Matthew Kluber


Matthew Kluber received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Iowa. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Grinnell College. Kluber has exhibited his paintings/projections, films, and drawings at galleries and museums including: the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China, FOCUS09/Art Basel, Switzerland; The Painting Center, New York; David Richard Gallery, New York; Orange Door, Chicago; Haw Contemporary, Kansas City; the Orlando Museum of Art; Art Basel Miami; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. His work is in the collection of the Austin Museum of Art, Texas; the Portland Museum of Art, Oregon; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan; the Des Moines Art Center; the University of Iowa Museum of Art and the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago.

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Radio_Free Santa Fe, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2018  Matthew Kluber: No Place Like Utopia, David Richard Gallery, New York, NY

2015  Matthew Kluber: Electr-O-Pura, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014  Matthew Kluber: New Work, Moreau Center for the Arts, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

2012 Matthew Kluber: Color Interference, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012 The Hour Grows Late, The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA         

2011 Matthew Kluber, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2005  Matthew Kluber: Paintings, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michaels College, Colchester, VT

2003  Matthew Kluber, Firewire Pictures, Eaton-Buchan Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2003 Matthew Kluber: New Paintings, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA  

2000 Matthew Kluber: Paintings, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  The Laura + John Fraser Collection, curator: Carrie Johnson, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2018  Sweep, Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth, MN

2017  Virtual Views: Digital Art From the Thoma Foundation, curator: Hansen Mulford, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

2017  Art on Paper, curator: Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

2017  Summer 2017, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017  Beyond, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2017  Life After Media, curator: Jason Foumberg, Orange Door, Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, IL

2017  Three States: Matthew Kluber, Kathy McTavish & James Woodfill, Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth, MN

2017  Matthew Kluber & Colin C. Smith, Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE

2016  Plugged In, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2016  Studio Faculty Exhibition, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2016  Dallas Art Fair, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015  Art Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015  Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After, Visual Perception Today, curators: Peter Frank and David Eichholtz, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015  You People, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015  40/40, Brunnier Museum of Art, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2015  East/West Contemporary American Prints, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA

2015  So Much Water So Close To Home, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2014  Chroma[a]Chroma, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

2014  Projected2, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013  Art Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013  Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot, Filmambiente: International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY, Curators: Corinne Erni, New York; Anne-Marie Melster, Spain

2013 Currents 2013: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012 Art Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012 Repeat, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 Currents 2012: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Zane Bennet Contemporary Art Project Space, NM

2012 Natural/Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2012 East/West: Contemporary American Prints, Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA - Travels to University of Central Florida Art Gallery, Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery, Ameen Art Gallery Nicholls State University LA, CU Museum of Art University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

2011 Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot, Institut Francais De Barcelona, Spain, International Environmental Film Festival - Travels to Cinema Planeta, Cuernavaca, Mexico

2011 Not Here Not There: Matthew Kluber + Colin C. Smith, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010 Animamix Biennial: Metaphors of Un/Real, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2010 Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2010 John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber: Hybrid Media, Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2009 Cool Stories for When the Planet Gets Hot, FOCUS09/Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland - Travels to Valencia Museum of Illustration and Modernity, Valencia, Spain; Pavilion City Hall Square, Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Climate Conference COP 15

2009 So Much Water So Close To Home, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 Video Under the Volcano: International Video Art Festival, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria, Italy

2009 H2O: Film on Water, Newport Mill, Newport, NH

2009 ATA Film & Video Festival, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA

2009 Iowa Film Competition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2009 Beyond Printmaking, Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2008 Big Ideas: The Teeny Tiny Show (video), The Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Perfect with Pixel, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, School of Art, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2008 Vertical Hold, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA

2008 Moving Paintings: Art Video 08, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA

2007 Painting Process, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

2007 The Third Coast, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Cristi, TX

2007 Large Works, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA

2006 Matthew Kluber Firewire Picture: Data is Nature (New Commissions in the Collection), ACT Inc., Iowa City, IA

2006 Visualizing TRANS, Kuper Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2006 Selections from the Permanent Collection ‘06, Lakeview Museum of Art, Peoria, IL

2006 Centennial Alumni Exhibition, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2006 Art Faculty Biennial, Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2005 Gallery Artists: New Work, Sisneros Fine Art, Tulsa, OK

2005 New Acquisitions, Project Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2004 Art Faculty Biennial, Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2003 Mixed Signals, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE 

2002 Matthew Kluber, New Paintings/Nate Fors, New Prints, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2001 Summer Group Exhibition, 123 Watts Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Gallery Artists; New Work, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2001 By Design IA01, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA 

2001 Patient Process, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


2015 Public Art Commission/Ingersoll Restoration Project: So Much Water So Close To Home (permanent exterior projection 40' x 60'), Des Moines, IA

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