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Matt Bodett is a disabled artist, given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, whose body of work contemplates the historical and material connections between Madness, privilege, and confinement.

 

Select solo exhibitions and performances: Performances are indicated after the titles

2020

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 – Emptiness is Form (two-person exhibition), Rockford University, Rockford, IL

That Which Holds Us (two-person exhibition), Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL

2019

For Fear (performance), High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

TWELVE: a series of performative koans (performance), No Limits Festival, Berlin, Germany

Seen (performance), The Freud Museum, London, England

Bedlam (performance), London, England 2018

Elephant in (performance), High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

Twice daily (performance), High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

Went (performance), Constellation, Chicago, IL

Lost, lost (performance), High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017

Edge/Sharp Mined (performance), Steppenwolf Theater, LookOut Series, Chicago, IL

Seen (performance), The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

One Hour (performance), Intuit: the Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art, Chicago, IL

Is: si ng (performance), Victory Gardens, Chicago, IL

What I learned About Healing (performance), Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

Monu Mental, (three person exhibit), Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

(( ) (performance), Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2016

Whatever falls must change, Performative Lecture, Visiting Artist Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Still\ (performance), The Institute for Therapy Through the Arts, Evanston, IL

2015

THIS IMAGE: it is yours, Hamdard Center, Chicago, IL 2014

Madness and Civilization, Two Moons, Brooklyn, NY

Multiples: identity, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Institutionalized, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL 2012

oneoneoneoneone, Linen Building Gallery, Boise, ID 2011

Sixty-Four, Open Studio, 8th St. Marketplace, Boise, ID

Odes, Eagle Art Commission, Eagle, ID

Plans, Basement Gallery, Boise, ID

Arrive Where We Started, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boise State University, Boise, ID

2010

to be lost if it must be so, Linen Building Gallery, Boise, ID

to be lost if it must be so (part 2), Boise State University, Boise, ID

2009

the disaster series, Re-boutique, Boise, ID

2008

Alogia and the Flying Circus, Visual Arts Collective, Boise, ID

Select group exhibitions:

2020

Full Light of Day, VAE, Raleigh, NC

2019

CPG 10 year exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Close afar, Dfbrl8r, Chicago, IL

2018

9th Douro Biennial 2018, Douro, Portugal

To Arrive Where We Started, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Bad Editions (second edition), North Eastern Illinois University, IL

2017

3rd Global Print 2017, Douro, Portugal

Nowruz, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Chicago, IL (also exhibiting in Tehran, Milan, and Oslo)

Feed: the Darger Salon (Performance), Intuit: The Center For Intuitive & Outsider Art, Chicago, IL 2016

Bad Editions, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Full Force, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Untitled, Down Gallery, Michigan City, IN

Flight Patterns: An Avian Exhibition, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2015

Taking Chances, Noyes Cultrual Center, Evanston, IL

IN SANE, TOCA studio, Chicago, IL

2014

Five Year Anniversary, Chicago Printers Guild, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL

Rolled, Stoned, and Inked: Twenty Five years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Expo 72, Chicago IL

One Inspired Evening: Inspiration Corporation Auction, Chicago, IL

2013

Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Saints, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

Intervention, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Inter/Change (Curated), The Linen Building Gallery, Boise, ID

2012

Servare; Faculty exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Sustenance, Boise State University, Visual Arts Gallery, Boise, ID

2011

Northwest Narratives, Boise State University, Student Union, Boise, ID

Chair+ity, VSA Arts, Boise, ID

Group Show, The Linen Building Gallery, Boise, ID

Idaho Center for the Book: Booker’s Dozen, Traveling Exhibit, ID

Helpers, VSA Arts, Boise, ID

Other Professional opportunities and affiliations:

2019

MacDowell/3Arts resident, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2018

Sponsored Artist, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL

2017

3Arts Fellowship Artist Residency, University of Illinois in Chicago, sponsored by 3Arts

Visiting Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016

Exhibiting Artist Dialogue, Loyola University

Advisory Committee, Institute for Therapy through the Arts

Visiting Artist Lecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2015-2016

Visiting artist workshops, Association House, Chicago, IL

2015

Visiting Artist Lecture, Printmaking, Northeastern Illinois University

2014-2017

Studio Assistant for Chicago Artist Margot Bergman

2014

Visiting Artist Lecture, Harold Washington College

2014

Director, Chicago Printers Guild

Teaching opportunities:

2020

Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

Access Living, Chicago, IL 

2019 

Loyola University, Chicago, IL Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2018

Loyola University, Chicago, IL Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2017

Loyola University, Chicago, IL Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2016

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2015

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL

2013

Boise State University, Boise, ID

College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID

College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

2012

Boise State University, Boise, ID

College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID

College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 2011

Boise State University, Boise, ID

Education:

2011

Boise State University, Boise, ID, Masters of Fine Arts

2009

Boise State University, Boise, ID Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking emphasis 

Bodett graduated with an MFA from Boise State University in 2011 and moved to Chicago shortly afterward to pursue a more full time studio practice. He has been a 3Arts/Bodies of Work Fellow, a 2019 Incubator Artist with High Concept Laboratories, a 2019 3Arts/MacDowell Fellow, and has performed at the No Limits Festival in Berlin, at the Freud Museum in London, and with VAE in Religh. Matt Bodett serves on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts and on the 3Arts Artist Council.

Honor the act of Seeing
Attention as the Creative Act
Realize Self and Other as one
Affirm Life
Be Generous
Honor the Body
Explore the intimacy of all things