Education

2011 MFA in Studio Art: University of California, Davis

2009 BA in Art: University of California, Santa Cruz


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Desktop, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Windows, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

2016 Marble Head From a Herm, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2015 Sunny Awnings, Good Weather Gallery, Little Rock, AR

2014 Back & Forth: Collaborative Paintings (with Kyle Austin Dunn), Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

2014 Repetition, Simulation, Repetition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Forms Forming Forms, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2013 What Are I?, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012 Trying to See the Thing in My Head, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 An Alternate Fantastic Reality, Skinner Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 How High, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016 Brick x Brick, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

2015 Mysterious Muck, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2015 Retro Vertigo, Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN

2015 Ducks, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2014 The Number of Children/ The Days of the Week, NADA Miami (Lisa Cooley), Miami, FL

2014 Eric’s Trip, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY

2014 Space for Possibility, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2014 Figure Ground, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Horse of a Different Colour, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013

2013 Regis 10th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Swarm Gallery Booth, ArtMRKT, San Francisco, CA

2012 The Diamond Sea, Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

2012 6 Pack: Working Abs: Six Abstract Painters, Illges Gallery, Columbus, GA

2012 Bay Area Currents: What We Can’t See But Want to See is Art, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2012 Serenity Now, Artifact Gallery, Davis, CA

2012 All Hail the Subgenius, Vermont Studio Center Gallery, Johnson, VT

2011 Juried Annual 2012, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2011 Greatest Hits, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 The House of Others: MFA Thesis Show, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA

2010 Golden State Part 2: Delineation, RVCA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Vim and Vigor, Mission: Comics and Art, San Francisco, CA

2010 Great Expectations: First Year MFA Show, University Club, Davis, CA

2009 Irwin Scholars 2009, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA


Residencies

2012 Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center

2011 CSU River Fellows Resident Artist, Columbus State University


Awards

2016 Imagine Fund Award, University of Minnesota

2013 Imagine Fund Award, University of Minnesota

2011 Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship

2011 Faye Nelson MFA Award, UC Davis

2010 Mary Lou Osborne Award, UC Davis

2009 Freemon P. Gadbury Award, UC Davis

2009 Irwin Project Grant. Awarded for Individual Research in Painting, UCSC

2009 William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship. Individual Scholarship, UCSC

2008 Irwin Project Grant. Awarded for Individual Research in Painting, UCSC


Teaching Experience

2014-Present Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2012-2014 Term Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2011 Lecturer, University of California, Davis

2010 Associate Instructor, University of California, Davis

2009-2011 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis



Press and Publications

2016 Art Ltd., John Zotos. Mathew Zefeldt: Marble Head from A Herm at Circuit 12

2016 New American Paintings #125: Midwest Edition, Open Studios Press

2014 MN Artists, Nathan RP Young. Kitsch Is Dead, Long Live Kitsch

2014 Art Fuse, Tatiana Istomina, Eric's Trip at Lisa Cooley's Gallery

2014 Beautiful Decay, Nathaniel Smith, Paintings Inspired By Glitch Aesthetics

2013 Installation Mag Issue 35, Forms Forming Forms at Santa Monica Museum of Art

2013 New American Paintings #107: Midwest Edition, Open Studios Press

2013 SFAQ, Leora Lutz, Mathew Zefeldt and Chris Pew at Hatch Gallery, Oakland

2012 Beautiful Decay, Forrest Perrine, Mathew Zefeldt’s Paint People

2012 Daily Serving, Celie Dailey, Fan Mail: Mathew Zefeldt

2012 Fecal Face, John Trippe, Paintings By Mathew Zefeldt

2012 SF Art Enthusiast, Monique Delaunay, Michael Rosenthal Gallery: Mathew Zefeldt

2012  San Francisco Chronicle, Kimberly Chun, 96 Hours

2012 7x7 SF, Allison McCarthy, Art Gig: First Saturday Launches in SF

2012 Pattern Pulp, Shayna Kulik, San Fran: Trying to See the Thing in My Head

2012 New American Paintings #97: Pacific Coast Edition, Open Studios Press

2011 Painted Etc., David Bradley

2011 New American Paintings #91: Pacific Coast Edition, Open Studios Press

2010 Midtown Monthly, Tim Foster, An Alternate Fantastic Reality at Skinner Howard