Matthew Shelton

1974       Born       Gaffney, S.C.

1999       B.F.A.     Art Academy of Cincinnati

Solo Exhibitions

2014-ongoing           Black Light Music Series, music and installations, Chicago.

June, 2014                 Flex Your Love Muscles, Vol.14, no.6.  The Bathroom Gallery, Cincinnati.

September, 2012     Lightboxes and Paintings-Happy Maladies celebration, Rohs St Cafe, Cincinnati.

March-June, 2012  Lightboxes, Harold Washington Library, Chicago

December, 2011       Lightboxes, HumanThread Center, Chicago.

October, 2010           Lightboxes/Storefront Installation, Workshop, Chicago.

May, 2010                 Lightboxes, Mir Gallery, Nashville.

December, 2009       Women & Kitties, Lightboxes, etc. Melt, Cincinnati.

September, 2009       Lightboxes, Aisle, Cincinnati.

July, 2009                 Women and Kitties, Crazy Fox, Newport, KY.

April, 2009                 Lightboxes, Gallerie Zaum, Newport, KY.

November, 2008       Lightboxes, Nvision, Cincinnati

March, 2008             Lightboxes, Murmur, Cincinnati.

November, 2007       Women and Kitties, Hair Peace Salon, Cincinnati.

October 2007           Lightboxes, 1305 Gallery, Cincinnati.                                          

February, 2006         Further Steps Towards a Happier Hollywood, Semantics.

Nov.-Jan., 2005         A Happier Hollywood in 3 Easy Steps, The Comet.

November, 2004       Women and Kitties, The Comet, Cincinnati.

May, 1999                 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy.

November, 1997       Everybody Needs Love, Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati.

November, 1997       Sour Grapes, BASE gallery, Cincinnati.

September, 1995     Paintings and Drawings, ArtVentures, Cincinnati.

Selected Group Exhibitions

December, 2011   Eyeporium Gallery Holiday Show, Chicago.

February, 2011     Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago.

August, 2010         Group Show. Three Birds Gallery, Chicago.

September, 2009   Two-man show with Victor Strunk. Aisle, Cincinnati.

August, 2006         Prickly Heat, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati.

September, 2005   Staff Infection, Mary R. Schiff Library, Cincinnati Art Museum.

February, 2002       Group Show, S.S. Nova, Cincinnati.

April, 1999             Garden Sculpture, Civic Garden Center, Cincinnati.

May, 1997               Works on Paper, BASE Art, Cincinnati.

Festivals and Art Fairs

September, 2010   Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago.

August, 2010         Kinzie Corridor Art Walk, Chicago

July, 2010               Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago.

September, 2007   Fort Thomas Art Festival, Fort Thomas, KY.

August 2006/2007   Visionnati Art Festival, Cincinnati.

Workshops and Special Events


October, 2011         Guest artist for Alere’s “Make + More Positive” campaign at

                                           2011 World Aids Conference


May, 2009               Kalimba/mbira workshop for Fine Arts Sampler weekend,

                                           University of Cincinnati Claremont.