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.

Things that work?

Yep, I’ve started making some functional objects. So far it’s just a few lamps and some manipulated furniture, but it’s a start. I’m working on selling the lamps at a store in Kansas City, and I’ll be sure to let … Continue reading

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New Work

Hello again. I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated here, the past couple months have been crazy. I’m currently writing from Marfa, TX where I’m doing an internship with the Chinati Foundation. I’ve only been here for a … Continue reading

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How about a change of pace?

Here’s some images of my new work from the past couple months. I’ve been working out of a much smaller studio and so my work has shrunk in size too. I’ve also given my shot at using found images in … Continue reading

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Thinking (about) Photography

Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute // The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, MO // July 24, 2010 – January 2, 2011 Robert Heishman (American, b. 1984), “Fixer,” archival inkjet print, 2007, printed … Continue reading

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Pricing the “Cool”

Hott Sheets // Wonder Fair Gallery // Lawrence, KS // June 25 – July 25 Hott Sheets has all the ingredients to be a cool exhibition: it’s in a cool gallery, in a cool location, with a bunch of cool work. But … Continue reading

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MEN…THE FUTURE OF FEMINISM.

Here is  section of a paper from a Feminist Art and Theory Class taught by Dr. Maria Elena Buszek at the Kansas City Art Institute. Fall. November 2009. Men? One may be skeptical to think that men, so commonly viewed … Continue reading

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A Part of the Game: Exploring the Construction of Masculinity in Sports Through the Work of Catherine Opie and Collier Schorr

Here is a section of a thesis paper written for a Feminist Art and Theory Seminar taught by Dr. Maria Elena Buszek at the Kansas City Art Institute. This paper was delivered at Baker University’s Undergraduate Art History Conference in Baldwin City, … Continue reading

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Man Up!

This is an article originally published in Ampersand magazine at the Kansas City Art Institute in the Spring of 2010. Enjoy! Downloadable PDF: Here I took a feminist art and theory class this past semester, in which I was (unsurprisingly) … Continue reading

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60 WRD/MIN Art Critic Reviews Me!

A REVIEW FROM APRIL 2010, BY CRITIC LORI WAXMAN AS PART OF HER TRAVELING 60 WRD/MIN ART CRTIC. Sports stars box and golf and swim their way into some of the most exalted, heroicized positions of our time, but it … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING, RESPONDING TO A FISHBOWL OF HUMAN INTERACTION: A Review of TETHER

BY BLAIR SCHULMAN. Posted on Art Tattler, May 2010 Tether pairs young artists Christina Dostaler and Matt Jacobs. They respond to the architectural singularity of the gallery, addressing human interactions with familiar objects. This menagerie of the everyday is represented … Continue reading

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