Matthew Dennison

"Painting and drawing are forms of writing to me. I view a group of paintings as a text. I join ideas together with information and explore meaning through association. I combine images to make new information, as if the images were words. The goal is to surface the remote elements of each painting as if they were a chapter in a larger text-- in a way, mapping together information to create another way to see the moment. Painting and drawing are ways for me to memorialize what I have found and form a text anchored around a larger idea. The idea that what we see is not always considered or connected to what we feel. If we go further into what we see, we create new moments and new glossaries. Painting and drawing allow me to recover thought and to create a memory of new things. My work is a disclosure of personal events and histories." -Matthew Dennison
 
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CONNECTIVITY
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ATAVISTIC
24 x 24 in
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CORE SUN
40 x 30 in
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CORRIDOR
48 x 36 in
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FISHERMAN
19.75 x 16.75 in
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FRONTAGE
30 x 30 in
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GRASS SEA
30 x 40 in
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RED GOAT
19 x 15.25 in
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REPOSITORY
24 x 24 in
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RIVER
16.75 x 19.25 in
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SYNESTHESIA
36 x 48 in
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VISCOSITY
24 x 29 in
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EDAPHIC SEA
24 x 24 in
Matthew  Dennison CLOISTER RABBIT
CLOISTER RABBIT
9.25 x 16 in
Matthew  Dennison MR. SPARROW_ MATTHEW DENNISON_ PAINTING
MR. SPARROW
20 x 14 in
Matthew  Dennison VARYANN MORNINGVALE
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AVALANCHE
8.5 x 6 in
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ELK. CHAIR
8.5 x 6 in
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HURRICANE TREE
9 x 12 in
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SHORN SEAM
8.5 x 6 in
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HOURUND
28 x 22 in
SOLD
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PASSAGE
24 x 36 in
SOLD

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Matthew Dennison

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Born: 1961 Portland, Oregon


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


Solo Exhibitions:
2012
Encroachment, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR.

2010
The Memory of New Things, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2009
Mutualism, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Permutation, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
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. Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA
Undressing Room, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2011
Equine Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2010
Interiors, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

2008
Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2007
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


Collections:
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
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


Bibliography:
2012
Oregon Art’s Watch. Review by Bob Hicks
Encroachment ( Exhibition Book.) Lulu.com

2010
Memory of New Things. ( Exhibition Book.) Lulu.com

2009
New American Paintings, Exhibition’s in Print, West Coast Edition, #85. Juried by Dominic Molon, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2008
Permutation ( Exhibition Book.) Lulu.com

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 Book.) Lulu.com

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


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