Matt Kenyon

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Matthew Kenyon
Born1977
NationalityAmerican
Known forNew Media Art
Notable work
The Notepad, Supermajor, Spore 1.1, Tardigotchi

Matthew Kenyon (born 1977) is an American new media sculptor and director of the art practice, S.W.A.M.P. (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production). Kenyon focuses on critical themes addressing global corporate operations, mass media, military-industrial complexes, and the liminal area between reality and artificial life.

Biography[edit]

Matthew Kenyon received his BFA from Southeastern Louisiana State University in 1999 and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. He is currently Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He was previously Associate Professor of Art at the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.[1]

In 1999, Kenyon founded S.W.A.M.P. with fellow artist Douglas Easterly. The pair operated S.W.A.M.P. as a collaborative partnership until 2012, when Kenyon assumed full creative direction of the practice.[2] Their work, The Notepad (2007) is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).[3][4]

In 2015, Kenyon was awarded fellowships at TED and the Macdowell colony.[5][6][7]

Select Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2015: GLOBALE: Infosphere, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2015: TED Global, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2015: Illusion, Science Gallery, Petrosains Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2014: State of Emergency, Van Every Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center at Davidson College, North Carolina
  • 2013: (In)Habitation, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD). Detroit, Michigan
  • 2012: Flash Crash, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
  • 2012: In Search of the Miraculous, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2011: Talk to Me, The Museum of Modern Art, (MoMA). New York City.
  • 2010: FILE Prix 2010, Centro Cultural FIESP, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2009: End of Oil, Exit Art, A project of SEA (Social-Environmental Aesthetics), New York City
  • 2006: FILE 2006 International Symposium of Electronic Language, São Paulo, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Kenyon to Speak at Global TED2015 Conference | Stories | Creative Work | Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan". stamps.umich.edu. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Nemec, Gaspard (December 3, 2012). "Interview: Matt Kenyon". Coolhunting. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Matt Kenyon, Douglas Easterly, SWAMP. Notepad. 2007 | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "MoMA | Talk to Me | Notepad". www.moma.org. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Matt Kenyon to Speak at Global TED2015 Conference | Stories | Creative Work | Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan". stamps.umich.edu. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "The MacDowell Colony". www.macdowellcolony.org. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows". December 17, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2016.

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