Matthew Priest

A native of San Antonio, I've lived in San Francisco for over 17 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.

Public mural, Transbay Transit Center, installed August 2018

Choice Words (two-artist show), GearBox Gallery (Oakland, CA), June 2018

In So Many Words (solo show), Curated State pop-up show, March 2018

Serenity: Expressions (McKinley Art Solutions), UCSF Women's Health Center, Jan.-May 2018

Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Galleries (San Rafael, CA), Aug.-Sept. 2017

Juror's Award, "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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acquire the work

Available work is sold in person at various shows as they occur and online through my Etsy shop, and through Saatchi Art, 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.

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