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


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.
             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.
             "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.
             Dannatt, Adrian. "But if you try sometime, you just might find...", Catalogue Essay: In & Out, Back & Forth, Idaho Editions.
             Allthorpe-Guyton, Marjorie. "New Factory, (a problem of language)", Catalogue Essay Degree Show University of Brighton.