Moonlighting, Curated by Sumru Tekin, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2019
Backstory, Curated by Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans, and David Schutz, Kent Museum, Calais, Vermont, 2018 
Unbound: Vol VIII, Curated by Valerie Carrigan, Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret, Vermont, 2018 
Matthew Monk: Painting as Language, College Hall Gallery, VCFA, 2017
Unbound: Vol VII, Curated by Bill Hanscom, honorable mention, Artistree Gallery, South Pomfret, VT, 2017
Connection: The Art of Coming Together, Curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, VT Arts Council, Montpelier, 2017
Lingerings: Matthew Monk, Farm Project Space, Wellfleet, MA, 2014
SEABA Art Hop, Juried by Pavel Zoubok, Burlington, VT, 2013
Abstractions: Martha Groome and Matthew Monk, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2011
RISD Faculty Biennial Exhibitions, The RISD Museum, 2011, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995
Findings: Matthew Monk, Farm Project Space, Wellfleet, MA, 2010
Matthew Monk + Wendy Seller, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2010
In Others Words, Curated by Susie Nielsen, UMass Amherst, 2008
Four untitled group shows, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL, 2004–2006
Matthew Monk: Recent Paintings, RISD Graphic Design Gallery, Providence, RI, 2005
Reflections: RISD Painting and Sculpture Show, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 2005
Matthew Monk and Irving Haynes, RISD|works Gallery, Providence, RI, 2004
Surfaces, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, FL, 2003
Providence Design House, West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Providence, RI, 2003
WordSpace, Curated by Lucinda Hitchcock, Art Institute of Boston, 2002
RISD MFA Alumni Show, Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, 2001
Virginia Lynch: A Curatorial Retrospective, The Rhode Island Foundation Gallery, Providence, 2000
Untitled group show, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 1999
Marking Time: Papermillennia, Curated by Heather Watkins, Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, 1999             
Drawings, Prints & Paintings, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 1998

Conference Presenter, Graphic Design Educators Conference, Sheffield, UK, 2017
Panel Moderator, AWP Conference, Washington, DC, 2017
Invited Guest Speaker, AIGA Vermont, Burlington, 2014 and 2017
Panelist, AIGA/AIA Vermont Design Week, Burlington, 2016
Invited Guest Lecturer, Under the Influence speaker series, Montpelier, VT, 2016
Invited Guest Lecturer, Columbia College Chicago, Design Department, 2015
Invited Guest Lecturer and Workshop Leader, RISD Graphic Design Department, 2014
Conference Panel Moderator, AIGA Design Educators Conference, Portland, OR, 2014
Invited Guest Lecturer and Workshop Leader, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, 2014
Invited Guest Lecturer, VCFA MFA in Writing Program, 2014
Invited Guest Lecturer and Workshop Leader, RISD Graphic Design Department , 2013
Conference Presenter, Interdisciplinary Arts Conference, VCFA, 2011
Conference Co-author, AIGA Design Educators Conference, NCSU, Raleigh, 2010
Conference Presenter, New Views, London College of Communication London, UK, 2005
Invited Guest Lecturer and Critic, UMass Dartmouth, Graphic Design Department, 2000
Invited Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Graphic Design Department, 1998

Vermont Design Award, AIGA Vermont, 2014
50 Books / 50 Covers, AIGA National, 2006
Book, Jacket and Journal Show, American Association of University Presses, 2006
Biennial Juried Exhibition, AIGA, 2006
Second Prize, American Association of Museums, 2002
First Place, New England Museum Association, 2002
Second Place, New England Museum Association, 2000

Exhibition review in Seven Days Vermont, January 10, 2018
Collage/mixed media work featured in in Vermont Art Guide, Number 5, 2017
Contributor, Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in Design, published by Spector Books, 2017
Collage/mixed media work featured in Hunger Mountain,, 2014
Book design featured in Metropolis magazine, 2003; A+U Magazine, 2003; Architecture magazine, 2002
Poster design featured in Inside/Outside by Malcolm Grear, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993
MFA thesis document published in Spirals 91, published by Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
Poster design featured in Images for Survival by CM Helmkin, published by the Shoshin Society, 1989
Design work featured in Typographic Design by Philip Meggs, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985

Postgig: The Art of the Contemporary Music Poster, Alumni Hall Gallery, VCFA, 2012
Swiss Poster Design: 100+ Posters from 50+ Years, Alumni Hall Gallery, VCFA, 2011

Series of twelve paintings commissioned by Nordstrom Department Stores for display in RI, MD, and VA, 1999

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2017


Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Academic Dean and Chief Academic Officer, 2012–present
Founding Faculty Chair, Graphic Design Program, 2011–12
Faculty Member, Graphic Design Program, 2011–present

Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design Department, Providence, RI
Professor, 2010–12
Associate Professor, 2004–10
Assistant Professor, 1998–2004
Adjunct Faculty Member, 1993–98
Interim Department Head, 2006–07
Visiting Critic, European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, 2002

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Graphic Design Department, Dartmouth, MA
Guest Critic, 1999–2012
Adjunct Faculty Member, 1991–92


Independent Graphic Designer, 1995–present
Clients include Yale University Press, National Gallery of Art, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, DAP/Distributed Arts Publishers, Metropolis Books, University of Pittsburgh Press, Wellesley College, Rhode Island School of Design, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Twyla Tharp Dance, Deutsches Architektur-Museum (Frankfurt), The George Washington University, Providence Public Library, Nonprofit Finance Fund (New York), and the American Heart Association. Projects include books & publications, identity design & stationery systems, posters, and signage systems. 

Senior Graphic Designer, Plus Design Inc., Boston, MA, 1991–95
Clients included Art Gallery of Ontario, Whitney Museum of American Art, Carnegie Institute, The Getty Center, Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College and Rafael Viñoli Architects.

Graphic Designer, The Invisions Group, Washington DC, 1985–89
Clients included Riggs Bank, Marriott Corporation, The Washington Post Companies, Sallie Mae, Datatel, Mobil, and National Gallery of Art.


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, cum laude, 1991
Graduate Award of Excellence I, 1990, Graduate Award of Excellence II, 1991

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Visual Design, cum laude, 1985
Raleigh A. Hunter, Jr. Scholarship for Outstanding Senior in Visual Design, 1985

Brown University, Providence, RI
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Collegiate Teaching Certificate I, 2009

University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy
Studies in Italian Language and History of Art, Summer 1983