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Matthew Mahler

Adj Asst Professor



Born St. James, NY, 1982
Living in Queens, working out of Brooklyn, NY

Matthew Mahler is an Adjunct Assistant professor at Kingsborough Community College and a Teaching Artist with STUDIO in a School. Mahler’s work has been included in various exhibitions around the United States including Sardine (NY), One River School of Art + Design (NY), Heliopolis (NY), Matteawan Gallery (NY), Gallery 21 (VA), Centotto (NY), Transmitter Gallery (NY), Guest Spot @ the ReInstitute (MD), Gallery North (NY), Denny Gallery (NY), Lu Magnus (NY), Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery (NY), Storefront Bushwick (NY), the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY) amongst others.

2009 Master of Fine Arts, Painting, CUNY Queens College
2004 Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Hofstra University Magna Cum Laude
Solo Exhibitions
2019 Every Day, One River Art + Design, Woodbury, NY
2017 UP & DOWN, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Luxury Good, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Masters of the Fine Arts, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
2010 No Comply, Klapper Hall Gallery, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY
Group Exhibitions
2023 Currents, Morris Adjmi Architects, NY, NY (Curated by Alex Feim)
Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
2022 Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
2021 Studio Associate at Store for Rent Gallery, Store For Rent Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Jen Hitchings)
Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
On the Ridge, Garageland Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
2020 Solitaire,Proto Gomez Gallery/Artsy, (Curated by Jen Hitchings of Studio Associate), NY
2019 The Mushroom Show, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
The Big T Shirt Show, Ex Ovo Projects, Dallas, TX
2018 Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
2017 Post-Magic Symbiosis,Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY (Curated by Lacey Fekishazy
Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
2016 Glenlilly Grounds, Newburgh, NY
Bringing Brooklyn to Norfolk, Gallery 21, Norfolk, VA
2015 Something Naught, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
Paintings in Trees,The People’s Garden, Brooklyn, NY
Self-Organized — Aesthetic Politics of The Artist Run, Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD
2014 NYC Art Scene, Gallery North, Setauket, NY (Curated by Jaqueline Lipp)
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, NY (Curated by Adam Parker Smith)
2013 Thanks, Lu Magnus, NY (Curated by Adam Parker Smith)
Future Folk Pt. 1, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Will Hutnick and Polly Shindler)

Matthew Mahler and Andrew Zarou, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn NY
It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY (with the Institute of Wishful Thinking)
Mushroom Universe, Bushwick Gallery/950 Hart Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Souvenir, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn NY
Wide Field, Joe Balweg’s Studio, Ridgwood, NY
Post Acid, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
HEROES, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
Rich and Cultivated, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
Peaces on Earth, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY


Fekishazy, Feldman, Mahler, Art 101. Brooklyn NY
Atelier Klimat, Klimat, New York, NY
Double Take, Fort Useless, Brooklyn, NY
New York is a Friendly Town, Sardine, Brooklyn NY
Deck The Walls, Sardine Brooklyn NY
WE ARE ONE, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Verses from the Abstract, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2009 TOPSHOW, New York, NY

Measured Intuition, New York, NY
Retail Space Available, New York, NY
Periferic 8 Biennial for Contemporary Art: Art as Gift, Iasi, Romania (with the Institute of Wishful Thinking)
A Year In Review, Four Walls Gallery, Portland, ME
Ninety-Nine Dollar Show, Four Walls Gallery, Portland, ME

2007 Matthew Mahler and Clint Fulkerson, Four Walls Gallery, Portland, ME
2024 Mahler, Matthew. Meet Matthew Mahler, 30, April 2024, Accessed May 2, 2024.
2020 ART MAZE Magazine, SpringIssue 17 (2020):119.
2019 ART MAZE Magazine, Issue 12 (2019):120-121.

Gunhouse, Carl. "Matthew Mahler, UP & DOWN @ Sardine." Review.
Searching for the Light. July 21, 2017.


Stevenson, Jonathan. “Surface prep at Centotto: Dunlap, Mahler, D’Acunto, DaWalt,”two coats of paint, “(blog).” March 27, 2015, 9:51 AM.,

Farley, Michael Anthony. “Brooklyn to Baltimore: A Celebration of Artist-Run Spaces,”art f city, “(blog).” July 30, 2015,.


Butler, Sharon. “SURVEY: Bleaching, Staining and Dyeing,” two coats of paint,“(blog).” January 22, 2014, 3:37 p.m.,

Underwood, Andrew Douglas, "," May 17, 2014.


D’Agostino, Paul. “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch” The L Magazine, January 2, 2013.

Zwerenz, John. “Ridgewood’s Expanding Art Scene.” Queens Chronicle. April 11, 2013. Brightcliffe, Dan. “Artist Makes Ridgewood his Home.“ Glendale and Ridgewood Life, July, 2013. Cover, 14-17. Gunhouse, Carl. "Matthew Mahler, Masters of the Fine Arts @ Sardine." Review. Searching for the Light. November 6, 2013.


Mahler, Matthew. “Matthew Mahler’s Door to Odd Universe.” Interview by Katarina Hybenova, Web. February 7, 2012.

Rosenblum, Constance. “Follow the Drips of Paint” The New York Times, March 18th, 2012.

2011 Mahler, Matthew. “Matthew Mahler, Elevating Painting to the Next Level.” Interview by Jason Borbet. Web. 4 February, 2011.
2007 Paige, Ian. “New Kids on the Block” The Boston Phoenix, August 15, 2007

NURTURE/nature, 245 Varet, Bushwick, NY

Space Oddity, Sardine, Bushwick, NY



Post Acid, SMALL BLACK DOOR, Ridgewood, NY


All My Friends, SMALL BLACK DOOR, Ridgewood, NY, SMALL BLACK DOOR, Ridgewood, NY


Measured Intuition, The 1929, New York, NY

2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Nominee
2004 Michael Gordon Undergraduate Painting Award