Matthew Neil Gehring lives and works in Queens and Central New York. This exhibition at Stout Projects is his first solo show in New York City. Matthew has exhibited widely, participating in numerous group shows and eight solo exhibitions, including a recent one-man show at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. His recent group exhibitions include, Ocko Socko at Stout Projects, Abstraction and its Discontents, at Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY; Form and Facture at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University; Eight Painters at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY; and a two-person show at c2c Projects in San Francisco, CA. Matthew’s work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New Criterion, Art Journal, Art Review, and ArtWeek.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana on a Society for Arts and Humanities scholarship, and his MFA from the University of Delaware on a full Graduate Assistantship. He relocated to the Northern California coast in 2001 after completion of his degrees where he lived for two years, making and exhibiting artwork while teaching at Humboldt State University. In 2003, he accepted a faculty position in the Art Department at Syracuse University where he lived and worked for the next four years. In 2007 he relocated, to Brooklyn, NY where he lived for nine years, maintaining an active studio practice and exhibition schedule, preceding his recent move to Queens, NY. He is currently an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Suffolk County Community College where he is Assistant Chair of Visual Arts and Director of the Flecker Gallery.
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