ABOUT

I am a surfer and artist from Southern California. I started out at Surfer Magazine and spent time as the Art Director there while working on my clothing line The Ryde. The Ryde has come and gone, so now I spend my days as an artist, illustrator and photographer. My work has been featured in numerous publications both in print and online. I have shown and sold my art and photography worldwide.
 
Clients Include:
Ford Motor Company
Surfer Magazine
Anaheim Ducks
Pottery Barn
Bon Appetit
Crate And Barrel

Lightning Bolt
72AndSunny
Verve Coffee Roasters
Conde Naste
Swell.com
Clorox
Red Digital Cinema
Harper Collins
10 Speed Press
Ron Herman
The Greenroom
Champion
Food And Wine Magazine
Harlequin
Converse
Alexia
OnStar
Love& Magazine
Islands Restaurant
Georgia Tech
The Washingtonian
Thalia Surf
DDB
LiveStrong
Campbell - Ewald
Orange Coast Magazine
Ghost Robot
The Ryde
Andrew McMahon
Jack's Mannequin
Something Corporate
Hour Detroit Magazine
Mountain Hardwear
Icebreakers
Teva
Simple Shoes
Foodland Ontario
Boarding For Breast Cancer
Swanson
Brand Image
Uncovet
Fab
Palmer Cash
First Descents
PB Teen

 
 
Honors & Awards:
2016 - Featured Artist at The Waterman's Ball
2016 - Featured Artist at The Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, Japan
2016 - Feature Article Blue Magazine for Matthew Allen x Lightening Bolt Collaboration
2015 - Art Installation at Aloha Superette, Kailua, HI
2015 - "Aloha" Art Show at Greenroom Gallery, Waikiki, HI
2015 - "Aloha" Art Show at Greenroom Gallery, Haleiwa, HI
2015 - "Echoes Above The Sea" Art Show at Sawyer Land & Sea, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 - Interview and Art Show Coverage - Sandy Magazine

2015 - Interview and Portfolio - SurfCareers.com
2015 - Artist Profile "Essential Possessions" Greenroom New Beach Culture Guide 2015
2015 - Solo Art Show Matthew Allen x Lightning Bolt x Greenroom at the Greenroom Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
2015 - Featured Artist at The Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, Japan
2015 - Matthew Allen x Lightning Bolt Collaboration Launch Show at Ciaopanic in Tokyo, Japan
2015 - Featured Artist at The Showcase 100, The Framers Gallery London, UK
2014 - HOW Magazine "Behind The Design: Popping Type" article featuring my work for Crate and Barrel
2014 - Solo Art Show "My California" at Ron Herman, Sendagaya, Japan
2014 - Featured Artist at The Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, Japan
2014 - Solo Art Show "Water Ways" at the Greenroom Gallery, Shibuya, Japan
2014 - Artist Profile Blue Magazine
2014 - Photo Feature Blue Magazine
2013 - Featured Artist at The Greenroom Festival in Yokohama, Japan
2013 - Featured Artist at The Waterman's Ball
2013 - Featured Artist at California Gold Art Exhibit
2013 - Artist Profile Nalu Magazine
2013 - Interview and Portfolio - Edition 29 Magazine
2013 - Artist Profile - On The Board Magazine
2013 - Artist Profile and Portfolio - TheInertia.com
2012 - Featured Artist - Blue Magazine
2011 - Artist Profile and Portfolio - Blue Magazine
2011 - Interview and Portfolio - The Magic Bus
2010 - Interview and Portfolio - BestSurfBlogs.com
2010 - Interview and Portfolio - Liquid Salt Magazine
2010 - Artist Profile and Portfolio - TheInertia.com

 
Contact
For art, design work or other inquires please contact me directly.
 
Matthew Allen
Costa Mesa, CA

P: 949.735.8583
E: matt@mattallen.com
Instagram: mattallen_art
Tumblr: matthewallen-art.tumblr.com

 
 
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