From left: Nick Hill, Model’s Changing Room, Painting Studio Fourth Floor North; Tony the Guard, Freight Elevator; Alex Schempp, Lower Level Lavatory, 2017
What do you do when a head loves a hip?, 2016
Untitled (Two Inch Stripes #7), 1986, 2016
Matt Morris is an artist, writer, and sometimes curator based in Chicago. He analyzes forms of attachment and intimacy through painting, perfume, photography, and institutional critique. He has presented artwork at ADDS DONNAa, The Bike Room, Gallery 400, The Franklin, PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Queer Thoughts, Sector 2337, and Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, IL; The Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art in Evanston, IL; the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL; FJORD Gallery and Vox Popoli in Philadelphia, PA; the Contemporary Arts Center, U·turn Art Space, Aisle Gallery, and Semantics Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; Clough-Hanson Gallery and Beige in Memphis, TN; Permanent.Collection in Austin, TX; Cherry & Lucic in Portland, OR; the Poor Farm in Manawa, WI; with additional projects in Reims, France; Greencastle, IN; Lincoln, NE; and Baton Rouge, LA. Morris is a transplant from southern Louisiana who holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University with a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. He is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a contributor to Artforum.com, ARTnews, Art Papers, Flash Art, Newcity, and Sculpture. His writing appears in numerous exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. For more information, visit mattmorrisworks.com.