Matt Rahner


(314) 322-8643

Teaching Experience

Missouri Valley College

Assistant Professor of Visual Art

Photography & Graphic Design (all levels)

Fall 2015 - Present

Missouri Valley College

Adjunct Professor of Visual Art

Photography I & II

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Moberly Area Community College

Adjunct Professor of Art

Digital Photography

Summer 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

University of Missouri at Columbia

Instructor of Record

Photography, 2D Design, & Art Appreciation (Writing Intensive)

Fall 2011 - Spring 2014


MFA—University of Missouri at Columbia

BFA—Columbia College

Selected Exhibitions


A Gathering—Invitational Photography Exhibit

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Maryville University (forthcoming)


Eminent Domain

Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College (solo)

I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics

Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University

Power and Politics

Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois

Winter Pictures, curated by Jon Feinstein & Andy Adams

A Process 2.0

Krakow Photomonth, Krakow, Poland, curated by Der Grief

Recent Photographs

Shortwave Gallery, Columbia, Missouri (solo)

Missouri Top 50

Fine Arts Building, Sedalia, Missouri


Eminent Domain

Guldner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (solo)

Eminent Domain  

Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University (solo)

Eminent Domain: The Photographs

Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, Missouri (solo)

Missouri Top 50

Fine Arts Building, Sedalia, Missouri


Eminent Domain

Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri at Columbia (solo)

Infrastructures and Inheritances: A Local Matter

The Red Lady Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri (two-person show)

A Process

Neue Gallery, Augsburg, Germany, curated by Der Grief

This May Have Happened

Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois

No Place Like Home

The IHR Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

The Telephone Show

The Craft Studio, University of Missouri at Columbia (curator)


Dogwood Artists Workspace, Columbia, Missouri


Revealing Place

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

West Gallery, Texas Woman’s University

Survey of the Plains

Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas

Photo Emerge

Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas

Revealing Place

Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri at Columbia

Missouri Top 50

Fine Arts Building, Sedalia, Missouri

The Photo Show

The Craft Studio, University of Missouri at Columbia



Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition

West Gallery (Texas Woman’s University)


The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Missouri Top 50

Fine Arts Building, Sedalia Missouri

Distance: Contemporary Photography

Tejas Gallery, Dayton, Ohio



Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College (solo)

Selected Publications

Photographing the Heartbreaking Consequences of Eminent Domain

By Eillie Anzilotti, The Atlantic’s City Lab

Powerful photos show the devastation of eminent domain

By Matt Powers, The Institute for Justice

Eminent Domain—A photo project

Strong Towns (online)

Art installation explores a neighborhood lost in Kansas City

By Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star

The Conversation: Photographer Matt Rahner

By Cindy Hoedel, The Kansas City Star

Matt Rahner’s art bears witness to the city-purged Wendell Phillips neighborhood

By Bruce Rodgers, The Pitch

Photographer documents use of eminent domain to build
Kansas City Police Complex

By Sylvia Maria Gross, KCUR (Radio Interview)

Art installation on Eminent Domain

By Allison Long, The Kansas City Star online (Video Interview)

Billboards: Your Ad Here

Terratory Journal (web)

Issue #7

Der Greif Magazine

Featured Artist and Guest Blogger

Der Greif (website)

Sanctuary, Vol. 79, No. 2

New Letters: Arts and Literature Journal

Eminent Domain: An Interview

By Ben Hoste. The Missouri School of Journalism (website)


Dogwood Artists Workspace (catalogue)

Issue #6

Midwestern Gothic Literary Journal 

No Place Like Home

The IHR Gallery (catalogue)

MU photo exhibit presents truly moving pictures

By Aarik Danielson The Columbia Daily Tribune

Featured Artist

New Landscape Photography (website)


By Aarik Danielson, The Columbia Daily Tribune


The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Invited Lectures

Hardwick Gallery

Columbia College

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Kansas City Public Library

Downtown Branch

Elder Gallery

Lincoln, Nebraska

Midwest Society for Photographic Education—Regional Conference

Madison, Wisconsin

Columbia Public Library

Columbia, Missouri

The Red Lady Gallery

Kansas City, Missouri

The University of Missouri

Columbia, Missouri

Imago Gallery

Columbia, Missouri

George Caleb Bingham Gallery

Columbia, Missouri

Relevant Experience


The Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri (forthcoming)

Team Garrett Award

Missouri Photo Workshop 68, Cuba, Missouri

Photography Lab Assistant (3 years)

The University of Missouri at Columbia—Art Department

Image Technician, Staff Photographer, Web Developer

The Columbia Daily Tribune

Installation Photographer

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Installation Photographer

I-70 Sign Show, Columbia, Missouri

Portfolio Reviewer

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Madison, Wisconsin

Digital Photography Workshop

Art House Gallery, Fulton, Missouri

Juror, Student Show

Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, Missouri

Digital Photography Workshop

The Craft Studio, Columbia, Missouri


Best of Missouri Photography, Sedalia, Missouri