Matthew Hall is an artist, designer and developer specializing in message-based design for small businesses, non-profits, and public awareness campaigns. He builds websites, production systems, and print documents that are on brand, updatable, and ready for client workflow. Recent work includes projects for several Philadelphia-based organizations, including Mural Arts Philadelphia, InLiquid, the City of Philadelphia and Prevention Point Philadelphia. Matthew attained an MFA from Penn State, and a BFA from Alfred University. He regularly exhibits his artwork and is currently the co-director of 3rd Street Gallery in Queen Village. Away from work, Matthew is a puppy dad, kitty servant and tango dancer. He lives in Norris Square.

Resume

Current Positions:

Designer/Artist – MatthewHall.info LLC
Co-director – 3rd Street Gallery, 2017–current

Previous Positions

Graphic Designer – InLiquid & Studio Z Design 2014–2018
Graphic Designer – Distinctive Living Publications 2013
Graduate Assistant – Pennsylvania State University, 2011–2013
Graphic Designer – Mills Publishing, 2006–2011

Education

Alfred University, BFA, 2006
Penn State University, MFA 2013

Awards & Residencies

  • 2020
  • Grant Recipient of the COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL – a joint effort of The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund
  • 2017
  • InLiquid Grants – Supply Microgrant awarded for Pre-Sentimental
  • 2013
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency – Partial Fellowship Awarded
  • 2012
  • Best in Show: Homage: Past Influences. Target Gallery, Juror: Brooke Seidleman
  • Penn State Graduate Research Exhibition: Second Place – Fine Arts
  • 2011
  • Graduate Assitantship: Pennsylvania State University

Bibliography

  • 2014
  • InLiquid Is a Gallery on a Mission: Philadelphia Neighborhoods March 31, 2014
  • 2013
  • Studio Visit Magazine: Winter ’13
  • 2012
  • Juror’s Statement (Homage: Past influences): Target Art Gallery website, October ’12
  • loveDANCEmore Cover: loveDANCEmore a performance jornal Spring ’12
  • Zoller Gallery presenting Penn State students’ work: Daily Colligian, University Park, PA
  • 2011
  • loveDANCEmore Cover: loveDANCEmore a performance jornal Fall ’12
  • New-Fashioned Pierpont: City Weekly
  • Gray Wall Gallery: Group Show: City Weekly
  • 2010
  • Gallery Stroll SLUG Magazine
  • 2009
  • SLAC’s Salon 2010 Links Visual Art With Theater: Salt Lake Tribune

Exhibition History

  • 2020
  • Looking Up – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Solo Show – postponed, COVID-19
  • Embodiment:Figure In Art – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2019
  • All Together Now – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • Winter Blues – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • Inside-Outside – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018
  • Last Impressions – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017
  • Pre-Sentimental – Penn State Art Alley – State College, PA – Solo Show
  • Fabricating Nostalgia – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Solo Show
  • Art for the Cash Poor 2017 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016
  • Independant Rock Invitational, Independant Rock – Philadelphia, PA
  • Affordable art show – Independant Rock – Philadelphia, PA
  • All Together Now – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • InLiquid Benefit 2016 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • Art for the Cash Poor 2016 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015
  • InLiquid Benefifteen – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • Art for the Cash Poor 15 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014
  • Fragments – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA – Solo Show
  • InLiquid Benefit v.15 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • Art for the Cash Poor 14 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • Moment & Line – InLiquid @ Engagement Studios – Philadelphia, PA
  • Outside the Margin Book Arts Exhibition – Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, MD
  • POST – 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
  • Paper Works – Art Dept. – Philadelphia, PA
  • Art For the Cash Poor 15 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • InLiquid Benefit v.14 – InLiquid @ Crane Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 85 Years, 85 Artists: Menlo College – Atherton, CA
  • 2013
  • Member Show: InLiquid, Second State Press, PPAC – Crane Arts Building – Philadelphia, PA
  • I crawled inside the book and made it my home. – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery – State College, PA
  • Novice Oculi – Crane Arts Building – Philadelphia, PA, Curator: Kimberly Camp
  • Pancakes and Booze – Ruba Club – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012
  • Homage: Past Influences – Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA – Selected for Juror’s Prize
  • Plant to Print – Borland Gallery – State College, PA
  • Second Helping – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery – State College, PA
  • Committing Humor – Borland Gallery – State College, PA
  • Graduate Research Exhibition –Hub Roberson Gallery — University Park, PA
  • Difficult Differences – State Theatre – State College, PA
  • The New Sauce – Edwin W. Zoller Gallery – State College, PA
  • 2011
  • Unearthing the Narrative in Art Today – The 23rd Atmosphere Group Gallery – Chicago, IL
  • January Group Show – Gray Wall Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT
  • May Group Show – Gray Wall Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2010
  • Transgressions/Transmutations the Book Rejiggered – The 23rd Atmosphere Group Gallery – Chicago, IL
  • Salon 2010 – Salt Lake Acting Company – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Grand Opening Show – Gray Wall Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2009
  • Signed and Numbered – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2008
  • Poems – Cafe Velo – Salt Lake City, UT