Matthew Sontheimer

Biography

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Matthew Sontheimer earned his BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1992, followed by his MFA at Montana State University in Bozeman.  Sontheimer is now based in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he holds the title of Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Art and Art History. The artist is known for his precisely rendered mixed-media works on paper, which often portray the artist’s private thoughts, struggles, and ideas through imagined dialogues that reveal an intensive process of revising and reworking.

Sontheimer’s work has been shown in institutions throughout the United States, including the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Jones Center for Contemporary Art in Austin; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Exhibitions

Matthew Sontheimer

Traveling Without Moving 
Talley Dunn Gallery
June 15 – August 10, 2019

Matthew Sontheimer

Adaptation 
LUX Center for the Arts
March 1 – March 31, 2019

Matthew Sontheimer

Nebraska Now: Matthew Sontheimer
Museum of Nebraska Art
Kearney, Nebraska
April 8 – July 2, 2017

Matthew Sontheimer

Some Old Gum, Some New Gum, Some Chew Gum
Talley Dunn Gallery
January 15 – March 14, 2015

Videos

Press

Lincoln Journal Star

“Text Crucial to Sontheimer’s ‘Adaptation’ ” 
by L. Kent Wolgamott
March 14, 2019

Dallas Morning News

“Talley Dunn Gallery Offers a Feast with Dual Exhibition” 
by Michael Granberry
January 29, 2015

D Magazine

“Is It Drawing or Writing? Matthew Sontheimer at Talley Dunn” 
by Peter Simek
July 18, 2012