Matthew Sontheimer

Installation Images

Selected Works

Matthew Sontheimer
Town & Country, 2019
Collage and Liquid Paper on paper
8h x 8w inches
Matthew Sontheimer
Esther McCoy Remix (3), 2019
Four part drawing, collage and Liquid Paper on paper
6 3/4 x 8 inches each
Matthew Sontheimer
Miracle Ear, 2019
Collage and Liquid Paper on paper
8h x 6 1/2w inches
Matthew Sontheimer
Folding Space (2), 2017
Ink, liquid paper and collage on paper
8h x 9w inches
Matthew Sontheimer
Name, Date, and Number, 2019
Inkjet print, collage and Liquid Paper on paper
8h x 9w inches


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.


On-site and Individual Works

Matthew Sontheimer

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

Matthew Sontheimer

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


Matthew Sontheimer

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



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