Matt Glavin Biography

Matt Glavin




Printmaker, painter, sculptor, and illustrator Matt Glavin was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1926. He earned his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in Oakland, CA, and his MFA from Mills College, also in Oakland, in 1960. He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1962 to 1966 and from 1977 to 1983 before relocating to coastal Oregon, where he continues to work. 

Glavin has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad, including France, Japan, and with the traveling International Institute of Experiemental Printmaking show which visited cities thoughout the U.S. from 1975 to 1978. His work is held in the collections of museums such as the California College of the Arts; San Francisco Museum of Art; Oakland Museum of Art; and the City of San Francisco. Corporate collections include: the Container Corp. of American; Westinghouse Copr.; Dewey & Craig, Foster City, CA; the Rucker Company, Oakland, CA; Carroll, Burdick, and McDonough, Oakland, CA; the Bank of California (SF); the Environmental Protection Agency (SF); Boraccia and Assoc., Petaluma, CA; ARCO Chemical Company, Newton Sq., PA; AT&T; Radius; Kaiser Permanente; Homart Development (SF), and the City of Sunnyvale, CA. 

Selected solo exhibitions:
1964: Primus Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1969: Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1975: Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, CA
1976, '77: Smith-Anderson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1980: Source Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 - 1985: Magnolia Editions Press, Oakland, CA
1987, '89, '91, '94, '97: Erickson & Elins Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
1988: Site 311, Pacific Grove, CA

Selected group exhibitions: 
1956, '58, '60, '61, '63, '68: San Francisco Museum of Art (SFMoA), SF 
1957: American Artists, Paris, FR
1959: Richmond Museum, Richmond, CA
1962: Primus Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962: Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, CA
1964: Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1965, '66: Hansen Gallery, SF
1967: California State College, Hayward, CA - "Four Sculptors"
1970: Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1971: Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
1971: University of Cincinnati, Fine Art Collection
1972: Philadelphia Civic Center, PA
1974, '83: Oakland Art Museum - Public Sculpture, Urban Environment
1981, '83: Magnolia Editions Press, Oakland, CA
1982: DeSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
1983: Edna Young Gallery, San Jose, CA
1983: Smith-Anderson Gallery, SF
1986: University of California Printmakers, Walnut Creek, CA
1987: Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
1990: Shidoni Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa FE, NM

A complete list of exhibtions can be found on the artist's webpage.