faculty profile

Matt Borruso
Visiting Faculty
Painting and Interdisciplinary Studies

Matt Borruso is a painter, bibliophile, and San Francisco native. His work draws from a wide variety of source material, including science fiction and horror film, the baroque and the grotesque, modernist color theory, cults and subcultures, utopias and dystopias, as well as radical ideologies and conspiracy theory. His recent solo shows include Return to Holy Mountain at 2nd Floor Projects and Full Spectrum Aura at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Selected Exhibitions: 


  • Return To Holy Mountain, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Full Spectrum Aura, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Group:
  • Head Shop, Exile Projects, Berlin, 2010
  • Front + Center, Headlands Center For the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2010
  • I, Daughter of Kong, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2009
  • Grandma, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY,  2008
  • Post-Retro, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
  • NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, 2007
Selected Publications: 
  • Negative Space, edition of 50, 2010
  • Beautiful Decay  interview with Colleen Asper, Issue V, 2008
  • The Highlights interview with Colleen Asper, August Issue, 2008
  • New York Times review of NeoIntegrity, “Go Ahead, Expect Surprises,” by Holland Cotter, August 9, 2007
  • MFA, Yale University School of Art, 2004
  • BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2002