Matt MacFarland                                                                                                         


2001-2003 Master of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

1995-1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz


2005 L.A.’s Curator’s Choice Award, Immodest Proposals, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston ,TX 2003 Armory Center for the Arts Fellowship

Lectures/Public Presentations

2004 Artist Lecture, ArtForum Lecture series, Santa Ana College


2011  Armory Center for the Arts Artist in Residence at One Colorado in Pasadena, CA.


2015  Almost Normal Comics, Dark Pants #2 Review, June 2015.

2015  Elkin, Daniel.  Your Chicken Enemy.  Books in Bites:  Three Comics Worth Your Attention.

2015  Bramer, Kevin, Optical Sloth, MacFarland, Matt - Dark Pants #2, June, 2015.

2014  Johnston, Kate, Pants Magazine, In the Pantsmosphere, November, 2014.

2014  Elkin, Daniel, The Comics Bulletin, Tiny Pages Made of Ashes 10/10/2014:  Dark Pants and Oregon History October 10, 2014

2013 Vikram, Anuradha, X-tra Online, The Art of Anthropophagy,  Fall 2013

2013  Cheh, Carol, Artillery Magazine, Featured Review:  Mexicali Biennial 2013:  Cannibalism in the New World,  March 2013

2013  Knight, Christopher, Los Angeles Times, At MexiCali Biennial, Cannibalism is consuming theme,,0,952675.story  January 28, 2013

2013  C-Monster, Photo Diary:  The Mexicali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum,  February 4, 2013

2012  Madrona Musings:  The Torrance Art Museum Blog, Matt MacFarland:  Clusterfuckwich  October 1st, 2012

2012  LA Weekly, 5 Artsy Things to do this Week,  April 25, 2012

2012  LA Beat, “Prince at the Forum” April 30, 2012


2009 Immersion Program:  Somewhere Between the Dust and the Light, Summer Camp, Los Angeles, CA

2008  Old Pasadena Film Festival, Pasadena, CA

2007  Video Picnic II, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Video Picnic, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

Readings/ Book Events

2016  Word Bubble II, LA County Store, Silver Lake, CA.

2016  Word Bubble, the POP HOP Books & Print, Highland Park, CA.

2015  Comic Book Takeover, LA County Store, Silver Lake, CA

2015  Dark Pants 2 Book Release, Book Show, Highland Park, CA

2015  Indie Comic and Zine Day, The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach, CA

2014  Dark Pants Book Release, The Pop Hop, Highland Park, CA.

One and Two-person Shows

2009  Extended Family, Haus, Pasadena, CA.

2008  The Lost Artworks (the Insufficient Edition), Light & Wire Gallery,

2008  “Die, My Dear?  Why that’s the Last Thing I’ll Do!”, Sea and Space Explorations, Highland Park, CA.                                                                                    

2005 Arby Alpert and the Old Man of the Mountain, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.       2005 Animals Gone Wild, Phantom Galleries, South Pasadena, CA

2004 Fly by Night, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Selected Group Shows

2016  Victor Frias & Everyone (Part II), dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA.

2015  Drawn Together, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA

2015  STAPLES (and Doodles) at the Vanity Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery Annex at CSUB.

2014  Another Cats Show, Ooga Booga and 356 S. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA.

2014  Picnic International, Eagle Rock Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA.

2014  Thaumatrope, First Street Gallery, Claremont, CA.

2014  Early Morning, Altadena Community Garden, Altadena, CA.

2013  Armory Show and Tell, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

2013  Mexicali Biennial, Vincent Price Art Museum @ East LA College, Monterey Park, CA.

2012  The Subterraneans, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

2012  Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA.

2011  LA Road Concerts, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

2011  Open Storage, D-Block Gallery (affiliated with Phantom Galleries) Long Beach, CA

2011  Open Daybook Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Obsession Obsessive Obsessed, Summercamp’s Project Project, Los Angeles, CA.

2010  International Mail Art Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

2010  An American Historical Fantasy, Moorpark College Gallery, Moorpark, CA.

2010  Three Hour Tour, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA.

2009/2010  MexiCali Biennial 09/10, UABC Campus Mexicali and Mexicali Rose, Mexicali, MX and Los Angeles, CA.

2009  Ten Pound Ape:  Your Mother Was Beautiful Once, Part Vier, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2008  In the Round, Curated by Ed Gomez, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2008  Graphics Interchange Format, Curated by Laurel Ptak, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007  Maximum of Maximums, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2007  Suitcase Volume II:  The Unpacking, Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2007  Drive By, Phantom Galleries L.A., Pasadena, CA.

2007  Haus Guests, Brewery Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Oh, lots of things.  It’s about rats and balloons mostly, Me & You Variety Candy, Los Angeles, CA.

2006  Great American Nude, Harvey Levine Gallery, Culver City, CA.                              

2006  Suitcase,  Upstairs at the Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.                               

2006  Delusionarium 3, Grand Central Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

2006  Interactions, Armory NorthWest Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

2006  Young Americans, 1711 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA.

2005 Hands On, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA.                                        

2005 Immodest Proposals, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston, TX                    

2005 Next, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Organized by Ed Gomez, Los Angeles, CA.                 

2005 Sixteen:One Anniversary Show, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2005 Delusionarium II, White Box Gallery, Organized by Jesse Benson, Marina Del Rey, CA.    

2004 (Collaboration)Le Pinchefuntastique: Brown Out V, Dangerous Curve Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Delusionarium 1, Legacy Arts Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

2003 Terpicooniteen (Please) Give Until Gone, Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2003 Thesis Show, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

2002 Making, Boone Children's Gallery, Lacma West, Los Angeles, CA.

2002 Openings, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA.

my drawing portfolio

student examples