2003 MFA, University of Michigan, School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI
2001 BFA, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Getting By in the Foreverscape, Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (Jan)
The Nohl Fellowship Exhibition, Inova, Milwaukee, WI (Oct)

FIREDRILLTRADESHOW, Artspace Leguit, Antwerpen, Belgium, May-June

E X P O, Igloo Gallery, Portland, OR
Making Do, Ripon College, Ripon, WI

Credit is Alright, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX

The Nohl Fellowship Exhibition, Inova, Milwaukee, WI, (catalog)

Everyday Transactions, Neighbors, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

Colin Matthes, Lois Patino, Marc Horowitz, and Susie Tarnowicz, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (Mar-Apr)
Be Aware, El Butron, Seville, Spain (Mar)
Wexford Art Center, Wexford, Ireland (Fall)

Munch Gallery, New York, NY, Dec
Carnival Show, Unsmoke Systems, Braddock, PA, Aug
Regional Affairs, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR, Mar
Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Apr-May
artWORK, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Sept

Biennial of Graphic Arts, Justseeds, Grand Prize Winner (from 2009) Justseeds Solo Exhibit, Ljubljana, Slovenia (catalog), Sept-Dec
Herr Seagull and His Global Dustbreath, two-person show with Kati Heck, hosted by Parachute Project, Grand Avenue Mall, Milwaukee, WI, Aug
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Justseeds, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept-Dec
The Silent Scream, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Sept-Nov (catalog)

Plausible Inventions, two-person show with Nicolas Lampert, 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Sailing the Barbarous Coast, two-person show New Art Center, Newton, MA / UMass Amherst, MA / Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Concours De Monuments II, ENSA Paris-Malaguais/Espace Callot, Paris, France

Current Tendencies, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Biennial of Graphic Arts, Justseeds Cooperative Exhibit, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Justseeds won the Grand Prize (catalog)
The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
From One Many: Contemporary Wisconsin Prints, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

Out of the Shell of the Old, Space 1026. (Justseeds) Philadelphia, PA
Heartland, vanabbemuseum (zine section), Eindhoven, Netherlands
Milwaukee International Art Fair, Polish Falcon, Milwaukee, WI

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (with Hotcakes Gallery)
Zine Soup, Telefon Til Chifen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ni Musculos Ni Secreciones, Metro Noviciado, Madrid, Spain
Over There, two-person show Brooks Barrow Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Graphic Work Imaging Today’s Labor Movement, Gallery 1199, New York, NY

Artists in Residence, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria
Paper Politics, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Milwaukee International Art Fair, Polish Falcon, Milwaukee, WI
If they Come for You in the Morning, ABC No Rio, NYC, NY

Beloit and Vicinity, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI (catalogue)
Paper Politics, Phinney Art Center, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile, Traveling Exhibition, Canada and USA
Luckystar W.D.T., Workhorse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
By the People, For the People, Gigantic Brand, New York, NY

Art of Zines 04, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Fear Will Not Silence Us, Alwan for the Arts, New York, NY
The Spacemakers, with God Bless Graffiti Coalition and Mobilivre-Bookmobile, Lothringer Dreizehn Space for Contemporary Art, Munich, Germany

Selected Public Art Projects

Cite Maquette (All Problems Can Never Be Solved), Brussels, Belgium

Carlos Cortez, Temporary Mural Project, Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Snow Wall, Collaboration with Santiago Cucullu, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI

Row Boat Lookout Tower and Internationalocal, In:Site Temporary Public Art Program, three locations in Milwaukee, WI
Taken for a Ride, The Peace Posters, Breakdown Press, Melbourne, Australia
Portretatelier, Fort 8, Antwerp, Belgium

Post Tent Sale, Rooftop of Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Drawing Factory, Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH

Surveillance Camera Birdhouse, Seeing Green, Milwaukee, WI

Grants and Residencies

ACRE residency, Steuben, WI / Chicago, IL
Little Brown Mushroom Camp, St. Paul, MN

Grant, Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists, Established Artist
Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland (Sept-Nov)

Artist in Residence, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland (Sept-May)

Artist in Residence, Artspace Leguit, Antwerp, Belgium

Artist in Residence, Werkkamp, Scheld’apen, Antwerp, Belguim
Artist in Residence, AS220, Providence, RI
Artist in Residence, Igloo Gallery, Portland, OR
Grant, IN:SITE Temporary Public Art Program, Milwaukee, WI
Grant, Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Grant for the Individual Artist

Cameron Visiting Artist, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Artist in Residence, Harold Arts, Jeffers Tree Farm, Chesterhill, OH
Special Editions Residency (reserve), Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

Grant, Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists, Emerging Artist
Grant, from IN:SITE Temporary Public Art Program, Milwaukee, WI

Artist In Residence, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria

Selected Bibliography

Bremmer, Debra, Sea Legs, Milwaukee Magazine, p. 26, 03/13
Schumacher, Mary Louise, Gallery Event Worth Visit, Getting By in the Foreverscape, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 01/18/13
Mora Caballero, Antonio Jesus, El arte, altavoz de la crisis social, El Pais Andalucia, 01/28/13
Diaz-Urmeneta, J. B., Aromas de radicalismo, Ariodesevilla, 02/04/13
Schumacher, Mary Louise, Nohl Fellowship Winners Announced, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 11/04/12
Schumacher, Mary Louise, Making a Scene: Milwaukee’s Avante-Garde, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Cover of Cue Section, 12/04/11
Heimerl, Cortney, The Parachute Project breathes new life into the Grand Avenue Mall, A.V. Club, Milwaukee, WI
Schumacher, Mary Louise, Review: Parachute Project at Grand Avenue, Art City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 09/01/11
Turner, Lonnie, In:Site’s On and Off Capital, Art City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 04/04/11
Urban, Jason, Printing for a Cause, Printeresting,, 03/04/11
Taylor, Beverly, Local Artists Use Neighborhood Signs to Promote Positive Messages in Milwaukee, Fox 6 News, 10/6/10
North, Bonnie, Capitol Public Art, WUWM 89.7, Lake Effect, Milwaukee, WI, 10/13/10
Salas, Rafael, Sailing the Barbarous Coast, Art City, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Lisa Radon, Colin Matthes’ E X P O at Igloo, Ultra Arts Portland, 2010
Sam Watson, Current Tendencies, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, July/August 2009
David Freeman, Credit is Alright by Colin Matthes, University of Texas Pan-American, Voices of Art Magazine, 2009
Dunigan, Peggy Sue, Wisconsin’s Rising Talent, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI, 2009
Bert Stabler, Objective Unclear, Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL, 11/29/07
Tim Cigelske, Colin Matthes: Raw Drawings Lend a Voice to Overlooked Underdogs, MKE, Milwaukee, WI 1/19/06
Roshni Koshi, Featured Artist: The Satya Interview with Colin Matthes, SatyaMagazine, New York, NY 2005

Selected Publications

New American Paintings #101, Juror: Lisa D. Freiman, Boston, MA, 2012
Oppen, Monica and Lyssiotis, Peter, The Silent Scream, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2011
World War 3 Illustrated, 2010
Telefon Til Chefen ed., Zine Soup, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009
Faesthetic #7, Toledo, OH, 2007
Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, Realizing the Impossible, Art Against Authority, AK Press, Oakland, CA, 2007