Matt Chinian

I am a landscape painter living in Cambridge, NY, with my wife and two daughters. I paint what I see, and Upstate NY has subject in legion. There is the natural beauty of the mountains, rivers, lakes. There are farms, villages, cities and factories. There are stately homes and trailers, churches and gas stations, and I love them all. The light that falls on our world illuminates everything without judgment and can make the ugly beautiful, that beauty is what I seek and want to show you.


Born 1961 Cambridge, Ma.


1988 M.F.A. Sculpture and drawing University of New York at Albany, Albany NY

1984 B.A. Sculpture and painting Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

1979 Newton North High School, Newton, MA

Selected Exhibits

2016 Upstate Artists, Laffer Gallery Schurlerville NY (also 2014)

Amp Galleries, Saratoga Springs NY

Landscapes for Landsake Coila, NY (also 2016, 15, 14 and 13)

Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY

2015 Battenkill Inspired Folk Life Center, Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY

Salem2Salem, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

Saratoga Springs Visitors Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

2014 Salem2Salem, Schloss Salem, Salem Germany

A year in Paint, Salem Community Courthouse, Salem, NY

A year in Paint, Uncommon Grounds, Albany, NY

2013 Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

1987-1996 Concrete World, No B.I.A.S. North Bennington, Vt.

Goodrich Gallery, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

52nd Annual Munson Williams Proctor, Utica, NY

Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Thesis Exhibit Art Gallery S.U.N.Y. Albany, Albany, NY

Adirondack Regional, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

Work Experience

1992-2016 Building restoration contractor, specializing in historic windows, Cambridge, NY

1984-1992 Freelance sculptor, specializing in public sculpture fabrication and installation, Architectural fabrication in fiberglass, and gold leaf, Architectural model making, signs and trade show fabrication.