contemporary art salon

Assistant Professor of Art - Department of Visual Arts

Weber State University

2001 University Circle

Ogden, UT 84408-2001

Office: 801-626-7270 / Mobile: 801-388-0021


Represented by Beaux-art des Ameriques, Montreal, Quebec 


2003-2005 Indiana University, Bloomington

            Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts

            Master of Fine Arts- Painting, 2005

            Associate Instructor, School of Fine Arts, 2004-2005

1994-1997 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

            Painting and Drawing Certificate, 1997

1997  Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, Klasse Kuno Gonschior

            Chosen for International Exchange Program

1990-1993 Columbia College Chicago 

            Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honors, Photography and Printmaking, 1993 

Selected Exhibitions

(* Indicates solo exhibition) 

2009  Governor’s Island Art Fair, Governor’s Island, New York Harbor, New York

          Open City, New York Studio School 2009 Alumni Exhibition, Juror: Sean Scully, New   York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York

            The Truth of Abstraction, Patrick Moore Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

            Utah TiesJuror: Shane McAdams, Associate Director, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York,    Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah

            *New Allegory, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah

            *Matthew Choberka, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah   

2008  Small Works Exhibition, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger Fine Art of the Americas,    Montreal, Quebec 

            Coming to Terms with Life, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger Fine Art of the Americas,    Montreal, Quebec

            One Day, Barry Gealt, with selected works by Matthew Ballou, Matthew Choberka,    Jennifer Meanley, Rachael Pease, and Eva Speer, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana 

2007  *Matthew Choberka, Raid FC, Los Angeles, Californian

            Bombay Dreams, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

            PostModern Utah, Curated by Jim Edwards, Salt Lake Art Center, Utah

            Evidence: Matthew Choberka, Monika del Bosque, Larry Clarkson, and Jen Morris,    Dee Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah  

2006  Faculty Exhibition, Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

            Holiday Group Exhibition, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

            Seekers and Visions, Gallery 181, Lawrence, Massachusetts

            Eclipse: The Hidden Light, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts  

2005  Faculty ExhibitionShaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

          Recent WorkThesis Exhibition, Sofa Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington

          Printmaking ExhibitionFuller Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington

          Painting Exhibition, MFA Painters, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington 

2004  Big Ten Conference Graduate Student Fine Art ExhibitPark Ridge,  Illinois

          Painting ExhibitionMFA PaintersFuller Gallery, Indiana  University, Bloomington

          Drawing Exhibition, MFA Painters, Fuller Gallery, Indiana  University, Bloomington

          Group Exhibition, MFA Painters, SOFA Gallery, Indiana University,  Bloomington

            Cream, Curated by Nan Brewer, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis 

2003  ArtWork IV, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

            Group Landscape ExhibitionADM Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2001  Staff Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

          Summer in the City, Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, Michigan

          Re-Painting Church's Territory, Olana, Hudson, New York                     

2000  Substance, Neoimages Gallery, New York

            Annual Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Irving Sandler, New York Studio School, New    York

          Staff Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

          Look Here II, Tomas Jelf Gallery, New York 

    1999  Look HereTomas Jelf GalleryNew York

          Salon ExhibitionProtaSpace, Brooklyn, New York

          Annual National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York

            Depiction, Curator Graham Nickson, First Street Gallery, New York

            Staff Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

1998  Absolut Secret, McKee Gallery, New York 

1997  Matthew Choberka, Dan Gabay and Goro Kadoi, New York Studio School, New York

            Annual Merit and Scholarship Award Exhibition, New York Studio School, New York 

Selected Collections 

          Laurel Berge   Corrales, New Mexico

          Larry and Joy Clarkson  Salt Lake City, Utah

          Jan Cowles   New York, New York

            Michael and Sarah Dixon  Atlanta, Georgia

            Roger Fife   Boone, North Carolina

            Marvin Hayes   New York, New York

            Jared and Nancy Latimer  Spring City, Utah

            Carleen and Daniel Murdock Pelham, New York

            Ann Marie Nevine  New York, New York

            Graham Nickson  New York, New York

            Julia Samartini   South Kent, Connecticut

            John Strate-Hootman  Chicago, Illinois 


            Hemingway New Faculty Grant, Weber State University, 2007 

            Crystal Crest Faculty Award Nomination, Weber State University, 2007   

            Weber Writes, Academic Writing Grant, Weber State University, 2006 

            Crystal Crest Faculty Award Nomination, Weber State University, 2006   

            Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship Nomination, 2005 

      Indiana University SOFA/Overseas Studies Program Instructorship, Florence, Italy, 2005 

          Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination, 2004 

            Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship, 2003-2004 

            Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2004 

      Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2003 

      New York Studio School, Gottlieb Scholarship, 1996-1997


          New York Studio School, Seligman von Simson Scholarship, 1995-1996 

Teaching Experience 

2005-Present Assistant Professor of Art – 2D, Department of Visual Arts, Weber State University 

            Courses taught: Art in Italy: Venice (Drawing/Contemporary Art)

                        Figure Drawing

                        Figure Painting

                        Bachelor of Fine Arts Seminar

                        Painting I, III, III

                        Drawing I

                        Orientation to Visual Studies

                        Foundations 2-Dimensional Design

                        Independent Study in Painting

                        Professional Experience- Teaching Assistantship 

2004-2005 Associate Instructor- Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts

            Indiana University 

      Advanced Drawing, School of Fine Arts Overseas Study Program, Florence, Italy, 2005

      Instructed advanced studio students in on-site drawing in Florence and other cities. 

      Senior MFA SeminarCritical Issues Reading Group

      Originated and organized an Art Theory reading group as part of MFA seminar. 

            F102 Fundamental Studio Color/Design, 2004-2005

      Instruct undergraduates in the Fundamentals curriculum in the principles and practices of 2-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Introductory Painting. 

          S301/S401 Drawing II/ Drawing III, Summer Session 2004

      Instructed advanced undergraduates in issues and practices in perceptual and imaginative drawing, with an emphasis on the human figure. 

1997 - 2002 Research Associate- Department of Drawings and Prints

            Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

      Managed the department's Drawings Study Room, and led classes ranging from the high school to graduate level in the study of works from the collection; Consulted with studio and art-history professors in utilizing the drawings collection for teaching purposes; Assisted departmental curators in the planning and design of exhibitions of drawings and prints; Mounted, framed, and installed exhibitions of works on paper in coordination with curators and designers; Prepared drawings for loan to institutions both foreign and domestic, and acted as courier to supervise installation of loaned works. 

1993  Teaching Assistant

            Gallery 37, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, Illinois

      Assisted printmaking professors in a summer arts education program for Chicago high school students; Organized exhibition of student works for viewing and purchase; Led student groups on tours of modern art galleries in the Art Institute of Chicago. 


2009  Abstract Realism: Exhibits by Matthew Choberka at CUAC and Finch Lane, essay    by Geoff Wichert, 15 Bytes Artists of Utah, March 

2007  Post-Modern Utah, catalog Essay by Jim Edwards, Salt Lake Art Center, Utah 

            Creation of the Impossible: On Formal Invention in Contemporary Painting, critical    essay 

  1.         MFA 2005, with essay by Tom Rhea, Indiana University, Bloomington
          IU MFA Grads Scramble for Teaching Jobs, Tom Rhea, Indiana Hoosier Times  Bloomington, Indiana 

      2000 Re-Painting Church’s Territory, The New York Studio School Celebrates Olana and The Hudson River Landscape, Hudson, New York 

Art-Related Activities 

2009  Artist talk, Snow College Visitng Artist Series, Ephraim, Utah 

2008  Artist talk and studio visits/critiques, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

2007  Creation of the Impossible: On Formal Invention in Contemporary Painting,     public talk at Salt Lake Art Center, Utah 

            Host, The Gilded Painter, Television Pilot/Art Project Created by Painter Caleb     Weintraub, WTIU Television, Bloomington Indiana 

2004-2005 Treasurer, Fine Art Graduate Association, Indiana University 

2002-2004 Member, College Art Association 

2001  Travel to Italy, France, and Spain 

2000  Travel to Italy, Spain, United Kingdom 

1999  Travel to France, Italy 

1998  Travel to France 

1997  Travel to Germany, Italy 

    1. Studio Assistant, Graham Nickson, New York
Professional Affiliation 

2004-Present College Art Association