WHO IS HE?... A painter, filmmaker, actor and musician, Matthew is originally from Jenkintown, PA. He has worked as a farmer, a social worker, a barista, a performer, and an organizer.
WHAT HE CREATES... Matthew's work ranges from political public works to personal portraits, from large, colorful abstract paintings to poster and T-shirt design and production. His work is offered at incredibly reasonable rates, part of the reward is knowing his work will have a good home. Matthew has a collection of pieces waiting to be sold and also creates commissioned portraits, as well as figurative or abstract paintings and works based on a collaboration of ideas between the client and artist.
PAST SHOWS, FILM SCREENINGS, RECORDINGS, AWARDS, PERFORMANCES & APPEARANCES...
please see 1st artist blog "EXHIBITS, SHOWS and APPEARANCES" for full list.
EXHIBITS, SHOWS, and APPEARANCES
From 2002-2004, Matthew lived in Cincinnati, OH. During this time period, he exhibited his paintings in the S.O.S. Socio-Political Art Show ('03, '04), Closson's Interior Design Gallery, Awakenings Gallery, Plush Lounge, Sitwell's Gallery, and the Pendleton Art Center.
His short films have played at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Boa Arts Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Vermont Festival of Independent Video. Matthew completed his first feature film, "Over Walls," in August, 2004, and it premiered at the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival, followed by the Bennington College Alumni Film Festival.
Matthew has appeared on the stage and in films from coast to coast, with Lightbox Studio in Portland, OR, at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, with Thunderlady Pictures, NYC, Tracks Productions, NYC, and with Mad Ellen Pictures, Cincinnati, OH.
Matthew writes and performs original music with the duo, the High Hearts and the band, Sunday Labor. www.HighHearts.com and www.myspace.com/sundaylabor. Record releases have included "The High Hearts," Ellis Records, 2005 – EP original, "Songs of Love and Loss," Sunday Labor, Vittum Records, 2004 – EP original, "Fences Up," Subvert Wrecks Records, 2003 – full-length, original, solo CD, "The Budapest Recordings," Ear Catapult Studios, 2001 – full-length, original, solo CD, and "All Things Must Die," Olsen Records, 2000 – full-length, original, solo CD.
Matthew currently resides in Philadelphia where he will attend law school this fall. He continues to paint, perform, and organize in his spare time.