About

Matt Jacobs is an artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. He holds a BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. After graduating at the top of his class, he set out to travel. In 2011, he worked at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and was awarded an artist residency at The Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. Jacobs’s flexible practice, which includes sculpture, painting, drawing and installation, is centered on exploring the aesthetics of misuse, play, and humor. His work has been exhibited internationally in Iceland and Italy as well as throughout the U.S. including Texas, California, and New York. In addition to maintaining a studio practice, Jacobs also pursues critical activities such as writing and curating. He has put on several exhibitions in the Kansas City area including Twenty Something at City Arts Project, and has written for publications such as Art Tattler, Temporary Art Review, and the Charlotte Street Foundation.

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