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This is a recent one for Baltimore Magazine, about a UFO sighting at Loch Raven reservoir, in the 1950’s.

Matt Rota
illustration of Illustration for the Washington Post for an article about the importance of friendships during the teen years
illustration of Illustration for Baltimore magazine
illustration of Client: Mundo Critico
Cover for Mundo Critico's issue on global poverty
illustration of Client: NY Times 
Those who are excluded from the American Dream
illustration of Client: GQ Italy
The importance of standing apart from the crowd
illustration of Illustration for Texas Monthly, on Texas playwright Will Arbery, and his plays which are largely inspired by the lives of his seven sisters
illustration of Client: Washington Post
Prisoners dying while shackled to a bed.
illustration of Artist: Matt Rota
Client: Foreign Policy. 
For an article examining the potential for a civil war in the U.S.
illustration of Artist: Matt Rota
Client: Foreign Policy. 
For an article examining the potential for a civil war in the U.S.
illustration of Client: Foreign Policy
For the podcast The Lost Generation, on the Syrian children that grew up in refugee camps
illustration of Client: Foreign Policy
For the podcast The Lost Generation, on the Syrian children that grew up in refugee camps
illustration of Client: Foreign Policy
For the podcast The Lost Generation, on the Syrian children that grew up in refugee camps
illustration of Gouache, Line, Pen & Ink, Whimsical, Architecture, Landscape, Nature, People, Environmental, Urban
illustration of Client: NY Times
What to Tell The Children about violence and darkness in the world
illustration of Client: NY Times Book Review
Portrait of Theodore Dreiser

Profile

A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Art, Matt is an illustrator, author and instructor. He has spent the past 15 years working with clients in print and online including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Penguin Books, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Smithsonian, Variety, Buzzfeed, and many others. His illustrations focus primarily on global politics, criminal justice, social inequality, immigration and poverty. Over the past ten years he has taught illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The School of Visual Arts. Matt has written two books on drawing, has an extensive exhibition career internationally, and is senior curator at artreprenuer.com.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Realism, Texture, Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Action, Architecture, Children, Editorial, Family, Fantasy, Health, Historical, Landscape, Medical, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Sports, Travel, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Urban