Fellowships/Awards/Recognition

2016-2017 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant Recipient. Funded by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 
2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator (This prestigious national honor is given by PBS to one educator from each state)
2012 Juried Teaching Artist The Vermont Arts Council 
2011 Merit Award Helen Day Art Center, Exposed Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
2009-2010 Learning Arts and Culture Fellowship The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. This year long fellowship was funded by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Also selected as one of 25 fellows to be profiled for the 25th anniversary of the Vermont Studio Center (“25 at 25”)  
2007 Distinguished Arts Education Leader Award. The Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (Affiliated with the Kennedy Center Alliance for Art Education)

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Mobile Museum, Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design, Eden, VT (Traveling Solo Exhibition): Visits include Burlington City Arts, River Arts, Art Hop, Helen Day Art Center (upcoming) Kent Musem (upcoming)
2017 Hear us Whisper, Red Mill Gallery;Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015-2017 Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design, Eden, VT (Solo Exhibition)
2015 Intersections, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015 Play, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (Curator)
2015 Rocket Installation, Belvidere Pond, VT
2014 Inaugural Art Exhibition, Stowe Airport, Stowe, VT 
2013 Interstellar Traveler Stop Motion Animation 
2012 Time Machines: Robots, Rockets, and Steampunk, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT 
2012 Dog and Pony Show, S.P.A.C.E. Burlington, VT (Juried) 
2011 Persona, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Juried) 
2011 The Art or Horror, S.P.A.C.E. Burlington, VT (Juried) 
2011 SEABA Juried Show, SEABA Center, Burlington VT (Juried)
2011 Exposed Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (Juried)
2011 Group Show, Gallery II, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2010 Matt Neckers: Recent Images and Sculpture, Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT (Solo Exhibition)
2008 Art Shines, Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT
2007 District Art Show, Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT
2007 Artist as Educator,  BCA Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
2004 Aesthetic Perspectives in Art, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT
2000 Group Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Redhook Pier Show, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Group Show, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY 
1999 Group Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society Brooklyn, NY
1999 Group Show, The Drawing Center, NY. NY
1999 BWAC Show, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, NY
1997-1999 Several Group Shows, Exclusive Gallery Representation, Zidmar Enterprises (Owner of 40 commercial galleries), Grand Rapids, MI
1997-2000 Gallery Representation, Thirdstone Gallery, Saugautuck, MI  
1997 Group Show, Room 222, Grand Rapids, MI 

Selected Collaborative/Education Projects and Exhibitions

2010 Hyde Park Elementary Treehouse Project, Hyde Park, VT
2008 Mural Project/Memorial Garden, Hyde Park, VT
2007 Hyde Park Elementary Digital Photography Display, Vermont State Capitol Building, Montpelier, VT 
2005 and 2007 Annual Children’s Art Show, The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
2003 Folk Art Circus, The Renaissance School, Displayed at the Shelburne Craft School

Selected Bibliography

Arvanitis, John, "Artists to Watch 2017" Take Magazine, Northhamton, MA (February 26, 2017)
Associated Press "Lost in Space- Rocket Sculpture Stolen in Vermont" picked up nationally and printed in numerous papers around the country. 
Bullard, Gina, "Stowe Art Exhibit Explores Playtime" Broadcast on WCAX, Burlington, VT (January 23, 2015)
Bullard, Gina, "Out of this World Artwork Stolen in Stowe" Broadcast on WCAX, Burlington, VT (June 22, 2011) 
Chiang-Warren, Xian, "Looking Ahead to 2015:Play" Seven Days, Burlington, VT (January 7, 2015)
Darkroom Gallery Persona (Exhibition Catalogue) Essex Junction, VT (2011)
deBruyn, Elliot "Missing Rocket Found in Stowe" the Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT (June 26, 2011) 
Edited Matt Neckers: Rocket Whitefish Review, Whitefish, MT (2013)
Kadour, Ric Kasini, "The Juror's Statement: Play-by-Play Exclusive" Burlington Art Map, Burlington VT (September 2011) 
Jones, Rachel Elizabeth "A Tiny Museum Rolls into Burlington" Seven Days, Burlington, VT (August 2, 2017)
Kadour, Ric Kasini, "A Mobile Museum Brings Art to Vermont" Hyperallergic (September 2017)
Kadour, Ric Kasini, "Vermont Art Five: Don't Miss the South End Art Hop in Burlington this weekend" Vermont Art Guide (September 2017) One of the "top five" artists out of over 600 artists exhibiting
Kadour, Ric Kasini, "Review: The Art Hop Juried Show at SEABA Center" Burlington Art Map Burlington VT (September 2011)
Moore, Rachel, Edited Exposed: Outdoor Sculpture Kasini House Books, (Exhibition Catalogue) Burlington, VT (2011) 
"Tweet of the Week" Seven Days, Burlington, VT (June 29, 2011) 
McCormack, Lisa, "The Art of Play" The Stowe Reporter, Stowe, VT (January 15, 2015) 
McCormack, Lisa, "Exposed! Art Exhibit Makes Sculptures Part of Stowe's Landscape" The Stowe Reporter, Stowe, VT (July 14, 2011)
Stowe Today "Play: A Major Exhibition Set to Open and Helen Day" Stowe Today, Stowe, VT (December 31, 2014)
Thurston, Jack, "Stolen Rocket Ship Baffles Vermont Town" Broadcast on NECN (New England Cable News), Print and online version of story picked up on AP Newswire and printed in numerous papers around the U.S. (June, 22 2011)
Profile of Matt Neckers News and Citizen (April 2010) 
Wallace-Brodeur, Jeb "Art on Wheels" the Times Argus, Montpelier, VT (August 26, 2011) 
Van Fleet, Janet, "Walkabout: 2011 South End Art Hop" Vermont Art Zine, Burlington VT (September 11, 2011) "...a big crowd favorite was Matt Neckers' mixed media horse (excerpt)" 
Zapp, Molly "An Unusual Museum in Eden Invites the Artist as Prankster" Seven Days, Burlington, VT (September 9, 2015)

Selected Conference Presentations

“Photography as Autobiography,” Dynamic Landscapes Conference, Champlain College, Burlington, VT (May, 2010)
“Seeing through Students’ Eyes,”VAAE Annual Conference, Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT (March 2010)

Education

2009 M. Ed.  Arts in Education St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, GPA: 4.0
1993 B. A. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA - Concentration Visual Arts.
1991 GLCA New York Arts Program 

Selected Teaching Experience

Creative Media Art & Design Instructor, GMTCC, Hyde Park, VT
Adjunct Instructor, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
Graduate Educational Advisor, Learning in Art and Culture Fellowship Program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT  

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