A native of San Antonio, I've lived in San Francisco for over 15 years and previously lived in New York and Paris. I am deeply committed to city culture both today and through the centuries, especially through the lenses of architecture, music, literature, history, and of course, art. While I appreciate abstraction and distilling to essences, I am especially excited by the richness of complex layering and simultaneous meanings.
I'm an artist, an architect, a singer, a composer, and a hell of a nice guy.
All galleries are in San Francisco, California unless noted otherwise.
Juried show "Bluets", GearBox Gallery (Oakland, CA), August 2017
Grand Prize winner, LA VICTORIA 100th Anniversary art contest, June 2017
Group Show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, June-Sept. 2017
ArtSpan Summer of Love Exhibition, June-Sept. 2017
Group show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, Mar.-May 2017
Group show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, Mar.-Jun. 2017
Group show, Conception Arts, San Francisco, Dec. 2016
Solo show, Roger Baird Gallery, CCSF. Mar.-Apr. 2016
Group show, Art Building, City College San Francisco (CCSF), Nov.-Dec. 2015
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I enjoy sharing my work as it develops on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MatthewPriestFineArt/, and I encourage you to follow. I also blog here from time to time.
acquire the work
Available work is sold in person at various shows as they occur and online through my Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PriestFineArt and through Saatchi Art, https://www.saatchiart.com/matthewpriestfineart. Please let me know if you'd like to make other arrangements. I am happy to work with you on commissions and customization -- please contact me using the form below.