matt nighswander          info @ mattnighswander . com



Represented by:
Room8 Sao Paulo, Brazil

A Field Guide to the North American Family an illustrated novella by Garth Risk Halberg, Aug. 2007,
scheduled for re-publication in 2017
New York Times International edition and Lens Blog, article on Hurricane Sandy exhibition, Oct. 2013
Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7 A book published annually by the Center for Fine Art Photography, 2014
Shots #131 Spring 2016 Shots #96 Summer 2007 Shots #90 Winter 2005
Petty Thieves #5 A zine produced by Empty Stretch, 2014 Cover and article photos, 2013-2016
Photon: The Photovoltaic Magazine Cover and inside article photos, 2011-2012
Silver Eye Center for Photography New Works Gallery Online, June - Aug. 2011 and April-June 2009
Superior Donuts Cover photo for play by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize- winning author Tracy Letts,
TCG publishers, Fall 2010
Photobook NYC
Grand Prize Winner in PDN-branded special edition book celebrating the images that capture true NYC experiences, Oct. 2010
52 Editions An online gallery curated by Arnaud Gregori that presents a new original photograph for sale each week, July 2009
Cause & Effect Magazine Belize & Guatemala photo essay, July 2008
The Sun Literary & arts magazine, Nov. 2007 (cover), Jan. 2006, Jan. and Aug. 2005, Dec. 2002
Adbusters #73 Sept./Oct. 2007
Adbusters #68, "Apocalypse Soon"
Nov./Dec. 2006
Adbusters #63, "Big Ideas of 2005" (2-page spread) Jan. 2006
The Photo Review 2007 & 2005 Competition issues
Hair Trigger 29 A Story Workshop Anthology, Columbia College Chicago, cover and inside essay, 2007
Photo District News Promotion for PDNedu Student Photo Contest, Oct. & Nov. 2006
Screen Magazine Profile, Aug. 2006
British Journal of Photography June 2006
Architectural Record Portrait of NEA director of design, Oct. 1999
Vincent Astor Foundation Final report, commissioned for 18 photos, Oct. 1998


Center For Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, Colo.
"Dark Country Road" solo exhibition, Jan. 2015
"Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7," Juror: Alexa Becker, the acquisitions editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, June - July 2014
"The Urban Landscape," Juror: Julia Dolan, Nov. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2013
"International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography," Juror: Hossein Farmani, Oct. 2008
"Planes, Trains & Automobiles," Juror: Andrew Darlow, Feb. 2008
"After Dark," Juror: Robert Lyons, March 2006
"On The Road," Juror: Karen vonMeenen, Feb. 2006 (Honorable Mention in Best of Show competition)
Photographic Center Northwest Seattle "Punctum," 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum, Nov. 12 - Dec. 20, 2015
Museum of the City of New York Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, October 2013 - April 2014
Perspective Gallery Evanston, Ill.
LENS 2011, Juror: Natasha Egan, Associate Director & Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, March 2011
Pictura Gallery Bloomington, Ind.
Two-person show of 'chicagoland' and Bill Guy's 'Finding Walden,' June - July 2010
Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester, Mass.
15th Annual Juried Show, Juror: Joerg Colberg, Editor, Conscientious
June 30 - Aug. 29, 2010
14th Annual Juried Show, Juror: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
June 5 - Aug. 31, 2008
Art of Photography Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego
An international competition and exhibition of photographic art, Juror: Charlotte Cotton, curator and head of the Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Aug. 29 - Nov. 1, 2009
Art in Motion River East Arts Center, Chicago
Sponsored by Nokia & Gen Art
May 7, 2008
Gallery Bar
"A Field Guide to the North American Family: The Exhibition," Dec. 6-Jan. 2, 2008, curated by Humble Arts Foundation in collaboration with Mark Batty Publishers, New York
Orleans St. Gallery
"ChicagoLANDscape," July 7-Sept. 8, 2007, St. Charles, Ill.
Humble Media
"New in Town: pinned up," Dec. 2006, New York
Jen Bekman Gallery
"Hey, Hot Shot" juried competition, Sept. 2006, New York
Photo District News
Nominee, PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2006
Outdoor Wall Art

Photo selected by Outdoor Wall Art committee (Columbia College) for banner (approx. 20' x 30') to hang on 33 E. Congress St., Sept. 2006, Chicago
Getty Images New Photographers 2007
Cannes Lions Advertising festival, June 2006, a showcase of up-and-coming photographers curated by Getty Images. Exhibitions were held in Cannes, Sydney, and at the Art Director's Club in New York.
James Hotel, Chicago, April 20-May 4, 2006. A multi-media showcase of local art curated by Chicago's leading cultural institutions.
Texas Photographic Society
2006 National Competition, Juror: Harris Fogel
2005 Annual Show, Juror: Clint Willour
Columbia College Chicago MFA Thesis Show
Glass Curtain Gallery, May 2006
Schopf Gallery on Lake
Chicago, April 20-May 26. Group show curated by Adam Brooks.
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles," June 2006-May 2007
"The Contemporary Condition"
Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, curated by Paul D'Amato, March 2006
"New Americana"
Hokin Annex, Columbia College Chicago, March 2006
1st Place 2006 Student Photo Competition; finalist 2005 competition
Albert P. Weisman Scholarship
exhibition Feb. 2006
Chicago Art Open
Oct. 2005

Museum of the City of New York
Morton College Cicero, IL
James Hotel Chicago

Columbia College Chicago
Master of Fine Arts(MFA) - Photography, May 2006
Yale University New Haven,CT, Bachelor of Arts - American Studies, May 1992


photo by Ian McCulloch