Matthew Dennison


About the Artists:

Dennison is well-known throughout the Northwest for the painterly elegance of his vibrant figurative paintings. Gently exploring the interplay between people, animals, and their environment, Dennison stages his cast of imaginary characters in zany interpretations of ordinary surroundings. Dennison's sophisticated sense of color, composition, and texture balance his whimsical narratives and provide paintings that engage the viewer on many levels.



After just one year at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Dennison took his work to the viewing public, showing whenever and wherever he could. Twenty years later, Dennison's exhibitions are always near sellouts. His work is widely held in corporate collections across the Northwest, and he has been a featured artist in New American Paintings, an exhibition in print, with each issue juried by a renown curator from across the United States.









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 2013 Dennison_ArtLtd_July.pdf
 2006 Dennison_SouthwestArt_January.pdf
 2006 Dennison _Oregonian_December.pdf

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Birthplace: Portland, OR