San Jose native Matty Heimgartner has been active in the Bay Area art scene since 2017. Matty received a BA in Art from San Jose State University in 2018. Just before graduation, he became a resident artist at KALEID Gallery in San Jose, CA. In 2019, KALEID hosted his debut solo exhibition, “Things Unsaid”.
In 2020, just before the pandemic closed most doors, Matty showed his second solo exhibition, “Piece by Piece,” at the Castro Country Club in San Francisco, CA. Heimgartner’s art has been featured in Content Magazine, CreativPaper, Artist Portfolio, and Beyond Words Literary Journal.
While still painting almost daily, Matty is attending San Jose State University to earn a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. His first major publication as a writer, a profile on art curator Lance Fung, was published in issue 154 of REED Magazine.