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          Yale University, New Haven, CT, BA, Magna cum laude, Distinction in the Major
            (Painting), 1997

          Chautauqua Institution School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, 1996
            Massachusetts College of Art Summer Art Program, Boston, MA, 1991

A W A R D S / G R A N T S / R E S I D E N C I E S 

          Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant, 2005
Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2005
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant, 2004
          Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2004
          Juror's Prize, New Art 2004, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, 2004
          Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant, 2004
           George Sugarman Foundation Grant, 2003
           Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant, 2001
           Ethel Childe Walker Prize: Departmental Faculty Prize for Outstanding Artistic
           Distinction, Yale
           University, New Haven, CT, 1997

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

           Matt Brackett: New Waters, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2014
           Matt Brackett: Dark AnimalAlpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2012
           Legacies: Paintings by Matt Brackett and Prilla Smith Brackett, The Historic Northampton
           Museum, Northampton, MA, 2011

          Matt Brackett: ThresholdAlpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2008
           Matt Brackett: New PaintingsAlpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006
           A Place Apart, two-person show, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 2005

           Acacia Gallery, Gloucester, MA, 2001

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

          Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2013
           artMRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton, NY, 2013
           Sting XIV: Future Futurist, The Beehive, Boston, MA, 2013
           Elsewhere, The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA, 2012
           Cruel Sea: Law of Fishes, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2012
          The 2008 DeCordova Annual Exhibition, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln,
           MA, 2008

          Tufts Second Annual Juried Summer ExhibitionTufts University Art Gallery,
           Medford, MA, 2005
           (jurors: Amy Ingrid Schlegl and Pascal Spengemann)

           New American Painting #56, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, (curator:
           Nicholas Baume, ICA Boston) 2005

          A Place Apart, two-person show, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA,
           Painting Now: Selections front he 2004 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant
, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard, MA, 2005
          New TalentAlpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
          New Art 2004, (juror: Susan Stoops, Curator, Worcester Museum of Art), MPG
           Contemporary, Boston, MA, 2004
          New England/New Talent, (juror: Anja Chavez, Associate Curator, Wellesley
           College), Fitchburg
           Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2002
          Northeast Artists, invitational show, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA, 2002
          Somerville Arts Council Grant Winners, The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA,
          The Salon Show, Acacia Gallery, Gloucester, MA, 2000
          Build, The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA, 2000
          The Drawing Show, (juror: Ellen Gallagher), Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA,
           Vernon Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
          Central Street Open Studios, Somerville, MA, 1998
          The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1997
          Chautauqua Institution Gallery, Chautauqua, NY, 1996 

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

          Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

S E L E C T E D  B I O G R A P H Y

          “Elsewhere,” Dig Boston, Sept. 19, 2012, illus., p. 19.
          "Matt Brackett: New Paintings," Art New England, June/July, 2006
          Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 2006
"Matt Brackett," American Art Collector, February 2006
Keith L. Martin, "Family Displays Their House Painting: Mother, Son Reflect on Loss
          of Family
          Home in New Exhibit," Duxbury Clipper, Feb. 23, 2005
Bob Jackman, "Complex Conversations: Museum Juxtaposes Work of Mother
and Son,' The Patriot Ledger, Feb. 19 - 20, 2005
Mary Jo Palumbo, "Painters Selling Family Home Brush Aside Their
Boston Herald, Feb. 2, 2005
Auditi Guha, "Artists Accept City Grants Pulling Them into Community Service,"
Somerville Journal, May 13, 2004
Nancy Sheehan, "New Horizons," The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, April 2002
         Craig S. Sermon, "New Talent on View at Fitchburg Art Museum," The Montechuett
          Telegram and Gazette, April 2002
Beth Surdut, "Gloucester's Acacia Gallery Branches Out," Arts Media, June 2001
Randi Hopkins, "Connections: Building Art in Somerville and South End,"
Boston Phoenix, Dec. 2000
Ken Capobianco, "Exploring the Build World,' Cambridge Chronicle, Nov. 1, 2000
         Shawn Hill, regional review, Art New England, Aug. - Sept. 2000
         Paul Parcellin, local review,, June 2000
         Aviya Kushner, local review, Arts Media, June - July 2000
         Mary Sherman, "Drawing the Line," Boston Herald, May 7, 2000
         Wambui Wanunyu, "Art, Art Everywhere for Brackett," Somerville Journal, Nov. 4,