Matthew C. Picton


The London School of Economics and Political Science 1978-1981
Degree. Bsc (Econ) government with honors

Selected Exhibitions:


“The Fall” Solo show The Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR
“Wild West” The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
“Demarcate” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA


Words,Words,Words, The Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR


Shooting The Moon, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
The 10th Paper Biennial, Rijksmuseum, The Hague, Holland
“State of Emergency” Van Every Smith Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
“Meridian” Tryon St. Gallery, London, UK


“Fictional Perspectives” Toomey Tourell, San Francisco 2013, solo show
“Wagner” The Stadt Museum, Dresden, Germany
B.A.R Architects, San Francisco, CA, solo show
“Caught in the Crossfire” Herbert Museum of Art, Coventry, UK
“The Illuminated Manuscript” San Francisco, CA


“Urban Narratives” Sumarria Lunn, London, UK solo show 2012
James Joyce Museum, Dublin, Ireland
“Rock Paper Scissors” Schingoethe Museum, Aurora, IL 2012
“Escape” Sumarria Lunn, London, UK, November 2011
Pulliam Gallery, Portland, OR Solo show July 2011


“Urban Jungle” Lumas Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
“In the Case of All Cities” Sumarria Lunn, London, UK. Solo show
“Absence and Presence” Toomey Tourell, San Francisco, CA.
“Off the Map” curated by Jill Hardy, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA


“Mapping and Contemporary Art” Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC, NY.
“Postwar Landscape, An Urban history” Howard House, Seattle, WA. Solo show
“All over the map” Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, curated by Jennifer Jankauskas
Art and Architecture, William Angel Gallery, London, UK, May
“City Planning” Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Solo show
“Parallels” Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Clarissa Anderson
Contemporary Landscape, Belgravia gallery, London, UK


Contested Ground, Museum of Art, Spokane, WA


Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR, solo show
Davis and Cline, Ashland, OR, Solo show
BAR Architects, San Francisco, CA, Solo show
Toomey Tourell, San Francisco, CA, Solo Show
Byron C Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Solo Show
Lines in the Earth, Sun Valley Arts Center, Idaho,
With Nina Katchadorian, Joyce Kozloff, Santiago Serra
Mapping, Zoom plus minus, Arena, Santa Monica, CA
Mary Hambleton, Joyce Kozloff, Nina Katchadourian, Matthew Cusick, Lordy Rodriguez
Model Behavior, Organism, Portland, OR, Curated by Jeff Jahn
Landscape to The Limit, 2nd St Gallery, Charlottesville, VA,
Curated by Jonathon Stuhlman, with Ingrid Calame and Tara Donovan


Howard House, Seattle, WA. Solo Show
“Interspace” Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles
The Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Juror’s Grand Award Winner


Toomey Tourell, San Francisco, CA, Solo show
Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA, Solo show
Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, Solo show
Fresh Trouble, Portland, OR, curated by Jeff Jahn
Urban Jungle, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, curated by Yuri Psinakis
30 ways to make a painting, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH


Studio Lo Do, Phoenix, AZ, Solo Show
Damien B Contemporary Art, Solo show, Miami, FL
Miniature Worlds, The Brewery Art center, Los Angeles, curated by Noel Korten
Big, Installation at TERRA, San Francisco, curated by Stephen Tourell
Installation at The Trans America Pyramid, SF, CA, curated by Art Assets


Scope Art Fair, Solo show with Toomey Tourell, Miami, FL
Howard House, Seattle, WA. Solo show
The Core Show, Portland, OR.. curated by Jeff Jahn
“Indoor Outdoor” Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Best Coast, Portland, OR,. Curated by Jeff Jahn


The Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR. Solo show
Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. Solo show
Gallery 2211/Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA. Installation
With Bitchin’ pictures and Paul De Marinas
Howard House, Seattle, WA. Solo show. “Metro Sculptures”
Northwest Documenta 1, Salem Art Barn


Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA. Two-person show
The Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. The Northwest Annual,
Curated by Sue Spaid, Juror’s award winner
“Line Form color”, Howard House, Seattle, WA
Consolidated Works, Seattle WA, commissioned installation
“Negative Space” curated by Meg Shiffler


Davis & Cline, Ashland, OR. Solo show
Center for Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK, solo show
The Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR. Solo show
The Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX,
Curated by Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth
“2000” group show, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT, Equinox,
A regional show of contemporary art, curated by Greg Bell and Willem Volkersz


Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Solo show
5 Abstract Painters. Lindenberg Gallery, New York, NY


Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Three-person show, February
Sacred Cows, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL. Aug 1994


Architecture De Jour, Feature article, Paris, France 2014
“Working the World in to works of art, San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, 2013
“Square Cylinder” review of solo show at Toomey Tourell by Henry Roth 2013
Art Forum, review of solo show at Christopher Henry gallery, New York, March 2012
Art Forum, critics picks, review of show at Solway Jones, Los Angeles, May 2009
Art News, review of solo show at Howard House, Seattle, by Richard Speer
“Masterworks of Destruction” by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle 2010
Layered mapping charts troubled histories, Adriana Grant, Seattle PI March 2009
Beyond Architecture, Fantastic Buildings and imaginary cities, Edited by Lukas Feiress
For Gestalten Press, Berlin, book published Spring 2009
Cartography. Artists and Maps, by Katherine Harmon, book published by
Princeton Architectural Press, Summer 2009
Hemispheres, United Airlines Magazine, Feature in February edition 2009
Art Ltd, “Material Maps” feature article by Richard Speer, Nov 2007
The Oregonian, reviewed by Victoria Blake, Oct 2007
Willamette Week, reviewed by Richard Speer, Oct 2007
Portland Mercury, reviewed by John Motley, Oct 2007
Kansas City Star, reviewed by Theresa Berminster, Feb 22, 2007
Seattle Weekly, reviewed by Molly Lori, May 3 2006
SF Bay Guardian, reviewed by Katie Kurtz. Sep 21 2005
San Francisco Chronicle, Creativity Comes Slipping through the cracks, Sep 10, 2005
By Kenneth Baker
Los Angeles Times, Composition from decomposition, June 10, 2005, by Christopher Knight
Catalogue Essay, by Michael Ned Holte, May 2005
Artweek, April 2005, by Prudence F Roberts.
The Willamete Week, Feb 9 2005, by Richard Speer
The Miami New Times, Sep 30 2004, by Alfredo Triff
Artweek, review of Core Sample by Lois Allen, Dec 2003
The Stranger, Seattle, May 29 2003, “Coastal Climate” by Emily Hall
Modern Painters, Spring 2003, Portland by Jeff Jahn
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 12 2003, by Regina Hackett
The Oregonian, November 15 2002, reviewed by D.K. Row
Willamette Week, November 13 2002, reviewed by Richard Speer
The San Francisco Chronicle, October 12 2002, reviewed by Kenneth Baker
The Stranger, Seattle, February 14 2002, reviewed by Emily Hall
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 7 2002, reviewed by Regina Hackett
The Seattle Weekly, February 7 2002, reviewed by Anna Fahey
The San Francisco Chronicle, July 14 2001, reviewed by Kenneth Baker
The Seattle P-I, Seattle, May 25 2001, reviewed by Regina Hackett
“From the Dust” The Stranger, Seattle, May 24 2001, reviewed by Emily Hall
The Anchorage Daily News, July 7 2000, reviewed by Mike Dunham
ZYZZYVA, West coast literary magazine, Matthew Picton “drawings” April 2000
Artweek, April 2000, Vol31, issue 4, reviewed by Lois Allan
The Oregonian, February 11 2000, reviewed by D.K. Row
Preview. The Gallery Guide, Feb/March 2000, reviewed by Ted Lindenberg


The Address Hotel, Dubai, UAE
The Portland Art Museum
The Fidelity Bank Collection, Cincinnati,OH
The NYU Langone medical center collection
The Dresden Stadt Museum, Dresden, Germany
The Herbert Museum of Art, Coventry, UK, recipient of a Henry Moore purchase award
The Fidelity Bank Collection, London, UK
The De Young Museum, San Francisco
Pan Pacific hotels Collection


“Cultural Surveillance”, University Kansas City Missouri, March 2006
University of Southern Oregon, end of the year visiting artist lecture, May 2007