Matthew Kluber



Multi-media artist Matthew Kluber earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) in 1987, and an MFA from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) in 1991. His work “investigates the intersection of painting and digital technology, locating itself at the point where the physical world (traditional media) meets the virtual world (new media).” Paintings, drawings, and video works are created with means and intention to “construct a hybrid pictorial space.” He was commissioned through The Avnues’ Public Art Commission/Ingersoll Restoration Project: So Much Water So Close To Home (permanent exterior projection 40′ x 60′), which is sited along Ingersoll Ave. in Des Moines, IA (2015). He has exhibited internationally, including shows at the Des Moines Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE). His awards include: Obermann Fellow, Obermann Center for Advanced Study, University of Iowa, 2016; Mellon Foundation Grant, Digital Bridges, 2015; Harris Fellowship: Light + Paint, Grinnell College, 2007-08, among others. Kluber’s work can be found in collections, such as: Thoma Art Foundation, Chicago, IL; Estée Lauder Companies International, Inc., New York, NY; Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA; and University of Iowa, Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, City, IA. He’s been teaching at Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) since 2003.