Artist | Painter | Graphics
Artist's Statement

The Way I See It

I am a realist painter with a lean to the abstract, and I try to capture more than the physical structure of a building or landscape. I find the essence of a subject and show beauty in the nuances, often featuring the conflict of Nature versus Man.

It began with a fascination for found objects. It's the stuff that floats in on the tide, blows in on the wind or rises up from the soil; random objects, even buildings once centers of industry or tourist destinations, that are turned from useful to useless.

I can see the strength and allure in things and in their history, and I try to bring life back in. I want to show both the harsh realities and magnificent beauties in everyday life and our surroundings.

Education | Background

BFA Painting and Printmaking, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ

Architecture, New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip NY

Born in Teaneck, NJ,  Matthew Green was primarily raised in New Jersey. He has lived in and around Philadelphia since the 1990s. Guided by a genuine curiosity and hunger for knowledge, interests and their influences on his paintings are varied but ever present; Matt is at once an outdoorsman and city lover, free spirited designer and meticulous producer. Matt paints and writes in his home studio where a record collection and nearness of family keep him inspired.

Aside from being a painter, Matt brings his creativity to marketing, design and production. He is a master retoucher with 20 years of creative direction, marketing and art direction experience. He currently oversees marketing production and asset management for a niche national retailer, and is always seeking out ways to enhance creativity, quality and productivity. See more of his graphics work here.


Paintings held in private collections in:

Los Angeles CA

New York NY

Sacramento CA

San Dimas CA

Sunnyvale CA

Venice CA

Chicago IL

Mount Prospect IL

Collingswood NJ

Boston MA

Baldwin MD

Marlton NJ

Woodbridge NJ

Columbus OH

Philadelphia PA

Houston TX

Morgantown WV

Select Solo + Group Exhibitions

Perkins Center For The Arts, Collingswood NJ

Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill PA
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia PA

Stoneleigh Foundation, Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce | Arts and Business Council, Philadelphia PA
EilandArts, Merchantville NJ
Galleria Deptford, Deptford NJ
Lana Santorelli Gallery, Hoboken NJ
Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia PA
4Towns4Art, Camden County NJ
The A Space, Philadelphia PA
Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago IL

10th Street Laundromat, Philadelphia PA

Race Street Café, Philadelphia PA

Qbix Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Café Lift, Philadelphia PA
Marco Polo Gallery, Collingswood NJ
PII Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Big Idea Gallery, Jim Thorpe PA

Well-Fed Artists Gallery, Philadelphia PA

No Bar Cafe, New York NY


Artistic Green Blossoms In New Exhibit At Hill Gallery. MegAnne Liebsch, Chestnut Hill Local, August 2016


SJ Painter Shares Slow Smoldering Passion. Shannon Eblen, Courier Post, January 2016.

Arts Hub as Redevelopment Linchpin. Matt Skoufalos, NJ Pen, June 2015


Matthew Green on the lure of painting and the Meadowlands. Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, The Artblog (podcast interview), July 2014


Featured Artist. Zatista, July 2013, October 2012

Mary Liz Masters IX. Don Brewer, DoNArTNeWs, March 2013


New Show on NJ Artists at Lana Santorelli Gallery in Hoboken. Summer Dawn Hortillosa, The Jersey Journal and NJ.com, June 2012


Artist Spotlight: Matthew Green. Art Nectar, February 2010

Matthew Green's Web Apple. Libby Rosof, The Artblog, June 2006

Second Saturday Is A Hit. Jan Hefler, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2005


Old City Roundup. Deborah Kravetz, Art Matters, June 2004

Remembrance Of Fridays Past. Roberta Fallon, The Artblog, June 2004

First Friday On The Street. Libby Rosof, The Artblog, September 2003

Green Pastures. Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, September 2003