Matt Kleberg (b.1985, Kingsville TX) received his BA from the University of Virginia in 2008 and his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Mulherin New York (NY); Schema Projects (NY); Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY); Johansson Projects (CA); Hiram Butler Gallery (TX); and San Antonio Museum of Art. His work has been written about in the New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, WNYC, Painting is Dead, Artsy, Vice, ArtDaily, New American Paintings, and Artillery Magazine. His work is included in public and private collections including the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Kleberg lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

37th Hour, 2017, oil stick on canvas, 72 x 58 inches

 He Who Wakes When the Fever Spikes,2017, oil stick on canvas, 72 x 58 inches

Waylon's Prism,2017, oil stick on canvas, 76 x 58 inches

Big Star Falling, 2017, acrylic and oil stick on canvas,100 x 78 inches

Matt Kleberg


Pratt Institute, MFA 2015

University of Virginia,  BA Studio Art, 2008



2018 (Upcoming) Matt Kleberg, Old Jail Art Center, Albany TX

2017 (Upcoming 12/17) Works On Paper, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

(Upcoming 9/17) Pregnant Pause, Mulherin Gallery, New York

Knock-Kneed and Bow-Legged (Matt Kleberg and Woody De Othello), 

Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Through Sunset Into the Raccoon Night (two person), Metcalf Gallery, 

Taylor University, IN

2016 Caterwauler, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

Hankerings, (concurrent), Mulherin Gallery, LES, New York

Hankerings, (concurrent), Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York

Verging On, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, New York

2015 Coming Close, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

From Beyond the Wood, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York

2014 Matt Kleberg and Caroline Larsen (two person), The Gallery at Lakeside, Morris Ct

2013 This Time That Place (two person), McIntire School of Commerce, 

University of Virginia

Clouds and Veils: New paintings and works on paper (solo),  The Garage, Charlottesville

Behind Pillars of Smoke (solo), New City Arts WVTF Gallery, Charlottesville

2012 In the Cloud, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio Tx

In All the Vast and Lonely Reaches (two-person), The Garage, Charlottesville

Canciones de Mi Padre (solo), Sarah Smith Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

2011 Ordinary Time (solo), JohnSarahJohn, Charlottesville

2010 Confluent Opening: Matt Kleberg (solo), Confluent Gallery (grand opening), Sperryville, Va

2010 No Ordinary People (solo), The Garage Gallery, Charlottesville

2008   And Also With You (solo), Off-Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville



2017 APERTURES: Eric Aho, Jack Davidson, Mark Flood, Bill Jacobson, Matt Kleberg, Kate Shepherd, Brooke Stroud, James Turrell, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

Summer Invitational, Edward Thorp Gallery, NYC

SAY YES, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit MI, curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline

Twenty by Sixteen Biennial, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, curated by Geoffrey Young

Object Lab, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA

2016 VERB LIST, E. Tay Gallery, New York

PPP: Painters Painting on Paper, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, New York

Artstormer, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN

Horizon, Horizontal, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

Paper Paris, Schema Projects (Brooklyn), Paris

Dallas Art Fair, Morgan Lehman Gallery

2015 Matt Kleberg, Alex Bierk, Kris Knight, booth with Mulherin, Untitled Art fair, 


Sketchbook: Russell Tyler, Matt Kleberg, Shara Hughes, Austin Eddy,  Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

The Emperor of Ice Cream, Cindy Rucker Gallery, LES, New York

Matt Kleberg: Paintings, King’s College, New York

Ecstatic Prismatic (three-person), Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

Mercury Rising, Mulherin, LES, New York

Signs of Life: in and out of time and place, Pierogi Gallery Boiler Room, Brooklyn curated by Sara Reisman, artistic director of Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

Double Baked, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York

Middle States and NASAD 10-Year Accreditation Exhibition, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute

President’s Office show, Pratt Institute, New York, curated by Ryan Mrozowski

2014 New Student Showcase, Steuben Galleries,Pratt Institute, New York

2012 Pop-Up Show (three-person), Canal Street Gallery, Houston Tx, curated by 

Illa Steen Gaunt

Virginia Painters, Capital One Headquarters, Richmond Va

LIKENESS, The Athenaeum, Alexandria Va, curated by Twig Murray

Protagonist, Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, Charlottesville

2011 Contemporary Portraiture, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Riverviews Artspace, 

Lynchburg Va

New Members Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

2010 There’s No Place Like Home, The Haven, Charlottesville

Feast: A New City Arts Group Show, Radio IQ Studio Gallery, Charlottesville

McGuffey Summer Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

Center for The Study of The End of Things, Charlottesville



2017 Emporium-S, “Matt Kleberg and Woody De Othello” http://emporium-s. com/matt-kleberg-woody-de-othello-knock-kneed-and-bow-legged-jo- hansson-projects/#more-48187

Artillery Magazine, Barbara Morris, “Othello/Kleberg”

Visual Art Source, DeWitt Cheng, “Editors Pick: Matt Kleberg and Woody De Othello” cID=17&aID=3994

New American Paintings, MFA Annual 2017, issue #129, juror Elizabeth Sherman,

2016 New American Paintings, Andrew Katz, “Scenes From Untitled Art Fair 2016”

Alex Bacon, “Matt Kleberg: Caterwauler”, catalogue essay

New York Times, Roberta Smith, “The Lower East Side as Petri Dish” the-new-hot-spot.html?_r=0

Brooklyn Rail, Jonathan Goodman, “Artseen: Matt Kleberg”

Painting is Dead, Scott Robinson, “Hankerings”

Houston Chronicle, Molly Glentzer,

entertainment/article/Matt-Kleberg-King-Ranch-descendant-goes- rogue-8660246.php#photo-10680759

New American Paintings, Arthur Peña, “Painting Picks from Dallas Art Fair”

Brooklyn Magazine, Laura Itzkowitz, “How Did the Wythe Hotel Become an Incubator for Artists?” hotel-art-artists/

2015 Artsy,  Alexxa Gotthardt, “50 Must-See Artworks at NADA, PULSE, 

UNTITLED and Art Miami” rial-50-must-see-artworks-from-miami-s-satellite-fairs

Painting is Dead, “Matt Phillips with Matt Kleberg”,

Vice, Nick Gazin, “All the Beautiful, Expensive, and Corny Art I Saw at Art Basel This Year” ping-wet-mess-but-it-was-still-pretty-good 

ArtDaily, “Untitled, Miami Beach, 2015 raises the bar” news/83563/Untitled--Miami-Beach--2015-raises-the-bar-with-in- creased-attendance-and-robust-sales#.VsTwcbSGxFJ

Joanne Mattera Art Blog, “Fair Fetched” http://joannemattera.blogspot. com/2015/12/fair-fetched-some-paintings.html

WNYC,  Lee Hernandez, “The Bible and Pakistan in a Brooklyn Gallery” diverse-backgrounds/

2012 ArtStormer Blog, Betsy Wills, “Range Rover: paintings by Matt Kleberg” http://

C-Ville,  Sarah Sargent, “Chroma Celebrates the Human Form” man_form/?z_Issue_

2011 Artnosh, Sarah Sargent, “Matt Kleberg”

C-Ville, Peter Barnes, “Disparate Times”, views/Disparate_times/?z_Issue_ID=11801208113190199

The Hook, Laura Parsons, “Exercises in Contrasts” berg-provides-color-commentary

The Hook, Laura Parsons, “Different Strokes: McGuffey showcases new members”


ArtStormer Blog, Betsy Wills, “Magicicada: paintings by Matt Kleberg”, http://

C-ville,  Peter Barnes, “Fresh Paint”, cat=1990812060534937&ShowArticle

2010 The Hook, Laura Parsons, “April First Friday: No excuses edition” http://www.

Cville Niche Magazine, Ann Mahone, “Portrait Artist: Matt Kleberg”



New American Paintings MFA Annual, 2017

Vermont Studio Center, Fall 2015



Visiting Artist Lecture, Sarah Lawrence College, March 2017

Visiting Artist Lecture, Kings College, NYC, April 2016

Visiting Lecturer and Masterclass Faculty, Ah Haa School, Telluride, Feb. 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Virginia, Dec. 2015. 

Interview with Clare Grill, Painting Is Dead,



Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Williams College Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art