Exhibitions:

•    The Heights. USC Price Center for Social Innovation. March 2014.
•    Chocolate Mountain Daydreams. Photographs by Matt Gainer and Scott Eastman. Brukenthal National Museum. Sibiu, Romania. Curated by Liviana Dan & Anca Mihuleţ. March 2011-May 2011.
•    Houston Center for Photography. Members Exhbition. Juried by Ariel Shanberg. Houston, TX. July -August 2011.
•    Border Art Biennial/Bienal Fronteriza De Arte. El Paso Museum of Art & Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez. Curated by Rita González & Itala Schmelz. El Paso, Texax, & Juarez, Mexico. November 2010-February 2011.
•    FotoGraphia Rome: FUTURESPECTIVES. Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma. Curated by Marc Prüst. Rome, Italy. 2010.
•    Vision Identification Project. USC Annenberg School of Communication. Los Angeles, CA. (2007)
•    The Human Condition. Projection at Look3 Festival of the Photograph. Curated by Andy Levin. Charlottesville, VA.

•    Still Alive. Pacifica Radio. Los Angeles, CA (2004)

•    As real as angels  : dot.coms after the fall. Angels Gate Cultural Center, Palos Verdes, CA (2002)
•    Science and Color. Los Angeles Science Center. Curated by Kim Abeles. Los Angeles, CA (2000-2001)
•    Images in a Post-Photographic Age. Visual Studies Workshop. Curated by Lawrence Brose. Rochester, NY (2000)
•    Myth, Gallery 503, San Pedro, CA (2000)
•    Techno Residium, Cerritos College. Cerritos, CA (2000)
•    Broadcast. Eagle Rock Community Center. Los Angeles, CA (2000)
•    The Spurgeon Experience. Santa Ana, CA. (2000)
•    Notes From Over-ground. A series of public installations in and around Los Angeles. (1999-0ngoing)
•    Images in a Post-Photographic Age. CEPA Gallery. Curated by Lawrence Brose. Buffalo, NY (1999)
•    Either/Or. Mendenhall Art Gallery. Whittier College. Whittier, CA (1999)
•    New Wilshire, Strange Air, Los Angeles (1999)
•    Off-site @ toronto. Mercer Union. Kurated by Kim Prusse. Toronto, Canada (1998)
•    XTRASCAPE. Barnsdall Municipal Gallery. Los Angeles, CA (1998)
•    This Difficult Landscape. Brewery Arts Complex. Los Angeles. (1997)
•    Along Vermont. Spanish Kitchen. Los Angeles, CA (1997)
•    The Light Show. Lime Gallery, Cal Arts. Valencia, CA (1996)
•    Re-inhabitants. Forum for Contemporary Art/Midtown St. Louis. MO (1995-96)
•    Southern Diary, Travels in Black & White. Southern Arkansas Art Center. El Dorado, AR (1995)
•    After the Deluge… Forum for Contemporary Art. Curated by Elizabeth Milliard. St. Louis, MO (1994)
•    Fresh Eyes, Three St. Louis Photographers. Stein Gallery, Clayton, MO (1994)

Selected Press:
•    A.C. "Chocolate Mountain Daydreams reda "spiritul uman." CityNews.ro Web. 05 March 2011
•    alternativ. "Chocolate Mountain Daydreams – Scott Eastman & Matt Gainer." Alterground Undernativ. Web. 02 March 2011
•    Bellows, Alexandra. "Stone Alone." The Riverfront Times, June 1994. n.p.
•    DiMichelle, David. "Rita Reiscke and Matt Gainer at Strange Air." Artweek, May 1998. p. 21.
•    DiMichelle, David. "A Resounding Decade." Artweek, February 2001. pp. 12-13.
•    Duffy, Robert W. "Deluge of Images." St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 9, 1994. p G1
•    Frank, Peter. "Art Picks of the Week." LA Weekly, October 30, 1998. p.48.
•    Gurtean, Mihal. "Arheologia unui vis." Sibiu100. 15 March 2011
•    ILo. "Chocolate Mountain Daydreams Featured | Vizual." Hypestreet.ro. Web. 16 March 2011
•    Klein, Norman. "Flatlands and Xtrascapes." Catalog essay. Los Angeles Barnsdall Gallery. 1998
•    NA. "Chocolate Mountain Daydreams." evenimentsibiu.ro. Web. 03 March 2011
•    NA. “Un munte de ciocolată.” Tribuna. Web. 03 March 2011
•    Nasui, Cosmin. "Chocolate Mountain Daydreams / fotografie @ Galeria de Artă Contemporană a Muzeului Brukenthal." Modernism. Anti Tabloid De Arta & Stil. Web. 01 March 2011
•    Nitu, Dorina. "„Chocolate Mountain Daydreams”. Expoziție de fotografie." Turnul Sfatului. 03 March 2011
•    Prusse, Kym, ed. "Accidental Audience, Urban Interventions by Artists." Essays by Carol Becker, Suzanne Lacy, and Lisa Gabrielle Mark. Ontario Arts Council off\site collective press. 1999.
•    Shepley, Carol Ferring. "Fresh Eyes, Stark photos capture city scene." St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 25, 1994. n.p.
•    Ungar, Beatrice. (K)eine Traumwelt: Ernuchternde Bilder aus dem Suden
•    Kaliforniens. Hermannstadter Zeitung. Page 6. 18 March 2011
•    Wilson, William. "Dreams, Themes in Barnsdall Exhibitions" Los Angeles Times, October 15, 1998. n.p.


Books and Journals:
•    Virgin of the Rock: Vision and Religion in the California Desert. (Forthcoming with with Lisa Bitel; Cornell University Press 2014)
•    Gainer, M. (2009). The Border Crossed US (pp. 1-19) and Looking for God in the City of Angels (pp. 366-390). Blackwell Companion to the History of Los Angeles. Ed. William Deverell and Greg Hise. Wiley/Blackwell.
•    Bitel, L. M., Gainer, M. (2009) Scenes from a Cult in the Making. Looking Beyond, Visions, Dreams and Insights in Medieval Art and Thought. Ed.  Colum Hourihane.  Princeton University Index of Christian Art & Penn State University Press, 2010.
•    Bitel, L. M., Gainer, M. (2009) Looking the wrong way: authenticity and proof of religious vision. Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation. Vol 25. Taylor & Francis.


Grants:
•    Interdisciplinary Research Group, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Faculty Research Award. 2010/11.
•    California Council for the Humanities, California Story Fund Grant. 2009/10.

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