Matthew McConville

Matthew McConville

Born: 1965 Patchogue, NY,

Biography

Matthew McConville  makes references to art history in his masterful yet playful paintings that use traditional composition and style in a contemporary way. McConville is an assistant professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, where he teaches drawing and painting.

Most recently I have been combining images of landscape, still life, and contain art historical references. This is, in part, a reflection of my love of spending time in museums and galleries looking at paintings. Whether looking at the work of a single person, or the artistic output of a whole culture, it is possible to learn something about their values by looking at their art. From my point of view, every painting we make is in dialogue with every painting that came before. -Matthew McConville

Education

1995
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, MA, MFA

1988
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, BFA

 

Exhibitions

2017
Confected, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2014
Matthew McConville, Hamilton Street Club, Baltimore, MD

2013
Matthew McConville, Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD

[In]finite Garden, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, D.C., curated by Dan Perkins

This is ok, Kaus Australis Rotterdam, Netherlands

Brave New Wonderland, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2012
Paint by Numbers, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Labors & Recreations, Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Drawing School, The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville, Catonsville, MD

2011 M
aryland Regional Biennial
, University of Maryland College, Adelphi, MD

2010
Interrupted Terrains, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA

The Painting Show, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Spectra: An Exhibition of Work by Goucher Art Faculty, Silber Gallery at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

2009   
Minument: Reconstruction, Minstallation Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo project room)

A Rair Family, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

2008
Front Room: Notes on Monumentality, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD Passage, The Library, Baltimore, MD

Aquaart Miami, Miami, FL

2007
Transparent Dialogs, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

Re- Enactments, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2005
Topia Utopia Dystopia,
The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

2004
Chicago/ Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Our Perfect World, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

Sugar and Snails, Park School Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2003
Rosenberg Gallery Goucher College, Baltimore, MD,

Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

2002
Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA

2001
Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA

2000
Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA

Perrelli Gallery, Baltimore, MA

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

1999
Faculty Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA

1998

Paintings and Prints, Cindy Bordeau Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996
Iowa Artists 1996, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Drawings Midwest, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, MN

LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

1995
Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

Mills Art Gallery, Pella, IA

1994
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Collections

Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

The Federal Reserve, Minneapolis, MN

Iowa State Bank, Iowa City, IA

Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN

New Mexico State Art Collection, Santa Fe NM

T.L. Solien, Madison, WI

United States Park Service, Isle Royale National Park, Houghton, MI

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Awards

2012
Isle Royale National Park, MI,  Artist in Residence

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Sondheim Prize Semifinalist Exhibition

Goucher College Summer Research Grant

2006
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award

2004
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award

Creative Capital, Professional Development Program

2002
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award

1999
Akasha, Minneapolis, MN, Artist In Residence

1998
Akasha, Minneapolis, MN, Artist In Residence

1997
Akasha, Minneapolis, MN, Artist In Residence

1996
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; “Works on paper” award

1995
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Mildred Pelzer Fellowship

Press

2017
Confected, Wall Street International Magazine, March 15

2014
Halb Wachend, Halb im Schlaf, Theater Basel, March 26 (image)

2013
PULSE of Contemporary American Artists, Americana Week, May 10

2012
Jason Franz, International Painting Annual, Manifest Press, Volume 2

Preview image for Paint By Numbers,  Art Openings Page 3, THE Magazine, July

2009
Susan Emerling, The Shifting Nature of Earth Artists, Los Angeles Times, August 16

Ellen Berkovitch, Art in New Mexico, Adobe Airstream Online Magazine, July 5

Wesley Pulkka,  Fresh Visions Abound in LAND/ART exhibits, Albuquerque Journal, July 5

2008
Kate Noonan, Group Dynamics, Baltimore City Paper, August 6

Janelle Porter, New American Paintings Book 75, Open Studios Press

2003
Gadi Decter, The New Handsome, Baltimore City Paper
, Vol. 27 No. 16 Page 33 April 16

1996
Janet Farber, Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center

Jack Livingston, Radar, Issue 5 Page 19

Eliot Nusbaum, Des Moines Register, March

1995
Steven T. Zevitas, New American Paintings IV, Open Studios Press

1994
Eliot Nusbaum, Des Moines Register, September

Press Release

2017 Confected at Richard Levy Gallery

2010 The Painting Show at Richard Levy Gallery

2009 Earthworks at Richard Levy Gallery