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THE ART AND DESIGN OF MATTHEW COGLIANESE:

As a Chicago native growing up on Chicago’s south side, I was always inspired by the diversity and culture of the city. From an early age, I’ve always been a creator working in different mediums such as music, architectural drawing and painting. However my first real artistic love or obsession was “Computer graphic design” All elements of this medium have fascinated me, even until this day. Now with over 15 years of professional graphic design work under my belt, I am very thankful and grateful that my life has unfolded the way it has. I love my work and continuously am striving to perfect my craft.

 

MY PHOTOGRAPHY:

I really began shooting in 2009 when a friend showed me an “HDR” photograph instantly sucking me into the world of Digital Photography. I was amazed with how vibrant, detailed and sharp the image was and absolutely had to know how to do that. Within a week or so I bought a my first DSLR (Pentax k20d) and taught myself how to do HDR photographs by bracketing and using adobe bridge. With starting photography early in 2009, I took just over 7,000 pictures experimenting a lot with HDR in that first year, with some 5,000 of those pictures coming from a 2 week 2100 mile road-trip across Italy, Germany, and France. I now try to do at least one trip a year to photograph new material for my artwork.

 

GOALS:

To get my artwork hanging in 50 States, 50 Countries, and 7 Continents

I AM CURRENTLY HANGING OUT IN IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:                                         

Illinois, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Alaska, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Atlanta, Ohio, Utah, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Oklahoma

STATUS: 21/50

COUNTRIES:

USA, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Austria, Australia, Serbia, Netherlands, Poland, India

STATUS: 10/50

CONTINENTS:

Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Australia

STATUS: 5/7

 

NOTABLE PEOPLE WHO OWN MY ARTWORK:

Marc Silverman from ESPN Radio (Chicago)

 

WORK CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY:

TRANSISTOR (in andersonville) 5224 N. Clark (May 2016 - Ongoing)

http://transistorchicago.com/

FORTUNATE DISCOVERIES (Lincoln Park) 1022 W. Armitage (March 2017-Ongoing)

fortunate discoveries

McCarthy Ford in North Riverside

 

 

PAST WORKS DISPLAYED:

ZEN YOGA GARAGE (in bucktown) 1845 N. Milwaukee Ave (April 2016 - March 2017)

http://zenyogagarage.com

CAFE SELMARIE (in lincoln square) 4729 N. Lincoln Ave. (Oct 2016 - Nov 2016)

McGARY-BOWEN  515 N. State Street, 29th Floor (June 2016 - Sept 2016)

http://www.mcgarrybowen.com/en/Offices/Chicago

JANE'S RESTAURANT (in bucktown) 1655 W. Cortland. (10-17-2015 to 08-24-2016)

www.janesrestaurant.com

HOOPIS FINANCIAL

www.hoopisfinancialgroup.com

TRADITIONS (Bar and Grill) 160. N. Franklin St. Chicago IL - from - June 25-August 25 (2015)

CAPI'S ITALIAN KITCHEN (Navy Pier) 700 E. Grand - (2014)

 

PRESS:

2017     VITAMIN T - Interview with VITAMIN T and My Jan. Calendar Download 2017

2016     ADORAMAPIX - Everyday Artist - Matthew Coglianese March 2016

 

 

ART FESTS/SHOWS/GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - April” Spirit, Pittsburgh, PA - April 1

2017     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - February” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL - February 24-25

2017     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - January” Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA - Jan. 13-14

2016     “Bucktown Holiday Art Show”, Chicago, IL - December 10-11

2016     “Uprising Craft Fair”, Blue Island Beer Co., Blue Island, IL - December 4

2016     “Lincoln Square Art Walk”, Chicago, IL - October

2016     “Artoberfest”, Chicago, IL - October 15-16

2016     “Beverly Art Walk”, Chicago, IL - October 1

2016     “West Loop Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - September 17-18

2016     “Lakeview East Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - September 10-11

2016     “Bucktown Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - August 27-28

2016     “Southport Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - July 16-17

2016     “Millenium Park Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - July 8-9-10

2016     “Gold Coast Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - June 18-19

2016     “Wells Street Art Fest”, Chicago, IL - June 11-12

2016     “Spring Art at Oak Brook Mall”, Oak Brook, IL - May 21-22

2016     “May Art Market at Daley Plaza”, Chicago, IL - May 6-7

2016     “Uprising Craft Fair”, Blue Island Brewery, Blue Island, IL - April 3

2016     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - February” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL - February 6-7

2015     “Uprising Craft Fair”, Blue Island Brewery, Blue Island, IL - December 6

2015     “Animals 2015”, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2015     “Beverly Art Walk”, Western Ave.,  Chicago, IL

2015     “Randolph Street Market”, September,  Chicago, IL

2015     “Bucktown Art Fest”, Chicago, IL

2015     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - August” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL

2015     “West Loop Art Fest”, Washington Street between Halsted/Aberdeen,  Chicago, IL

2015     “Southport Art Fest”, 3704-3900 N. Southport,  Chicago, IL

2015     “State of the Art”, Estate Ultra Bar, Chicago, IL

2015     “CityScapes”, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2015     “Echoes of Chicago”, Block 37, Chicago, IL

2015     “Third Annual Competition”, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - February” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL

2014     “Crawlspace Gallery - October, Chicago, IL

2014     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - July” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL

2014     “Photowork 14” Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY

2014     “Dreams: Illusion and Fantasy” Black box Gallery, Portland OR

2014     “Through My Lens” Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville IL

2014     “Trains Competition” Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery,  www.focuspointshape.com

2014     “Wastelands” 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2014     “Evolving Artists Art Competition” Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2014     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show - February” Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL

2013     “Pancakes and Booze Art Show”, Reggie’s Rock House, Chicago, IL

2013     “Digital Photo Contest”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2013     “Mad World” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

2013     “Presidents Show” Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

2013     “Snap to Grid”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013     “First Annual Competition”, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2013     “Evolving Artists Art Competition”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2012     "Emerging Artists" SAE Institute, Chicago, IL

2012     "5th Floor Art Gallery, "Blackstone Hotel" Chicago, IL

2012     “Modular 22”, Studio 22, Berwyn, IL

2012     “Digital Photo Contest”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2011     “Evolving Artists Art Competition”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2011     “Digital Photo Contest”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2010     “Digital Photo Contest”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009     “Evolving Artists Art Competition”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009     “Digital Photo Contest”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009     “Annual Photography Art Show” South Shore Centre For The Arts, Gary, IN

2009     “Summer-scapes Competition” – www.asingularcreation.com

2008     “Evolving Artists Art Competition”, Atrium Gallery Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2003     “Gallery 2003”, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

2017     Yurk Phone Series,  IPAINTMYMIND GALLERY, Chicago IL, April 5

2007     Friends within Art,  Beverly Arts Center, Chicago IL

2004     (Fall) Caterpillar Gallery,  Lewis University, Romeoville IL

2004     (Spring) Caterpillar Gallery,  Lewis University, Romeoville IL

2003     (Fall) Caterpillar Gallery,  Lewis University, Romeoville IL

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2015     Best of, Photographers Forum

2014     Best of, Photographers Forum

2013     Mogul Magazine, Cover Photo - summer issue

2012     Art Takes Times Square, Coffee Table Book

2011     Best of, Photographers Forum

2010     Windows Fine Arts Magazine

2009     Windows Fine Arts Magazine

2009     Best of, Photographers Forum

2009     Razor Monkey Online Magazine

2008     Windows Fine Arts Magazine

2004     Windows Fine Arts Magazine + Cover Design

 

AWARDS / HONORS:

2016     "Outstanding Achievement" Spring Art @ Oak Brook Mall

2016     "Special Merit #2" CityScapes, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2015     "Special Merit" Animals, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2015     "Special Merit #2" CityScapes, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2015     "Special Merit #1" CityScapes, Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.Lightspacetime.com

2014     "2nd Place Photography Award" Trains Competition, Focus Point Shape International Online Art Gallery,  www.focuspointshape.com

2014     “Honorable Mention” Evolving Artists Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2013     “Great Shot Award” September from Viewbug.com Contest Judge

2013     “Staff Favorite”, April, from Viewbug.com

2013     “Thumbs Up Award” March, from Viewbug.com

2013     “Staff Favorite” February, from Viewbug.com

2013     “People’s Choice Award” (Best Digital Art/Graphic Design) - Evolving Artists, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2011     “First Place” Digital Photo Contest, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2011     “People's Choice Award” (Best Abstract) – Digital Photo Contest, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2010     “Curator's Choice Award” Digital Photo Contest, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009     “Honorable Mention” Evolving Artists Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2009     “Grand Prize” (Summerscapes August 2009) – www.asingularcreation.com

2004     “Senior Departmental Award” for Computer Graphic Design, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

2000     “Grand Prize” (Manual Rendering Category) – Chicago Newhouse Architecture Competition, Chicago, IL

1999     “First Prize” (Manual Rendering Category) – Chicago Newhouse Architecture Competition, Chicago, IL

 

EDUCATION:

2004     BFA - Lewis University, Romeoville IL

  SOCIAL MEDIA

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