Showcase & Discover Creative Work Sign Up For Free
Hiring Talent? Post a Job

Bēhance

JShare
Project Views
Appreciations
84
Followers
99
Following
233
I am an artist fixated on the landscape of the face, head, body, and all that makes up a portrait and contributes to a dialogue on identity. I transcribe my responses and interpretation of what I observe through layers of color and the sheer accumulation of marks resulting in a pile of thoughts made manifest by c… Read More
I am an artist fixated on the landscape of the face, head, body, and all that makes up a portrait and contributes to a dialogue on identity. I transcribe my responses and interpretation of what I observe through layers of color and the sheer accumulation of marks resulting in a pile of thoughts made manifest by considered and expressed responses to what I see...and what I don't.

"My only duty is to describe reality as it has come to me and to give the mundane its beautiful die." - John Updike Read Less
MATTHEW IVAN CHERRY
e: mcherry@aiboston.edu
e: matthewivancherry@yahoo.com
w: http://matthewivancherry.com

Education

1998 M.F.A. Painting and Drawing The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(Presidential Fellowship)
1996 B.F.A. Painting Northern Arizona University
(M… Read More
MATTHEW IVAN CHERRY
e: mcherry@aiboston.edu
e: matthewivancherry@yahoo.com
w: http://matthewivancherry.com

Education

1998 M.F.A. Painting and Drawing The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(Presidential Fellowship)
1996 B.F.A. Painting Northern Arizona University
(Magna Cum Laude)


Solo Exhibitions

2009 New Work, Keppel Building, Lancaster, PA
2008 fauxREAL, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
2007 looking for… Fifty50 Gallery, Chicago
2005 Boney, Gescheidle, Chicago IL
• Superman/Super Travel Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington PA
2004 Figure Paintings, Safety-Kleen Gallery One, Elgin Comm. Coll. Elgin IL
2003 I am Superman, gescheidle, Chicago IL
• Body Language, Substation No. 9, Hammond, IN Northern Indiana Arts Assoc.
• Intimates, Rubber Ducks and Other Funky Chickens , gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2002 Figurations, Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, IN
• Solo exhibition, PAC Gallery, Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL
2001 New Figurative Paintings, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
• Linens II, solo exhibition, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
2000 Linens, solo exhibition, Old Main Gallery, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
1999 The Routine and the Ritual, Contemporary Art Workshop. Chicago, IL


Juried and Group Exhibitions

2009 Hamilton Club, Fall Art Auction Preview
2008 What is Beauty?, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
2007 Lee Dulgar Art Gallery, South Suburban College South Holland, IL
• Regional College and University Art Faculty Exhibition, Governors State University
2006 63rd Annual Salon Exhibition, South Shore Arts, IN
• Bentnames, fifty50gallery, Chicago
• Fangled, fifty50gallery, CHICAGO
• Reshaping of the Given Form, IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary IN
• SHE, 33 Collective Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
• ArtLA, with Gescheidle, Chicago
2005 Domestic Disturbance, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (Oct-Nov 2005)
• Faculty Exhibition, Dulgar Gallery, South Suburban College
• 61st Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association
• Regional College & University Art Faculty Exhibition, Governors State University, IL
2004 61st Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association
• 17th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, IL
• Art Chicago 2004, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
• Spring Benefit Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, IL
• San Francisco International Art Exposition w/ gescheidle
2003 Art Chicago 2003 art expo w/ gescheidle, Chicago, IL
• Invitation List , Group Exhibition Invitational, gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2002 Home Work/s, Group Exhibition, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
• The Affordable Art Fair 2002, NYC, NY
• Chicago ART Open, Professional Show 2002, Chicago Artists’ Coalition
• Moraine Valley Faculty Exhibit: Faculty Salon, Moraine Valley Comm. College
• NIAA 59TH ANNUAL SALON SHOW, William J. Bachman Gallery, Munster IN
• Art Chicago 2002 art expo with LyonsWier Gallery
• Harboring Beauty, Group exhibition, LyonsWier Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Reflections II Group Exhibition, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2001 SnowGlobe Inivitational, Group Show, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Venus, Group Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL
• 58th Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
• Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet LRC Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
• Faculty Exhibition 2001, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
• ArtLink@SOTHEBYS.COM: International Young Art, March 2001: Intimacy and Warmth
• Art Scene Chicago, group exhibit The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg, IL
2000 Winterfest III International Juried Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
• Group Show, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
• 7th Biennial Regional Arts Competition & Exhibition Southern Illinois University
• Rockford Midwestern Juried Exhibition. Artists of the New Millennium, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
• You’ve Gotta Have Art, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
• Light and Dark Group Show. U of C Graham School of General Studies. Quad Club, Chicago, IL
• “5” Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition, Arts Incubator, Union Street Galleries, Chicago Heights, IL
• Laundry Lesson w/ Juried exhibition Beasley Gallery. NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
1999 ONE DAY, THREE ARTISTS. U of C Graham School of General Studies, Chicago, IL.
• Six Murals. Group exhibition. Sterling Commerce. Los Colinas, TX
1998 “Portraiture” Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL.
• New Talent I, group show, The Contemporary Art Workshop. Chicago, IL
• Selected Work, group show, The Contemporary Art Workshop. Chicago, IL
• MFA Thesis Exhibit, Gallery II. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
• Windows ‘98, MFA Thesis Show, Sulka store, Oak Street. Chicago, IL
• Nippon Steel and SAIC Spring Art Appreciation Program, Nippon Steel. Chicago IL
1997 Living with Television, group exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
• 150 Years of Pioneering an international juried competition,
The Museum of Church History. Salt Lake City, UT
• Winter Show, group show, The Center for Visual Arts. Wausau, WI
• Tennessee Miniatures Group Show, Madison Ave Art Gallery. Madison, TN
1996 Student Exhibit ’96 Juried Show, Beasley Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ
• Joint Exchange, group exhibition, Temple Jr. College. Temple, TX
1995 BFA Exhibition, Beasley Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ
• Student Expo Exhibition, Student Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ
• NAU Faculty and Student Select Exhibition, Audrey Aud. Flagstaff, AZ
• Focus Areas ‘95, Beasley Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ
• Student Juried Exhibition, Beasley Gallery. Flagstaff, AZ
• Faculty Select Student Exhibition, Audrey Aud. Flagstaff, AZ

Grants/Awards/Honors

2006 Helen Surovek Memorial Award, 63rd Annual Salon Show
2005 Chicago Artists Month (selected as 1 of 12 Chicago artists to highlight)
• 61st Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association
2004 The 61st Annual Salon Show, NIAA, Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award
2002 Award of Distinction, 59th Annual Salon Show, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN, Juror Paul Sierra
2001 Renee Denmark Memorial Award, 58th Annual Salon Show, NIAA, IN, Ellen Lanyon and Judith Raphael Jurors
• Merit Award, 58th Annual Salon Show, NIAA, Munster, IN, Ellen Lanyon and Judith Raphael Jurors
• Benefactor Award. Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet LRC Gallery, WI, Edward Paschke Juror
2000 Honorable Mention Award. Rockford Midwestern Juried Exhibition.
James Yood Juror, Funderburg and Kuller Gallery Rockford Art Museum, IL
• Artlink International. Finalist (3 Paintings selected)
• Juror. Student Juried Exhibit, Prairie State College. Chicago Hts. IL
• Sotheby’s/Artlink Intn'l Young Artist Competition/Semifinalist
• “Summer, New Millenium Group Show” Lindenberg Galleries, NY
• Represented in Art Scene, Chicago 2000
• Guest Lecturer; Linens, (seven presentations). NAU. Flagstaff, AZ
• Juror. Student Exhibition. NAU. Flagstaff, AZ
1999 Slide Lecture and Presentation, “One Day, Three Artists”
University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies, IL
• Mural Commission; Sterling Commerce. Los Colinas, TX
1998 Distinguished Alumni Award, NAU. Flagstaff, AZ
• Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship. Robert Barnes/Juror/SAIC
• Scholarship, Nippon Steel and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1997 Awarded Instructorship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 Honorable Mention Award, Miniatures Show, Madison Ave Art Gallery, TN
• Presidential Scholarship, SAIC; full tuition Trustee Scholarship/MFA program.
1995 Joseph Moller Art Scholarship, NAU, AZ
• Robert L. Lovett Award, NAU, AZ + Second Place Award, Student Juried Exhibition. NAU, AZ




Collections

Howard and Judy Tullman Collection
Northern Arizona University, Old Main Gallery
FlashAcademy, Chicago, IL
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Paul & Judy Ware Collection
Feree Foundation
Numerous Private Collections

Publications

2009 New American Paintings, Volume 81, Mid-Atlantic Edition, The Open Studios Press
2005 New American Paintings, Volume 59, The Open Studios Press (FRONT COVER)
2003 New American Paintings, Volume 47, The Open Studios Press
• Critic’s Choice, The Chicago Reader January 24, 2003, Justin Matlick
• Indianapolis Star, January 3, 2003 by S. L. Berry
2001 New American Paintings, Volume 35, The Open Studios Press
2000 Art Scene, Chicago 2000, by Ivy Sundell


Full-Time Administration Position

Jun 2010-current Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Aug 2007-Jun 2010 Academic Dean, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Jan 2005-Aug 2007 Dean of Fine Arts, English, and Humanities
South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

Teaching and Admin Positions and Experience

June 2010-current Asst. Professor, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
June 2006-current Instructor OxBow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jan 2005-Jul 2007 Instructor, South Suburban College
May 2002-2004 Instructor Part-Time, Painting and Drawing Department
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, (SAIC)
Jan 2002-Dec 2004 Instructor, Painting and Drawing,
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL (MVCC)
July 1998-Summer 2004 Studio Art Instructor, Early College Program, P/T Faculty,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, (SAIC, ECP)
Sept 2000-Jan 2002 Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Prairie State College, IL
1999-2001 Instructor, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


July 2003-Jan 2005 Program Manager, Business and Prof. Programs, Graham
(promotion) School of General Studies, University of Chicago
Aug 2001- Jul 2003 Continuing Education Coordinator, GSGS, U of C
(promotion)
June1998-Aug 2001 Admin Asst/Gleacher Center Coordinator, GSGS, U of C Read Less
I was born and raised in Arizona where I received a BFA from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with an emphasis in painting and drawing. I moved to Chicago, Illinois and received my MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am currently a professor and the Senior Associa… Read More
I was born and raised in Arizona where I received a BFA from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with an emphasis in painting and drawing. I moved to Chicago, Illinois and received my MFA in painting and drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am currently a professor and the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The Art Institute of Boston. I have taught and guest lectured at various institutions including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies, the Evanston Art Center, Moraine Valley Community College, Prairie State, South Suburban College, Columbia College, OxBow (artist residency for SAIC), and The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. I have shown extensively in the Chicago and Midwest region and nationally in various art expos; ArtLA, Affordable Art Fair New York, and San Francisco International Art Exposition. Read Less
Member Since: Oct 28, 2011