Matt Paweski

Matt Paweski

Matt Paweski (b. 1980; Detroit, Michigan) and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Paweski is represented by Gordon Robichaux, New York and Herald St, London.

He has presented solo exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (2023); Gordon Robichaux, New York (2021 and two-person with Sanou Oumar, 2018); Herald Street, London (2020, 2017, 2014); Octagon, Milan (2019); Park View / Paul Soto, Los Angeles (2018); Lulu, Mexico City (with Ella Kruglyanskaya, 2018); Ratio 3, San Francisco (2016); and South Willard, Los Angeles (2015, 2013, 2012).

Group exhibitions include White Columns (curated by Mary Manning), New York; Gordon Robichaux, New York; Queer Thoughts, New York; La MaMA Galleria (curated by Sam Gordon), New York; Bodega, New York; Harris Lieberman, New York; and Wallspace, New York; Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; South Willard, Los Angeles; PHIL, Los Angeles; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Octagon, Milan; Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Apartmento, Mousse, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Contemporary Art Daily, Artforum, Los Angeles Review of Books, Artnet, Dwell Magazine, Art in America, Flash Art, and New York Times T Magazine. In 2020, his first monograph, MP.19, was published by Zolo Press.


Valves (sour yellow)

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, rubber, vinyl paint



Aluminum, aluminum rivets, rubber, vinyl paint

33 × 12 × 3 1/4 inches


Untitled (Hinged Spine)

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, vinyl paint

6 x 11 x 12 inches


Grape Pulley

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, rubber o-rings, vinyl paint

12 x 12 x 6 inches


Rotary - 5/6

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, rubber o-rings, rubber plugs, vinyl paint

7 x 8 x 8 inches


Switch - Switch

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, vinyl paint

18 x 24 x 12 inches


Matt Paweski, Untitled (Machines - oxide green, brown, rose)

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, and vinyl paint

26.5 x 24.5 x 17.5 inches


Matt Paweski, Untitled (Machines - pale blue, maroon)

Aluminum, aluminum rivets, and vinyl paint

20 x 24 x 12 inches



Matt Paweski


Sept. 10–Oct. 31, 2021

A Page From My Intimate Journal (Part II) —

Wilder Alison, Leilah Babirye, Matt Connors, Jenni Crain, Stephanie Crawford, Florence Derive, DW Fitzpatrick, Gillian Garcia, Daniel Marcellus Givens, Janice Guy, Otis Houston Jr., Miles Huston, KIOSK, Marco ter Haar Romeny, Clifford Prince King, Elisabeth Kley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Siobhan Liddell, Rosemary Mayer, McDermott & McGough, Reverend Joyce McDonald, Matt Paweski, Signe Olson, Sanou Oumar, Kerry Schuss, Dean Spunt, Tabboo!, Ken Tisa, Boris Torres, Frederick Weston

Mar. 1–Apr. 19, 2020

Sanou Oumar, Matt Paweski

Sanou Oumar/Matt Paweski

Sept. 23–Nov. 4, 2018

A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I) —

Wayne Koestenbaum, Frederick Weston, Otis Houston Jr., Jenni Crain, Matt Connors, Florence Derive, Miles Huston, Siobhan Liddell, Sanou Oumar, Matt Paweski, Schorr Collier, Kerry Schuss, Martin Wong, Elisabeth Kley, Math Bass, Hawkins Bolden, Guy de Cointet, Lucky DeBellevue, Liz Deschenes, Shannon Ebner, Melvin Edwards, Vincent Fecteau, Denzil Forrester, Barbara Hammer, James Hoff, Marc Hundley, Shirley Jaffe, Caitlin Keogh, Shigeko Kubota, Magic Markings Anonymous, Darinka Novitovic, Bernard Piffaretti, Howardena Pindell, Charlotte Posenenske, Michael Queenland, Stuart Sherman, Amy Sillman, Alison Smith, Gwen Smith, Martine Syms, Tseng Kwong Chi, Stan Vanderbeek, Melvin Way, Karlheinz Weinberger, B. Wurtz, Amy Yao

Feb. 11–Apr. 8, 2018



May 1, 2020

Independent New York: Matt Paweski, Frederick Weston

Mar. 5–Mar. 8, 2020


Matt Paweski, MP.19


Zolo Press


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