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Biography

Matthew Rodich is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo apprentice, currently living in the Greater Boston Area, but originated from the rural woods of Central Pennsylvania.  He takes inspiration from his Appalachian roots, everyday experiences  in New England, and his research for the “truth” to craft his conceptual and narrative acrylic paintings.  Stylistically, his work is a mix of folk art, symbolism and surrealism, and often focuses on editorial and fine art applications.  Rodich is fascinated with folklore, outlandish conspiracy theories, the paranormal, taxidermy, nautical flags, unusual occurrences  on the subway, and lobsters.  These interests inspire him to craft imaginary characters in absurd and uncanny acrylic paintings.  His work has been displayed in Italy, Los Angeles, and Beverly and Salem, Massachusetts. 

 

Currently, he is crafting a new body of work and apprenticing at Diamond Mind Tattoo.

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Fall 2017- Montserrat College of Art: BFA, Illustration, minor in Creative Writing

 

Exhibtions

2018:

Untitled Solo Exhibition, Gulu-Gulu Café, Salem, MA

2017:

Velvet Matter, 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA

3x3 International Illustration Show, 3x3, Annual No. 14

Montserrat Open House, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

Pigeon Party, Bear Gallery, Beverly, MA

Mutual Endeavors, 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA

Persuade Me: Illustration Theme Show, 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA

Illustration West 55, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2016:

VITERBO: Studiare All’estero, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Beverly, MA

Fantastic Creatures, Bear Gallery, Beverly, MA

Associazione Culturale “Rosa Venerini”, Viterbo, Italy

Montserrat Open House, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA

Cryptid: Illustration Theme Show, 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA