Matthew Fischer (b. 1981) is a current fellow in Shandaken Projects' Paint School. He lives and works in New York City where he has shown at Jack Tilton Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, 247365, Louis B James and Eddy’s Room. He has been a fellow in residence at The Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY and twice at The Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. Fischer has been a visiting critic at Cooper Union, SUNY-New Paltz, Parsons and Pratt Institute. He earned an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from The University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He currently teaches painting at the 92Y and art history at the Central Queens Y.