MATTHEW KIRSCHT BIO:

Matthew Kirscht was born in Glendora, NJ in 1973. From a young age he knew art would be his life. Graphic design, cartooning, illustration, painting and sculpture were all pursuits he spent time learning. In these earlier years, most of his work was brought to the public through zines, art markets, folk art galleries and commissions. In 2004 He quit his job as a graphic designer and decided to start over, with fine art as his full time obsession.

Matthew relocated to New Orleans and poured all of his effort and knowledge of the various art disciplines into painting. He had his first solo show there at the Big Top Gallery in June and July of 2005. Since that time He has shown work in Montana, New York, Virginia, Washington DC and California. He released his first book of Halloween art, "10/31" in August of 2007 and resumed production of limited edition postcards in October 2007. He most recent venture involves a series of limited edition cloisonne pins manufactured by the Pop Culture Pin Trading company.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"The Veil is At Its Thinnest"
UPCOMING October 2009

Dante's Kitchen, New Orleans, LA
"The Clown Machine & Other Deceits"
Dec-Feb. 2007

The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"The Clown Machine & Other Deceits"
October 2007

The UC Gallery, Missoula, MT
"The Clown Machine & Other Deceits"
September 2007

The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Born 1973, Lost 1978”
June 2005

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"Rehab"
June 2009

Jonathan Ferrare Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"No Dead Artists"
August 2008

River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
"Masters of Miniature Art Show
December, 2007

Ceratana Gallery, Missoula, MT
"Making It"
Feb. 2007

Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY
“Surge: New Orleans on High Ground”
Aug. 29, 2006 – Nov. 4, 2006

Ceratana Gallery, Missoula, MT
"Art we Love: From Our Own Collections"
Sep. 2006

Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
“Strange Figurations”
Sep. 20, 2006 – Oct.14, 2006

Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC
“Arty Gras”
February 28, 2006 – March 19, 2006

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

Halloween & Vine, Napa, CA
2006, 2005, 2003

The Halloween Opera, Jim Thorpe, PA
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

The Costa Mesa Folk Art invitational, Costa Mesa, CA
2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

SELF PUBLISHED BOOKS, COMICS AND ZINES:
1989-2000
Pickle, Sheep & Monkey, Masonite & His Iceberg, Apple Gone Stinky,
Sewage Waste Disposal Unit #1-7, Pictology #1 & 2, The Shiver Bones Group,
The Earth Distress Book, 661 #1 &2
"10/31", 78 pages, hard bound, 2007

VARIOUS MEDIA APPEARANCES:

Celebrate 365, October 2008, Cover & Interview
Tripwire, 2008 Annual, 3 Page Comic Strip
The Gambit, New Orleans City Paper, 10/16/07 "Adult Swim"
The Missoula Independent, 8/30/07,"Not Your Average Bear"
The Missoulian Entertainer, 9/6/07, "The Devil Is In The Details"
Direct Art Magazine, 2007 issue
Juxtapoz Magazine Reader Art August 2006
The Gambit, New Orleans City Paper, July 12, 2005
Better Homes & Gardens “Halloween Tricks & Treats” 2004
Horror Comics Review #4, 2004
Collectible Treasures : TV Episode COL-1201
The Funny Papers of Philadelphia, Various Issues 2000-2002
Typewriter #5, Pop Zero Productions 2002
That Boy is Charred #1, Shiverbones 2002
Grotesquerie #1, Shiverbones 2002
The Comics Journal #243, Fantagraphics Publications, May 2002
Our Bullets Are Useless! Threadgill Press, 2000
Freakie Magnet #7,8,9,10,11 1996-1998

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