Matt Rahner (MFA, 2014) is a fine art photographer who works in the documentary tradition, drawing inspiration from photographers such as Walker Evans and Robert Frank. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo shows at The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as participation in group exhibitions across the United States.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Rahner is an experienced educator, having taught photography (both analog and digital) and graphic design at all levels. He has also held key roles in the art world, including serving as the gallery director of the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art, where he curated exhibitions and organized artist lectures and workshops. Furthermore, Rahner served as the Registrar and Exhibitions Coordinator at The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art from 2018 to 2020.
Born in Rockville, Maryland, Rahner spent his childhood in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Columbia, Missouri. Currently, he resides in Marshall, Missouri, where he serves as the Director of the Marshall Public Library on a full-time basis.
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