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Born 1964 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

Lives and works in New York


1984-87 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic, BA (Hons Fine Art)

1983-84 Blackburn School of Art (Foundation)

Solo Exhibitions

2013 MLMH, Murray Guy, New York

2012 MHML A two person exhibition: Margaret Lee and Matthew Higgs, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2011 Jack Hanley Gallery, Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Showdown, The Apartment, Athens, Greece

2009 Art in Crisis – Pictures in Peril, Murray Guy, New York, NY

Never Look Back, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY

Beginnings, Middles and Ends (with Gedi Sibony), Galerie Senn, Vienna, Austria

2008 Wilkinson, London, UK

Are You Happy, The Apartment, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007 EX LIBRIS: Matthew Higgs and Peter Wuethrich, University Gallery Umass, Amherst, MA

Jack Hanley, Los Angeles, CA

2006 What goes around comes around, Murray Guy, New York, NY

2004 Priceless, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2003 Art Isnʼt Easy, Murray Guy, New York, NY

2002 Not Worth Reading, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

2000 Look Now, Pay Later, Murray Guy, New York, NY

1999 Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

1997 Thereʼs a painting on the wall, a collaboration with Chris Ofili, Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, UK

1996 Thereʼs a painting on the wall, a collaboration with Peter Doig, Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2012 Funny, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

Creature from the Black Lagune, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer , Tidens Krav, Oslo, Norway

The End of the End, Vogt, New York, NY

2011 The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

We Are Grammar, Pratt Manhattan, New York, NY

2010 Con il libro, Galleria Martano, Turin, Italy

The Page, Kimmerich, New York, NY

Ashes to Ashes, curated by Christopher Garrett, AMP, Athens

Book Ends, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2009 The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brownʼs Enterprise, New York, NY

In A Room Anything Can Happen, CCS Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2008 Tractatus Logico-Catalogicus, VOX contemporary image, Montreal, Canada

The Overlooked Space, Plug In ICA,Winnipeg, Canada

Friends & Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY

A New High In Getting Low (NYC), John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

2007 Two Years, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Ashtray, KS Art, New York, NY

Matthew Buckingham, Francis Cape, Kota Ezawa, Matthew Higgs, Murray Guy, New York, NY

Abstraction, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

I Like to Watch, The Canal Chapter, New York NY

Type Face, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006 Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Looking at Words: the formal presence of text in modern and contemporary works on paper, Andrea

Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Rub Out the Word, curated by Michael Wilson, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, Brooklyn NY

in words and pictures, Murray Guy, New York, NY

Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

2004 Small: The Object in Film, Video, and Slide Installation, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New

York NY

The Book Show, The Nunnery, London, UK

2003 Video Lounge, Art Basel Miami, Miami FL

Pages, curated by Buzz Specter, Cristina Rose/Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

Welcome Home, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York, NY

2002 mixer 02, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

New Originals, Richard Salmon, London, UK

2001 A Private Reading, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY

2000 3 Rooms, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

Cheated, Paul Stolper, London, UK

Point of View, Richard Salmon, London, UK

Snowballing, Arthur R. Rose, London, UK

1999 dot, dot, London, UK

Bibliomania, Waterstones, London, UK

Porcupines, 291 Gallery, London, UK

On Paper, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Sea, The Sea, Murray Guy, New York, NY

1998 In the Beginning, Murray Guy, New York, NY

Books as art, curated by Andrew Bick, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Cheltenham, UK

Some English Atrocities, curated by Godfrey Worsdale, Collective Gallery,Edinburgh,UK

Lovecraft, curated by Martin McGeown and Toby Webster, South London Art Gallery, London, UK

1997 20/20, Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK

Lovecraft, curated by Martin McGeown and Toby Webster, CCA, Glasgow, UK

Imprint 93 (and other related ephemera), Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK

I wish I could draw, curated by Linda Karshan, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

Life/Live, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Laurence Bossé, Centro Culturel de Belem, Lisbon,


1996 On a Clear Day, work for an interactive CD-ROM, touring exhibition

Life/Live, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Laurence Bossé, Musée dʼArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris,

Paris, France

Viper, Bank at The Dog, London, UK

Yerself is Steam, 85 Charlotte Road, London, UK

Banana Republic, Bund, Malden Lane, London, UK

NowHere, curated by Iwona Blazwick, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

Collected Works, curated by Neil Cummings, On View, Derby School of Art, Derby, UK

Open, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York, NY

Kiss This, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

The Happy Squirrel Club, Bank at Die Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Wingate Artists Award, selected by Iwona Blazwick, Peter Doig and Adrian Searle, Art 96, London, UK

1995 Cocaine Orgasm, Bank at Burbage House, London, UK

Charge of the Light Brigade, Bank at Burbage House, London, UK

Mélange dʼAout, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK

Enthusiasts, Gavin Brownʼs enterprise, New York, NY

Imprint 93, City Racing, London, UK

Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Art Gallery and Museum, Portsmouth,UK

Zombie Golf, Bank at Burbage House, London, UK

Supastore Boutique, curated by Sarah Staton, Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough, UK

Four Projects, curated by Rose Lord, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

1994 Making Mischief, Byron House, St. Jamesʼ Street, London, UK

Supastore Boutique, curated by Sarah Staton, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK

East, selected by Rudi Fuchs and Jan Dibbets, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK

Imprint 93, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK

Curatorʼs Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London - selected by Patricia Bickers

1993 Okay Behaviour, curated by Gareth Jones and Gavin Brown, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

Making People Disappear, curated by Gareth Jones, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK

Publicsfear, curated by Tod Lippy, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

Underlay, curated y Gavin Brown, 15 Renwick Street, New York,NY

1992 Inside a Microcosm, curated by Gareth Jones, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, UK

Public Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art


2009 Gopnik, Blake, “Itʼs the Thought That Counts”, The Washington Post, January 25, 2009

“Matthew Higgs”, The New Yorker, January 23, 2009

2008 Perry, Colin, “Unrelated – Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK”, frieze, September 2008

Geldard, Rebecca, “Rebecca Geldard on Matthew Higgsʼ Art Is To Enjoy at Wilkinson, London”, Daily

magazine, The Saatchi Gallery, posted July 22, 2008

Jones, Jonathan, “Conceptual Art is To Enjoy”, The Guardian, July 25, 2008

2007 Berardini, Andrew. Matthew Higgs – Jack Hanley Gallery. Artforum.com. August 2007

2006 Chu, Ingrid “Matthew Higgs – What Goes Around Comes Around – Murray Guy”, para-para- 024,

Oct,Nov,Dec. 2006, p.5

Thompson, Adam, “Matthew Higgs”, Art Papers, September/October, 2006, p.61

Wilson, Michael. “Matthew Higgs – Murray Guy”, Artforum, September 2006, pp. 375-376

Dunham, Carla Ruth. “Matthew Higgs”, ArtUS, issue 14, Juy-September, 2006, pp. 54-55

Coggins, David. “Matthew Higgs at Murray Guy”, Art in America, June/July 2006, p.192

“Matthew Higgs”, The New Yorker, May 8, 2006

Cotter, Holland. “Matthew Higgs”, The New York Times, April 28, 2006

2003 Wilson, Michael. “Matthew Higgs”, Artforum online, February

Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, listings, 14 February

Saltz, Jerry. “Paper Trail, A Survey of Drawing on the Rise”,

The Village Voice, 29 January - 4 February

OʼReilly, Jane. “Matthew Higgs”, Time Out, London, January

2002 Not Worth Reading, The Guardian, London, December

2000 Smith, Roberta. “Look Now Pay Later”, The New York Times, February 18, p. E44

1999 Coomer, Martin. “Matthew Higgs”, Time Out, London

1999 McEwen. John, “Matthew Higgs”, Sunday Telegraph, London

1998 Kino, Carol. “Cutting-Edge but Comfy”, The Atlantic Monthly, November, pp.125-131

Scott, Andrea. “Current Top Picks,Citysearch.com, October 8

Kino, Carol. “In the beginning”, Time Out New York, No.159, October 8-15, p.62

Published Projects

1997 The Mule, untitled contribution, artists newspaper, London

Artistsʼ page, Victoria Magazine, No.1, London

1996 Last Supper, artistsʼ project, Musée dʼArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Imprint 93

“Local News”, artistsʼ pages, Control Magazine 15, edited by Stephan Willats, London

Room, artistsʼ book, Bund, London

Seven Wonders of the World, artistsʼ book, London/Humlebaek

1995 Artistsʼ project, Starkmann Library Services catalogue 4, London

“Five Bookpages”, 5pp project, Nummer Magazine, issue 3, Cologne, Germany

Desert Island Discs, artistsʼ project, City Racing/Imprint 93, London

Five Bookpages, 14pp, artistsʼ book, Frith Street Gallery, London

1994 Top Tens, artistsʼ project, Cabinet Gallery/Imprint 93, London

1993 Some Broken Windows, 16pp, artistʼs book, Imprint 93, London

Okay Behaviour, artistsʼ project, 303 Gallery, New York

Making People Disappear, artistsʼ project, Cubitt Street Gallery, London

The Reluctant Lover, 14pp, artistsʼ project, Publicsfear magazine, Vol. I, Issue 2, New York


1996 Wingate Artists Award