Artist, writer, journalist

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Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS.  His multidisciplinary artwork typically reflects upon systems of human structure and environmental control through abstracted imagery that promotes a Vital Materialist perception of the world.  His work has appeared in many exhibitions throughout the United States, and he hosted and produced the Studio Sessions podcast series for Big Red & Shiny from 2012 to 2014.  Currently residing in Milwaukee, he has also lived in New York City, Chicago, Albuquerque, the north shore of Massachusetts, and rural Kentucky.

 

Education

2018       Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2011        Master of Science, Journalism, University of Kansas

2008       Bachelor of Fine Arts, printmaking, and art history minor, University of Kansas

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2010          “Spontaneous Construction”, Plenum Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012          “I Like it Wild”, El Beit, Brooklyn, NY

2012          “Daytrip”, Bohemian Coffee House, Baltimore, MD

2013          “Over the Horizon”, Front Street Coffee House, Salem, MA

2013          “Surreal Fields”, The Bourgeois Pig, Lawrence, KS

2014          “Brick and Mortar”, The Roost,  Lawrence, KS

2015          “Remnants and Fragments”, The Ethical Humanist Society,  Skokie, IL

 

Juried Shows

2009          “American Print 2009”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

2010          “SMA Student Advisory Board Juried Show”, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

2011           “Place”, Lee Gallery at Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2014           “Wastelands”, Gallery 313,  Jersey City, NJ

2016           “Drawing Never Dies”, RedLine, Denver, CO

2017           “Order and Chaos”, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2017           “Void: Places without People”, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL

 

Group Shows

2001          “Milwaukee Emerging Artists Exhibit”, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

2007          KU Art Dept. Scholarship Show, University of Kansas Art and Design Building, Lawrence, KS

2008          KU Art Dept. Scholarship Show, University of Kansas Art and Design Building, Lawrence, KS

2008          “The International Exchange Exhibition of Prints”, Museum of Contemporary Art at Hongik University,

                  Seoul, Korea

2008          “Salty Dogs”, The Red Door Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009          “Bummertown”, Henry’s, Lawrence, KS

2009          “The Book As Its Own Addendum”, Marwen, Chicago, IL

2013           “Loop & Fiasco: Art and Urban Ecology”, South Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Auctions

2013           “Artrageous!27”, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2014           “Aid 4 Ebola”, Headquarters,  Chicago, IL

2015           “Manifesting Healthy Futures”, Mental Health America of Illinois 28th Annual Gala,  Chicago, IL

2017            “Artrageous!31”, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

 

Grants and Awards

1999                            Marie Walsh Sharpe Scholar, Colorado Springs, CO

2000                            Milwaukee Inst. of Art and Design portfolio scholarship, $8,000 annual

2007                            Wendy Talbot Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas, $2,000

                                    Hollander Family Foundation Grant, University of Kansas, $1,000

2008                            Hollander Family Foundation Grant, University of Kansas, $5,000

2010                            Spencer Museum of Art Juror’s Award, University of Kansas, $200

2015                            Layton Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $875

2016                            Layton Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $1,500

                                    Dean’s Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $1,750

2017                            Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship, UWM, $15,000

                                    Layton Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $2,000

                                    Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, UWM, $1,000