MATTHEW KIRBY has studied oil painting and drawing in the French academic and American Impressionist traditions at a private atelier, and practiced Russo-Byzantine iconography at the Prosopon School of Iconology in Manhattan. His paintings have been exhibited at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture as well as galleries in New York and Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in Humanities from New York University and is working towards an MFA in poetry from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.


2020 Paper Jam, NYU Catholic Center, New York, NY

2019 Figure & Landscape II, St. Michael’s Convent, New York, NY

2019 Art of the Ordinary, Sheen Center, NY

2019 Beach Elements V, sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, NY

2018 On Solitude, Sheen Center, New York, NY

2018 Stabilitas Loci, Darling Coffee, New York, NY

2017 A New World: Contemporary Art Exploring Dorothy Day’s Vision of Social Justice, Sheen Center, NY

2017 Beach Elements IV, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY

2017 Safe Space, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY

2016 Small Works, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Second Language, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Merge, The Candy Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Transition, The Candy Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Small Works, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Winter Fundraiser, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Icons, Prosopon School of Iconology, New York, NY

2011 Works on the Wall, Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Body and Soul, St. Augustine Church, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Small Works, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY