• All In Together

    All In Together

    Please visit our collaborative project At All In Together

  • Mending Walls

    Mending Walls

    Mending Walls Artist - check out the awesome project H E R E

  • Sculpture for Richmond, Va

    Sculpture for Richmond, Va

    Another collaboration with Tim Harper. Please check out the things that we make together over at Lively Harper

  • Rainwater Harvesting Sculpture Ribbon Cutting

    Rainwater Harvesting Sculpture Ribbon Cutting

    October 3rd 10am at Binford Middle School on Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA

    Info about the project H E R E



    Opening reception for Destructive Distillation is October 5th 6pm. There will be a show catalog available at the show. More details H E R E

  • Mural reveal

    Here's a mural reveal at One Loudoun, September 2018. The mural was a collaboration with Ed Trask and Steve Hedberg.

  • Matt Lively: Habitat

    Solo show opening Friday, April 1st 2016 at The Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II.

    Info H E R E

  • Children's Hospital of Richmond

    The Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU commissioned a 12 x 36 foot painting for the main entrance of the new facility opening March 21st 2016.
    It was installed in time for the ribbon cutting on March 9th

  • "ARTCYCLE" opens September 6th 2015 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Matt Lively commissioned to paint a mural for a VMFA Gallery installation:"ARTcycle"

    info H E R E

  • "CYCLES" exhibit opening September 11th 2015

    Honoring the Richmond 2015 UCI Road Worls Championships. Featuring work by Matt Lively and Benjamin Frey.

    Info about this show H E R E

  • UNOS Gallery "Richmond Wheels" exhibit opens September 11th 2015

    In celebration of the UCI World Road Championship held in Richmond, Va in 2015 I will be part of an exhibit "Richmond Wheels" with Andras Bality and Greig Leach (official artist of the race).

    Info H E R E

  • GoBike!

    I painted a bike rack topper for a city-wide installation in celebration of the UCI World Road Championships held in Richmond, Va in 2015.
    News paper article H E R E

  • InLight - November 2015 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art

    Honored to be an exhibiting artist in 1708 Gallery's 2015 InLight held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.
    See what InLight is H E R E

  • Find Art Doors

    Art on Wheels asked 40 artists to paint doors to be auctioned to benefit the homeless. For 3 months the doors were put in spots around the city to be discoverd of found - scavenger hunt style.
    Info about Find Art Doors H E R E

  • "Cycles"

    I will be part of a 2-person show with Benjamin Frey called "Cycles" honoring the UCI Road World Championships. The show opens September 11th 2015 with a reception from 6-9pm at the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Va.

  • Whurk Magazine cover

    Matt Lively image used for the cover of Whurk Magazine Issue 26

    See it H E R E

  • Radio Interview

    Here is a radio interview on Zero Hour

    Listen to the interview H E R E

  • Salvo

    Hamilton Glass and I collaborated on a mural for Plaza Art Materials in Richmond, Va.

    See it H E R E

  • Artist's Blok Magazine Interview

    This is an interview in Artist's Blok Magazine (Issue 2)

    find it H E R E

  • VCU TV Commercial

    My mural "Beecycles" is featured in a TV spot during the college basketball tournament.

    Watch it H E R E

  • VCU Interview

    VCU asked me questions about making murals for their "Make it Real" Campaign

    See it H E R E

  • Glave Kocen Gallery small works show

    "Size Doesn't Matter"
    7th annual small works invitational
    Opens January 3, 2014

    Details HERE

  • Child Savers Art Auction

    The Annual Child Savers Art Auction will take place at Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond on Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th. Go buy art and support Child Savers!

    Watch a CBS This Morning interview HERE

  • Young House Love

    Got a mention on this popular blog.

    Read it HERE


    During the Color Run race at the Richmond International Raceway on September 14th I will be collaborating with thousands of participants to create a painting that will be installed at the RVA Street Art Festival taking place at the same time.

    I have no idea how this will turn out.

    Here is the COLOR RUN

    Here is the FINISHED PIECE


    I am included in the roster of local, national and international artists that will transform the old GRTC depot from September 11th - 15th 2013. I am scheduled to do 3 murals: one being made on site, another being brought to the site after collaborating with Color Run participants and still another across the street from the site on the wall of a private residence.

    More info HERE


  • June 14th, 2013 FINE ART FRIDAY'S AT CMoR

    I will be working on a collaborative mural at the Children's Museum of Richmond every Friday from 5-7pm all summer during their "Fine Art Friday's". Come out and watch me work... And help!

    See The Finished Mural HERE


    Check out my interview on CBS about the "Very Sleepy River" exhibition at Quirk Gallery in Richmond! Originally aired on Friday, June 14th.

    See it HERE!

  • QUIRK GALLERY SHOW: "Very Sleepy River"

    I have a show opening May 3rd at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA. I'd love to see you at the opening reception or just go check it out during the gallery's normal business hours.


  • Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts

    I am very happy to post that I was awarded the 2012 Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts for Visual Art. Thanks everybody!




  • Richmond Folk Festival

    At this years Richmond Folk Festival, a mural that I made with the help of volunteers from Altria will be unveiled. The mural will be a permanent Folk Festival fixture.
    Richmond Folk Festival October 12-14, 2012

    Get info on the Richmond Folk Festival HERE

  • HIVE at the Flippo Gallery

    Randolph-Macon College will host "Hive" from September 16 - October 26th 2012. This will be mostly new work and a lot of it.

    Details HERE

  • Beecycles at Rocketts Landing

    This show opens July 12 and continues until the end of August.
    Read about it HERE

  • Write up about a collective that I co-founded

    Daily Serving: An International Publication for Contemporary Art

    Fan Mail: Ink Tank
    June 9th 2012

    check it out

  • Heart The Arts

    June 23rd and 24th, 2012 I have made the poster and image for the banner for the Heart the Arts Festival taking place in Short Pump near Richmond at the satellite Children's Museum of Richmond. Go - it should be fun!

  • Yapple Yogurt mural

    Thursday, June 7th, 2012 Yapple Yogurt Carytown, Richmond will open and unveil 2 vinyl murals that I made specific for the location.

  • Children's Museum of Richmond mural

    June 9th, 2012 the Children's Museum of Richmond will unveil a permanent outdoor mural that I have made depicting "Virginia : Tidewater, Peidmont, Mountains".

  • Hands on Richmond Mural

    At the end of April, I will be working with Hands on Richmond and Altria volunteers to complete a 3-D mural to be used at the Richmond Folk Festival.

  • Disney Squiggling

    April 15th - 17th, 2012 my alter ego "Squiggle Champion of the World" will be completing squiggles for folks in Disney World . Check out the Squiggle This blog HERE

  • Catch 22

    1708 Gallery's 22nd Annual Art Auction on Saturday, April 14th 2012. Get a ticket for Catch 22 HERE

  • Small Things

    I have a show April 6th - May 2nd 2012 at Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC. The show titled "Small Things" will have an opening reception Friday, April 6th 6-9pm
    I'd love for you to come by!

  • Shop Show at Quirk

    "Woodland Skin Tales" is a collection of small works that will be shown at Quirk in Richmond from January 6th - January 27th, 2012. The opening reception is Friday, the 6th.
    Check one of them out HERE!

  • Small Work Show at Main Art Gallery

    One of my little houses is included in the Small Works Show at Main Art Gallery in Richmond, Va. The show opens December 2nd, 2011 and is up until January 20th

  • Metro Space and Gallery X shows

    I have a painting going on the Gallery X wall November 4th. Gallery X is the exterior wall of Main Art (on the Lombardy side) in Richmond, VA.


    I also am included in a show at Metro Space Gallery in Richmond, VA on Broad Street opening November 4th.

  • Studio Visit Magazine

    My work will be included in Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 15-16)!

    Coming out in mid November

    Check it out HERE

  • The Richmond Folk Festival Poster

    I was commissioned to make the image for the 2011 Richmond Folk Festival. Posters will be available in October

    Check it out here

  • Gail Pierson Gallery

    I will have new work at a show in Cape May, New Jersey at the Gail Pierson Gallery. The show opens September 17, 2011 and will be up through October

  • Squiggle Blog launch

    Squiggle This - A weekday challenge between Squiggle Champion of the World Matt Lively and writer Janet Freisner. I complete squiggles from people out in the world and Janet writes about the finished drawing. Really worth checking out! Click the |hhttp://www.squigglethis.com/|LINK|


  • Serving as Juror for the CACV

    I will be the juror for the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2011 Boardwalk Art Show coming up June 16-19th in Virginia Beach. I am excited about the opportunity to see all of the great work by these artists. Should be a lot of fun and a good excuse to head to the beach!

  • Radius 250

    I got TWO paintings into RADIUS250 - a juried exhibition in Richmond, VA. Click the link to get the dates. Hope to see you there.

  • Skull Appreciation Day - June 4th

    Come by Gallery5 and see mine and 99 other skulls interpreted by artists from all over the world. The skulls are for sale and the proceeds go to a good cause.

  • 1708 Auction

    I will be in good company at the 1708 Gallery Auction. The honorary Chair is Donald Sultan! The auction is April 9th 2011. You can go check it out on April 1st (no fooling!).

    Preview the show HERE

  • Virginia Living

    Interview in Virginia Living

  • NBC 12 Children's Museum (very short) Interview

    One minute interview with the Children's Museum of Richmond on NBC 12

  • St. Catherine's Show starting January 2011

    My work is in the Rennolds Art Gallery at St. Catherine's School for the first quarter of 2011.

  • Matt Lively Book Release

    Book Release

    Squiggles Grandma's Big Breakfast and 99 Other Drawings

    Squiggles will be released on December 2nd, 2010. You can find it locally at Quirk

    The book is just $10 (plus shipping) and ALL of the money goes to Art180


  • December 2010 Show

    Ignoring the Roar of Doom

    November 4th - December 18th 2010

    At the J Fergeson Gallery in Farmville, Virginia

  • Beecycle News

    There are periodic additions to our line of Beecycle shirts HERE

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    You can sign up for my next painting class by clicking HERE

  • Show Write-up and interview

    Read it HERE

  • Show Write-up

    Read it HERE

  • Interview

  • Interview

  • Show review

  • Story about Inlight Richmond 2009

  • Short Film

    Watch the short film that was made by a group of 9 year olds with the help of Quirk Gallery, Alex Germanotta, Ed Trask and Matt Lively. You will not regret CLICKING HERE

  • Radio Interview