EDUCATION    
 
1993          M.F.A. in painting with honors, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1988          B.A. in economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
                  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017          Mount Union College, Intervals:  Small Work, Mount Union, OH
2016          Carl Solway Gallery, Patchwork, Cincinnati, OH
2015          The Painting Center, Lost On A Straight Line, New York, NY
2014          William Busta Gallery, Four Corners:  Wall Drawings, Cleveland, OH
2013          William Busta Gallery, Ecotone, Cleveland, OH
                  Virginia Tech University, Stages, Blacksburg, VA
2011          Harris Stanton Gallery, Compressions, Akron, OH
2010          William Busta Gallery, Accumulations, Cleveland, OH
2009          Wooster College Museum of Art, Necessary Parts, Wooster, OH
2008          Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Out of Sync, Provincetown, MA
2007          William Busta Gallery, Paintings 2007, Cleveland, OH    
2006          St. Michael’s College, Paintings, Colchester, VT
2005          Hiram College, Fissures:  New Paintings, Hiram, OH
2004          Kent State, Stark Campus Gallery, New Work, Stark, OH
2001          The Dean’s Gallery, MIT Sloan School of Management, Dissolved Presences,
                  Boston, MA
1999          Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Paintings, Burlington, VT
1998          Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Neon Gardens, Burlington, VT
1996          University of Leeds, Bretton Hall, Paintings, West Yorkshire, England
1994          AS220, Paintings, Providence, RI
1993          Sol Koffler Gallery, Seeing Not Doing, Providence, RI
1992          Sol Koffler Gallery, Location, Providence, RI
 
                  GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017          Cleveland State University, Curious Case of Color, Cleveland, OH
                  Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech University, Artists and Architecture:
                  Projection/Convergence/Intersection, Blacksburg, VA
2016          EXPO Chicago, Carl Solway Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015          Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum Collection, Transformer Station, 
                  Cleveland, OH
                  Angela Meleca Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Columbus, OH
                  Butler Institute of American Art, Midyear, Youngstown, OH
                  Morgan Conservatory, Redefine, Cleveland, OH
2014          Harris Stanton Gallery, Flexible Domains, Akron, OH
                  University of Massachusetts Gallery, Pouring It On, Amherst, MA
                  Transformer Station, Cleveland Museum of Art, NOADA Art Fair, Cleveland, OH
                  Gallery East, Cuyahoga Community College, New Now, Cleveland, OH
2013          Pierogi Gallery, Unhinged, Brooklyn, NY
                  University of North Carolina, Secac Exhibition, Greensboro, NC
2012          Myers School of Art, Faculty Exhibition, Akron, OH
                  University of North Carolina, Painting Invitational, Asheville, NC
2011          Kent State Stark, New Worlds, Stark, OH
                  Savannah College of Art, SECAC Exhibition, Savannah, GA
2010          Cleveland Clinic, Expansive Gesture, Cleveland, OH
                  1708 Gallery, SECAC Exhibition, Richmond, VA
                  Front Room Gallery, Terra Non Firma, Cleveland, OH
                  Legation Gallery, Terra Non Firma, Cleveland, OH
2009          Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, There Goes the Neighborhood,     
                  Cleveland, OH
                  Moon Gallery, Painting Invitational, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
2008          William Busta Gallery, Gallery Artists, Cleveland, OH
                  Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Faculty Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
2007          FAVA Gallery, Noticing the Unseen, Oberlin, OH
                  Allegheny College, 8-hour drawings, Meadville, PA
                  Sherri Gallery, Columbus, OH
2006          Advisory Boston, New Paintings, Matthew Kolodziej and Julianna Bruce, Boston,            
                  MA 
                  Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Midwestern, Rockford, IL
                  Lake Erie College, Here and There, Mentor, OH
                  Eastern Missouri State University, Group Show, Springfield, MO
                  Attic Space, Group Show, Oakland, CA
                  Morehead State University, Paintings, Morehead, KY
2005          Cleveland Museum of Art, NEO Show, Cleveland, OH
                  Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Faculty Exhibition, Akron, OH
                  Akron Art Museum, New Master Drawings, Akron, OH
                  Bowling Green State University, Structures, Bowling Green, OH                          
                  Cleveland Heights Collaborative, Collector's Choice, Cleveland, OH
2004          Kent State University, NEO, Kent, OH
                  Cleveland Heights Collaborative, Painting 2004, Cleveland, OH
                  Maryland Federation of Art, Art on Paper, Annapolis, MD
                  Xavier University, New Paintings, Cincinnati, OH
                  Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Small Monuments, Cleveland, OH
2003          The College of Wooster Art Museum, Convergence, Wooster, OH
                  Florida State University Museum of Art, Combined Talents, Tallahassee, FL
                  Oberlin College, Mediated Nature, Cleveland, OH
                  Ohio Art League, New Paintings, Columbus, OH
                  Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Faculty Exhibition, Akron, OH
2002          Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Midwestern, Rockford, IL
                  Montserrat College of Art, National Collage Exhibition, Beverly, MA
                  Art Center of Northern New Jersey, National Juried Show, New Milford, NJ
                  Charles Mayer Studios Inc., Regional Juried Exhibition, Akron, OH
                  Harris-Stanton Gallery, Gallery Artists, Akron, OH
                  Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Faculty Exhibition, Akron, OH
2001          Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Faculty Exhibition, Akron, OH
                  Arlington Center for the Arts, Collage, Arlington, MA        
                  Art Advisory Boston, New Paintings, Milton, MA
                  Art Institute of Boston, Faculty Exhibition, Boston, MA
                  Louisiana State University, Painters Pick Painters, Baton Rouge, LA
2000          Discovery Museum, Mandalas, Bridgeport, CT
                  Hera Gallery, RI 2000:  Artists Respond to The Millennium, Wakefield, RI
                  Rhode Island School of Design, Summer Faculty Show, Providence, RI
1999          Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Louise Foster Exhibition, Waltham, MA
                  Ukrainian Institute, Group Show, Chicago, IL
                  University of Wisconsin, Paintings, La Crosse, WI
                  Montserrat College of Art, Biophilia Connection, Beverly, MA
                  Framingham State University, Locating A View, Framingham, MA
1998          Moses Brown School, Paintings, Providence, RI
                  Attleboro Museum, Sense of Place, Attleboro, MA
                  Anna Maria College, Sense of Place, Paxton, MA
1997          Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Gallery Artists, Burlington, VT
                  Endicott College, Faculty Show, Beverly, MA
                  Rhode Island School of Design, Faculty Show, Providence, RI
                  Fuller Museum, Faculty Show, Brockton, MA
                  Lenore Gray Gallery, Summer Show, Providence, RI
1996          Wheeler Gallery, Paintings, Providence, RI
1995          Kristina Wasserman Gallery, Gallery Artists, Providence, RI
                  Lenore Gray Gallery, Summer Show, Providence, RI
1994          RISD Museum of Art, Contemporary Art in Rhode Island, Providence, RI
1993          Wheeler Gallery, Emerging Artists, Providence, RI
                  Lenore Gray Gallery, Gallery Artists, Providence, RI
                  RISD Museum of Art, Master of Fine Arts Graduates, Providence, RI
                  Minneapolis College of Art and Design, RISD Prints, Minneapolis, MN    
1992          Woods-Gerry Gallery, Art Outside the Major, Providence, RI
1991          India Point, Sculpture Installation, Providence, RI
1991          Struve Gallery, Emerging Artists in Chicago, Chicago, IL
1990          Struve Gallery, Peculiar Faces, Chicago, IL
 
                  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS    
                 
                  Akron Art Museum
                  Michigan State University
                  David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
                  Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana
                  PNC Bank
                  First Energy, Akron, OH
                  Brandmuscle, Cleveland, OH
                  Fidelity Investments Inc., Boston, MA
                  Nokia Corporation, Boston, MA
                  The Providence Group, Providence, RI
                  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
                  CSC, Waltham, MA
                  Edwards and Angell Law Offices, Providence, RI
                  University of Leeds, Leeds, England
                  American Greetings, Cleveland, OH
                  Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 
                  GALLERY REPRESENTATION
 
                  Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
                  Pierogi 2000, Flat Files, New York City, NY
                      
                  BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016          Rosen, Steve, Matthew Kolodziej's Paintings at Solway Look But Aren't Purely Abstract,    
                  CityBeat, March 24, 2016
                  Metzger, Matthew, Matthew Kolodziej’s Patch Work at Solway Gallery, AEQAI, February 24,           
                  2016
2015          Regensburger, Jeff, Details, Details.  Summer 2015 Group Exhibition at Angela 
                  Meleca Gallery,
 Columbus Underground, July 26, 2015
                  Tigges, Jesse, Summer 2015 Group Exhibition at Angela Meleca highlights 
                  contemporary artists,
 ColumbusAlive, July 23
2013          Litt, Steve, Kolodziej and Emery team up at Busta Gallery in Cleveland with shows  
                  that you feel with your eyes,
 Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 8
                  Clark, Joseph, New World, What we make with what’s around us, Cleveland 
                  Scene, May 8
2012          Editor, Edward, Mary and Bailey, Elizabeth, Gravity and Levity in Art, Macfarland &  
                  Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC. The book explores the symbolic and expressive 
                  use of the physical phenomena of gravity and levity by artists from antiquity to the    
                  present day.  Authored chapter, VertigoThe Force of Gravity and Levity on 
                  Environmental Art 
is about contemporary art focusing on Yves Klein, Robert 
                  Smithson, James Turrell, and Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda.
                  Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts: Scientific Data through Graphics, IGI        
                  Global Publisher. Chapter in book on biological influences on digital art.    
                  Authored chapter in conjunction with Akron Faculty Professor Xiao, Professor      
                  Donna Webb, Professor Peter Niewiarowski, Assistant Professor Ensue Kang, and       
                  artist Eve Laramee for Synapse.
2011          Pantsios, Anastasia, Seller’s Market As Cleveland clambers out of recession, local    
                  galleries celebrate expansions, Cleveland Scene, March 23
                  Shinn, Dottie, Review, Akron Beacon Journal, September 18
2010          Utter, Douglas Max, “Running in Place,” Scene Magazine, April 14
2009          Sokol, Brett, “36 Hours in Cleveland,“ New York Times, September 20
                  Litt, Steven, “Artist Matthew Kolodziej shows how he made a painting for MOCA 
                  Cleveland:  Close Up,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 9, 2009
                  Litt, Steven, “Poetic Provocative Works Echo the Plight of Cities,” Cleveland Plain         
                  Dealer, July 26, 2009
2008          Litt, Steven, “Top floor is tops for Akron faculty art show,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, 
                  November 18
2007          Tranberg, Dan, “Things are not what they seem,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, 
                  November 18
                  Litt, Steven, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 2
                  Utter, Max, “Noting the Overlooked,” Cleveland Free Times, March
2006          McQuaid, Cate, “Matthew Kolodziej at Art Advisory Boston,” Art In New England,          
                  June-July
                  Shinn, Dorothy, “Freshest of Fresh Art Show,” Akron Beacon Journal, May
                  Heath, Benita, “Fragmentations,” Lexington Herald Leader, February 12
                  “Fragmentations,” Morehead News, January
2005          "NEO Show," Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH:  catalog
                  "New Master Drawings," Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH:  catalog
                  Bracken Sparks, Amy, "NEO Show", Angle Magazine, September
                  Litt, Steven, "Neo Show," Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 10          
                  Shinn, Dorothy, "NEO Show Struts Best Of Area Artists," Akron Beacon Journal,   
                  July 10
                  Shinn, Dorothy, "Art Space Shows Off Drawings," Akron Beacon Journal, May 22
2004          Tranberg, Dan, "Painting 2004," Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 10
                  Bracken Sparks, Amy, "Small Monuments," Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 2
2003          The Florida International, Combined Talents", Florida State University Museum,               
                  Tallahassee, FL:  catalog
                  "Mediated Nature," Oberlin College, Here Here Gallery, Cleveland, OH:  catalog
2001          McQuaid, Cate, "Abstract Pair," Boston Globe, June 22              
1999          O'Brien, Barbara, "Tender Allies:  The Biophilia Connection," Montserrat College   
                  of Art, Salem, MA:  catalog
                  Cohen, Joyce, "Rose Art Museum," Art In New England, April-May
                  McQuaid, Cate, "Rose Show Stretches Abstract's Boundaries," Boston Globe,  
                  
February 21 Sherman, Mary, "Rose Art Museum, A Quiet Revolution," Boston  
                  Herald, 
February 4
1998          Faxon, Alicia, "Attleboro Museum," Art In New England, August-September
                  Faxon, Alicia, "Reviews," Art In New England, December 1997-January 1998
1996          Van Siclen, Bill, "RI Galleries," Providence Journal Bulletin, September
1994          RISD Museum of Art, "Contemporary Art In Rhode Island," Providence, RI:  
                  catalog
                  Ahern, Tom, "Five Artists," Rhode Island Magazine, April 
1993          Van Siclen, Bill, "RI Galleries," Providence Journal Bulletin, June 
 
                  SELECTED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH AWARDS
 
2015          SECAC Artistic Achievement
                  Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
                  Summer Research Grant, University of Akron
2013          Folk Grant, University of Akron
2012          Summer Research Grant, University of Akron
                  Achieving Distinction Grant, One of four principle investigators awarded for                      
                  development of Biomimicry Center for the University of Akron
2011          Nominated for Tiffany Foundation Grant
2010          Honorable Mention, Secac (Southeastern College Art Association) Fellowship
                  Secac Conference, Exhibition Award
2009          Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
                  Nomination for Tiffany Foundation Grant
                  Myers Grant, University of Akron
                  Nominated for Cleveland Arts Prize
2008          Ohio Arts Council, Fellowship Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
                  Spring Research Grant, University of Akron
                  Folk Grant, University of Akron
                  Ohio Arts Council, Innovation Grant, for collaboration with Akron Zoological Park
                  National Science Foundation Grant, a four year renewable grant for promotion of 
                  Synapse series to form enlightened collaborations between arts and science
2007          Nominated for Tiffany Foundation Grant
                  Ohio Arts Council, Individual Excellence Award
                  Provost Fellow for Innovation, University of Akron
                  Myers Grant, University of Akron
                  Folk Grant, University of Akron
2006          Summer Research Grant, University of Akron, Italy
2005          Folk Grant, University of Akron, curatorial research           
2004          Myers Grant, University of Akron, research studio
2003          Myers Grant, University of Akron, research Italy
                  Folk Grant, University of Akron, research studio
                  Summer research grant, University of Akron, England
1995          Fulbright Scholar, Research and Painting Grant, England
1994          Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Painting Fellowship
1993          Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design
1993          Liquitex Excellence in Fine Arts Supply Grant
1988          Dean's List, University of Chicago
 
                  ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
 
2012          Professor of Art, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2007-11     Associate Professor of Art, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2001-06     Assistant Professor of Art, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH
1999-01     Instructor, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
1998-01     Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1997-99     Instructor, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
1998-01     Instructor, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
1997          Instructor, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
                       
 
                 
                 
 

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