About

Education:

  • M.F.A., Otis College of Art & Design, 2019.
  • B.A., Studio Art, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2003.

Recent Press:

  • Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: Spins on ‘The Starry Night,’ from Critical to Cheeky.” Washington Post, May 20, 2016. (Feature image).
  • Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: Getting ‘Personal’ at King Street.” Washington Post, November 13, 2015. (Feature image).
  • Carberry, Elizabeth. “Five Must-See Artists at the Transformer Annual Silent Auction and Benefit.” East City Art, November 17, 2015.

Grants & Awards:

  • Academic Excellence Award, Otis College of Art & Design, 2019.
  • Artist Fellowship Grant, DC Commission of Arts & Humanities, 2016.
  • Paris “Sister Cities Grant” Artist Research Trip with Transformer Gallery, DC Commission of Arts & Humanities, 2015.

Residencies:

  • Resident Artist, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
    January 19 – February 22, 2016.

Selected Exhibitions:

2021

  • Solo exhibit, Proxy Gallery: a collaborative project by
    Annetta Kapon, April 10 – May 10.
  • “seeping triangle” (digital “zine project sponsored by Transformer), February 10 (ongoing online).

2020

  • “Matt Hollis: organelle,” series of prints created for
    Transformer FlatFile collection, Oct. 8. (ongoing).
  • “Fragile Logic: Matt Hollis x Jessica Powell”
    (online collaborative project) 7×7 LA, May 28.

2019

  • “Offal” (installation), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Aug. 15 – Sept. 29.
  • “(Beyond) Redemption,” Launch LA/Backspace Gallery, Aug. 10 – 24.
  • “In Plain Site – MFA Fine Arts Class of 2019,” Bolsky Gallery,
    Otis College of Art & Design, May 2 – 19.
  • “the ecstasy of undoing” MFA Thesis Show,
    Otis College of Art & Design, March 28 – 31. 

2017

  • “florilegia: Works of Matt Hollis,” Otis Street Arts Project,
    July 8 – Aug. 5.

2016

  • “Wave of Pollination” (installation), “Transformer Silent Auction
    @ AU Katzen Arts Center,” Katzen Arts Center,
    American University, Nov. 19.
  • “Good and Plenty,” School 33 Arts Center, Sept. 9 – Oct. 29.
  • “Flora DNA” (window display), Coldwell Banker, July 22 – Sept. 7.
  • “Sip & Paint Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night,’” DC Arts Center,
    April 29 – May 29.
  • “Eternal Spring,” Art Annex, St. Mary’s College of Maryland,
    Feb. 1 – 19.

2015

  • “Personal Patterns,” King Street Gallery, Montgomery College, Oct. 22 – Nov. 25.
  • “AFP16 Visual Arts Exhibition,” DC Commission on the Arts
    and Humanities Gallery, Aug. 14 – Sept. 30.
  • “Matt Hollis: Eternal Spring,” Anacostia Arts Center,
    March 27 – April 25.
  • “Locally Sourced,”  Katzen Art Center, American University,
    Jan. 24 – March 15.

2014

  • “sorting stimuli (orderly flora)” (installation/performance), Transformer, August 8-12.
  • “Altered Ego,” Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, June 4 – August 24.
  • “Softer, Softest,” Delicious Spectacle, May 30 – June 21.
  • “Alchemical Vessels Benefit 2014″ Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, April 4 – May 16.
  • “LOULOUDI Flower / to Flower,” Washington Sculptors Group, The Athenaeum, March 20 – May 4.

2013

  • “Art Romp Anacostia,” Anacostia Arts Center, August 23 – Sept 15.
  • “Expansions,” Transformer, March 15 – April 20.

2012

  • Bikkuri Pop Up Art Show, Oh Fish, Nov. 26 – Dec. 15.
  • “hanging garden” (installation), Artomatic 2012, May 18 – June 23.

2011

  • “Randi Reiss-McCormack & Matt Hollis” (installation in Project Space), Harmon Art Lab, Sept. 10 – Oct. 1.
  • “from your representatives, with love” (set pieces & costumes),
    Taffety Punk Theatre Co., May 5 – 7.

2010

  • “lotus descending,” “IN-FLUX: Window Peek-Show,”
    Joan Hisaoka Gallery, September 3 – 23.
  • “incubator” (installation), Arts On N Festival, August 14 & 15. 
  • “Constructed Place,” Annmarie Garden, March 20 – May 8. 

2009

  •  “birth of a galaxy,” Artomatic 2009, May 29 – July 5. 


2008

  •  “Last Stand,” Artomatic 2008, May 9 – June 15.
  • “The End of Nature,” The Warehouse, April 11 – May 4.
  • “Peace NOW,” The Warehouse, Feb. 22 – April 6.

2007

  • “Matt Hollis: everything is possible all the time,”
    Longview Gallery, Jan. 15 – Feb. 5.
  • Artomatic 2007, April 13 – May 20. 

2006

  • “Abstract Art,” MOCA DC, Feb. 3 – 24.

2005

  • “Art in Transition,” City of Silver Spring, May 21 – June 19.
  • “Queering Sight: Queer Insight,” The Warehouse, June 3 – 26.
  • “1460 Wall Mountables,” DC Arts Center, July 29 – Sept. 7.
  • “Where is the Peace?” The Warehouse, Sept. 8 – Oct. 2.
  • “Hey, Is That a Boy or a Girl? Artists Look at Gender,”
    The Warehouse, Nov. 4 – Dec. 4.

2004

  • Artomatic 2004, Nov. 12 – Dec. 5.
  • “1460 Wall Mountables,” DC Arts Center, July 16 – Aug. 22.