Despite the momentous upheavals of our time and the pervasive sense that the future will either be revolutionized by experts or detonated by madmen, our daily lives are full of moments of stillness, of objects that remain where we place them at night and are there in the morning when we awake. I created these paintings as a way to contemplate and share that stillness that is at the core of reality.



Matthew Kirby hails from West Chester, PA. He splits his creative practice between writing, painting, and the study of Russo-Byzantine iconography. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his two sons and enjoys walking and running through the forgotten corridors of the tri-state area.



2008-2010 Brooks Frederick Atelier

2006-2010 Prosopon School of Iconology

2006 New York University, BA, Humanities



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



2017 Openings – Lake George, NY

2016 Openings – Lake George, NY