Matthew Farina is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. He also holds a studio certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he studied painting and printmaking.

Farina has exhibited his work in group exhibits at Fosdick-Nelson Gallery (Alfred, NY),  Samson Projects (Boston, MA), The Painting Center (NYC), Sears Peyton Gallery (NYC), SOMA Gallery (Cape May), Industry City, Brooklyn and elsewhere. He has had solo shows at Central Tattoo (Philadelphia), the Painting Center (NYC) and the Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia).

Farina has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and was a visiting critic in BFA Fine Arts at Alfred University. He received a Richard C. von Hess Foundation grant for travel throughout Sicily.