October 11, 2015
Matthew Lahm is a multi-media artist who resides in New Jersey. In 2011, he earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree with a concentraion in painting. He studied under the mentorship of Hugo Bastidas at New Jersey City University where he now works as an academic advisor for students in the Visual arts, Media Arts and Music, Dance and Theatre programs. He is best known for his work on the human body eliciting attention from critics like Dan Bischof of the Star Ledger who called him a “remarkable artist” in his review of a two-man show with fellow artist William Coronado in 2008 called “The Body Signifier.” He went on the co-curate an exhibition entitled Flesh Art with art historian Jose Rodeiro that featured the work of Joan Semmel and Ben Jones in 2011.
Matthew is also a musician and writer. In his band Ravens Ballroom, he performs under the pseudonym Matthew Ravens. They released their first album “Rain Dance” in May, 2012 for which they reached the number 1 spot on the Rererb Nation charts later that year. The band is expected to release another album in the spring of 2016. He is currently also working on his first novel that is scheduled for publication in 2017.