MATRIX

MATRIX, a changing exhibition of contemporary art, was initially funded in 1974 as an experimental pilot project with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Since its first exhibition in January 1975, MATRIX has shown more than one thousand works of art by more than 160 artists. For many distinguished artists, including Richard Tuttle, Neil Jenney, Jon Borofsky, Daniel Buren, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Nancy Spero, Louise Lawler, Barbara Kruger, Gerhard Richter, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Glenn Ligon, their MATRIX show at the Wadsworth Atheneum was their first one-person museum exhibition in the United States. Half of the artists have been in their thirties or younger, and more than one-third did not have an affiliation with a commercial gallery at the time of their MATRIX experience.  MATRIX has inspired more than fifty programs across the country, including the MATRIX Program at the UC Berkeley Art Museum.

From its inception, MATRIX has been a forum for art that is challenging, current and sometimes controversial. Through clear explanation and thoughtful engagement with the viewer, MATRIX exhibitions call into question preconceptions about art and increase understanding of its possibilities.

MATRIX 167
Virgil Marti
MATRIX 166
Deb Sokolow
MATRIX 165
Ahmed Alsoudani
MATRIX 164
Jan Tichy
MATRIX 163
Claire Beckett
MATRIX 162
Shaun Gladwell
MATRIX 161
Rashaad Newsome
MATRIX 160
Kim Schoenstadt
MATRIX 159
Justin Lowe
MATRIX 158
Kitty Kraus
MATRIX 157
Christopher Mir
MATRIX 156
Michelle Elzay
MATRIX 155
Barnaby Hosking
MATRIX 154
Kota Ezawa
MATRIX 153
Ellen Carey
MATRIX 152
Iona Rozeal Brown
MATRIX 151
Jonathan Horowitz
MATRIX 150
Zarina Bhimji
MATRIX 149
Catherine Sullivan
MATRIX 148
Thomas Eggerer
MATRIX 147
Sam Durant
MATRIX 146
UN Studio
MATRIX 145
Francis Alys
MATRIX 144
Fiona Tan
MATRIX 143
Sol LeWitt
MATRIX 142
Christian Jankowski
MATRIX 141
Patrick Killoran
MATRIX 140
Joseph Grigely
MATRIX 139
Joe Coleman
MATRIX 138
Carl Pope Jr.
MATRIX 137
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
MATRIX 136
Pipilotti Rist
MATRIX 135
Lee Lozano
MATRIX 133
Spencer Finch
MATRIX 132
Dawoud Bey
MATRIX 131
Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds
MATRIX 130
Cady Noland
MATRIX 129
Janine Antoni
MATRIX 128
Yukinori Yanagi
MATRIX 127
Lorraine O' Grady
MATRIX 126
Sharon Greytak
MATRIX 125
Byron Kim
MATRIX 124
Peggy Diggs
MATRIX 123
Stan Douglas
MATRIX 122
Jonathan Thomas
MATRIX 121
Y. David Chang
MATRIX 120
Glenn Ligon
MATRIX 119
Betty Woodman
MATRIX 118
Rachel Rosenthal
MATRIX 117
Cheri Samba
MATRIX 116
Ian Hamilton Finlay
MATRIX 115
Carrie Mae Weens
MATRIX 114
Andrea Fraser
MATRIX 113
John Coplans
MATRIX 112
Paul Wynne
MATRIX 111
Group Material
MATRIX 110
Robert Arneson
MATRIX 109
Tim Rollins
MATRIX 108
Philip Haas
MATRIX 107
Lorna Simpson
MATRIX 106
Robin Winters
MATRIX 105
Howardena Pindell
MATRIX 104
John Jesurun
MATRIX 103
Krysztof Wodiczko
MATRIX 102
Michelle Stuart
MATRIX 101
Doug and Mike Starn
MATRIX 100
Annette Lemieux
MATRIX 99
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel
MATRIX 98
David Cale
MATRIX 97
Hanne Tierney
MATRIX 96
Ida Applebroog
MATRIX 95
Gerhard Richter
MATRIX 94
Sherrie Levine
MATRIX 93
Meredith Monk and Nurit Tilles
MATRIX 92
Myron Krueger
MATRIX 91
Pedro Linares and the Days of the Dead
MATRIX 90
Bob Thompson
MATRIX 89
Mary Lucier
MATRIX 88
Cindy Sherman
MATRIX 87
Vito Acconci
MATRIX 86
Chris Burden
MATRIX 85
Robert Cumming
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