matthew shlian

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Matthew Shlian is an artist and designer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work extends from drawings to large scale installations and collaborations with leading scientists at the University of Michigan, where he is currently a visiting research scholar in the Department of Material Science. Using his skills as an engineer, Shilian’s recent work for the National Science Foundation makes nano-scale interpretations of macro-scale paper folding structures. “Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles,” writes Shilan. “I see their inquiry as the basis for artistic inspiration.” His client list includes Ghostly International, Apple, P&G, Facebook, Levi’s, Sesame Street and the Queen of Jordan. Get to know Shlian and his artistic process through his Ted Talk, “The Implications of Paper Folding.”

Matthew Shlian

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Matthew Shlian is an artist and designer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work extends from drawings to large scale installations and collaborations with leading scientists at the University of Michigan, where he is currently a visiting research scholar in the Department of Material Science. Using his skills as an engineer, Shilian’s recent work for the National Science Foundation makes nano-scale interpretations of macro-scale paper folding structures. “Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles,” writes Shilan. “I see their inquiry as the basis for artistic inspiration.” His client list includes Ghostly International, Apple, P&G, Facebook, Levi’s, Sesame Street and the Queen of Jordan. Get to know Shlian and his artistic process through his Ted Talk, “The Implications of Paper Folding.”

Selected Show and Exhibitions

2019 New Works, Method & Concept, Naples FL

2018 Context Miami Exhibition, Presented by Duran Mashaal Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 Spatial Acuity Two Person Show with Jason Simms, Madison Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

2018 First Matter Three Person Show with Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Mara Fabbro, GR Gallery, New York, NY

2018 Emergence Group Show, Dimmitt Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

2018 Art on Paper Faire Exhibition, Presented by Tamarind Institute, New York, NY

2018 IFPDA Fine Art Print Faire Exhibition, Presented by Tamarind Institute, New York, NY

2018 Science et Art 8th Biennale Nationals De Sculpture Contemporaine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Canada

2018 Two-fold Two Person Show with Frederick Hammersly, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2018 Matthew Shlian Solo Show, Method & Concept, Naples, FL

2018 Seattle Art Fair Exhibition, Presented by Tamarind Institute, Seattle, WA

2018 Cranbrook Alumni Group Exhibition, Honigman, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2018 Science/Art Group Exhibition, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2017 Islamic Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Sharjah, UAE

2017 Matthew Shlian: Telemetry Solo Show, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL Privately underwritten with support from Method & Concept Naples, FL

2017 Paper.Works Group Exhibition, Arvada Center, Denver, CO

2017 Papermakers: Art and Design in and out of Paper Group Show, LIGHT + ART + DESIGN, Chapel Hill, NC

2017 IFPDA Fine Art Print Faire Exhibition, Presented by Tamarind Institute, New York, NY

2017 SOFA Chicago Exhibition, Presented by Michael Warren Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2017 Black and White Group Exhibition, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver,CO

2016 Matthew Shlian: Chirality Solo Show, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC

2016 Matthew Shlian Solo Show, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

2016 Matthew Shlian Solo Show, Thomas Riley Studio/ Method & Concept, Naples, FL

2016 25th Anniversary Group show, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

2016 Cut up/ Cut out Group Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk Group Show, Rijswijk Museum, Netherlands

2015 Telemetry Solo Show, Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery, Denver, CO

2015 Refractive Group Show, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2015 Flipbook Show Group Show, Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC

2015 Spring Show Group Show, Thomas Riley Studio, Naples, FL

2015 Rock Paper Scissors Two person Show with Wally Dion, 330g Gallery, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

2014 Recent works in Paper Solo Show, Haystack Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

2014 Apophenia Solo Show, Diboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans. LA

2014 Surface to Structure: Folded Forms Juried Show, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2014 Stacked and Folded 2 person show with Li Hongbo, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

2014 Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium Group Show, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

2014 Paper-made Group Show, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

2014 Paper Exhibition, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO

2014 Materials Group Show, SCIN Gallery, London, UK

2014 BURST Group Show, CES Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Fold, Paper, Scissors Group Show, MESA Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ

2014 Black and White Group Show, LIGHT + ART DESIGN, Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Making paper dance: the art of pop up books Group show, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

2013 Pulp Culture Group Show, Art Center Sarasota, FL

2013 Creased Group show Kinokuniya Bookstore, NYC

2013 Art Bodensee Gallery show- rep. Victor Lope, Austria

2013 OFF Art Fair Gallery show- rep. Victor Lope, Brussels

2013 PEAKED Group Show, Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI

2013 Surface Group Show, CES Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Crease Fold and Bend Group Show, Lafayette College, PA

2013 Unpredictable Paperworks Exhibition, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2013 Paper Exhibition, MONA Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2013 Paper Exhibition, Victor Lope Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2013 2nd Annual Penland Artists Group Show, LIGHT +ART DESIGN, Chapel Hill, NC

2013 Penland Auction Auction, Penland, NC

2012 Ghostly: of art and artifice Group Show, Art Directors Club, NYC

2012 Born of Folding Group show, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida

2012 Popierukas Group Show, FOUR ARTS, Lithuania

2012 Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue Group show, Center for Book and

2012 Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2012 Proportion Scale Group Show, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI

2012 Carved Complexities Group Show, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA

2012 Spatial Shift Group Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 Paperwork in 3D Group Show, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

2011 Thinking Outside the Box Group Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2011 Turned Pages Juried Show, Bridge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 Digital Mettle: Jewelry and Objects of CAD Group Show, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2011 Papier Machete Juried Show, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

2010 Matthew Shlian Solo Show, Cranbrook Kingswood Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2010 Americans 2010: Paperworks Juried Show, Minot State University, ND

2010 Start.Stop.Repeat. Group Show, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

2010 Macro/Micro Group Show, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

2010 The Art of the Artist’s Book Group Show, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

2010 Touch point: The Haptic Exchange between digits Co-Chair, Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Creators Collect Group Show, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2010 Likeness project, Group Show, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2010 Menagerie of the Mind Group Show, Kohler Art Center, WI

2009 Make/shift Three Person Show, Kansas State University, KS

2009 Landscape and Memory Juried Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2009 Artprize Juried Show, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 Scissors: Pop up Juried Show, Florida Craftsman, St. Petersburg FL

2009 50 artists 50 states 50 mediums Group Show, Eclipse Gallery, Algoma, WI

2008 Geometrically Defined Two Person Show with Graem Whyte, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2008 Saving the World one Molecule at a Time, Presentation and Interactive

2008 Discussion with Max Shtein, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL

2008 Siggraph, Artist in Residence / Show, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Surface Group Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 Misfold Solo Show, Gallery One, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 Detroit Symphony Presents Artworks 2 Juried Show, Detroit, MI

2007 Architecture/Structure in Contemporary Craft Juried Show, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

2007 Artworks 2 Juried Show, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

2007 About the Book Juried Show, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

2007 The Studio and the Lab Curator, WORK Gallery Ann Arbor, MI

2007 Moving Walls Group Show, MONA, Pontiac, MI

2007 Art Walkerville Group Show, Refine Studio, Windsor, Canada

2006 Connections Three Person Show, Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2006 Birmingham Place Art Exhibition Juried Show, Birmingham, MI

2006 Science Fair Show Juried Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2006 Annual Art Auction and Exhibit Juried Show, Cranbrook, MI

2006 Cranbrook Film Festival Juried Show, DeSalle Auditorium, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2006 Summer Show Juried Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

2006 Daimler Chrysler Artist Exhibit Juried Show, Daimler Chrysler, Farmington Hills, MI

2006 Heads or Heads? Genetic Imprint Group Show, Southern Graphics Print Portfolio Exchange, Madison, WI

2006 MFA Thesis Show Group Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

2006 Nature re: Perceived Group Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2006 Remnants from Passage Group Show, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2005 Detroit Symphony Paper Installation Three Person Show, Detroit, MI

2005 Annual Art Auction and Exhibit Juried Show, Cranbrook, MI

2005 The Artists formerly known as Prints Group Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2005 Detroit Music Festival Group Show, C-POP Gallery, MI

2005 The Drawing Collective Group Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2005 Cranbrook Film Festival Group Show, DeSalle Auditorium, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2005 Meditations on Movement Group Show, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

2005 Actual Size Group Show, CAID Detroit, MI

2005 Teach Me Group Show, with Cranbrook Design, Venice, Italy

2005 Minute (Wo)Man Show Group Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2005 Metro Times 25th Anniversary Silent Auction Juried Show, Detroit, MI

2005 Print/Media Group Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2005 Haystack Show and Charity Auction Group Show, Deer Isle, ME

2005 Vinyl Killers 3 Group Show, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR

2005 BMX Stunt Spectacular Group Show, The Forum Gallery, MI

2005 An Open Book Juried Show, Cuyahoga Community College, OH

2005 Imagine That Juried Show, Book Arts Show, La Jolla, CA

2005 Vinyl Killers 2 Group Show, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR

2005 See Explosion View Group Show, Washington, DC

2005 The Interventionists Group Show, MassMoCa, North Adams, MA

2005 Overspray Art Exhibit Group Show, Berlin, Germany

2005 Pulp: Artist Book Exhibit Group Show, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2005 Process Invisible Group Show, The Goodfoot, Portland, OR

2005 Vinyl Killers Group Show, Zeitgeist Gallery, Portland, OR

2005 Alternative Drawing Group Show, Davies Buildings, Wellsville, NY

2005 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibit Group Show, Harder Hall, Alfred University, NY

2005 Matt Shlian vs. Matt Harding Two Person Show, Robert Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY

2005 Ceramics Exhibit Group Show, Rhodes Room, Alfred, NY

2005 Foundations Group Show, Harder Hall, Alfred, NY

Lectures and Workshops

2018 

“Paper Engineering ” Lecture + Workshop with MCAD, Minneapolis, MN

“Paper Engineering ” Workshop with The Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2017 

“Telemetry” Lecture, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida

“Paper Sculpture” Two week session, Penland School of Crafts, NC

“Paper Sculpture” Lecture, Tamarind Institute at Albuquerque Academy,

NM“Paper Engineering ” Workshop with Ghostly International, Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor, MI

2016

“Paper Engineering” Workshop & Lecture, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida

“The Future of Paper Engineering or Saving the world through folding”

DASER Lecture, The National Academy of Science, Washington, DC

“Keynote Address” Lecture, Movable Book Society Convention, Boston, MA

“Paper Sculpture” Lecture, Silverspot Cinema with Thomas Riley Gallery, Naples, FL

2015

“Paper Sculpture” One week session, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

“Paper Engineering” Lecture & Workshop, Wayne State, Detroit, MI

2014 

“Making Meaning” Lecture & Panel Discussion & Workshop, North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA

“Paper Engineering” Workshop, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI

“Folding as Materials Technology” Lecture, P&G, Cincinnati, OH

“Installation at Facebook Presentation” Lecture, Facebook HQ, New York, NY

“Artists Solving Insolvable Problems” Lecture & Panel Discussion, American

Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

“Paper Engineering” Workshop & Lecture, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

“Paper Engineering” Workshop & Lecture, Kansas University, Lawrence, KA

2013 

“Paper Engineering 101” Workshop, Initiative Artist Collective with Herman Miller design group, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Sculpture” One week session, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

“Paper Engineering and the NanoScale” Presentation and workshop, East Carolina University, NC

“Paper Engineering” Presentation and workshops, University of Central Missouri, MI

2012 

“Paper Sculpture” Two week session, Penland School of Crafts, NC

“Post-Paper Engineering” Curb Scholars Presentation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2011 

“Engineering Kites (with Sam Ritter)” Chrysler Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering & Digital Papercraft” Siggraph Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada

“Post-Paper Engineering” ArtsEngine Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering as a Vehicle for Art & Science Education” Art as a Way of

Knowing Conference, Exploratorium / NSF, San Francisco, CA

“Nano Paper Engineering and the Micro scale” The Society of Women Engineers Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

2010 

“Folding things (Black Jesus and the Orange Juice Fiasco)” Ignite talk, Ann Arbor, MI

“Artist talk” Google, Mountain view, CA

“Folding Paper w/ Apple’s Industrial Design Team” Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, CA

“Uncanny Paper” Lawrence Wechsler’s Wonder Cabinet, Occidental College, CA

“Paper Engineering” Lloyd Hall Scholars program, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering & Inflatables Workshop” Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles, CA

“Matt Shlian: The Implications of Paper Engineering” TED Talk: TEDx, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering” Hollanders, Ann Arbor, MI

2009 

“Artist Presentation” Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

“Nano Paper Engineering and the Micro scale” IMTEK – The Institute of Microsystem Technology, University of Freiburg, Germany

“Art and Science Panel” The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering Two Day Workshop” Hands on Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering and the Card” Avanti Cards, Detroit, MI

“Monstrous Paper Engineering and Pop-ups” 826 Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Spicy Paper Engineering” SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, LA

“The Secrets of Paper Engineering and Pop-ups” 826 Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Folding Paper within an Inch of its Life (with Max Shtein)” Lawrence Wechsler’s Wonder Cabinet, New York University, NY

“The Future of Paper Engineering” Pratt Institute, NY

2008 

“Advanced Paper Engineering 101″ Stony Creek High School, Rochester Hills, MI

“Paper Engineering in the Classroom” Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

“Saving the World (with Max Shtein)” Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL

“Paper Engineering” Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles, CA

“Paper Engineering” Hands on Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering” Indiana University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN

“Paper Engineering” Maryland Inst. College of Art, MD

“Basic Paper Engineering” Hollanders, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 

“Paper Engineering in the Classroom” Dearborn Public Schools, MI

“Daimler Chrysler Artist Talk” Daimler Chrysler, Farmington Hills, MI

“Paper Engineering” Bookfest, Kerrytown, MI

“Paper Engineering” Integrated Projects Students, University of Michigan, MI

“Paper Engineering” Bowling Green State University, OH

“Advanced Paper Engineering” Hollanders, Ann Arbor, MI

“Basic Paper Engineering” Hollanders, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering- Art and Science” A+D Life program, University of Michigan, MI

“Misfold: Solo Show” Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

2006

 “Craft in the Digital Age” College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

“Daimler Chrysler Artist Talk for Marketing” Daimler Chrysler, Farmington Hills, MI

“Basic Paper Engineering” Hollanders, Ann Arbor, MI

“The Art and Science of Paper Engineering” University of Michigan

Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department, Ann Arbor, MI

“Paper Engineering: Folding paper, curing disease” Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2005 

“Recent Work: Board of Governors” DeSalle Auditorium, Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Collapsible Fashion Ergonomics” New Studios Building, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Daimler Chrysler Artist Talk for Students and Designers” Daimler Chrysler, Farmington Hills, MI

Published Reviews, Images and Books

2018 

“From Head to Toe: 25 years of Diego Dolcini” Book, Milan, Italy

2017 

“What’s Worth Preserving?” Book, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL

“Matt Shlian feature” Interior Design Magazine, Fall 2017 NY

“Open Form” Facebook Artist in Residence Collection Book, San Francisco, California

“Black on Black” Youth Vision Magazine, Shenzhen, China

“Matt Shlian feature” Curve Magazine, Beirut, Lebanon

“Matt Shlian feature” LABEL Magazine, Warsaw, Poland

“Matt Shlian feature” KWER Magazine, Berlin, Germany

2016 

“In the Galleries: Tales that unfold from the folding of paper” Review – Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

“Cover Feature” Matematik Dunyasi (the World of Mathematics),Magazine, Winter 2016 Turkey

“Kick Mit Knack” Diva Wohnen Magazine, Summer 2016 Germany

“Makerspace” Book, Calcium Books, Shropshire, UK

“Cover: Organizing for the Future” McKinsey Quartlerly Magazine, No. 1 2016, USA

“Matt Shlian feature” Empty Space Magazine, Baton Rogue, LA

“Cover Feature” UPPERCASE Magazine, Issue 29, USA

“Science and Culture: Kirigami and technology cut a fine figure, together”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal, USA

“Feature” with Method & Concept,  Naples Illustrated, Magazine, Naples, Florida

2015

“Odin Parfum” Places of Spirit, Magazine, Hamburg, Germany

“Matthew Shlian Feature” Craft in America, February Issue Magazine, MN

“Dynamic Kirigami Structures for Integrated Solar Tracking” Nature

Communications Magazine by Aaron Lamoureux, Kyusang Lee, Matthew Shlian,

Stephen Forrest, and Max Shtein

“Kirigami Nanocomposites: Engineering Elasticity using Patterned

Defects” Nature Materials Magazine byTerry Shyu, Pablo Damasceno, Paul

Dodd, Aaron Lamoureux, Lizhi Xu, Max Shtein, Sharon Glotzer, and Nicholas

Kotov and Matthew Shlian

“The Best Art of Paper” Book, MONSA, Barcelona

“Paper” Book by Mark Kurlansky WW Norton, New York, NY

“Complete Pleats” Book by Paul Jackson, Laurence King Publisher, London, UK

“Matthew Shlian Feature” Apocrifa, November Issue Magazine, Mexico

“Matthew Shlian” Assintecal, Fall/Winter Issue Magazine, Brazil

“Solar Origami” Cosmos Magazine, Australia

“Matthew Shlian” Heungmizine Magazine, Korea

“The World of Paper” Pushbooks, Book, China

“The Art of Pop up (reprint- German/ English)” Book, Alternatives, France

“Cover Feature” Formes de Luxe, Magazine, Paris

“Matthew Shlian” Quality, Magazine, Berlin

“Matthew Shlian Cover” Paper Culture Foundation, Magazine, South Korea

“Matthew Shlian Feature” MIND, Magazine, China

2014 

“A Modular collapsible folded paper tower” 6th International Meeting on Origami

in Science, Mathematics and Education (60OSME) with M.J. Roberts, S. Tawfick, M. Shlian, A.J. Hart

“Paper Secret 1 & 2” Hightone book, China

“Noblian Feature” Noblian Magazine, Korea

“PaperArt2” Shenzhen Artpower Culture Development Co, China

“The Art of Tinkering” Book, Weldon Owens, San Francisco, CA

2013 “Cover Feature” Berlin Poche Magazine, Berlin Germany

“EXPLORATORIUM” Book, Weldon Owens, San Francisco, CA

“Feature” Surface-China Magazine, Beijing

“Feature” Prestage Magazine, Netherlands

“Practice 3- Studio Research” Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, IL

“Folding Frontier” PRISM- American Society for Engineering Education Magazine

”Geometry makes me happy” Book, INDEX Books, Barcelona

“Paperwork” Interview, Ann Arbor Observer, MI

2012 

“Geo/Graphics” Book, Viction:ary, China

“The Art of Pop up” Book, Alternatives, France

“M/I/S/C feature” M/I/S/C Magazine

“Feature” Bait Venoy- Kah Vohmer magazine, Israel

“Feature” Elle Décor India, India

“Tangram” Victionary, Hong Kong

“Exposition Pop-up et Architecture” Orilum Editions Alternatives, Gallimard, Paris

“500 Paper Objects” Book, Lark Publishing, North Carolina

“Playing with Paper” Book, Helen Hiebert, Storey Publishing

“The Art of Paper” Book, MONSA, Barcelona

“Feature” Eigenwerk Magazine

“Interview” Combustus Magazine

“Cult: Feature” Glamcult Magazine, Amsterdam

“PaperArt” Shenzhen Artpower Culture Development Co, China

2011 “The New Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques” Book, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

“Matthew Shlian Feature” Style Magazine, Los Angeles CA

“Matthew Shlian” Étapes Magazine Issue 189, France

“PAPERCRAFT 2” Book, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany

“Matthew Shlian Feature” Futura Magazine, Viareggio, Italy

2010 

“Featured Talent” Grafik Magazine Issue 187, UK

“Grafik Design Awards” Grafik Magazine Winners 2010, UK

“MURQ” Limited Edition Book & Print of 100, Ann Arbor, MI

“DATAFLOW 2” Book, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany

“Paper Chase: Interview with Matthew Shlian” Computer Arts Magazine, UK

2009 

“Entanglements in the Orthopedic Sensorium” Cover Art for A. Pekler LP, Germany

“Cutting Edge Paper Art” Interview with Felt and Wire, NY

“Interview with Matt Shlian” Movable Book Society Publication, NJ

“PAPERCUTS” Book of Papercraft, Ann Arbor, MI

“Sight and Architecture” Book, Graphic-sha Publishing Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

“PAPERCRAFT” Book, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany

“PAPER” Black dog publishing, London, UK

“Interview with NYC Resistor” NYC Resistor, NY

“Interview with RatHaus” The RatHaus, KS

2008 

“Ghost town, The Art of Matthew Shlian” Limited Edition Book of 100, Ann Arbor, MI

“Surface goes beyond” The Ann Arbor News, MI

“Geometrically Defined: Matt Shlian and Graem Whyte” The Detroiter, MI

“Probing Boundaries Geometrically” The Ann Arbor News, MI

2007

“The Studio and the Lab” The University Record, MI

“Applying Science to Aesthetics” Ann Arbor News, MI

“Art Meets Science” Michigan Daily, MI

“Hit the deck” Overspray magazine, NY

“A Year of Installations” Washtenaw Community College, MI

“Misfold” Ann Arbor News, MI

“Misfold” The Voice, Washtenaw Community College, MI

2006

 “New look at nature scores impressively” Ann Arbor News, MI

“Outline-Cranbrook” Bloomfield Hills, MI

“From here on out-Cranbrook 2006” Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Nature re: Perceived” Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor, MI

“Fanfare” JN Platinum Magazine, Detroit, MI

2005 

“Crane Magazine” Print/Digital Magazine

“Metro Times 25th Anniversary Publication” Metro times, Detroit. MI

“Making More than Sense” Ralph Caplan, Haystack Monograph #18, ME

2004 

“Wooster Collective Hollywood: The Remix” Book, NYC

“Overspray” Stencil/Street Art Magazine, NY

Education

Cranbrook Academy- Bloomfield Hills, MI

Master of Fine Arts May 2006.

Concentration in Print Media and Paper Engineering

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University- Alfred, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts May 2002.

Concentration in Printmaking and Sculpture

Teaching

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

January 2007- May 2014

School of Art and Design

Lecturer (Freshman Foundations: Tools Materials and Process -2D, Freshman

Foundations: Tools Materials and Process -3D Design, Advanced Paper Engineering)

Lloyd Hall Scholar Program

Paper Engineering and the Collapsible

Material Science Department & College of Engineering

Energy Light and the Science of Visualization-Collaborative Class Instruction with Max

Shtein

Summer BFA Prep Program

Program 3D Instructor

Artist in Residence: Material Science Department, University of Michigan

August 2006- 2015

Paper engineer/Designer

Worked alongside scientists and researchers using paper engineering techniques to

illustrate and research folding in solar cells.

Washtenaw Community College – Ann Arbor, MI

January 2007- December 2010

Adjunct Professor (3d Design, 2D Design, Introduction to Studio Art)

Clients and Collaborations

Apple, P&G, the University of Michigan Material Science Department (at U of M),

IMTEK, Ghostly International, Grafik Magazine, LEVI’s, SUPREME, Leo Burnett, BBDO

Detroit, Schoolmap records, Structural Graphics, Up with Paper, the Queen of Jordan,

the United States mint, Weiden +Kennedy, ZAAZ, the Detroit Inst of Art, Cynthia

Reeves Gallery, Claudia Vick Associates, Deloitte, Fatbaby, Lark publishing,

Provocraft, Ecodoc medical supplies, Fidelity, Shinola, Herman Miller, Warp Records,

Sesame Street…