CV/Resume

Matthias Pliessnig    Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

Awards and Collections

 

2013     James A. Michener Art Museum - Permanent Collection

2012     ASU Museum Of Art – Permanent Collection - Phoenix, AZ

2011     Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick – Permanent Collection - Washington D.C.

2011     Knight Foundation Fellowship Recipient

2010     United States Artist Grant Recipient

2009     Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Recipient

2009     Museum of Art and Design - Permanent Collection - New York, NY

2008     Interior Design Magazine - Best of Year Award - Lounge Seating

2008     Joan Mitchell Foundation -  Grant Recipient

2003     Distinctive Furniture Design - Awarded by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2013     Against The Grain – Mint Museum, NC and Museum of Art and Design - 

             New York, NY                                         

2012     Torqued & Twisted: Benwood Today - The Center For Craft, Creativity,   

             & Design, Hendersonville, NC - Traveling Exhibition

2012     Intelligent Design - James A. Michener Art Museum, permanent         

             exhibition, Doylestown, PA

2011     Serenity Now - Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York, NY

2011     History In The Making - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick

             Washington D.C.

2009     Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood - traveling exhibition

2009     Joan Mitchell Grant Recipient Show - Cue Gallery - New York, NY

2008     International Art & Design Fair - Armory, New York, NY

2008     Solo Exhibition - Wexler Gallery - Philadelphia, PA

2008   Wood - Artisan Gallery - Paoli, WI

2008     Alter Ego (MFA exhibition) - Maia Haus Project Space - Madison, WI

2008     Speculation - Commonwealth Gallery - Madison, WI

2007   Meticulocity (MA exhibition) - Silo Project Space - Madison, WI

2006     Works Together  - Madison, WI

2004     Curv-iture - traveling exhibition hosted by the Furniture Society

2003     Emerging Perspectives - Meredith Gallery - Baltimore, MD

2003     Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2003 (Milan Furniture Fair 2003)   RISD booth    - Milan Italy

2002     Providence Fine Furnishing Show  - Providence, RI

2002     The Chair Show - Worcester Center for the Crafts - Worcester, MA

 

Press

 

2016     Fine Woodworking (magazine)

2015     Lifestyle (magazine) pages 131 and 135

2015     ID+C (magazine) China, pages 126-131

2013     The Art Of Critical Making (book) page 100, 101

2013     Crafting A Continuum (book) Inside Cover, page 24, 130, 131

2012     Timber IQ (magazine) Mar pages 22-25

2012     Connosseur (magazine) Nov pages 52-55

2012     Joos (magazine) 

2011      Home and Design (magazine)

2011      Furniture With Soul (book) 

2009  Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future (book) T&H UK, pages 360-363

2009      Basics Product Design: Material Thoughts (book) UK

2009      Objects, Craftpunk (book) Germany, pages 15-16

2009      Forbes Life (magazine) USA, March 2009, page 36

2009  Interior Design (magazine) USA, January 2009 Number 15, page 184

2009  Desire (book) Germany, pages 110-111

2009  American Craft (magazine) USA, January 2009, pages 22-23

2009  Philadelphia Home (magazine) USA, Winter 2009, page 88

2008  American Style (magazine) USA, April 2008, cover and pages 82-83

2008      500 Chairs (book) USA, page 39

2008      LAB (magazine) Russia, Vol 5 issue 44 page 44

2008      American Craft (magazine) USA, January 2008, page 40

2008      Arch (magazine) China, April 2008, page 28

2007      Dwell (magazine) USA, July/August 2007, page 50

2007      Space (magazine) China, April 2007

2007    D’Casa (magazine) Italy, September 2007, page 52

2006      The Meaning of Craft (book) page 109

2004      Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies (book) page 57

2004      400 Wood Boxes (book) USA, page 193

 

Other

 

2015      Workshop Instructor Anderson Ranch Art Center - CO

2014      Visiting Artist Lecture Kansas State University - MO

2013      Visiting Artist Lecture PNCA + MOCC - OR

2013      Visiting Critic Rhode Island School of Design – RI

2013      Critic Rhode Island School of Design – RI

2013      Visiting Artist Lecture Kansas City Art Institute – MO

2013      Workshop Instructor Arrowmont - TN

2012      Visiting Artist Lecture Mint Museum - NC

2012      Visiting Artist Lecture Arizona State University - AZ

2012      Visiting Artist Lecture Rochester Institute of Technology RIT - NY

2012      Visiting Artist Lecture Marywood School of Architecture –  PA

2012      Guest Panelist MET Metropolitan Museum of Art  – NY

2011      Visiting Critic Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI

2011      Visiting Artist Lecture VCU Virginia Commonwealth University - VA

2011      Visiting Artist Lecture Purchase College - NY

2011      Visiting Artist Lecture Smithsonian American Art Museum - DC

2011      Workshop Instructor Anderson Ranch Art Center - CO

2010      Workshop Instructor Haystack Mountain School of Crafts - ME

2010      Critic Rhode Island School of Design – RI

2010      Visiting Critic Rhode Island School of Design - RI

2009      Visiting Artist Lecture University of the Arts - PA  

2007      Visiting Artist Lecture California College of Art - CA

2007      Visiting Artist Lecture San Diego State University - CA

 

Education

 

University of Wisconsin Madison, WI – MFA: Art, MA: Art

2005-2008

Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI – BFA: Furniture Design

2000-2003