Matthew Farina is an American painter and writer. His abstracted, gestural oil and collage works are informed by memory and observation of the natural world.
Matthew has exhibited his work in solo shows at the Painting Center (New York City) and Central Gallery (Philadelphia). His work has also appeared in numerous group exhibits including Samson Projects (Boston), Sears-Peyton Gallery (NYC), SOMA NewArt Gallery (Cape May) and the Rosenfeld Gallery (Philadelphia). He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and was a visiting critic at Alfred University. His work has been recognized by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation and the National YoungArts Foundation.
Raised in Wisconsin, Matthew now lives and works in New York City where he is the director of admissions at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
MFA, School of Visual Arts, 2014
BFA, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2005