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Born in South Florida in 1987.

Graduated from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2006.

Solo Shows

2017 Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade, FL
2015 Creative Center for Education, Northwood, FL
2012 Palm Beach Modern Auctions, West Palm Beach, FL
2011 Objects in the Loft, West Palm Beach, FL
2010 Around The Edge, West Palm Beach, FL
2008 Present Global Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2007 Art Basel, Miami, FL
2007 Donna Tribby Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2007 Donna Tribby Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2006 Victoria House, West Palm Beach, FL
2006 DTFA CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL
2006 Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL
2006 DTFA CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL
2005 Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts

Group Shows

2015 Brewhouse Gallery, Lake Park, FL
2014 Brewhouse Gallery, Lake Park, FL
2014 Objects20c, West Palm Beach, FL
2008 Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, Lakeworth, FL
2006 DTFA CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL
2005 Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
2004 Govenors Club, West Palm Beach, FL
2003 Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL

Press

Art in America Magazine
Painted live on ABC Local Morning Show
Featured on Fox & CBS News
Palm Beach Society
Palm Beach Illustrated (3 issues)
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach Daily News
New Times Broward
Closer Magazine
New York Real Estate News
Jose Lambiet’s Page 2

“Godwin, a 27-year old South Florida native, met success early on. A local gallery sold over 50 of his paintings while he was attending senior year at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. The resulting attention enabled him to immediately pursue a career in the arts. He has now been exhibiting work in galleries for nearly a decade. Godwin has been featured in a variety of publications, including Art in America. His bright and whimsical paintings are now collected internationally.”
– Palm Beach Society Magazine

“Matt Godwin’s new series of works demonstrates without a doubt that the author behind the art is one of the most singularly unique artists within our community, who continues to produce provocative, mysterious and charming pictures that are immediately recognizable by their idiosyncratic, witty style and inventiveness.”
– Bruce Helander (Artist / Writer / Huffington Post)

“Observers have compared Godwin’s paintings to the work of a number of artists and movements — German Expressionism, Dubuffet, Basquiat, even the avantgarde cartoonist R. Crumb. Indeed, his figures often have a cartoonish quality, but there’s sophistication in the way he handles paint and color.”
– Gary Schwan, Art Critic (The Palm Beach Post)

“Tribby’s featured artist, Matt Godwin, is a prime example of the effects of contemporary art fever. Just 19, he graduated from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach last year. According to Tribby, his work, which recalls the primitive graphic art of Jean Dubuffet and Jean-Michel Basquiat, has been fought over by collectors since Tribby began representing him in Januarry 2006. “Frankly, as soon as I put it up, it sells,” she said.”
– Palm Beach Daily News / The Shiny Sheet, 2007 (Vol. 111, No. 248)