Education

Master of Fine Arts,  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2011

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, 2005

Temple University Rome - 2003

Selected Exhibitions

2016          Strange Landscapes, Arlington Art Center, Arlington VA

                  Matthew Colaizzo and Ron Rumford, Allen Lane Arts Center, Philadelphia, Penna.

                  Personal Space. Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

2015          Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn. International Print Center, New York, NY

                  Printmaking Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Locality (Solo Exhibition), Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Explorer in his Wildernis: Woodcuts, C. R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

2014           Visions in Print, The Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Penna.

                   Making our Mark: Philadelphia Printmakers, The Avenue Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Matthew Colaizzo, Samantha Mitchell, & Kristin Apple, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2013           In Liquid Member Show, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

Arts and Re-creation, Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Penna.

Five to Watch, Avery Gallery, Bryn Mawr, Penna.

                   Woodcuts and Woodblocks, Print and Pictures Dept., The Free Library of Philadelphia, Penna.

2012            Honoring the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Artist House, Philadelphia, Penna.

 Visions of Loren Eiseley, The Traction Company, Philadelphia, Penna.

Second State Press, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

 New Prints 2011/Autumn, Visual Arts Center at University of Texas, Austin, TX.

2011            Wish You Were There, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, Penna.

                    New Prints 2011/Autumn , International Print Center, New York, NY.

                    PAINT! Emerging Philadelphia Artists,  Main Line Art Center, Haverford, Penna.

                   Promises of Greatness, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Fellowship Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

2010           Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania,  Harrisburg, Penna.

                   Juried Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Works on Paper Rejects, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, Penna.

2009           Love, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, Penna.

                   Children’s Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Penna.

                    Next Generation, AFA Gallery, Scranton, Penna.

                    Synthesis, Marquis Gallery, Scranton, Penna.

2008            Marywood University, Scranton, Penna.

2007            Art of the Railroad, Free Jade Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

                    Photo Reference, Group Show, Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

                    Group Exhibition, Mulberry Studio, Lancaster,  Penna.

2006            Fairmount Arts Craw, The Crooked Frame Gallery, Philadelphia, Penna.

2005            BFA Thesis Exhibition, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Penna.

2004            Juried Exhibition, Temple University – Rome, Italy

Reviews

The Washington Post, "Strange Landscapes" Explores Garden of Unearthly Delights" (View Here)

Title Magazine, Personal Space (View Here)

Title Magazine, Near and Far: Locality at Napoleon (View Here)

The Art Blog, Matthew Colaizzo’s Locality at Napoleon (View Here)

Knight Arts, The Raw yet Refined Reflections of Matthew Colaizzo (View Here)

The Scranton Times-Tribune, April 20, 2009, “Next Generation on Display”

The Philadelphia Inquire, June 10, 2010, “Pennsylvania Art of the State”

The Philadelphia Inquire, May 12, 2011, “Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Student Exhibition”

The Philadelphia Inquire, October 12, 2011, “Promise of Greatness: Young Philadelphia Artists"

The Philadelphia Inquire, November 11, 2011, “At Main Line, Artist’s of Obvious Energy”

The Broad Street Review, November 26, 2012, “The Academy’s Allstars”

Publications

Radar Poerty, April 2014, Issue #2

Leaf Litter, Issue #2, January 2012

Printeresting.com, Novemner 2011

The Philadelphia Inquire, October 15, 2011

Permanent Collections

Print and Pictures Department,  The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Penna.

Second State Press, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The Huber Breaker Preservation Society, Ashley, Pennsylvania

Various Private Collections

Teaching

The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College

          Instructor: Printmaking various levels, (2014-present);

                           Introduction to Drawing, (2014-Present);

                           2D Design (2015

          Lecturer:   Introduction to Visual Arts (2014)

Tyler School of Art at Temple University

          Instructor: 3D Foundations (2015-present)

                           Introduction to Visual Language - Design (2016)    

Burlington County College

            Lecturer: Introduction to Art (2014)

Instructor, Relief PrintingTeen Lounge Workshop at Fleisher Art Memorial, October 2013

Instructor, Introduction to Woodblock PrintingSecond State Press, Philadelphia, Penna. 

Graduate Assistant, Daniel Miller, Introduction to Woodcut & Intermediate and Advanced Woodcut, 2010 – 2011

Graduate Assistant, Ron Wyffles, Intermediate & Advanced Lithography, 2010

Substitute Teacher, Various Classes, Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Penna.  2010 - Present

Professional Experience

Fine Art Picture Framer, self employed, 2011 – Present

Artist Assistant and Picture Framer Laurence Salzmann, Photographer, 2009 – 2011

Artist Assistant for Pamela Parsons, Painter, 2008 – 2009

Picture Framer, Giant Steps Picture Framing, Philadelphia, Penna. 2008

Awards and Residencies

Fob Holder Program, Second State Press, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Penna. 2014         

Artist in Resident, Signal Fire, Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon, 2011

Academy MFA Scholarship, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

MFA Merit Scholarship, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Cretella Scholarship, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Fellowship Honorable Mention, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts