Matthew Giuffrida

Biographic Sketch

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Lived in Washington DC and suburban Maryland through High School

Graduated from John Carroll High School in Washington, DC

Attended the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. Graduated with a BS degree

Staffed and taught elementary school in Alexandria, LA as part of a unique poverty/education program that was initiated and staffed by recent graduates from the University of Scranton

Enrolled in the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Studied with Joan Brown, George Loyd, Alan Scarritt and Howard Foote

Attended San Francisco Art Institute in 1972 on scholarship and studied independently with Julius Hatofsky and William Scharf

1985-1987 – Moved to Rome, Italy to pursue painting

1987 – Moved to New York City. Exhibited at the Stephen Rosenberg and Eric Stark Galleries

1989 – Taught advanced painting and drawing as a visiting artist at San Francisco Art Institute

1991 – Returned to San Francisco. Painted and lived in a studio in Hayes Valley

1994 – Moved into a large loft studio, Sausalito, CA

2001 – Moved to Windham, CT. Marriage to Mary Mitchell. Painted and restored an 18th century colonial home

2005 – Moved to Vallejo, CA.

Exhibitions and Collections

Previously Represented by:

Stephen Rosenberg Gallery – 115 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Ruth Bachofner Gallery – 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Eric Stark Gallery – New York, NY
Paula Anglime Gallery – 14 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
d.p. Fong Galleries – San Jose, CA

Group Exhibitions – Selected

September to November, 2008 – “Consider the Source”
Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA

June 15 to July 30, 2006 – “Homage to Julius”
Evolving Art Gallery, Vallejo, CA

August 3 to October 10, 1994 – “Six Italian-American Artists”
Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco

Solo Exhibitions

October 10 to November 4, 2017 – “Spirits Returned”
Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, California

August 3 to September 7, 2017 – “Ricordanzi Italiani”
Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, California

January 2 to March 12, 2016 – “Spirits known and Unknown”
425 Market Street, San Francisco

January 3 to March 13, 2015 – “Angels, Demons, and Other Mythical Creatures”
50 Fremont Street, San Francisco

January 5 to March 16, 2013 – “Inner Places/Outer Spaces”
555 California Street Concourse Gallery, San Francisco

March 18 to March 25, 2013 – “Doodles and Other Work on Paper”
Terroir Gallery, San Franciso

February to May, 2012 – “Trionfi”
One Sansome Street, San Francisco

December to March, 2011 – Large Paintings Retrospective
555 California Street, San Francisco

November 5 to October 18, 2009 – “Other Spaces”
Small Paintings 1997 to 2009, The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco

October 2008 – “Other Spaces”
The Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco

1999 – “Expressions of Italy” – four large scale paintings
45 Fremont Street, San Francisco

1999 – “Segmenti Series”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco

1995 – “Recent Work”
DP Fong Galleries, San Jose

1993 – “Gregoriana Series”
De Vera Gallery, San Francisco

1992 – “Imagini D’Italia, Watercolors of Rome and Tuscany”
Studio Disegni, San Francisco

1986 – “Orti Series”
Galleria Della Pace, Rome, Italy

1983 – “Interiors”
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

1981 – “Unit Structures”
South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco

Numerous Private and Public Collections, Including:

Crocker Bank, San Francisco
AT & T, San Francisco
Dymo Industries International, San Francisco
Daniel Berko, Esq., San Francisco
National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, D.C.
Michael and Linda Mewshaw, London, England
Anthony Kornarens, Esq., Los Angeles
Daniella Faggoli, San Francisco
Jody and Elisabetta Puglisi, Palo Alto, CA