Matt Reiner

Born 1998, Los Angeles, CA

Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

"Born in Los Angeles in 1998, Matt Reiner is an artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. Coming from a background in theology and continental philosophy, his work responds to modernist histories of abstraction and the utopian reimagining attendant to it. He received a BA from Yale University in 2020. Since graduating he has worked as an educator in various capacities, spending most of 2021 in Marfa, Texas where he worked at the Chinati Foundation. Since then he moved to Philadelphia where he teaches painting at local art centers. Recent exhibitions include: Sarah Esme Harrison & Matt Reiner at Greenwoods, 2058 in 2022, Yard Sale at Serving the People in 2021, and Unfinished at the Yale School of Art in 2021. His work was featured in issue #157 of New American Paintings.

Exhibitions

Works on Paper on Fridges

Aug 12 - Sept 6, 2022

Education

2020
Bachelor of Art, philosophy and studio art
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Solo & Two Person

2022
Sarah Esme Harrison & Matt Reiner
Greenwoods, 2058, Norfolk, CT
2018
Have, Hold
Jonathan Edwards Gallery, New Haven, CT
2017
Like Leather or Skin
Held and Bordy Family Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group

2022
Works on Paper
Harkawik, New York, NY
2021
Unfinished
EIK Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2020
Yale B.A. Thesis Exhibition
Yale School of Art, Online
Yard Sale
Serving the People, Online
BFA Show 2020
Serving the People, Online
Postcards from the Edge
Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
2019
Remember This Moment
Graduate Hotel, New Haven, CT
Unfinished
Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Undergrad Painting
EIK Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2018
Lines of Escape
Jonathan Edwards Gallery, New Haven, CT
Artist-in-Residence Show
Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
2017
YCDO Show
Yale College Dean’s Office, New Haven, CT
Painting Basics
EIK Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Behind and in Front of
Jonathan Edwards Gallery, New Haven, CT
Separate Selves
Pop-up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Press

2022
New American Paintings
2020
2019
Artist Portrait: Matt Reiner
The Yale Herald
Artist Portraits: Matt Reiner and Harrison Smith
The Yale Herald

Awards & Residencies

2022
Artist in Residence, Greenwoods, 2058
2021
Kingsley Trust Association Artist’s Grant
Intern at Chinati Foundation
2020
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University
2019
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University
2018
Artist in Residence, Ely Center for Contemporary Art
Head of College Fund Award, Yale University, Jonathan Edwards College
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University
2017
Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale University
Mary Hotchkiss Williams Travel Fellowship, Yale University Art Gallery