M a t t h e w  D e n n i s o n

MATTHEW DENNISON

BORN

1961            Portland, Oregon USA


EDUCATION

1981-2         Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010            The memory of new things, Froelick Gallery. Portland, OR

2009            Mutualism, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008            Permutation, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (Color Catalog)

                    Rendition and Ideation, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2007            Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Vistories, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006            Poiesis, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2005            Neologism, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004            New Paintings, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Ardent Cloud, Lang Gallery, London, England (color catalog)

                    The Vasana Text, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003            The Phrenic Pinges, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

                    Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Memoric Field, James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Zenithal, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (color catolog)

2002            Proximal Content, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

                    Glyphic Current, James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Ouragan Fuse Project, Installation, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland,OR

2001            Afferent Seam, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    The Paintings of Mincing Hewn, The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000            The Mapping of Shaped Hully, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (color catalog)

1999            New Paintings, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

1998            The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997            Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

                    The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996            Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1995            D.O.T. Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR

1994            D.O.T. Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR

1993            Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Centrum Gallery, Portland, OR

1985            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Hundred Waters Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981            Friction Gallery, Portland, OR


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012            Re Fable, Drawing Show, Collum Gallery. Seattle, WA

2008            Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2007            Green is the New Black, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Bird Show, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006            Beastiary, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2005            Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago,IL

                    Introductions 2, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

                    Portrait Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2004            Clown Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Seattle Art Museum - Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003            SOFA, James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                    Surface, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA, Curator: Erik Guttridge

2002            Sanctuary Show, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA, Curator: Dena Rigby

                    Shelter Show, Seattle Art Museum- Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001            Color Show, Seattle Art Museum- Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Salem Art Association, Bush Barn Art Center, Bruce Gunther juror, Salem, OR

2000            Good Drawings, Boundary Gallery, London, England

                    Introductions 2000, Seattle Art Museum- Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    PDXs to Quartersaw: Celebrating Sixteen Years, Quartersaw Gallery,

                    Portland, OR Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

1999            The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    The Stick Invitational, L&B Viewing Room, Portland, OR

                    Art ‘99, Boundary Gallery, London, England

                    The Color of Dreams, Portland Waldorf School at Portland State University, Portland, OR

1998            Figurative Invitational, L&B Viewing Room, Portland, OR

                    Horizontal Show, Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1997            The Garden Show, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Lutz Tire Building No.2,

                    Portland, OR, Curator: Victoria Beal Red Show, Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1996            The Tool Show, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR,

                    Curator: Paul Arensmeyer Beach Party Show, Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

                    The Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

                    Juried Exhibit, Acanthus Gallery, Portland, OR

1995            Transformation: Farewell to D.O.T., D.O.T. Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR

1993            Oregon College of Arts and Crafts-Centrum Gallery, Portland, OR

1992            Artquake, Portland, OR, Juror:  Anne Ayres

1990            Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

1987            Pearl District Art Exhibition, Portland, OR

1985            First Invitational, Burnside Artists Workshop, Multnomah Arts Commission, Portland, OR

1981            Group Show, Friction Gallery, Portland, OR

1979            Urban Framing & Fine Arts, Portland, OR


BENEFIT EXHIBITIONS

2006            Poncho, Seattle, WA

2005            Juried LIve Auction, Juror: John Buchanan (Portland Art Museum)

                    Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR (catalog)

                    Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Art on the Vine (catalog)

2004            Oregon College of Art & Crafts, Art on the Vine (catalog)

2002            March of Dimes, Thirteenth Annual Benefit,

                    Cascade AIDS Project 12th Annual Benefit, Weiden & Kennedy Building, Portland, OR

2001            Juried Live Auction, Cascade AIDS Project 11th Annual Benefit, Pacific           

                    Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR,

2000            Juried Live Auction, Cascade AIDS Project 10th Annual Benefit, Pacific

                    Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Juror:  John Buchanan (Portland Art Museum)

1999            The Color of Dreams, Portland State University-Littman Gallery, Portland, OR (catalog)

                    A Decade of Passion, Portland French School, Portland, OR (catalog)

1998            Third Annual Dada Ball, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 7th Annual

                    M.S. Spring Auction, Portland, OR

1997            Second Annual Dada Ball, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

                    Cascade AIDS Project 7th Annual Benefit, Saks Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR

1996            First Annual Dada Ball, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

                    Our House Art Auction, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

                    Cascade AIDS Project 6th Annual Benefit, Saks Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR

                    Transition Projects Inc, Portland, OR                                   


COLLECTIONS

                   Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

                   Smart Forest Ventures, Portland, OR

                   Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

                   EPIQ Systems, Inc. Kansas City, Kansas

                   Wellington Management Co., Singapore, Tokyo, London

                   Phillips Hogue, Esparto, CA. (Houge Winery label commission)

                   Dougherty, Petroff & Associates, Portland, OR

                   Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR

                   Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR

                   Western Cedar, LLP Seattle, WA

                   Mohr Davidow Ventures, Seattle, WA

                   Mueller Design Inc. Los Angeles, CA


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2009           Lecture/Presentation on Art Process, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

                   Art Lecture, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR

2008           Lecture/Presentation, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

2005           Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Portland OR (Painting used on card)

2002           Commission Painting for “Genesis” Wine Label, Phillips Hogue Winery, Esparto, CA.

                   Painting as a Visual Language, Wilson High School, Portland, OR, April, Lecture/Presentation

2000           Artists Resource Bank, Washington State Arts Commission-Art in Public Places Program,

                   Olympia, WA

1999           The Playground, Portland French School, Portland, OR, March, Lecture/Workshop Kite

                   Project-Problemsolving, Damascus Middle School, Damascus, OR, June.

                   Workshop Regional Arts Commission, selection panel member

1998           The O.D.S. Tower, Howard S. Wright Construction Co., Portland, OR, site- specific painting series (temporary)              

                   An Evening with an Artist, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


INTERNET

2008           Permutation (Film) You Tube

                   Controlled Chaos (Film) You Tube

2007           Unscripted Inventions (Film) You Tube


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2007           Artists to Watch - Ten Painters on the Rise in 2007, Gussie Fauntleroy & Bonnie

                   Gangelhoff, Southwest Art Magazine, pp 105

2006           No Longer on the Bubble, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR,

                   8 December, pp 39 & 41 KBOO Radio, “Art Focus”, hosted by Julie Bernard,

                   December Poiesis, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR exhibition catalog

2005           Neologism, Art Access, September

2004           Ardent Cloud DVD, Dreamgarden Studio

2003           New American Paintings, Pacific Coast edition,  Juror: Anne Ellegood, Curator of the

                   Norton Family Foundation, New York City

                   Something to Prove, Jeff Jahn, Modern Painters, Spring issue

                   ATA Airlines inflight magazine, Fall Arts in Chicago,p 48

2002           KBOO Radio, “Art Focus”, hosted by Julie Bernard, October 24

                   Oregon State Bar Bulletin ,” Profiles in the Law”, June,Volume 62,No.8, p 19 The Corporate Collector, The

                   Business Journal, Portland, OR, 15 February, p 70

2001           The Buzz that Was, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 28 December, A&E p 8 Home Ideas, Better Homes and 

                   Gardens, Spring/Summer 2001

2000           Dennison on Dennison, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 August

                   The Mapping of Shaped Hully, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR (exhibition catalog)

                   The End of Victoria’s Era, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 4 June, pp F1-F8

                   Decision Marks the End of an Era, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 May, pp B1-B3

                   PICA: Open Walls, Michaela Lowthian, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 17 May, p 79

1999           A Letter from the Land of Sadness, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 23 April, A&E, p 58

                   A Decade of Passion, Portland French School, April (exhibition catalog)

1998           Seattle Weekly, Seattle, WA, 17 September

1997           New American Paintings, an exhibition in print, Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MA, no. 13, pp 36-7, 118  Juror:

                   Clare Bell, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

                   Little Worlds, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, 19 December, A&E, p 60 Local, MD, Mike Roberts, Untitled,

                   Portland, OR, March issue 27, pp N-Q Imagination is Funny..,Ellen L. Boyer, Seattle Magazine, WA, October,

                   p 16 The Fountainhead, Art Access, Seattle, WA, October, vol 6, no.9 Kanjo’s Quandary: The Curator Tackles

                   the Oregon Biennial Selections Herself,  Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, E4

                   Cascade AIDS Project, Ourtown, Portland, OR, May

                   Matthew Dennison: Paintings 1997, Black Swan Video, Portland, OR

                   Vita Gallery, Cristin Corey, Ourtown, Portland, OR, 1 December

1996           Pleasure and Paint, D.K. Row, Willamette Week, Portland, OR,

                   23 December Matthew Dennison: Paintings 1996, Black Swan Video, Portland, OR

                   Fools for Tools, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 10 May,

                   pp 17-18 Form Follows Function, Kevin Francis, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 29

                   May. p 45

1995           Matthew Dennison at D.O.T. Northwest Gallery, Lois Allan, Reflex Magazine, Seattle, WA, July, vol. 9 no. 6,

                   pp 6-7 Plazm, Portland, OR, July (illustrations)

                   Matthew Dennison: Paintings 1995, Black Swan Video, Portland, OR

1994           Plazm, Portland, OR, April (illustrations)

1981           Art Group Defies Conventions, Joe Uris, The Oregonian, Portland, 20 November, p G4