Born 1965 in London, England. Lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
1992 MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia
1987 BFA (Honors), Brighton Polytechnic, England
1984 DATEC Diploma in Art & Design, Richmond-Upon-Thames College, Middlesex, England
2016 LMAKgallery, New York
2011 Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 Dunham Place Salon, Brooklyn, New York
NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago
2001 Pageant, Los Angeles
1996 Boesky & Callery, New York
The Tannery (project space), London
1994 Fawbush, New York
1990 Black Bull, London
GROUP EXHIBITIONS and ART FAIRS
2016 Group Show, curated by Mixed Use, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco.
2015 Original Show – Season One, curated by Stephen Hepworth, LMAKgallery, New York.
2015 PULSE Miami Beach
2011 NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago
2009 Tulips for Juleps, Root, New York
2006 Sweet Dreams, Gallery Mourlot, New York. 3 New York Artists, Galerie Markus Winter, Berlin
2005 Group Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
2004 Mommy, I'm! Not! An! Animal!, Capsule, New York
2003 Anne Katrine Senstad and Matthew Abbott, Transient, New York
Group Show, Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York
2002 POPjack: Warhol to Murakami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado
1999 Forever is a hell of a long time, Bronwyn Keenan, New York
Group Show, Curt Marcus, New York
1998 Recent British Art, Denver Museum of Art, Colorado
1997 Current Undercurrent, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Woven in Oaxaca, A/D Gallery, New York
15 x 20, Anna Kustera, New York
Diamond Dogs, Team, New York
1996 Epitaphs, Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York
1995 Word for Word, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Dutch Wives, Phone Sex & Other Cheap Thrills, Apex Art, New York
1994 Gol!, Mark Boote, New York
Al Dente, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York
1993 Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York
1992 In & Out, Back & Forth, 578 Broadway, New York
Summer Show, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York
Gallery Artists, Fawbush, New York
Shouts & Whispers, Venue Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Akron Art Museum, Ohio
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Denver Museum of Art, Colorado
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Museum of Modern Art, New York
New York Public Library, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2001 Myers, Terry R. “Matthew Abbott, Pageant, Los Angeles,” Art+Text, No. 74, August/October. 2001, p.76.
1997 Schwendener, Martha. “Matthew Abbott, Boesky & Callery, New York,” Time Out New York, #94, July 1997, p.47.
1996 Volk, Gregory. “Matthew Abbott, Boesky & Callery, New York,” Art in America, July 1996, p.87.
1995 Hirsh, Faye. “Matthew Abbott, Fawbush, New York,” Flash Art International, Vol. XXVIII #180, January/February 1995, p.97.
Karmel, Pepe. “'Dutch Wives, Phone Sex and Other Cheap Thrills, Apex Art, New York,” The New York Times, 22 September.
1994 "Soccer Sideline, London,” The Telegraph, 2 February.
Myers, Terry R. "Ouverture - Matthew Abbott", Flash Art International, Vol. XXVII #174, January/February 1994, p.49.
Schwabsky, Barry. “Matthew Abbott, Fawbush, New York,” ArtForum, November 1994, p.87.
1992 Dannatt, Adrian. "But if you try sometime, you just might find...", Catalogue Essay: In & Out, Back & Forth, Idaho Editions.
1987 Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie. "New Factory, (a problem of language)", Catalogue Essay Degree Show University of Brighton.