Peace Like a Fever, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

Everything Is a Nail, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN


untitled solo show, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA


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

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


Janus at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA


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


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


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


Kindred, Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, NYC, NY


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


The Assumption, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA


The Dumbest Man, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA


Holy Smokes, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sleepwalking, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN


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

- Victor R. Small House, Clinton, NC




Nashville Visionaries, Hiram Van Gordon Gallery at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN


Fiery Rain and Movies, Cooling Sun, Season gallery, Seattle, WA

Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN


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


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


Drawing Now Paris courtesy of Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

Highlights, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA


Passages, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC

Collection, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Metro Courthouse, Nashville, TN

New York Public Library, NYC, NY

Noelle Hotel, Nashville, TN

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN




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.


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

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


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


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”,, January 19, 2013.

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


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,, April 8, 2012.


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

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


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.


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


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

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

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


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

Rosof, Libby, “Murder and excess—Matthews and Holsing at Gallery Joe,”, 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, 
November 24, 2007


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


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,, March 31, 2005

Sozanski, Edward, “Literal Devotions”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2005


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


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”

Fallon, Roberta, “Sketches-See Spots Run”, Philadelphia Weekly. March 22-29, 2003


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



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