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.


T-minus one week until my show! More images and updates to follow, including a wonderful New Years with family in Reykjavik. But for now I’ve got some art to make!

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Teenage girls, face-houses, and a seal to boot…

Sorry it’s taken me a while to post again. My internet access here is delicate and I went through a bit of a crisis where I thought I lost it altogether. I hate to be so dependent on the internet, … Continue reading

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A little house in the middle of nowhere.

So it’s been over a week since I fell out of many planes and landed on the edge of an island in the middle of the Atlantic. That makes it sound a bit more dramatic, but sometimes that’s how it … Continue reading

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Arrival in the Land of Ice

After 3 flights, 3 buses, 1 train and nearly 13 hours of layovers I’ve finally arrived at the Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. It’s taken some time to recover from all that traveling, but I’m beginning to … Continue reading

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On Brett Reif’s “Ask Not”

 I was asked to write this review for the exhibition Narrow Margins: 2011 KCAI Faculty Biennial. It was included as part of in interactive kiosk in the gallery. “Ask Not” is a teaser for Reif’s March 2012 exhibtion at the Kansas … Continue reading

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Youth trend on display in ‘Twenty Something’ at City Arts Project

HERE’S A LOVELY REVIEW WRITTEN BY THERESA BEMBNISTER. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE KANSAS CITY STAR ON 10/26/11. Five wooden boards lean toward a white wall of the City Arts Project gallery, balanced at an angle, one on top of each … Continue reading

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Big Fat Glossy THANK YOU!

As I mentioned in the last post I started a Kickstarter project to fund my residency in Iceland this year. The project closed last week 146% funded, yes that means OVER funded. This was a wonderful experience for me, and … Continue reading

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Next Stop… Iceland

Well I’ve returned to my home base of Kansas City, but -as seems to be the case in my life right now- not for much longer… My next endeavor is a two month artist residency at the Skaftfell Center for … Continue reading

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What on Earth

After a long and fruitful stint at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas I’m happy to be back in Kansas City. Marfa is unlike any place I’ve been to before and I’m entirely grateful to all the wonderful people down … Continue reading

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Just a taste

Marfa, TX has treated me well, but unfortunately it’s time for me to leave. As a fair well to this wonderful place, I’ll be having an exhibition of the work I’ve been making here at the Masonic Lodge. Originally a … Continue reading

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