Matthew McConville was born in New York State, the sixth of eight children, he earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2002, 2004 and 2006 and was artist in residence at Akasha in Minneapolis Minnesota from 1997-1999, Isle Royale National Park 2012 and at Kaus Australis Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2013. Matthew is currently Associate Professor at Goucher College in Baltimore where he teaches drawing and painting. He has exhibited throughout the United States, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Florida Atlantic University and has been showing regularly at art fairs throughout the US. He has been represented by galleries in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania and is currently represented by Richard Levy Gallery. He is featured in New American Paintings volume 4, 1995 and Volume 75 in 2008, Land/Art: New Mexico Lucy Lippard & William Fox Radius Books 2010, and Manifest Gallery International Painting Annual Manifest Press 2012. His work has been reviewed in the Albuquerque Journal, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Des Moines Register and Los Angeles Times. His work is in many private collections and in the permanent collections of The Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower at Johns Hopkins, The U.S. Federal Reserve and Weisman Museum of Art both in Minneapolis Minnesota.