Matt Haffner

Atlanta – WhiteSpace Gallery

1996-98           Tyler School of Art, Temple University – Master of Fine Arts
1989-95           Myers School of Art, University of Akron – Bachelor of Fine Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015    WhiteSpace Gallery (Atlanta), “The Old Gods and Their Crumbling City”
2012    Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia), “A Slight Spectacle”
2011    WhiteSpace Gallery (Atlanta), “Just Across the Tracks”
            Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery at Georgia College and State University, “Urban Memories”
2010    University of West Goergia, “Riding Shotgun”
2009    Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Atlanta), “Dreams of a Sleeping Giant”
            Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia), “Tales from the Lonesome City”
2007    Lyons Wier • Ortt Contemporary (New York), “Used Fiction”
2006    Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, “Project for a Revolution”
            Arnall Golden Gregory, “Selected Works”, curated by Anne Tracht
2005    Galerie MC (Atlanta), “Project for a Revolution”
2004    Swan Coach House Gallery, Forward Arts Foundation (Atlanta), “Scenes From a Hero’s Tale”
2003    Youngblood Gallery (Atlanta), “Subterfuge”
1998    Temple Gallery (Philadelphia), “Simulacra”
1996    Weathervane Center for the Arts (Akron), “Selected Photographs”
1995    Akron Center Art Gallery (Akron), “Urban Experiences”
1993    Katherine Folk Gallery (Akron), “Crowdscapes”
            Katherine Folk Gallery (Akron), “Selected Photographs”

Site Specific Installations and Public Works
2015    “New and Improved”, temporary mural for Tiny House Nation, A&E Networks
2014    “Sweet, Sticky Luster”, collaborative work for Exquisite Exhibit at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
            “From the Shadows”, public mural for Art on the Beltline, part of Atlanta’s office of Cultural Affairs
2013    “The Collector”, collaboration with Laura Bell for Living Walls international public art projec 
2012   “Walking Through the Lonesome City”, Kennesaw State University, a NEA project grant
            “Just Out of Reach” for Past is Present, Columbus Museum – Columbus, Ga.
            “Wolf Mother (A Real Bitch)”, Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs – a ‘4 Coats’ public mural
2010    “Convergent Frequencies”, presented by i45, public art event, Atlanta
            “Between 2 Worlds”, Quadrennial: Greater Decatur, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
2009    “Street Fighter” for Le Flash, one night public art installation
2008    “Pushcart Vendors”, a New Genre Landscape, Public Art Series, Atlanta
2006    “Serial City” for Atlanta Celebraters Photography, city-wide public art installation, 13 sites total
2003    “Taken out to the Shed” for Shedspace, Atlanta – Curated by Joey Orr

Grants and Awards
2016    Kennesaw State University’s Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave Award
2015    Kennesaw State University’s CETL Grant for Incentive Funds for Research and Creative Activity
            Course Release for Creative Research - Kennesaw State University

2012    National Endowment for the Arts – project grant for installation at Kennesaw State University
2010      Possible Futures – for Convergent Frequencies project in association with i4
2008-9 Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – Working Artist Project
             Course Release – Kennesaw State University
             Residency- Hambidge Center for the Arts
2007     Foundation Award, Kennesaw State University
2006     Public Artist for Atlanta Celebrates Photography
2003-4Forward Arts Foundation, Emerging Artist of the Year
             Studio Artist, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center
             Featured Artist, Spience Fiction
2000    KarmaBomb’s “Most Artistic Web Production” Award for
1996-8Two Year Exhibitions Assistantship (Tyler School of Art)
1994      Richard Seigal, Cleveland Free Times Award
              Senior Recognition Award, for Excellence in the School of Art
              Artists of Rubber City Award
1992     Career Educational Grant for book project, Portage Path Elementary School, APS

Teaching Experience
2006-Present    Kennesaw State University, Associate Professor of Photography
2002-2006        Atlanta College of Art, Adjunct Professor of Photography
2001-2006         Georgia State University, Adjunct Professor of Photography and Digital Media
2004                   Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Artist Survival Skills
2000-2006        Art Institute of Atlanta, Adjunct Professor of Digital Media, Digital Photographic Production
1998-99              Temple University, Adjunct Professor of Photography
1998                    Tyler School of Art, Adjunct Professor of Photography
1997                    Tyler Offset Workshop, Tyler School of Art, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Pre-Press)

Exhibitions and Group Shows
2016      Group Exhibition, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Ga.
2015      Sprawl - Drawing Outside the Lines, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga.
              Monster Draw, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Ga. 
2014      Selfie, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga.
2013      15 Year Forward Arts Foundation Anniversary Exhibition, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Ga
              E-Merge: Contemporary Atlanta Artists - Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Atlanta, Ga. 
2012      Paper Moon, Clayton Gallery, Kennesaw State University
              The 15 Year Anniversary Retrospective, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta
              Groundstory, Tales From the Shade of the South, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College
              20 in 12 Vision, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia
2011      Drawing Connections, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta
2010     QUADRENNIAL: Greater Decatur, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.
              Convergent Frequencies, presented by i45, public art event, Atlanta
              Flux, One night public art installation, Atlanta
              Spark, Borrow and Steal, Pentimenti Galery, Philadelphia
2009    The December Show, Whitespace, Atlanta
              MOCA GA Collects: The Photographic Image, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
              What’s Happening Now: A Cell Phone Photography Project, Cherry Lion Gallery, Atlanta
2008    A New Genre Landscape, Public Art Series, Atlanta
2007    Movers and Shakers, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
              From a Thousand Pages, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia
              Ground Breaking, Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary, New York
              Innovations, Gallery at Terminus, Atlanta
2006    Forward Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
              Refined, Lyons Weir Ortt Contemporary, NY
              Transformation: Photography of the 21st Century, Space 301, Mobile Alabama
              Scale: A National Drawing Invitational, Suny Brockport, NY
2005    Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
              100, Woodruf Arts Center, Atlanta             
              Youngblood Gallery, “SK8 or Die”, Atlanta
2004    Cinema Complex, Rialto Theatre, Atlanta
             Reading Between the Lanes, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta
             Analog, Click - Click, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia
2003    ArtSpot Gallery, “Dekalb Ave.” , Atlanta
            Youngblood Gallery, “SK8 or Die”, Atlanta
            Suntrust Biennial, “Atlanta Artists: Gallery Selections”
2002    Youngblood Gallery, (Atlanta), in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography
1999    Temple Gallery, (Philadelphia), “Place of Memory”
1998    Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, “Group Photography Exhibition”, Philadelphia
1997    Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, “Fourteen”, Philadelphia
1996    Emily Davis Gallery (Akron), “Intimate Revelations Group show”
            Weathervane Center for the Arts, “Street Scenes”
            Shippley School (Philadelphia), “Tyler Graduate Photography Exhibition”
1995    Fine Arts Center (Lubbock, Texas), “Illuminance ‘95”
            Emily Davis Gallery (Akron), “Senior Juried Exhibition”
1994    Cleveland Center for the Contemporary Arts, “Juried Photography Exhibition”
            Spaces Art Gallery ( Cleveland ), “Benefit Art Auction”
            Barrett House Galleries ( New York ), “Photoworks ‘94”
            Charles Mayer Gallery ( Akron ), “Artists of Rubber City Exhibition”
            E.I.O. Gallery ( Cleveland ), “Seasonal Invitational”
            Emily Davis Gallery ( Akron ), Juried Student Exhibition
            Jewish Community Center of Akron, “Art at the Center Gallery
1993    Powerhouse Gallery ( Cleveland ), “Courage Exhibition” ( Group See )
            Cleveland State University Art Gallery, “Faces of Cleveland Exhibition”
1992    Emily Davis Gallery ( Akron ), “Juried Exhibition”
            University of Akron Meyer School of Art Gallery
1991    University of Akron Meyer School of Art Gallery

Reviews and Press

08.10.15       Atlanta Magazine, “Whitespace Gallery is far from a traditional art space”, Felicia Feaster
07.15           Art Papers Magazine, Review – “The Old Gods and Their Crumbling City”, Meredith Kooi

06.15           The Culture Trip,“The 10 Artists From the Southern States You Should Know”, Lucy Andia
05.28.15       SLO•MO, “They Got Next”, Carlton Hargro
04.09.15       Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Gritty, Captivating Cityscape is Artist Matt Haffner’s Focus”,                             Felicia Feaster
01.22.15       Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Living Walls Cancels 2015 Conference”- Bo Emerson
12.15.14       Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Affordably Priced Art at December Show” – Felicia Feaster
10.09.14       Burnaway, “Exquisite Exhibit”: An Exercise in Collaboration at ACAC – Sherri Caudell
09.29.14       Arts ATL, Review: Lively “exquisite corpses” in paint, video and sculpture from the                                      Contemporary’s studio artists – Jerry Cullum
09.15.14       WABE, Conversation with curator Joey Orr about "Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from                            the Studio Artist Program," – Myke Johns
07.22.14       Arts ATL, “Selfie” technology puts new spin on tradition of self-portraitureDinah McClintock
07.11.14       Burnaway, “Selfie” Explores A New Take On an Old Genre -
07.01.14       Atlanta Journal Constitution, Selfie finds significance in group show at Atlanta gallery, Felicia Feaster
06.12.12        Columbus Ledger-Enquirer–You’ve Got to go to the Columbus Museum,
                      Sandra Okamoto
06.05.12       Oxford American-The Only Stair that Doesn’t Creak: Hauntology,
                     Reggie Michael Rodrigue
10.07.10         ArtsCriticATL - Poetic conceptualism pervades work by Atlanta artists in                                                                 “Quadrennial” at Agnes Scott, Jerry Cullum
09.23.10       Burnaway - Too many layers muddle Convergent Frequencies, Karen Tauches
09.18.10        The West Georgian – “Ridin’ Shotgun” exhibition comes to UWG, Steven Sammon
09.15.10        Burnaway - Convergent Frequencies highlights urban geography this                                                                     weekend,  Susannah Darrow
09.13.10         Burnaway - Quadrennial: Greater Decatur at Dalton Gallery strikes a balance,                                                       Kombo Chapfika
08.09            Art Papers - Exhibition Review - Felicia Feaster
08.09            Kennesaw State University Press - Faculty Spotlight - Jennifer Hafer
05.09            Atlanta Journal Constitution- Award Lets Atlanta Artist Branch Out - Catherine Fox
03.09            Philadelphia City Paper - Just Do It - Tales From the Lonesome City                                                                         Lauren F. Friedman
03.09            Kennesaw State University - Faculty Profile - Michael Ruther
12.08             The Atlantan - Cover Artist for the Art Issue
06.08            The Atlantan - Felicia Feaster
02.06.08       Creative Loafing - ‘Hey, you’re hogging the paint!’ - Felicia Feaster
10.21.07         Atlanta Journal Constitution - Atlanta Innovates - Catherine Fox
06.01.07        Public Art Review, issue 36 The Multi Faceted Lens - Atlanta’s Big Picture - Cathy Byrd
03.01.07        Jezebel Magazine - Atlanta’s Emerging Artists - Erin Bransford
01.05.07        Creative Loafing - Top Ten Art Shows of 2006 - Felicia Feaster
10.19.06         Atlanta Journal Constitution - Draw Conclusions - Catherine Fox
10.11.06          Daily Candy - Where Art Thou?
10.03.06       Wooster Collective - Another Giant Weatpaste from Matt Haffner
10.06             Peach Magazine - Art for the People...Maybe - Johnathan Lerner
10.06             Points North Magazine - Fine Art - Amy Meadows
10.06             Atlanta Intown Magazine - Atlanta Celebrates Photography
09.29.06       New Work from Matt Haffner
06.06            New American Paintings
12.05             Atlanta Journal Constitution - Always Looking Forward - Jerry Cullum
12.05             Forward Arts Catalog - Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
12.04             Art Papers Magazine - Review of Exhibition
07.09.04       Atlanta Journal-Constitution - “Atlantan is Drawn to be Part of His Art”, Catherine Fox
07.08.04       Creative Loafing - “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, Felicia Feaster
12.03             Art Papers Magazine - Review of Dekalb Ave.
10.30.03        Access Atlanta, “HIGH ROAD ON Gritty street becomes an unlikely inspiration”, Catherine Fox
08.14.03        Creative Loafing, “Back to the shed”, Andisheh Nouraee
06.08.03       Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Survey of local galleries offers some surprises”, Jerry Cullum
11.95               Illuminance 1995, Exhibition Catalog, Barret House Galleries, NY
02.94             Best Kept Secret, Portage Path School, Akron Public Schools
01.14.94          Akron Beacon Journal, “It’s Real, and it’s his work”, Lisa Biank - Fasig
01.07.94         Kent Record-Courier, “UC hosts photo-art display

Lectures / Public Talks
2013      Kennesaw State University, Public Art Panel, as part of “Walking though the Lonesome City”
               Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – Panel on Public Art
2012      Columbus Museum, Columbus Georgia in conjunction with “Past is Present” exhibition
2010      University of West Georgia, (Carrollton) in conjunction with the exhibition, “Riding Shotgun”                 
              Greenhouse – Emory University, as a part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography          
              All-State Artists Symposium – Kennesaw State University
2009     Artist Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
              Gather Atlanta – Panel Discussion of Future of Arts in Atlanta, Eyedrum Art Gallery
2008     Artist Panel – Atlanta Cyclorama, as a part of A (new) Genre Landscape
2006     Conversation with Joey Orr, Curator of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Public Arts Program,   
              Georgia Tech’s Museum of Paper Technology
2005     Artist Talk - Galerie MC, in conjunction with Project for a Revolution exhibition
2004     Artist Talk – Swan Coach House, Atlanta History Center, Scenes From a Hero’s Tale