SOLO/NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS

2017

untitled solo show, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2016

Dawn-Watchers Watch for the Dawn, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN

More Works About Tables and Food, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

2014

Janus at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Life and Casualty, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA

2012

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

The Middle Ground Vanished, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC, NY

Golden Beams of a Laughing Sun (two-person show with Matthew Fisher), Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010

It Fills Us. We Arrange It.- Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2008

Kindred, Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, NYC, NY

2007

Knoxville Girl, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

other venues:

- Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

-- Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

-— 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

1998

My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It, M Goodman Gallery, Richmond, VA

- Victor R. Small House, Clinton, NC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Miami Project, courtesy of David Lusk Gallery

External Ballistics, Julia Martin Gallery, Nashville TN

Heaven Tonite, Hendersonville Arts Council, Hendersonville, TN

The Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville and Memphis, TN

2015

Drawing Now Paris courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Drawing First + Last, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Land Rush, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN

200 Miles Away, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

Number Presents: Art of the South, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN

Five for Five, Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN

2014

Drawing Now Paris courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Highlights, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Passages, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC

Collection, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

The Search for Dispravosláviye, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2012

On Sincerity, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

2011

Southern Cross at Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Drawings from the Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery, Barton College, Wilson, NC

Northern Liberties: A Transformation, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010

The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, NYC

Still Life- Margarete Roeder Gallery, NYC

Prints- Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Washington Project for the Arts Auction- Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington DC

2009

Casual Males, Sherman Gallery, Boston University

The Philadelphia Story, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ

-— Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Consequential, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

My Certain Fate, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Humans, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Contemporary Drawing, Elder Gallery, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

2008

More Stories, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

¡Fake!, Frieze Art Fair courtesy of Museu de Arte Contemporaneo de Castille Y Leon

La Main qui dessinait toute seule, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France

The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Spot Check: Academy Contemporary, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 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

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

Drawn, Art Murmur, Los Angeles, CA

Everyday, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

Fine Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, NYC, NY

Posture and Expression, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Figure Out, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

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

Small Works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2003

ACRIA’s Unframed First Look, Lehmann Maupin, NYC, NY- curated by Peter Halley, Sue Williams, Ross Bleckner

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

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

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Hutson, Laura, “Rob Matthews Mixes Craftsmanship with Intellect in Stellar Exhibition at David Lusk Gallery”, Nashville Scene, May 12, 2016.

-Kelley, Megan, “David Lusk Pairs Powerful Artists for Joint May Exhibit”, Tennessean, May 8, 2016.

Nolan, Joe, “Still Life In Death: Rob Matthews at Lipscomb University, Nashville”, Burnaway, February 18, 2016.

Hutson, Laura, “Seven Questions with Artist Rob Matthews”, Nashville Scene, January 25, 2016.

2015

Williams, Austin, “Split Seconds”, Drawing magazine, Summer 2015

Wiget, Luke, “The Great Land Rush Is On”, Nashville Arts magazine, July 2015

2014

Kerlin, Becky, “Rob Matthews: Janus: Exhbition of drawings” (catalog) 

2013

Post, Ari, “‘Portraiture Now’ at the National Portrait Gallery”, The Georgetowner, January 16, 2013.

-McCartney, Ryan, “Cult Logic- Remote Viewing Sister Pauline Turpin” Title Magazine, January, 21,2013.

McMenamin, Alison, “The Search for Dispravosláviye – Rob Matthews and Shanna Waddell tackle the idea of the cult at Tiger”, TheArtblog.org, January 19, 2013.

Busang, Brett, “Drawing on the Edge: Six Voices at the National Portrait Gallery” Examiner.com, January 7, 2013.

2012

O’Sullivan, Michael, “Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge”, Washington Post, December 7, 2012

-Newhall, Edith, “Galleries: In Delaware, Themes That Captivate Young Aritsts”, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 9, 2012.

Frank, Priscilla, “Journey Into Rob Matthews’ Mythical Back Yard”, Huffington Post, February 18, 2012

Fallon, Cate, “Two Quiet Guys in New York- Rob Matthews and the
Late Bill Walton, theartblog.org, April 8, 2012.

2011

Bussmann, Jeffrey, “Southern Cross” Title Magazine, December 15, 2011.

D’Alesandro, Dennis, “Constellation Closet”, The Art Blog, December 14, 2011

2010

Newhall, Edith, “Shoving Demons Away To Show a Playful Side,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2010.

Fallon, Roberta, “Wrestling with chaos – Rob Matthews’ new work at Gallery Joe”, The Art Blog, June 13, 2010.

2009

Rosof, Libby, “Small Is Big at Gallery Joe,” The Art Blog, September 4, 2009

Rosof, Libby, “Beautiful inside, outside, anytime, anywhere–Beautiful Human at Haverford,” The Art Blog, October 1, 2009

Newhall, Edith, “Galleries: Six Artists Shine a Positive Light on the Human Image,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 27, 2009

Berendt, Chris, “A Portrait of Family,” Sampson Independent, June 16, 2009

2008

Hill, Lori, “Just Desserts: Choice Awards ’08, “ City Paper, September 25- October 2, 2008

Hoggard, Barry, “Graphite Is Hot,” Bloggy.com, Oct. 19, 2008

Stockton-Moore, Cindy, “Faithfully Observed,” Ducts.org, Dec. 2008

2007

Fallon, Roberta, “Gray’s Anatomy,” Philadelphia Weekly, December 5 2007

Rosof, Libby, “Murder and excess—Matthews and Holsing at Gallery Joe,” http://fallonandrosof.artblog.com, November 5, 2007

Newhall, Edith, “Ballad of Murder Unfolds in Drawings,” Philadelphia Inquirer, November 23, 2007

Hill, Lori, “Lori Hill’s First Friday Hit List”, City Paper, October 30, 2007

Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosof, “Look! It’s Libby and Roberta at Gallery Joe”, Video review at http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com, 
November 24, 2007

2006

Fallon, Roberta, “Art Pilgrimage,” Art Review, September 2006

Pressler, Jessica, “The Philly School,” Philadelphia Magazine, May 2006

“Artists Making Their Mark: Three to Watch,” Fine Art Connoisseur, Nov/Dec 2006

2005

Hagen, Susan, “Pencil Him In,” City Paper, April 14-21, 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

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

 

AWARDS

2009   Pew Fellowship in the Arts

2008   Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship

2004   Philadelphia Museum of Art purchase award- Works on Paper, Arcadia University

             Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship