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Matt Freedman is a sculptor, graphic artist, performer, writer and curator with a background in cartooning and anthropology. Solo exhibition venues include Studio 10, Brooklyn; Valentine Gallery, Queens; Long Island University; Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; vertexList, Brooklyn; Flipside, Brooklyn; FiveMyles, Brooklyn; and SculptureCenter, New York. Freedman has performed at MoMA PS1, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; The Kitchen, New York; Brooklyn Fireproof; Brooklyn Academy of Music at FiveMyles; Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn; and Flux Factory, New York. Freedman has curated projects at SculptureCenter, New York; Long Island University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; and MoMA PS1, New York. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant (1991) and the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Fiction writing (2000). In 2014 he published the graphic memoir Relatively Indolent but Relentless with Seven Stories Press.