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Matthew Angelo


Harrison

Matthew Angelo Harrison
Multidisciplinary Artist
Detroit, MI
2020 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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Matthew Angelo Harrison (born 1989, Detroit, MI) is a visual artist whose works take myriad forms: 3D printed ceramics, acrylic cubes containing wooden figures or zebra bones, and busts modeled out of automotive clay. Harrison completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. His work has been collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco/Paris; and Rennie Collection, Vancouver BC. He has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2016), Atlanta Contemporary (2017), and the Broad Museum at Michigan State University (2018). His work was recently included in Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality at the Cranbrook Museum in Michigan, The 2019 Whitney Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. In summer 2020, he will have his first European solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel. He is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. Harrison lives and works in Detroit.

Portrait photo by Tyler Jones; courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

  • Artwork by Matthew Angelo Harrison
    Dark Silhouette: Couple Transfigured, 2018. Wooden sculpture from West Africa, polyurethane resin, anodized aluminum, acrylic, dimensions 63.5 × 53.62 × 17.5 inches. Photo courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
  • Artwork by Matthew Angelo Harrison
    Dark Silhouette: Synthetic Lipiko no. 5, 2018. Wooden sculpture from West Africa, polyurethane resin, anodized aluminum, acrylic, dimensions 54.75 × 13.87 × 9.25 inches. Photo courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
  • Artwork by Matthew Angelo Harrison
    Dark Silhouette: Angled Gaze, 2018. Wooden sculpture from West Africa, polyurethane resin, anodized aluminum, acrylic, dimensions 50 × 13.75 × 9.25 inches. Photo courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
  • Artwork by Matthew Angelo Harrison
    Field Station: Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view at the MSU Broad, 2018. Photo by Eat Pomegranate Photography.
  • Artwork by Matthew Angelo Harrison
    Prototype of Dark Silhouettes, installation view at Jessica Silverman Gallery, 2018. Photo by John Wilson White.
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