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Matthew Troy Mullins

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Cincinnati, OH

Birth year

Lives in
Santa Fe

Works in
Santa Fe


Sonoma State University, 2007, BFA
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), 2010, MFA

Representing galleries

watercolor realism painting drawing


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He is a painter who currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.  Most recently, he has been awarded the Visions from the New California Award from the James Irvine Foundation, which came with a residency at the Kala Art Institute.  He is an MFA graduate from UC Berkeley, where he was a fellow with the Arts Research Center and was awarded the Eisner Prize in Visual Art.  Between 2010 and 2011, Matthew was a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he taught Introduction to Visual Thinking and Beginning Drawing.  His paintings have recently been published in New American Paintings.  Matthew Mullins is represented by the Zane Bennett Gallery.



2010 MFA University of California, Berkeley

2007 BFA Sonoma State University



Zane Bennett Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“Systems of Collecting”, Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA.
“Here and There”, Townsend Center for the Humanities. Berkeley, CA.
“Breaking Ranks: Human/Nature”, Headlands Center for the Arts. Sausalito, CA.
“Art for the Heart”, Sonoma State University.
“Headlands Center Auction”, Herbst International Exhibition Hall. SF, CA.
Participant in “Shadowshop” (a project by Stephanie Syjuco). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
“Kala-fornia: State of the Art”, Kala Art Institute.
“Bay Area Artists for Japan”, Mina Dresden Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
"Auction X: Artistic License" DiRosa Art Preserve. Napa, CA.


“No Right Angles”. UC Berkeley MFA Show. Berkeley Art Museum.
“Brought to Light”. Martina }{ Johnston Gallery. Berkeley, CA. (solo)
“The Message and the Medium”. Sonoma State University.
“Faculty Show”. University of California.
“Art For the Heart.” Sonoma State University.


“Free Time.” Worth Ryder Gallery.
“Art For the Heart.” Sonoma State University


“Member’s Showcase.” Berkeley Arts Center.


“Sonoma State University BFA Exhibition”, Sonoma State University


“Sonoma Valley Biennial”. Sonoma Valley Museum. Sonoma, CA.
“Bright Lights”. A-Street Gallery. Santa Rosa, CA.


“Elicit”. O’Keefe Gallery. Sebastopol, CA.
“Small Works”. O’Keefe Gallery. Sebastopol, CA.

Honors and Awards

2011 “Visions from the New California Award.” , James Irvine Foundation.

2010 Eisner Prize for Visual Art. University of California.

2009 Arts Research Center Fellow. University of California.

2007 Felix R. Hendrikson Painting Scholarship.

2006 "Best of Show". Sonoma Valley Biennial. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

2005 Felix R. Hendrikson Painting Scholarship

Publications and Reviews

2011 “Loving Archives, Loving Ourselves”
Interview in with Kim Bennett.

“Ready, Set, Collect: Systems of Collecting at Kala Art Institute”
KQED Arts, by Danielle Sommer.

“Collective Wisdom at Kala Gallery”
East Bay Express, by DeWitt Cheng.

2010 New American Paintings. Pacific Coast Edition. Issue #91.

“No Right Angles: Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition” BAM/PFA Art and Film Notes, by Dena Beard.

2006 "Bright Lights at the A-Street Gallery”
Artweek. Issue #37, by Colin Berry.


2011 “Visions from the New California” Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA.

Teaching Experience

“Introduction to Visual Thinking” (Art 8)
University of California, Berkeley.
Spring, 2010.

“Langauge of Drawing” (Art 12)
University of California, Berkeley.
Summer, 2010.

“Introduction to Visual Thinking” (Art 8)
University of California, Berkeley.
Fall, 2010.
Recent Exhibits

Matthew Troy Mullins participated in these exhibits:

May, 2012 Teleharmonium
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Apr, 2012 Visions from the New California
18th Street Arts Center
Apr, 2012 18th Street Arts Center's ArtNight
18th Street Arts Center
Jun, 2011 Systems of Collecting: Panel Discussion
Kala Art Institute
May, 2011 Systems of Collecting
Kala Art Institute
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Matthew Troy Mullins has Exhibited at these venues:

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 18th Street Arts Center
Kala Art Institute
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