Matthew Denton Burrows was born and raised in Manhattan, NY where he is still based. He received his Bachelors Degree at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where he had the first-ever solo student show. He then went on to The School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan for his Masters in Illustration as Visual Essay.
He chose this path, instead of a Fine Arts Masters, to further improve his ability to tell stories and comment on society through his fine art works. He has done professional illustration, but showing in a gallery setting is his passion. Connecting with people in person about his work is what matters most.
Naturally, the ever changing, high energy organism that is New York City has always been an inspiration first and foremost, but current events, travel, and a general exploration of new experiences and alternative culture fuel his work as well. If a subject is intriguing, fun to draw, complicated, and can allow him to speak his mind visually about our times, then Matthew will find a way to make a work about it, all while maintaining a cohesive style that is all his own.
In addition to his own artistic practice, Matthew is an artistic entrepreneur. He is the project manager and assistant curator of Centre-Fuge Public Art Projects in New York City and is the CEO & Co-Founder of an art production company Dripped On Productions. He has done many murals and live painting events himself, and is deeply imbedded in the local street art scene/culture.
Matthew is fresh off his debut solo show in Brooklyn that was a welcomed success and Matthew was recently named to Paper Magazines list of 9 NY Based Street Artists to Watch Out For & NETWORKA.COM’s list of 10 Street Artists to Watch Out For.