Author Archives: Matt Jacobs

About Matt Jacobs

Matt Jacobs is an artist and writer based in Kansas City, Missouri. He holds a BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. 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 curated several exhibitions in the Kansas City area including “Twenty Something” at City Arts Project and at the H+R Block Artspace’s Biennial Flatfile exhibition. His writing has appeared in Art Tattler, Review Magazine, and Glasstire.

Solo Exhibition at the University of Kansas

Another solo show this year! Lots of new work going in this one. Come on out and take a peek. More about the Art & Design gallery here.

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Solo Exhibition at Bemis Center

I’m beyond excited for this! Thrilled to be showing next to a good friend and talented artist, Mr. Garry Noland. See you in Omaha! More info at 

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Review of Playtime

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Here’s a nice review of Playtime written by Neil Thrun for The Kansas City Star. Originally published 1/9/2013 “Playtime,” as the name suggests, is an exhibition of very playful artworks. Paintings and sculptures by Dave Rhoads and Matt Jacobs explore different … Continue reading

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Playtime: New works by Matt Jacobs & Dave Rhoads

T-minus one week until opening night! I’m super excited to be showing some new work with a good friend here in KC. Stay tuned for more shows in 2013. New Works by Matt Jacobs & David Rhoads December 7, 2012 … Continue reading

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Essay on Luke Rocha, 2012 CSF Visual Artist Fellow

This year I was flattered to have been asked to contribute an essay for the 2012 Charlotte Street Award winner exhibtion at the H+R Block Artspace. This award, given out by the commendable Charlotte Street Foundation, is one of the … Continue reading

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A Punch-the-Clock Kind of Art Making: Interview with Garry Noland.

Garry Noland is a talented, dedicated, and hard-working artist. He also happens to be a wonderful human being and I’m happy to call him a friend. Recently, I was asked to contribute some writing to the art blog Temporary Art … Continue reading

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New Studio!

I’m outta the basement and into the big wide world! I’ve been doing a lot of moving this year, but it’s finally starting to pay off… I’ve added a ‘Studio’ page to my website which I plan on updating regularly. … Continue reading

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New work up in KC

I currently have some new work in a couple exhibitions in KC. Both shows are having a closing reception this Friday, May 18th. Hope you can make it! Congrats  911 Artist Studios Closing reception: Fri, May 18th 6-10PM 911 Wyoming … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

After another long travel session I’ve finally made it back to the USA. Actually, I’ve been back for about two weeks, so I feel fully acclimated now. To be honest, it feels good to be back. You know that saying: … Continue reading

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When it comes down to it, I consider myself a pretty lucky guy. In this instance, I’m referring to the New Years holiday I was able to spend with my parents and boyfriend in Reykjavik. After spending most of my … Continue reading

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