Matt King’s work examines the production, circulation and use of familiar objects, expanding their capacity to turn the ordinary into the productively strange. Recent areas of inquiry include radical bread baking, jokes, fieldstone wall construction, CNC painting, serotinous ecological adaptation and sculptural photography.
King has shown his work in solo exhibitions at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The University of Georgia, Werkstätte, Massimo Audiello, Reynolds Gallery and Fourteen30 Contemporary and participated in group exhibitions at venues including Jane Lombard, Guild & Greyshkul, Luhring Augustine, Stux Gallery and the Vienna Kunsthalle.
King received his MFA from Bard College and is a graduate of Cooper Union and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Honors include a VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship and visiting artist residencies at Fiskars Village, Finland; NCCA St. Petersburg, Russia; and at the American Academy in Rome. His teaching appointments include the Massachusetts College of Art, Cooper Union and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as department chair and graduate director of the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media from 2014–19.
- Matt King