Matt Enger



My artwork has evolved over the years because of my love of paint quality and the contrasting and relative use of colors. My interest in American Culture, including actual history, myth, Hollywood and invented history has always provided inspiration for my work. In my paintings I am always looking for ways to create visual depth and line to enhance the psychedelic pallet I favor.

     My work is a metaphor, which employs historical fact as well as fantasy to explore the daily struggles of people in a crowded, technological, wondrous and many times frustrating society including expansion and even space exploration.

Matt Enger August 2016

My newest work is somewhat abstract with a focus on depth and color. I like to think of paintings as a way to communicate ideas and emotions without words. I am using a technique I have developed over the years that I call cast acrylic on canvas. The result of this is a high gloss surface that resonates with visual depth. Matt Enger has been showing in New York since 1990. 

Matthew G. Enger     973-474-0164     Exsky

B.F.A 1993 -Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma


Solo Exhibitions

2012- Exploding Sky, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, New York

2011- Streets of Glory, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, New York

2010- Enger Brothers, Mindy Wyatt Gallery, New York, New York

2009- Matt and Mark Enger installation, JaJo Gallery, Newark, New Jersey

2007- White Box Gallery, New York, New York

2001- "Installation "Streets of New York”, Catherine Melandrio Flagship Store, New York, New York

2000- "Fort Apache Installation, wallpaper and Paintings" Art Space Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1998- "Solo Exhibit Paintings", Max Fish Gallery, New York, New York

1996- "Solo Installation", Here Art Gallery, New York, New York

1995- "Screen printed Paintings", Jose Frere Gallery, New York, New York

1992- "Solo Exhibit of Paintings", Exploding Sky Gallery, New York, New York

1990- "Installation",  U.L.A.E. Gallery, New York, New York

Group Exhibits

2013 Water, Water…8 Strange Days in the City That Never Sleeps, Kianga Ellis Projects, New York, NY

2001- Group Show, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New york

1993- "Group Show: Paintings" Max Fish Gallery, New York, New York


Awards, Residencies & Scholarships

Robert Rauschenberg




Mirimax Films, Tom Otterness, Kiki Smith, Matt Dillon

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C. 2019 original art matt enger studio

Mark, Right & Matt, left

Mark, Right & Matt, left