Matt Irie

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1977, Matt Irie lives and works in the Chicago area. Irie received his MFA from Northwestern University, Evanston (2002). He completed a permanent commission for the Chicago Public Libraries in 2005. Irie and his former collaborator Dominick Talvacchio participated in the Luleá Art Biennial, Luleá, Sweden (2009) and were included in Double Take, a public exhibition of site-specific sculptural works funded by The Public Art Fund at MetroTech, Brooklyn, NY (2010). Irie’s paintings have been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the US. In 2011 he had solo exhibitions at The Wright Museum of Art in Beloit, WI and Ebersmoore Gallery in Chicago. In 2012 and 2013, Irie was included in two-person exhibitions at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, TX, and at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.

Matt teaches painting and drawing at MCC.

See more of Matt's work at his professional website.