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 

Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Voices” FRIEDA - Philadelphia, PA (Upcoming September)

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