What Are We Here For by Matthew Thomas Burda, Mixed Media on Canvas
48 x 36"
Matthew Thomas Burda is an American artist and veteran. Matthew was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his parents were stationed. He was raised across the United States, and following high school he enlisted into the United States Air Force, where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, earning two Army Achievement Medals. Upon separating the military in 2009, Matthew moved to NYC to pursue the arts. He has shown work at the Van Der Plas Gallery, Brooklyn Bazaar, 17 Frost, Legendary Republic, Park Ave Armory, Melrose Ballroom, and currently inside SAVIDA Mediterranean Restaurant (139 Duane St). He recently had a large print installed in the new conference room at 3333 Broadway and will be featured in Honeysuckle Magazine later this year. Matthew hosts ‘Paint and Chill’ family events for the non-profit organization Rising Ground in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Notable clients include Philanthropist Stephen Cohen and Ryan & Sujin Dolan.