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Matthew Fitzke

Eagan, MN

About Matthew Fitzke

Eagan, MN

Matthew Fitzke lives and works out of Eagan, MN, and holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Morningside University in Sioux City, IA. A graphic designer by trade, he took up painting on a whim a few years ago and in a short time grew passionate about it.

As a self-taught painter with little fine-arts training, Matthew relies heavily on his natural artistic talents. Taking inspiration from artist Patrick Nagel, his work has sharp, hard edges and features highly stylized forms that are derived from observing how light reacts to the objects around us. Fitzke describes his technique as “painting shadows.” He begins by sketching the subject in a style that focuses on only the highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. The result is an abstracted, highly stylized representation that still retains its identity despite having been simplified and reduced down to basic levels of light.

Fitzke's work has appeared in multiple solo shows as well as group exhibitions in various venues in the Minneapolis Area including; Altered Esthetics Gallery, Moto-i, Level Salon, and The Loft @ Bar Fly.

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Other works by Matthew Fitzke

Selected Exhibitions

  • MERGE - Art Event
    Minneapolis, MN, 2015
  • Moti-i Spring Art Show
    Minneapolis, MN, 2013
  • Matthew Fitzke - "TWO" - Solo Show - Level Salon
    Minneapolis, MN, 2012
  • Pancakes and Booze Art Show - Shows #1-5
    Minneapolis, MN, 2011
  • Matthew Fitzke - "ONE" - Solo Show - Altered Esthetics
    Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Press and Accolades

    March 13, 2011


  • Morningside University, BA - Graphic Design
    Sioux City, IA,2003 

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