b. 1987 Wallingford, Pa

Lives in Philadelphia

matthiggins921@gmail.com

Education

2017 MFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa 

2011 BFA Fine Art West Chester University, West Chester, Pa 

Group Exhibitions

2019 “Inside The Bug Jar” Alumni Show - West Chester University - West Chester, Pa

2019 “Homeroom: Self Titled” - Kitchen Table Gallery - Philadelphia, Pa

2018 “215/610 Contemporary” Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists - Delaware County Community College - Media, Pa

2018 "Casual Sequence" - Spillway Collective - Philadelphia, Pa  

2017 "116th Annual Student Exhibition" - PAFA

2017 "Way of Light" - FMC Tower - Philadelphia, Pa

2017 "Good Fellows" - Gallery 128 - PAFA (Juried)

2016 "Nostalgic Memory”- Gallery 8 – PAFA

2016 “Young Philadelphians” - Works On Paper Gallery - Philadelphia, Pa

2015 "Future’s Past” - Gallery 128 – PAFA (Juried) 

2015 “Philly Art Schools Show” – Tyler School of Art – Philadelphia, Pa (Juried) 

2015  “152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings” - Philadelphia Sketch Club (Juried)

Awards / Recognition

2018 Third Place Award - “215/610 Contemporary” juried by Jean Shin - Delaware County Community College - Media, Pa

2017 FMC Committee Selection Award - FMC Corporation, Philadelphia,Pa

2017 Venture Fund Grant Recipient- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2015  MFA Merit Award - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Philadelphia, Pa

Publications

2019 TOHO Journal “Unity” (Vol.1 No.1)

Collections

FMC Corporation - Philadelphia,Pa

Numerous private collections throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey

Teaching Experience

2019 - Present Devon Preparatory School - Art Teacher

2018 - Present Delaware County Community College - Adjunct Professor