MATTHEW KIRBY has studied oil painting and drawing in the French academic and American traditions at a private atelier, and continues to learn 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 and an essay on painting after the incarnation is forthcoming in Listening Journal.


2008-2010 Brooks Frederick Atelier

2006-2018 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


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

2019 Art of the Ordinary, Sheen Center, 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