Wax House of Wax / Visible Publications at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

Wax House of Wax. Hardcover, 112 pages, full color, 10.25 X 8", screen printed covers, hand bound, first edition of 150.  Published by Visible Publications. Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission through an Individual Artist Commission s grant.

At Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair 9/12 - 14, 2016 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

Matt Borruso / Visible Publications at Kadist Art Book Fair

New books and prints. 

Art Book Fair Pop-Up at Kadist San Francisco
Saturday, February 6, 12- 7PM
Free and open to the public

Kadist Art Foundation
3295 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110



Hardcover, 10.75 X 8.75, 76 pages, black Risograph printing, screen printed covers, hand bound, edition of 50. Published by Colpa Press. Available at Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair 2015.

SIVA Currents Lecture

Springfield Art Museum
June 11,2015 6:30pm

The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is please to present SIVA Currents, a new summer lecture series presented in partnership with Springfield Art Museum. SIVA Currents features the program’s current Visiting Artist Fellows, a diverse group of international artists representing a range of contemporary practices and disciplines.

2015 Visiting Artists Fellows include:
Matt Borruso, Ben Kinsley, Chelsea Knight and Christine Laquet.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807


Kunst Haul

Kunst Haul organized by Colpa Press. Inaugural exhibition featuring the following Bay Area artists:
Mario Ayala, David Bayus, Matt Borruso, Anthony Discenza, Sarah Hotchkiss, Courtney Johnson, Chris Lux, Maysha Mohamedi, Jesse Schlesinger, Lindsey White, and May Wilson. 

May 2nd. San Francisco.
Exact location will be announced at midnight on May 1st at:


S.T.H. Chapbooks at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

FEATURING artists' editions & original artwork by: Robbie Acklen, Matt Borruso, Pia Dehne, Peter Eide, Thomas Engel Hart, Rupert Goldsworthy, Dan Herschlein, Dennis Kane, Bob Mizer, John Monteith, The Skeleton Crew, Jan Wandrag, Bill Wood, & others

January 30 – February 1, 2015
Preview: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

Art Book Fair Berlin 2014

2nd Floor Projects SF features The Luxury of Rigor.


Café Moskau, Karl-Marx-Allee 34, 10178 Berlin

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 11h–19h
Sunday, 14 December 2014, 11h–19h



Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present

San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday, September 20 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 1-3pm

Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm.

This show surveys collage practices in the Bay Area, including related practices of decollage, assemblage, photomontage and detournement. Collage will be conceived broadly as an "allegorical" technique of signification that relies on methods of "confiscation, superimposition and fragmentation," as Benjamin Buchloh observed in his 1980 theorization of collage and montage.

Curated by Gwen Allen. 

Anna Banana/VILE Magazine, Terry Berlier, Wallace Berman/Semina, Matt Borruso, Val Britton, Marie Johnson Calloway, castaneda/reiman, Bruce Conner, John De Fazio, Jay DeFeo, Emory Douglas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Ireland, Jess, Jasmin Lim, Matt Lipps, Fred Martin, Brion Nuda Rosch, Leslie Shows, Winston Smith

1756 Holloway 
San Francisco CA 94132 


Wax House of Wax

Matt Borruso 
Wax House of Wax

September 13 - October 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6-9 PM
Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747A 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski

Exile, Berlin

May 24 - June 21, 2014 
Opening: Sat, May 24, 7-10 pm

Nadja Abt, Aggtelek, Joseph Akel, Peggy Ahwesh, Anonymous, Francisco Berna, Douglas Boatwright, Matt Borruso, Matthew, Burcaw, Elijah Burgher, Luke Butler, Sam Chung, Anders Clausen , T.M. Davy, Mark Dilks, Discotheca Flaming Star, Paul Gabrielli, Robin Graubard, Markus Guschelbauer, Teenie Harris, Frank Hauschild, Adrian Hermanides, Dan Herschlein, Benjamin Alexander, Huseby, Monika Paulina Jagoda, Stephan Jung, Vytautas Jurevicius, Saman Kamyab, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Kinga Kielczynska, Lisa Kirk, Martin Kohout, Marcus Knupp, Ulrich Lamsfuss, Cary Leibowitz, Hanne Lippard, Mahony,  Katharina Marszewski, Darrin Martin, Rachel Mason, Howard McCalebb, Kazuko Miyamoto, Bob Mizer, Erik Niedling, Hugh O’Rourke, Joel Otterson, Rob Pruitt, Johannes Paul Raether, Annika Rixen, Matteusz Sadowski, Salvor, Dean Sameshima, Pietro Sanguineti, Wilken Schade, Jason Seder, Xavier Stentz, Barbara Sullivan, Gwenn Thomas, Goran Tomcic, Rein Vollenga, Jan Wandrag, Tara White, Norbert Witzgall, Carrie Yamaoka

Curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier

Note: The exhibition is held at a private one-time only location in Berlin and is only accessible by rsvp. For exhibition location and rsvp please email the gallery: rsvp@thisisexile.com


The Luxury of Rigor

Softcover, 10.5 X 8.25", 54 pages, full color, 2013. Available at Printed Matter, NY. 

The Luxury of Rigor

ART PAPERS Nov/Dec 2013 
An entire issue devoted to the topic of "Art Magazines".

Guest editor: Dushko Petrovich of Paper Monument

Artist Projects by: Matt Borruso, William Powhida, Primary Information, Project Projects, Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Art Magazines Live

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday September 20, 2013, 3PM 

Guest-editor Dushko Petrovich and various contributors will enact a live-format preview of their forthcoming issue of Art Papers, which is devoted entirely to the topic of art magazines. Essays, columns, reviews, and artists projects will be presented in the space, unfolding loosely and conversationally along the lines of the print publication itself. Social, historical, visual, financial, and other aspects of the art magazine will be addressed, with ample opportunity for audience participation—and very few ads. Participants include (in no particular order) Matt Borruso, Gwen Allen, Brian Droitcour, Susan Bee, David Gutiérrez Castañeda, Leora Maltz-Leca, Julian Myers, Ben Davis, William Powhida, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jeremy Sigler, Project Projects, Sarah Hromack, Karen Archey, Sandra Skurvida, John Tain.


University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art

August 29th - October 4th, 2013
Opening Thursday, August 29th, 5-7pm 

Matt Borruso, Jonah Criswell, Scott Dickson, Ari Fish, Colin Leipelt, and a collection of vintage Philip K. Dick paperbacks, courtesy of Tim Fisher.

Curated by Justin Beachler

UKMC Gallery of Art
5100 Rockhill Rd, 
Kansas City, MO 64110

Free Film Screenings (open to the public)
September 5th Zardoz 
September 19th Blade Runner (Directors cut) 
October 3rd 2001: A Space Odyssey

Points of Departure > The Enthusiasts

Saturday, April 27th, 1- 4:30
Real Time and Space 
125 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Points of Departure is a nomadic talk series curated by Zoë Taleporos and Pablo Guardiola that brings together cultural producers from the Bay Area and abroad to  discuss source material for projects or topics of interest that are peripheral to their practice. 

The second edition of Points of Departure at Real time and Space is centered around Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. Five artists have been asked to give 20 minute presentations on a sub-genre of one of these categories in an attempt to showcase their non-art-based knowledge from their unique perspective as arts practitioners. The goal is not to have the presenters talk about their own work, but to give them an opportunity to discuss other interests/passions that may or may not inform their projects.

Artists presenting include: Elizabeth Bernstein, Michelle Blade, Matt Borruso, Luke Butler, and Conrad M. Meyers II. 

Up Against It

Munch Gallery NYC

July 21 - August 12

Opening Saturday, July 21, 6-9pm

D-L Alvarez • Anonymous • Jonathan Berger • Matt Borruso • Elijah Burgher • Kathe Burkhart • Luke Butler • David Carlson • Mavado Charon • Sam Dargan • Pia Dehne • Daniel Derwelis • Eric Doeringer • Peter Eide • Carl Ferrero • Gregory Green • Teenie Harris • Cliff Hengst • Christian Holstad • Scott Hug • Dennis Kane • Brenda Kenneally • David King • Lisa Kirk • Noah Lyon • Michael Magnan • Yeni Mao • Darrin Martin • Rachel Mason • Jan-Holger Mauss • Ross Menuez (Salvor) • John Monteith • Glynnis McDaris • Mary Nicholson • Mark Ohe • Gwenael Rattke • Nick Rule • Tara Sinn • Superm (Brian Kenny, Slava Mogutin) • Paul Taylor • Margaret Tedesco • Scott Treleavan • Jan Wandrag

Curated by Billy Miller


Munch Gallery
245 Broome Street (at Ludlow St.)
New York, NY 
SFMOMA Open Space: Collection Rotation


A review of The Hermit's Revenge Fantasy by Gwen Allen in the January 2012 edition of Artforum.

The Hermit's Revenge Fantasy

September 10 - October 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-9 PM

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747A 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


October 1 - October 31, 2011
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 - 8:00
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 6-9 PM

312 Valencia Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Scanners is a month-long used bookstore project developed and operated by Matt Borruso and Nick Hoff that highlights the book as a physical object in an increasingly dematerialized world.

Scanners is made possible in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program through an Individual Artist Commissions grant. We would also like to thank Mina Dresden Gallery.