Mat Brinkman

Mat Brinkman

Born 1973 Austin, TX
Lives and works in Golden, CO


1991-1996 Printmaking and Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1990-1991 Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

Brinkman / Golden: Mat Brinkman and Samara Golden, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden

Phantasmatgoria, The Hole, New York, NY

Melissa Brown / Mat Brinkman, M+B, Los Angeles, CA

RV and Trailer Drawings, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden

Group Exhibitions

Providence, curated by Jonas Delaborde, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète, France

What Nerve!, curated by Dan Nadel, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (Forcefield)
The Book in Extremis, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN

What Nerve! (with Forcefield), Curated by Dan Nadel, RISD museum, Providence, RI

Draw Gym - 247365, New York City, NY
Reproduction - What Pipeline, Detroit, MI
Congealed: A Festival of Solo Experimental Sound and Art, curated by Chris Pottinger, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Garage Center, Moscow, Russia

Mutant Pop, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
PortugalArte10, Lisbon, Portugal

New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy

Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Max Wigram, London, England
Mail Order Monsters, curated by Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Artificial World, Stairwell Gallery, Providence, RI
Dark Age, Stairwell Gallery, Providence, RI

le dernier cri - Art’s Factory / Galerie Nomade, Montreuil, France
Extra Room, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Wunderground. Providence, 1995 to the present, The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Welcome Home, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Nordic Art Far Fest, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden

Printed & Pinned, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

Streetspace, window installation, Dirt Palace, Providence, RI
Paper Rodeo, The Beguiling, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Paper Rodeo, Raft of Dwarves, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Wall Paintings - Mat Brinkman & Leif Goldberg, HaNNa, Tokyo, Japan

Body of Work: a survey of contemporary art in Providence, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI
Paper Rodeo, group show, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Promassive: Print Show Providence, benefit for AS220, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI
Whitney Biennial 2002, Force Field, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Force Field, Walrus, Providence, RI

Thundertown, group show, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Olneyville County Fair, Fort Thunder, Providence, RI
Fort Thunder, group show, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Fort Thunder, group show, W.I.N. Gallery, Providence, RI
Fort Thunder, group show, Revolving Museum, Boston, MA
Fort Thunder, group show, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
Artists for AIDS Care, benefit exhibition, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

Post No Bills, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

Providence Throws Down, group show, curated by Jim Draper, Renegade Gallery, Providence, RI

ND Show, group show, ND Magazine, Austin, TX


Dakis Joannou

Selected Performances and Tours

Show Tunes of the Condemned - East Coast 2004
Movies with Live Soundtracks - East Coast/Mid West 2004
Mindflayer - East Coast /Mid West 2003
Meerk Puffy - East Coast/Mid West 2001
Force Field - East Coast 2001
Force Field - U.S. 1997

Music, Soundtrack and Sound Releases
On the labels: Hanson Records, RRR records, American Tapes, Vermiform, Muss Stash Tapes, Thunderecerdscdrs, Load Records, Animal Disguise Recordings, HERESEE, Breathmint, Bulb Records, Hospital Productions
Under the names: Mr. Brinkman, Force Field, MindFlayer, Meerk Puffy, Danse Asshole, Krap, Freak Zone, Jamborghini, Monstrosity Brinkman, Mystery Brinkman, M.C. Brinkmandibles


Moon Varmit with Leif Goldberg, AS220, Providence, RI

Major Gnome, The Cooler, New York, NY
Moon Varmit with Leif Goldberg, Fort Thunder, Providence, RI

Major Gnome, Fort Thunder, Providence, RI
Wack Attack, Fort Thunder, Providence, RI
Blood From a Turnip, Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI
The Living Room, Providence, RI

Monster Final Boss Attacks, Victory Wrestling, Fort Thunder, Providence, RI
Minor Gnome Fort Thunder, Providence, RI


Heads 44, published by PictureBox
Paper Rodeo 1 - 18, editor in chief 2000-present
Kramers Ergot 3, anthology edited by Sammy Harkham, published by Gingko Press 2003
Kramers Ergot 5, anthology edited by Sammy Harkham, published by Gingko Press 2005
Teratoid Heights, published by Highwater Books 2003
Comix 2001, anthology published by L’Association Presse, France 2001

Smith, Roberta, Review: ‘What Nerve!’ Presents an Alternative History of American Art, The New York Times, 2015