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EDUCATION
Masters of Fine Art in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude, Tempe, AZ

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-PRESENT Lead Faculty, Paris Course Elective, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2013-PRESENT Part Time Faculty, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Visiting Artist, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Visiting Artist/ Graduate Student Reviewer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2006 Visiting Artist in Residence – Painting Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2004-05 Adjunct Professor of Digital Imaging and Design, Gilbert/Chandler Community College, Gilbert, AZ
2001-02 Head Teaching Assistant to Beverly Fishman, Cranbrook Academy of Art Painting Department
1999 Adjunct Instructor of Digital Imagery, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

EXHIBITIONS
2016
Plugged In (group show), David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dallas Art Fair, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2015
Art Miami, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dallas Art Fair, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014
Eleventh Anniversary Group Show, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA
Art Silicon Valley/ San Francisco, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art Wynwood, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Holiday Group Show, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Day You Crossed A Nova, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2013
There’s No Shame In It, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (solo
2012
The Pasadena Art Alliance 16th Biennial Art Auction, Los Angeles, California
ARTrageous Art Auction, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
2011
Tower, Lobby, Floor, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico (solo)
Houston Art Fair with David Richard Contemporary
San Francisco Fine Art Fair with David Richard Contemporary
Entering Abstraction, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010
Op, Pop, and Geo Again, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
OVERPAPER, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Art House, Jacquie Israel Group Show, Pacific Palisades, CA
You’re Not The Only Thing I See Sometimes, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
The Pasadena Art Alliance 15th Biennial Art Auction, Los Angeles, California
2009
SIZEable, Fluxco Gallery, Los Angeles, California
White, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2008
Summer Mix - Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2007
Fresh, Lemberg Gallery, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
WOP (works on/of paper), The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, California
2006
Chromaluxe, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Fragments, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo show)
Matthew Penkala & Trygve Faste: The Cranbrook Paintings, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Summer Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Winter Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2005
Collaboration, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Winter Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
2004
10th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
20TH Anniversary Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Chroma: Gaston Bertin, Judy Ledgerwood, Matthew Penkala, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Hybrids, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
2003
Bones of Clouds: Some Recent Experiences of Chance, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2002
Works for Young Collectors, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale Michigan
Group Summer Show, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
Cranbrook Graduate Curated Summer Exhibition Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
‘Untitled’ ( 8 abstract paintings), Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001
‘Cranbrook Connection’, D’Arcy Advertising Agency Headquarters, Troy, MI
Cranbrook Milles House, Temporary Collection, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2000
‘ Art and the Environment: Sites Around the City’ Modified Art Space, Phoenix, AZ
1999
‘ Pop, Pulp, and Post Abstract’ Arizona State University Memorial Union Gallery, Tempe, AZ

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002
Studio Assistant, Beverly Fishman, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Photo Assistant, Julia Fish, Chicago, IL
Preparator Assistant, Jess Kreglow, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Media Lab Technician, Central Media Lab, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Web Designer, Painting Department Website, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001
Studio Assistant, Judy Ledgerwood, Oak Park, IL (summer)
1999
Studio Assistant, Henry Leo Schoebel, Phoenix, AZ
1997
Gallery Assistant, The Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

SELECTED LECTURES AND PANELS
2008 MOCA Los Angeles Summer Studio Visit Participant, Los Angeles, CA
2007 MOCA Los Angeles Summer Studio Visit Participant, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Advanced Painting Seminar Participant, Arizona State University, Painting Department, Tempe, AZ
2004 Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Painting Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
          Lecturer, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016 Jordan Eddy, "Plugged In," Visual Art Source, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June, 2016 (link)
2014 David Pagel, "Dreamy disquiet in Matthew Penkala's colorful paintings," Los Angeles Times, January, 2014 (link)
2011 David Pagel, ‘Perfect Fusion’ (Santa Fe, NM: David Richard Contemporary, 2011) w/ photo reproductions
Lawrence Rinder - Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Competition (w/ photo reproductions)
2005 Mannisto, Glen, “A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood,” Metro Times Detroit, February, 2005
2004 Sousanis, Nick, thedetroiter.com, February, 2004 (w/ photo reproductions)
2003 Glen Mannisto, ‘Bones of Clouds: Some Recent Experiences of Chance’ (catalog)
2002 Tysh, George, ‘Minding the Art’ Metro Times Detroit, April 24, 2002
Tysh, George, ‘After Midnight –Art all night’ Metro Times Detroit, March 13, 2002 (w/ photos)
MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions Catalog, Cranbrook Academy of Art (w/ photos) Cranbrook Academy of Art Catalog, Cranbrook Academy of Art (w/ photos)
2001 Wade, Carla, ‘Media Circus’ Phoenix New Times, March 23, 2000 (w/ photos)

AWARDS
2010 Noteworthy Artist/ Juror’s Pick, New American Paintings 2010, Juror: Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum
2002 Joan Mitchell Foundation 2002, MFA Grant Awards in the Visual Arts, Nomination
2001 Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Women’s Committee Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Teaching Assistantship, Cranbrook Academy of Art Painting Department, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1998 Harold Alpert Memorial Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
ASU Regents Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
ASU Award for Excellence in Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1997 J Russel and Bonita Scholarship Endowment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

COLLECTIONS
Neiman Marcus Collection, Houston, Texas
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Collection, Bloomfield HIlls, Michigan
Daimler-Chrysler Permanent Collection, Southfield, Michigan
Nishiumeda Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Irene Hofmann, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wendy Silverman, Birmingham, Michigan