Foster Prize 2010, ICA Boston Foster Prize 2010, ICA Boston



2010, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2004 MFA, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998 BA, Visual Arts and History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, Providence, RI

One and Two Person Exhibitions



Samsøn, Boston, MA
VOLTA NY, solo booth with Samsøn, NYC, NY
Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Nancy Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA


IRE & ICE, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Blind Spot, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL


Flatmosphere, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL


Painted Sculptures, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions


Sculpture Garden/Painting Show, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL
Woodcut Parallelogram, ningyo editions, Watertown, MA
Mass Cultural Council Visual Arts Award Recipients, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
The Thingness of Color, DODGEGallery, NY, NY
Anthony Greaney x samsøn x DAN GRAHAM @ Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA
Open Daybook Project, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
The Wrong Miracle, NoMíNIMO Espacio Cultural, Guayaquil, Ecuador


James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Boston Related, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA
MCC Painting Fellows, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
Where There Is, Galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Riches, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA (two-person)
The Hendersons Will All Be There, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Get It Together, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
CIC/GS00_1, Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA


Black, White, Color, Shape, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Strange Loops, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Drawings that Work, 21st Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Samson Projects, Volta 5, Basel, Switzerland
Samson Projects, MACO - México Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Group Show, Park Life, San Francisco, CA
One Loses One’s Classics, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Censor Approved, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Color, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
The Lobby, curated by K. O’Hara and B. Kantrowitz, Watertown, MA


Fabrications, O.H+T Gallery, Boston, MA
O.H+T Gallery, AquaHotel, Miami, FL
This is Boston Not LA, LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston, MA
Pattern, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Cleaner Heart A Do It, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Paper Constructions, Digitas, Boston, MA
Boston Does Boston, Proof Gallery, South Boston, MA


Sum, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Selected Works, Genovese/Sullivan Gallery, Boston, MA


Suburban: Normal, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Moreover: Practicing Representation+Abstraction, The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL


Young Mountain, The Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH


An Accumulation of Convention: En Masse, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Swerve/Break, The Pond Project, Chicago, IL
Infra-thin, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL


The Stage@The Stray Show, Chicago, IL
Catching Up With the Sun Part II, Klein Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Anti-Spacesuit/The Dirty Future, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
ArtHotel2003, Embassy Suites Hotel, Room 402, Chicago, IL


Friends and Family, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
Chronoplastics, HEREArts, New York, NY
Dia de los Muertos, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The 17th Annual Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA


Addition/Subtraction, The Carlin Group, New York, NY
Frames of Reference, South End Library Gallery, Boston, MA


Pulse, Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA
Repetition & Multiples, Gallery fx, Boston, MA

Awards & Fellowships


Summer Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Finalist, James and Audrey Foster Prize, ICA, Boston, MA, announced – December 2010
Artist Fellow, Painting Category, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA


Finalist, Sculpture/Installation Category, Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, Boston, MA
Meserve Competition, Northeastern Creates, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Summer Residency, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland


Summer Residency/Fellowship, Terra Foundation for the Arts, Giverny, France


Research Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Selected Press


11 To Watch in 2011: Editor’s Picks, New American Painting Blog, January 10


Boston’s Best: The ICA’s Foster Prize, Edgar Allen Beem, Yankee Magazine, October 27
JP Artists Up for Prestigious ICA Prize, Rebecca Oliveira, Jamaica Plain Gazette, October 21
Studio Views, Mass Cultral Council, artsake, October 18
Can You Love Boston Art and Still Love the Foster Prize?, Greg Cook, Boston Phoenix, October 5
Eyes on the Prize: Ranking this Year’s Foster Finalists, Sebastian Smee, Boston Globe, September 24
Bleak Houses, Cute Creatures, Greg Cook, The Boston Phoenix, August 26
Blurred Boundaries, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 25
Becoming A Guerrilla Curator, The Northeastern Voice, March 12
NU Lecturer Finalist in ICA Competition, Emily Cassel, The Huntington News, February 25
Riches‘ Color Pop and Play in Trustman Exhibition, Lee Hershey, The Simmons Voice, Feb 11
No Embarrasment for Riches, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, February 7
Review: Matthew Rich, Evan J. Garza, Art Papers, January/February
ICA Announces Nine Foster Prize Finalists, Andrea Shea,, January 27


The Best Exhibitions of the Year, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, December 30
Challenging viewers to jump through 'Loops‘, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, December 16
Opposites, Successfully Married, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, November 11
Weather Reports, Greg Cook, The Boston Phoenix, October 9
Matthew Rich at devening projects + editions, James Yood, Artforum, Summer 2009
Matthew Rich at devening projects + editions, Claudine Ise, bad at sports, March 23


Matthew Rich in Chicago, Julie Brenner,, August 21

Public Collections

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX

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