About

MATTHEW KIRBY (B.A., Humanities, New York University) is a painter and writer working in communications for a Catholic religious order. He has studied oil painting and drawing in the French academic and American 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. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, Agni, Open City, Diagram, The Brooklyn Rail, Jesus the Imagination, and other periodicals. A chapbook of his short fiction was published by Noemi Press.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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


CONTACT

matt@mkkirby.com

@oaktreesociety