“Line.” Group Show. Butters Gallery. Portland Oregon. Feb-March 2014

“Trouble For Sale.” Solo Show. Yard Dog Gallery. Austin, Texas. June-July, 2012

Solo Show. Art Toronto. Lyons Wier Gallery. Toronto, Canada. Oct 28-31, 2011

“Looks like Trouble Ahead.” Solo Show. Lyons Wier Gallery New York, NY. Jan 6-Feb 3, 2011

“Badlands” Solo Show. Opus Gallery Newcastle, England, UK. November 7, 2009

“Stand Still You Buzzards-Don’t Go For Those Guns!” Solo Show. Lyons Wier Gallery, NY, NY. Feb. 13, 2009.

“Mirror Image” Group Show. Curated by Karen Shaw. Islip Museum, East Islip, NY. Oct-Nov. 2006.

“Damn Good Painting!” Group Show. Lyons Wier-Ortt Contemporary Art, NY, NY. Nov. 17, 2005.

“Collaboration II” The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. Dec., 2005.

Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY. Works on paper on view in flat files. 2000–2012.

“Small Works,” 80 Washington Square East Galleries, Juried Show, New York, NY. Feb–March, 2001.

“Private Worlds,” Art In General, Curated Show, New York, NY. May–July, 2000.

LFL Gallery, Works on paper on view in flat files, 531 W. 26th St., 4th fl., New York, NY. 2000–2002.

“2000,” New Jersey Center For Visual Arts, Juried Show. Summit, NJ. Jan., 2000.

“1999 Night of 1,000 Drawings,” Artists Space, New York, NY. December, 1999.

One Person Show, Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Spring 1989.

“The World is Flat Again,” One Person Show, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL. January 1989.

“The Size of Chicago,” Four Person Show, Ricky Renier Gallery, Chicago, IL. December 1988–January 1989.

One Person Show, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL. June–August 1987.

“Self Portraits Then and Now,” Juried. Catalogue. A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1986.

“Chicago Art Show,” curated by Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Nov–Feb 1985.

“Paradisiacal Machine,” One Person Show, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Sept–Nov, 1985.

“Convergence:  Mind, Myth & Material,” curated by Michel Segard. Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL. June 1985.

“Chicago & Vicinity Drawing Show,” Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 1985.

“Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. Juried. Catalogue. May–June 1984.

“New Horizons in Art,” Juried. Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL. April 14–June 9, 1984.

“Danger Post-Industrial Paint,” Group Show. Peter Miller Gallery. Chicago, IL. July 1984.

“Big City: Civilization As We See It,” Three Person Show. Peter Miller Gallery. Chicago, IL. Jan 1984.


Matt Straub-I’m Hit. But I Think I can Make It!”  BLOG REVIEW: Chelsea Gallerista. January 16, 2011

“Lassoing the Cowboy Myth.” BLOG REVIEW: Paul Baines. 2009

“Provacation Galore,” by Alan G Artner. Chicago Tribune. January 26,1989.

“Chicago’s New Expressionism—The Birth of an Aesthetic?” by Michel Segard. New Art Examiner. May 1985.

“Chicago—Matt Straub,” by Jeff Abell. New Art Examiner. December 1985.

“Painters Display Strong Convincing Voices,” by Christopher Lyon. Chicago Suntimes. July 27, 1984.

“Art Galleries,” by Alan G Artner. Chicago Tribune. February 3, 1984.

“Post-Industrial Paint,” by Michel Segard. New Art Examiner. November 1984.

“Sex Show,” by Mark Michael Leonhart. New Art Examiner. November 1983.


University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 1975–79, BFA Graphic Design 1979.

Northeast London Polytechnic, London, England. Independent Study-Drawing / Silkscreen / Photography. 1978–79.


Chashama A.R.E.A. Award. Studio Residency. New York, NY. 2005.

Bronx Council On the Arts, Panelist for BRIO Awards selections. Bronx, NY. May 5, 2000.

Studio Residency. v. Berlin, Germany. Summer 1986.

All Images Matt Straub Copyright 2015

Matt Straub