Matthew McConville was born in New York State, the sixth of eight children, he earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Matthew is currently working on paintings that reflect on the nature of male relationships, and behavior of men, and the way people manipulate and perceive the landscape. He received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2002, 2004 and 2006 and was artist in residence at Akasha in Minneapolis Minnesota from 1997-1999. He has exhibited throughout the United States, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Florida Atlantic University and has been showing regularly at art fairs throughout the US. He has been represented by galleries in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland and Pennsylvania and is currently represented by Richard Levy Gallery. He is featured in New American Paintings volume 4, 1995 and Volume 75 in 2008.