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I depict life frankly and critically, as visual surfaces and interior qualities. Instead of verisimilitude, I strive to discover and capture what is hidden, emphasizing the implicit and the unspoken.

— Matthew Felix Sun

PDF Logo Full Artist Statement and Curriculum Vitae (13 November 2021) in PDF format available for download.

Recent Awards & Recognitions
– Award of Artistic Excellence, Circle Quarterly Art Review Competition to Exhibit at Spectrum Brooklyn with World Wide Art, July 2021
– Honorable Mention Award, Art Room Gallery Competition, May 2021
– Award of Artistic Excellence, Circle Quarterly Art Review Magazine Contest, May 2021
– “Birches” – 1st 2018 ArtSlant Prize Showcase
– “Night Café” won 9th 2017 ArtSlant Showcase Award
– “Procession” – 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase
– “Autumn Impression” – 5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Award
– “The March of Time” – Honorable Mention Award, Fresh Works VII Juried Exhibition, Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton

Recent Publications
– “Cold Mountains“, “Distant Memory“, “Vigor“, “Settlement” – Pomona Valley Review, Issue 15, August 2021
– “Crow“, RipRap Journal, Volume 43, May 2021
– “Evocation“, Artistonish, Issue 9, April 2021
– “Immaculate” – cover art for Your Impossible Voice, Issue 24, April 2021
– “Postscript” – Artistonish, Issue 8, March 2021
– “Whirring” – Artist Portfolio Magazine, 10 Year Anniversary Issue, November 2020
– “Wafting” – The Sonder Review, Issue 11, June 2019
– “Unlikely (Anti-)Heroes as Artists”, Superstition Review, March 2017

Competitions and Juried Shows
– “Skulls and Roses” – remembrance and rebirth (October 1 – November 12, 2021), Art Works Downtown Gallery, San Rafael, CA
“Enigma” – Solo Exhibition (September 3-26, 2021) – Gallerie Valerie, Crockett, CA
– “Textures & Patterns” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, June 2021
Exhibizone – Spring 2021, (June 1 – 30, 2021), Biafarin Online Exhibition
– “Nature” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, May 2021
– “City” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, May 2021
“Portrait” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, May 2021
“Abstract” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, April 2021
“Seasons” – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, March 2021
“Open” Art – Art Room Gallery fourth “Open” Art competition, March 2021
Exhibizone – Winter 2021, (March 10 – April 10, 2021), Biafarin Online Exhibition
Fragments, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Nov. 21 – Dec. 19, 2020
Justice, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Nov. 14 – Dec. 24, 2020
Liberty, Arc Gallery (online), San Francisco, Nov. 10 – Dec. 8, 2018
– Autumn Colors, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, Sep. 15 – Dec. 7, 2018
– Unity, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, June 16 – Oct. 13, 2018
– Summer Jazz, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, June 2 – Sep. 7, 2018
– Color Speaks, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Sep 2017 – Jan 2018
– Traveling the World, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Jun 2016 – Sep 2017
– Fresh Works VII, Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center (Harrington Gallery), May 6 – June 3, 2017
– Heart and Soul, Berkeley Expressions Gallery, Feb. 11 – May 12, 2017
– Pets and Animals, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Sep 2016 – Jan 2017
– Literature and Art, Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Jun-Sep, 2016
– Crowded by Beauty, McGuire Real Estate Gallery, Jun-Oct, 2016
– Life with Pets and Animals, Expressions Gallery, Apr-Jul, 2016
– Into the Future, Expressions Gallery, Jan-Apr 2016
– Our Challenged Planet (Berkeley Expressions Gallery Off Site Show), Arts Passage, Berkeley, Nov 2015-Feb 2016
– Does Color Matter?, Expressions Gallery, Oct 2015-Jan 2016
– The Left Coast, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Sep-Oct 2015
– Today’s Artists Interact with Major Art Movements from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley Expressions Gallery Off Site Show), Arts Passage, Berkeley, Aug-Nov 2015
– Water, Water! Water?, Expressions Gallery, July-Aug 2015
– HOP, SKIP & JUMP, Expressions Gallery, Apr 2015
– The Crow Show – An Homage to the Raven, The Studio Door, Feb 2015
– The Golden Years Group Show, Expressions Gallery, Jan 2015
– 2014 Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Open Exhibition, EAFA Gallery in the Seattle Design Center, Nov, 2014
– Collect! Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser, Berkeley Art Center, Oct, 2014
– Changes: Seasonal, Environmental and Life, Expressions Gallery, Oct, 2014
– “Lake” – “Scapes: Land, Sea and Urban” Juried Exhibition at Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California, November 2011
– “White Dress” – 4th National Juried Show, Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, New York, July 2011
– “Mackerel” – ViewPoint 2009, 41st Annual National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, November 2009
– “White Dress” – ViewPoint 2007, 39th Annual National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, November 2007
– “Interaction” – 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, July 23 – August 26, 2006
– “Self-Portrait, Black & White“- ViewPoint ’01, 33rd Annual Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, Ohio, 2001
– “Piatt Park, Cincinnati, II” – ViewPoint ’97, 2nd National Juried Competition, Cincinnati Art Club, 1997

Selected Shows
Landscape, Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, California, April – August 2011
– “Travel the World”, Artist-Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. ’10
– “Escape to Summer” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, July 2010
– “Wine and Dine” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, May 2010
– “Spring Garden” Theme Exhibit, Artist-Xchange Gallery, SF, March 2010
City Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 03, 2008 – Jan. 31, 2009
Member’s Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, Dec. ’08 – Jan. ’09
– Artist-Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, California, September 2009
– Residential and Student Service Programs Building, University of California, Berkeley , December, 2007-
– Blue Moon Cafe, San Francisco, California, Nov. 2007- Feb. 2008
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Dec. ’07-Jan. ’08, Dec. ’06-Jan. ’07
– Member’s Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Nov. 19 – Dec. 21, 2006
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, August, April ’06 & Dec. 2005
– YMCA Embarcadero, 169 Steuart Street, San Francisco, November 2005
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, February – April 2005
– Artist Xchange Gallery, San Francisco, California, June – September 2004
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, Dec. 2003 & January 2004
– West Side Cafe, Parker @ 9th, Berkeley, California, July 19 – August, 2003
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, California, February & June 2002
– Resurfacing, a San Francisco Arts Revival, Fine Arts du jour, SF, Sep. ’02
– PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. Coporate, San Francisco, July 2002 –
– City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. 2001 – April 2002, July – Dec. 2002
– Espresso Roma (One-man show), Berkeley, California, Aug. 1 – 30, 2001
– Far Leaves Tea House (One-man show), Berkeley, Aug. 16 – Nov. 15, ’00
– Purely Physical Fitness (One-man show), San Francisco, June 18 – Aug. 5, ’00
– Farmhouse Web Company Corporate Building, Oakland, May ’00 – Apr. ’01
– Chow Restaurant (Two-person show), San Francisco, January 5th – April 4th, 2000
– Artizmo Gallery, San Anselmo, California, October 1999 – January 2000
– Associate Member Annual Group Show, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997

Teaching
– Amsterdam Art, Berkeley, California, A Modern Approach to Landscape Painting, December 1 & 8, 2001

Education
– Computer Art Institute, San Francisco, California, Multimedia/Internet Program, 1998-99
– Cincinnati Art Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio, classes in fine and commercial art, 1996-97
– Lilia Obrath, Cincinnati, Ohio, private instruction in oil painting, 1996
– Roland Huston, Cincinnati, Ohio, private instruction in oil painting, 1995

Email
Email Matthew Felix Sun: oatlantis@gmail.com

Phone
415.496.6165

Studio Visit / Commissions
Please call or email for studio visit. Accept commissions.