Working from relationships and phenomena observed in our day-to-day, I find my work in many places. An interaction between two people, discarded objects on the street, or the spill of light on the ground, they all yield many representational possibilities. Using a language of geometric abstraction and gestural mark making as a base in which to speak to the these relationships, I can explore their deeper connections and varied implications.

 

Chapman studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia (MFA) as well as Lancaster’s Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (BFA). He has exhibited at: The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at PAFA, Philadelphia PA. Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia PA. Rothus Halle, Solothurn, Switzerland. The Ware Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Millersville University, Lancaster PA. Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster PA. City Hall Permenant Collection, Lancaster PA.

He currently lives in Lancaster PA where is holds his studio and serves as Adjunct Instructor of Drawing in the Foundation Department at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D).

Education:

2013- 2015 MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.PA

2004- 2008 BFA Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster. PA

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017

- That's My Jamb: New Paintings, City Hall Gallery, Lancaster. PA

- Out There From Right Here: new works, The Ware Center for Visual & Performing arts at Millersville University, Lancaster. PA

- Schematics of Thought: recent works, TONO Group. Lancaster, PA.

2016

- Let’s Be Real: New Mixed Media Works, Grandview Gallery, Reading.PA

2015

-Contents Under Pressure, The Ware Center for Visual & Performing arts at Millersville University, Lancaster. PA

2014

-It's This, but Also That, The Gallery at Dogstar, Lancaster. PA

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017

- NEW GEOMETRY: Abstract Invitational, Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA.

- Main Line Art Center Spring Gala 2017. Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA.

- Untitled Lancaster, Levingoods Of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA.

- Passport to Paradise, Cynwyd Country Club. Bala Cynwyd. PA

2016

- 2016 Faculty Biennial, PCA&D, Lancaster. PA

- New Works: on Paper, The Fridge, Lancaster. PA

- Shape Up: Geometric Abstraction in Lancaster, Sunshine Art+Design, Lancaster. PA

- Untitled 10”x10” 2016, Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster. PA

- Beyond the Surface: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster. PA

- Works on Paper, Sunshine Art+Design, Lancaster. PA

2015

- Carte Blanche:Group Show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia. PA

- Art of the Orchid: MGSoA Juried Exhibition,The Ware Center for Visual & Performing arts at Millersville University, Lancaster. PA

- Decked Out ’15, Parliament Gallery, York. PA

- VELOCITY 2015, Tellus 360, Lancaster. PA

- SELF MADE, Sunshine Art+Design & Fig Lancaster, Lancaster. PA

- AMERICA: Juried Exhibition, Sunshine Art+Design, Lancaster. PA

- Spoken Words (collaboration with Franco Mueller),Rothus Halle, Solothurn. Switzerland

- Untitled 10”x10” 2015, Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster. PA

- Process & Product: Quilting Redefined, Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster. PA

- ABSOLUTE, Gallery 128, Philadelphia. PA

- Points of Light, Gallery 8, Philadelphia. PA

2014

- NOW- Look Here, Gallery 8, Philadelphia. PA

- Art As a Game, City Hall Gallery, Lancaster. PA

- Essencial Variations, Gallery 128, Philadelphia. PA 

- CONVERGENCE, Gallery 128, Philadelphia. PA

- Transferable Views (collaboration with Franco Mueller), Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia. PA

- THRIVE, Sunshine Art + Design, Lancaster. PA

- Domestic Respite, The Gallery at Park Town, Philadelphia. PA

2013

- Show Me What You See, Gallery 8, Philadelphia. PA

2011

- Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn. NY

2006

- What Is Beauty, Gallery at PCA&D, Lancaster. PA

 

Curations:

2016

- +1 Piece & Process, The Speer Gallery at The Shipley School,

Bryn Mawr. PA

- A Slow Regard, Ware Center of Visual and Performing Arts, Lancaster. PA

- WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER: the work behind the work, Sunshine Art+Design, Lancaster. PA

2015

- Structural Support, Cloud Nine Gallery, Philadelphia. PA

Awards:

2015

- PAFA Faculty Award

2014

- Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship

 

Collections: 

- Private Collection of Rick & Gail Gray

- Ware Center for Visual & Performing Arts

- City Hall Gallery Permanent Collection, Lancaster. PA

On Loan:

- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. PA

- Le Meridian Hotel, Philadelphia. PA

 

Publications:

2017

- Sunday Magazine. "Story Circles" Artist Interview. Lancaster Newspaper.

- UNBUILT Magazine Issue #3 & #4. Featured Illustrator

2016

- Third Point Press issue #5

2015

- Freshpaint Magazine: Featured Artist Blog: Matt Allyn Chapman

- Fig Magazine: The Makers Issue, Selfmade

2014

- eyelevelarts.com, Artist Interview:Matt Allyn Chapman

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Statement

© 2018 Matt Allyn Chapman.