studio, 2018

Matthew Penkala lives and works in Los Angeles. After receiving his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, and his MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Los Angeles, where he is currently a faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design. He has also served as the Visiting Artist in Residence within the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art on an interim basis. 

Mathew has an extensive exhibition history, including shows at California State University Los Angeles, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Western Project in Los Angeles, Lemberg Galley in Detroit, David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, David Bruno Gallery in St. Louis, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, and the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit. He has been exhibited at various art fairs in San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, and Miami.

Work can also be seen on the White Columns Registry (NYC)

His most recent solo show in Los Angeles was reviewed by David Pagel of the Los Angeles Times (link.)