Rob Matthews


Born: 1974 Wilson, NC

Lives and Works: Philadelphia, PA


Solo Exhibitions:

2008                untitled, Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, New York NY
2007                Knoxville Girl, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
                   18 Days, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ
2005                The Assumption, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2004                The Dumbest Man, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2003                Holy Smokes, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                   Sleepwalking, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
1999                Recent Work (thesis show), Anderson Gallery Virginia Commonwealth University,                         Richmond, VA
1998            My Bucket's Got a Hole in It, M Goodman Gallery, Richmond, VA


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008                 The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery at Tower, Philadelphia, PA
                    The Strange Place, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL- curated by Dayton Castleman

2007                 This Place is Ours, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                           The Blogger Show, Agni Gallery, New York, NY
                    On the Mark!, Turchin Center for the Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
                    The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
                    Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL, courtesy of Gallery Joe
                           About Face, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                    Picture Journal Project, Woodmere Art Museum          
                    Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
                                                           
2006                Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Drawings from Durer to Doig,
                   Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
                   181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American
                                    Art, National Academy Museum, NYC, NY
                   On Line: Contemporary Drawing, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
                         Art 212, 69th St. Armory, NYC, NY, courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA
                         Everyday, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
                         Drawn, Art Murmur, Los Angeles, CA
                   Fine Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC, NY
                   Reconciliation, IAM Conference, The Cooper Union, NYC, NY
                   Posture and Expression, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                          Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (courtesy of Gallery Joe)
                       
2005             O, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ, curated by MatCh Art
                           In a Series, Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC
                           Torrid, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
                           San Francisco International Art Exposition,
                                                   courtesy of Gallery Joe, San Francisco, CA
                           Scope Art Fair, courtesy of Gallery Joe, NYC, NY
                           MANNA: a Show of Hands benefit auction, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
                           Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (courtesy of Gallery Joe)

2004                  Anonymous Returns- 2004 WPA\C Benefit, Hemphill Gallery, Washington, DC                            The Great Remasters, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                           Sunday Afternoon, Match-Art, Brooklyn, NY
                           Summer Show, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
                           Small Works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
                           Figure Out, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
                           MANNA: a Show of Hands benefit auction, Moore College of Art,
                                    Philadelphia, PA
                           San Francisco International Art Exposition,
                                                   courtesy of Gallery Joe, San Francisco, CA
                    Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions,
                                                      courtesy of Gallery Joe, Baltimore, MD
                           Arcadia Works on Paper, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
                                                      curated by Jordan Kantor
                           Wagons East, King Fisher Projects, Ridgewood, NY
                           First Person, Gallery Schlesinger, NYC, NY

2003                  ACRIA’s Unframed First Look, Lehmann Maupin, NYC, NY
                           Douglas Dibble Memorial Auction, Hunter College, NYC, NY
                     I Saw the Light, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA curated by John Caperton
                            Drawing For It, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                            Bling Bling, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
                     Red Dot, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2002                   Philly: People, Places, Things, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                     Greater Philadelphia, Paley and Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art,                                                                                  Philadelphia, PA
                             The Photographic Process, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
                             Summer Mish Mosh, Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002                    Hopscotch: Associative Leaps in the Construction of Narrative,
                              Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Ellen Rosenholtz

2001                     All Drawing, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                       curated by Sharon Horvath
                               In Pink, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York City, NY

2000                     Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore MD
                               Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA
                              Multiples, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA; curated by Susan Rosenberg
                              Exquisite Corpse, 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1999                     Around the Coyote, Noiz Art Space, Chicago, IL

1998                New Painters, Ne Cracher Pas Gallery, Richmond, VA
                       New Painters I group exhibition, Front Window Gallery, Richmond, VA
                       
1997                      Unsound group exhibition, 609 S. Laurel St., Richmond, VA
                               New Painters; Art Windows International, Washington, DC

1996                Faith, Truth, Mystery group exhibition; A-1 Art Space, Knoxville, TN
                       Big Male Art: 3 Man Show; Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
                              New Perspectives group exhibition; A-1 Art Space, Knoxville, TN


Awards:

2005                Finalist- PEW Fellowship
2004                Philadelphia Museum of Art purchase award- Works on Paper, Arcadia University
                         Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship
2003            Honorable Mention- ACRIA Unframed First Look


Bibliography:

2005                Fallon, Roberta, “Faith-Based Initiatives,” Philadelphia Weekly, April 13-19, 2005
                       
                         Rosof, Libby, “Visions of Heaven and Hell on Earth”, Artblog,
                                    www.fallonandrosof.com/artblog, March 31, 2005
                   Sozanski, Edward, “Literal Devotions”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2005

2004                Fallon, Roberta, “A Pose by Any Other Name”, Philadelphia Weekly,
                                    May 19-25, 2004
                         Hagen, Susan, “Ghostland”, City Paper, May 27-June 2, 2004
                         Fallon, Roberta, “Flown of Arcadia”, Philadelphia Weekly, January 28, 2004
                         Sozanski, Edward J., “Imagination Abounds in Arcadia Show”,
                                    Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2004

2003                Brown, Tiffany, “Culture Reflected in Art”, Sidelines. September 10, 2003
                         Bostick, Alan, “You’re Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy”, The Tennessean.
                                    August 24, 2003
                   Hagen, Susan, “Simply Illuminating”, City Paper.  April 3-10, 2003
                         Fallon, Roberta, “In the (Edward) Hopper”, Philadelphia Weekly. April 2, 2003
                   Rosenthal, James, “I Saw the Light” www.inliquid.com
                         Fallon, Roberta, “Sketches-See Spots Run”, Philadelphia Weekly.
                                    March 22-29, 2003

2002            Auspitz, Debra and David Warner. “Paint the Town”, City Paper.
                   November 14-21, 2002  

1998
                   Porter, John. Radio interview on Gallery program, 88.9 FM, Richmond
                   Virginia's National Public Radio affiliate; November 1, 1998
                         Kurzman, Sue.  “New Painters at the Front Window Gallery Are a Safe Bet”,                                                       Punchline. September 17, 1998


Collections:

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Robert Lehrman- Washington DC
Beth Rudin DeWoody- NYC, NY
Sarah McEneaney- Philadelphia, PA
Mark Shetabi/Sarah Roche- Philadelphia, PA
Gil and Becky Kerlin- Philadelphia, PA
Various other private collections


Education:

Virginia Commonwealth University
MFA- Painting and Printmaking

University of Tennessee- Knoxville
BFA- Painting