Matthew Friday 

225 Lucas Ave. Kingston, NY 12401

email: rodechenko (at)




1997-1998                                    Whitney Museum American Art Independent Study Program.

1995-1998                                    Indiana State University, Department of Art. M.F.A.

1992-1994                                    University of New Mexico, Department of Art. Studio Arts. B.F.A.



2010-present                  State University of New York at New Paltz. Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Graduate Coordinator

2006-2010                  Ohio University. Athens, Ohio. Associate Professor

1998-2006                  State University of New York at Oswego. Oswego, New York. Associate Professor



Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. “Home ECOnomics: communal housekeeping for the 21st century”. Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis. Group Exhibition with SPURSE collective. Rancho Cucamongo, September 8 – November 22

Wassaic Project. “Wayfinding Film Festival” curated by Emily Puthoff and Elena Sniezek. Wassaic, NY. June 28.

Force Field Film Festival. “Wayfinding Film Festival” curated by Emily Puthoff and Elena Sniezek. Pittsburgh, PA. June 21-22.

Queens Museum. “Open Engagement: Everything is Downstream”. Group exhibition co-curated by Linda Weintraub. May 17.

The Kurbas Cener. “The Imaginary Archive”. Group exhibition curated by Gregory Sholette. Kyiv, Ukraine.  Spring.

Hessel Museum of Art. “The Development”. Group exhibition curated by Jocelyn Edens (CSC Bard). Bard College. April – August.


Poughkeepsie City Center. “Indiscrete Circulations/Common Currents”. DEC sponsored event, collaboration between SPURSE, Clearwater, SUNY New Paltz MFA program, Children’s Media Project and Poughkeepsie High School. November 2013-May 2014.

<rotor> center for contemporary art. “The Imaginary Archive”. Group exhibition curated by Gregory Sholette.
Graz, Austria. Sept – Nov.

Guggenheim Museum. “Participatory City”. Group exhibition with SPURSE collective. Oct –Dec.

Pitzer College. “Eat Your Sidewalk”. Solo performance/exhibition with SPURSE collective. Claremont. CA. October.

Transformer. “A Modest Occupation”. Group exhibition. Washington, DC. September-October.

ThreeWalls. “A Modest Occupation”. Group exhibition. Chicago, IL. June-August.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. “Fields of Vision” Group faculty exhibition. New Paltz, NY April-June.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center. “Eat It”, Group exhibition with SPURSE collective. Rochester, New York. April 4 – May 12.

Luminary Center for the Arts. “A Modest Occupation”. Group exhibition. St.Louis DC. March-April.


Franklin Street Works. “Working Alternatives” Group exhibition. Stamford Connecticut. December.

Salina Art Center. “Streams of Consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water” Group exhibition with spurse collective. Salina, KS. December-March.

Issue Project Room. “Species of Place” Brooklyn, New York. February.


Guggenheim BWM Lab. “Live Feeds”. Invitational exhibition with spurse collective. August 3 -October 16.

MDW Fair: Visual Arts Landing in Chicago. Group exhibition. Chicago, IL. April 23-24.

Regional Relationships. “A Map Without Boundaries” Invitational mail art project and traveling exhibition. February – March.

1708 Gallery. “The Liberty of Empire”. Solo exhibition. Richmond, VA. January 7-February 12.


International House Video. “Homeland”. Curated by Colette Copeland. Pittsburgh, PA. January 15 – March 5.

Spaces. “In A Most Dangerous Manner”. Curated by Steven Lam and Sarah Ross. Clevland, OH. January 29 – March 26.

Galeria Arsnel. “Bodies of Dispersion”. Curated by Denise Carvalho. Group exhibition with spurse collective Bialystok, Poland May 21 – June 30.

The Kitchen. “Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art”. Curated by Whitney ISP curatorial fellows. Group exhibition with spurse collective. New York, NY. May 27-June 19.


Pierogi 2000. Drawing Flat files. Brooklyn, New York.

ROYGBIV. “Matthew Friday and Anjali Srinivasan” Two Person Exhibition. Columbus, OH. November-January.

Bemis Art Center. “Mobile Apparatus for Temporality Research”. Solo exhibition with spurse collective. Omaha, NE. June  – September

Indianapolis Art Center. “ReUse/ReOrder” Group exhibition. February-April.

Grand Arts. “DeepTime/Rapid Time” Solo exhibition as part of spurse collective. February-April.

Experimental Geography. Touring exhibition organized by Nato Thompson of Creative Time. Group exhibition with spurse collective. Albuquerque Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.

Riffe Gallery. “HERE And Beyond: Ohio Art League’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition” Columbus, OH. July – October. Juried by Margo Crutchfield.


Pittsburgh Contemporary Art Center. Solo Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA. November – January.

Ohio State University Urban Arts Space. “What Time is This Place”. Columbus, Ohio. July – September.

Ingenuity Festival. “Crooked River in the First and Third Persons” Group exhibition with spurse collective. Cleveland, Ohio. July

Rochester Contemporary Art Center. “6x6x2008”. Rochester, New York. June – July.


Bowling Green State University Art Gallery. “Heroes” Three person exhibition. August 31-September 30.

Grand Arts. “From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions”. Group exhibition with spurse Collective. Kansas City, MO. April 7 – July 27, 2007.


Indianapolis Museum of Art. “Sub-merging”. Group exhibition with Spurse collective. Indianapolis, IN. June-December.

Public Art: Moving Site. Group exhibition with Spurse collective. Venues include Artspace in New Haven Ct and Cambridge Arts Council in MA. January-May.

Ohio University Gallery. “Smoke and Mirrors: Photography and Performance” Group exhibition with collaborative Society for the Representation of Society. January.


ReConvene. Indiana State University Art Gallery. Invitational exhibition. Terre Haute, Indiana. October.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery. “Made In New York”. Regional juried exhibition. Auburn, NY. July.

Harnett Gallery. New York Invitational. University of Rochester. Rochester, New York. February-March.


MassMoca. “The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere” North Adams, Mass. Collaboration with spurse. Curated by Nato Thompson.

SUNY Buffalo Art Department Gallery. Two Person Exhibition with Becky Kinder. Buffalo, New York.

Cambridge Art Association. National Juried Exhibition. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Supermarket 2003. National Juried Exhibition. Center for Contemporary Art in St. Louis, MO.

Reactions. Exit Art Gallery. New York, New York.

Made in New York 2002. Regional Juried Exhibition. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Auburn, NY

Department of Space and Land Reclamation. National Invitational Exhibition. Collaboration with Society for Representation of Society. Juried by Nato Thompson. Chicago, IL.

Whitney Museum of American Art. Independent Study Program Open Studio Show. New York, New York.


Hyperallergic. “On the Maidan Uprising and ‘Imaginary Archive’ in Kiev” Gregory Sholette.

Ukranian Pravda. Review of Imaginary Archive. May 4, 2014.

The Design Observer Group. “Infrastructure Tourism” by Shannon Mattern. July 1, 2013.

Third Text. “Artists’ Platforms for New Ecologies” Review of Map Without Borders Project by Emily Scott. February 2013.’-platforms-for-new-ecologies

Domus Magazine. “There are Other Worlds”. Review of Alternative Nows publication by Ethel Baraona Pohl. November 2012.

Inhabit New York City. “NYC Design Collaborative Shows Communities How To Cook with Ingredients from the Sidewalk” Online review by Rebecca Paul. August 31, 2012.

Inhabit New York City. “SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab Explore NY’s Most Astonishing Post-Natural Landscape”. Online review by Paul, Rebecca. September 9

Verdant Cities. “Co-opting the Hunt’s Point with spurse”. Online review by Lopez, Guile. August 19.

Bad at Sports. “Critical Regionalism”. Satinsky, Abigail. May 25, 2011.

Richmond Art Gallery Examiner. “The Liberty of Empire”. Barnabi, Rebecca. January 6, 2011.

October. Fall 2009, No. 130: “Questionaire on the Contemporary” by Yates McKee. October 2009.

Art Papers. “spurse’s expanded field: research, systems, collective activism and participation” by Jennie Klein. October 2009.

Kansas City Star. “Deep Time + Rapid Time’ heads February gallery openings” by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp. Feb. 04, 2009.

Living Green. “Everyday Objects Reordered as Art” Review of ReUse/ReOrder exhibition by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp. January 2008.

Columbus Dispatch. “What Time is This Place”. Review of Urban Arts Space Exhibition. By Bill Mayr. August 21, 2008.

Art Lies. “Spoilsports, Mavericks and Heretics: Play as Repositioning” Review for San Antonio Contemporary Arts Month. September 2006.

City News . “We’re not quite in Arcadia anymore”. Review of Roco Upstate Invitational By Alex Miokovic with Heidi Nickisher. October 6. 2004

New City Chicago. “Social Study” review of Social Awareness exhibition at UnitB gallery by Michael Workman. Chicago, Illinois. April 9 2004.

Punk Planet. “Working for the DSLR” Review of DSLR group show. Toledo, Ohio. November 2001. Issue 46.

New Art Examiner. “The World is Ours”. Review of DSLR group show. Chicago, Illinois. September 2001

Chicago Reader. “Group Efforts.”. Review of DSLR group show. Chicago, Illinois. Friday April 27, 2001.

New Art Examiner. “ Supermarket 1997”. Review of group show. Madison, Wisconsin. May 1997.



Fields of Vision. Edited by Carl Van Brunt. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. New Paltz. NY. 2013

Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art. Edited by Anik Fournier, Michelle Lim, Amanda Parmer, Robert Wuilfe. Whitney Museum Curatorial Program exhibition at The Kitchen. 2010.

Here and Beyond. Essay by Margo Crutchfield, senior curator at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art. Catalog for the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the Ohio Arts League. 2009.

DeepTime/Rapid Time. Essay by Stacy Switzer, artistic director at Grand Arts. Catalog for Deep Time/Rapid Time exhibition. 2009.

Experimental Geography. Essays by Nato Thompson, Jeffrey Kastner and Trevor Paglen, with contributions from Matthew Coolidge, Iain Kerr, Lize Mogel and Damon Rich. 2008.

Useful Pictures. Edited by Adelheid Mers. Catalog for Whitewalls exhibition. 2008.

From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions. Essays by Stacy Switzer, artistic Director of Grand Arts. Catalog for From the Fat of the Land Exhibition. 2007.

The Interventionists Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life. Ed. Edited by Nato Thompson and Gregory Sholette. Catalog for MassMoca exhibition. 2004.