Matthew grew up in the Midwest where he received his B.F.A. from Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University.
After living in Chicago and Los Angeles, he currently works and resides in California's Central Coast region.
Concepts of Animism and Semiotics influence my mixed-media work combining drawing, painting and found objects including discarded technology and natural-world objects. These works create emotions, thoughts, questions and answers experienced within the viewers mind.
Alternately, via Augmented Reality, the works can be experienced not just internally but also externally where other viewers can see, interact, and share. Transforming the static form into a virtual kinetic form.
Exhibitions and Awards
2018 Artists Studio Tour - Carpinteria, CA
2013 Group Show - Palm Loft Gallery - Carpinteria, CA
2013 Group Show - Sylvia White Gallery - Ventura, CA
2012 Group Show - Kim3 Gallery - Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Solo Show - 33 Jewels - Santa Barbara, CA
2010 Group Show - TAG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2010 Solo Show - Gallery Azul - San Pedro, CA
2009 Group Show - ARTPRIZE - Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Live Painting - Gallery Azul - San Pedro, CA
2009 Group Show - Gallery Azul - San Pedro, CA
2009 Group Show - TAG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2008 Group Show - TAG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2008 Group Show - Maloney Gallery - Morristown, NJ
2008 Solo Show - TAG Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
2008 Group Show - The Magic Castle - Hollywood, CA
2007 Group Show - Picture This - Long Beach, CA
2007 Solo Show - Flazh!Alley Studio - San Pedro,CA
2006 Group Show - Picture This - Long Beach, CA
2006 Solo Show - La Vita é Bella - San Francisco, CA
2006 Group Show - SC Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2006 Group Show - Foundry Arts - St. Louis, MO
2006 Group Show - Long Beach Arts - Long Beach,CA
2004 Magazine Review - June Issue - Vision Magazine
2002 Solo Show - Galerija Ranjina - Dubrovnik, Croatia
2002 Solo Show - Conservatory Gallery - Split, Croatia
1995 Group Show - Alma College - Alma, MI
1992 Illustrators of the Future - Bridge Publications
Smithsonian National Archives - Washington D.C.
1990 Society of Illustrators Scholars Exhibit
Museum of American Illustration - New York, NY