Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matthew Bourbon earned separate undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Davis. Relocating to New York City, he took his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Since then, his art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. A selection of group exhibitions include: Death of a Propane Salesman, Anxiety and the Texas Artist, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth Texas; Red Velvet, Rudolph Projects/Art Scan Gallery, Houston Texas; ArtExpo 2005, Salone d’Arte Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy; London Biennale 2004, Gallery 32, London, England; New American Talent 19, Arthouse-Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas and New York Arts Gallery, Drawing Conclusions II, New York, New York. Past solo exhibitions include Our Splendid Defeat, Rudolph Blume Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Crass, Cruel and Uncouth, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas; The Artist’s Eye, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Texas and True Fictions, Studio 107, Austin, Texas. Bourbon is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design. He is also an active art critic and has contributed to Art Forum Online, Flash Art, ArtNews, New York Arts Magazine, Art Lies, Glasstire and KERA Art and Seek.