Matt Rahner currently lives in Marshall, Missouri with his wife and two daughters. A native of the rust belt and the midwest, he is interested in themes related to the American experience, landscape, and traditions of documentary photography. Rahner's work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally more than 18 times over the past three years. His work has been awarded by Dominic Molon, Contemporary Arts Curator of the RISD Museum, and by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland. Rahner's installation and series Eminent Domain has been shown as a solo exhibition at the Genevieve Gulder Gallery, in Kansas City, Missouri, the Bingham Gallery, in Columbia, Missouri, and in September 2015, was exhibited at the Elder Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Rahner is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art at Missouri Valley College, in Marshall, Missouri, where he teaches all levels of photography & graphic design. Rahner recently earned his MFA from The University of Missouri at Columbia.