Monmouth University

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Vincent DiMattio / 50

A retrospective of work by Vincent DiMattio celebrating his 50 years as a professor in Monmouth University’s Department of Art & Design. Professor DiMattio earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University and his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art. He joined the University’s faculty in 1968 where he served as the department chair for 13 years and as gallery director for more than 20 years. He was largely responsible for starting the gallery program at Monmouth University. He has shown his work internationally in Madrid, Spain; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Pueblo, Mexico. He has also exhibited throughout the United States, and at both the Newark and Trenton Museums. In 1999, his 30 year Monmouth University Retrospective Exhibition, comprising nearly 200 pieces, was shown on campus with selections from the show serving as his first New York City retrospective at the Susan Berke Gallery.

In 2004, he co-authored the book, The Drawings and Watercolors of Lewis Mumford with his colleague Professor Kenneth Stunkel published by the prestigious Edwin Melon Press. In 2005, he received a grant from the Liquitex Paint Company for the completion of over 60 “tube paintings” which led to a major exhibition at Brookdale Community College. Besides being named distinguished professor in 2013, he was also honored to have an art scholarship established in his name and having the art gallery in Rechnitz Hall named the DiMattio Gallery.

https://www.vincentdimattio.com

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 14, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Box Office: 732.263.6889

Sep04, 2018

Dec07, 2018

Pollak Gallery: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 7 PM Sat & Sun 10 AM - 4 PM Ice House & DiMattio Gallery: Mon - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM Sat & Sun 10 AM - 4 PM
Free and open to the public

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