Born 1981

Lives and works in New York City

Represented at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL

2005-2007 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY  M.F.A
2002-2005 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL B.F.A

2017 Visiting Artist, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 Visiting Artist, 8 to Create, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana
         Visiting Artist, St. Francis, University, Ft. Wayne, IN
2014 Visiting Artist, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
         Visiting Artist, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
         Visiting Artist, Adelphi University, Long Island, NY
         Guest Lecturer, Lill Street Art Centre, Chicago, IL
         Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
         Visiting Artist, The Prodigy Program, The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago, IL
2012 Visiting Artist, TICA PRogram, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
         Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2011 Visiting Artist, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY


2011 CAAP Award, City of Chicago Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
2010 Davis Anderson and Marshall Frankel Foundation Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2009 Rochester Art Club/Arena Group Award, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2007 Joan Brady Travel Grant, New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
         New York Academy of Art Commencement Speaker, NYC, NY
         Joan Mitchell Foundation Nominee, NYC, NY


2017 Take Care of Yourself, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2014 It Ended With My Putting it On, The Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
         Could Almost Feel it in My Hands Like an Egg of Air in the Water, Purdue University, Indiana
2013 The Forgiveness Beneath the Mountain or Sleep, Repose and Duration in the Broken Hearted
         Year, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2012 View From the Birth Day, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
         A Note on Assembly/Glory, The University Club, Chicago, Chicago, IL
         A Proud and Soaring Thing, The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College,  Ft.    
         Lauderdale, FL
2011 The Tremendous Alone, The Elmhurst Museum of Art, Elmhurst, IL
         A Loss Like the Rome of Waiting, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Or to Append the Cancelled Lyrics, The Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2010 Not Again,The Old Men With Beautiful Manners, Linda Warren Gallery, Project Space, Chicago, IL
         Bare Ruined Choirs, Gallery in the Library, Barrington Hills, IL
         Bent Gathering the Boney Apples, Indianapolis Art Center, IN


2016 Fragmorphia, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Roots, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
         The Midwest Drawing Invitational, St. Francis University, Ft. Wayne, IN
2014 Works on Paper from the Collection of Ralph Privoznik, Purdue University, IN
         On Big Drawings, A and D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
         Art Expo, with Linda Warren Projects
2013 La Lumière Fantastique, Maryland Institute and College of Art, Baltimore, MD
         Art Southampton, with The New York Academy of Art, NY
         Urban Fuse, Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012 Drawing to Conclusions, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
2011 Iconomancy, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY
         Ways of Making: Works on Paper, Governors State College, Chicago, IL
         125 Years, The Union League Club, Chicago, IL
         Next Fair, With Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Contained, Boston Center of the Arts, Boston, MA
2010 Art Loop Open, A Chicago Artist Coalition Project, Block 37, Chicago, IL
         What is the Where?, Recession Art Project, Invisible Dog Gallery, New York, NY
         With/drawn, The Drawing Room, Budapest, Hungary
         Space/Place, 39th Street Gallery, Washington D.C
         KY7 Biennale, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
         Eye of the Beholder, Maryland Federation of the Art, Annapolis, MD
         Art Chicago, With Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
         Selections from the INDA 5, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2009 62nd Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
         Art Chicago, With Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Somewhere Elsewhere, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Weekend Fling Series, All Rise Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Introductions 4, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C
         Paper New England II,  The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
2007 Viewing Registry, The Drawing Center of New York, New York, NY
         Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
         CAA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY
2006 Place as Object Figure and Landscape, Janes Gallery, St. Barths
2004 Doppelganger, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Ritz-Carlton Residencies, Chicago, IL
Purdue University, West lafayette, IN
The Elmhurst Museum of Art, Elmhurst, IL
The Eden Rock Hotel, St Barthelemy
St. Francis University, Ft. Wayne, IN
The City of Urbana, IL


2016 Bohrer, Ashley, The Commodified Built Environment, Red Wedge, August
2015 Derrick, Andy, Friday Feature, Matthew Woodward, ArtSquare, December
         Hartigan, Phillip, Seeing the Art For the Trees, Hyperallergic, August
         Daignault, Kristina, With Matthew Woodward, Inside the Artists’ Kitchen, May
2014 Hartigan, Phillip A, Expo Chicago Fails to Inspire, Hyperallergic, October,  
         Obaro, Tomi, What I’m Doing This Weekend, Matthew Woodward, Chicago Magazine, October
         Juarez, Frank Art365, Matthew Woodward, May
         Hildwine, Jeriah, Matthew Woodward, Review, ArtPulse Magazine, April
2013 Hall, Sarah Elise, Art-Rated,  Matthew Woodward, Interview, November
         Klein, Paul, Art Letter, The Huffington Post, October
         Sherman, Whitney, Playing With Sketches, Rockport Publishing, October
2012 Meuller, Rachel, Meticulous Chaos, Be Nice Art Friends, July
         Taskaporan, Erol, Matthew Woodward, Interview, Neo Collective, July
         Gumbs, Melissa, View From the Birth Day at the Chicago Cultural Center, Examiner, July
         Amir, Matthew Woodward’s Decaying Drawings, Beautiful/Decay, May
         Dluzen, Robin, Catalogs of Anonymous Forms, Chicago Art Magazine, April
         Debat, Don, Unveiling the Unique, Chicago Sun Times, March
         Mutts, Lost at E Minor, New Art, January
2011 Vora, Manish, Iconomancy: The Magic of Art,  Art Log, November
         Pocaro, Alan, Keeping Your Balance in the Windy City, Art Critical, October
         Hausslein ,Allison, Fanmail, Dailyserving, November
         Marszalek, Norbert, One Question, Neotericart, October
         New American Paintings, Number 95, Midwest Edition, June
         Cook, Greg, Contained at BCA, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, April
         James, Damian, More Than a Whisper in the Ear, Bad at Sports, January
2010 Blau, Lilly, Love and Real Estate, The Huffington Post, November
         Himebauch, Adam, Matthew Woodward, Veoba Magazine, November
         Pitts, Johnathan, Look What They Found, Baltimore Sun, July
         Duquette, Laura, Featured Artist, Artery Magazine, May
         Duquette, Laura, How WNY Has Influenced His Work, Buffalo Rising Magazine, May
         Pocaro, Alan, Selections From the INDA 5, Aeqai, April
         Franz, Jason, International Drawing Annual 5, Manifest Gallery, March
         Solamo Tony, Barrington Hills Courier-Review, January
         Barber, John, Medium Magazine, Outside Infinity, February
         Avedesian, Alexi, Vellum Magazine, Spirits, January
2009 Reed, Marliana, Invisible City Magazine, Issue 6, November
         Lacy, Rebecca, MuseMemo Magazine, Hauntingly Beautiful, October
         Abram, A, Spillspace Magazine, All the Wild Horses, September
         Kohn, Iliana, Lost At E Minor Magazine, Issue 244, 245, August
         Tremblay, Brenda, Finger-Lakes Explores Connections, Mysteries, WXXI, P.R, August
         Low, Stuart, Drawing Together Man and Nature, Democrat and Chronicle, August
         Wheeler, Dan, Upstate Artists Exhibit in Exclusive MAG Show, MPN Now, July
         Rafferty, Rebecca, The Elephant in the Room, City Newspaper, July
2008 O’Sullivan, Michael, Modern or Retro? Lets Call it a Draw. The Washington Post, August        
2007 Ex Arte Equinus Magazine, TX, August
2004 Poetry Center of Chicago, Broadside Editions, January


2016 Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY
2013 Urbanfuse Residency, Berlin, Germany
         SLAC Residency, Chicago, IL
2012 The Cill Rialaig Project, County Kerry, Ireland
2011 L’Art dans les Cités, The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program, MICA, Lehon, France
2010 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008 The Catwalk Program, Hudson, NY