, Ardeene, "Matthew McCaslin," Art Press, Paris, November 1991
Rose, Jennings, "Matthew McCaslin," Time Out, May-June 1991

“Detritus (review),” The New Yorker, August 6, 1990.
Faust, Gretchen, Arts, February 1990
Hess, Elizabeth, "Caution, Artists Working," The Village Voice, December 18, 1990
Levin, Kim, “Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure (review),” The Village Voice, July 24, 1990.
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, July 6, 1990
Smith, Roberta, "Echoes of the 60's and 70's Among the Young and Little Known," The New YorkTimes , Friday, November 30, 1990

Mahoney, Robert, “Matthew McCaslin (review),” New York Press, vol. 2, no. 18, May 5, 1989.

Nickas, Robert, "Entropy and the New Objects," El Passeante, No. 10, reprinted in Halle Sud, No. 18, 1988

Nickas, Robert, "The Remake of the Real," De Appel, no.2, 1987

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