2009 BA in Studio Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2020 In A Perfect World: Optimism In An Age Of Anxiety, Ringel Gallery at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2019 Wynorrific Times: Roberto Lugo and Mat Tomezsko, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Second Nature: The Poetics of Re-presentation, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
NOW, Solo Show, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, NY
2018 CORE: Mat Tomezsko, Gregory Coates, Leora Brecher, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Into The Light, Arts + Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA
Art in the Open: Selections from 2010-2018, Invitational, presented by CFEVA, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
A Winter Juried Collection, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Jarring, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Emerging Artists: Young Philadelphia Artists, Invitational, The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
#45: Artists React to the New Political Landscape, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Welcome True and Untrue, Gallery 5, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2016 Government Cheese, Lillstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Wild Mouth, Project Space at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Art in the Open, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA
The Life and Times of Roberto Lugo, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
From the Wheel To the Wall, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2015 The City Real & Imagined, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Body Mass, New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Navigation Puzzle: 2014 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
`Murica: A Patriotic Art Show, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
Art in the Open, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
On The Edge: Looking With New Eyes, The Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Juvenile In Justice, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
#Hashtag, InAsMuch Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
2012 Art in the Open, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Happier and Happier, Archive Space at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Danger Danger Danger Danger, The Danger!Danger! Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Your Swimming Brain, Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Summer in the City, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Guilty Pleasures, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Public and Community Art Projects:
2022 Lead Artist - Emerald Street Underpass
A Mural project through the Mural Arts’ Color Me Back: Same Day Work and Pay Program, an initiative that combines
participatory art-making and access to social services in a unique model offering individuals who are experiencing economic
insecurity an opportunity to earn wages.
Commission for free public collaborative painting event resulting in composition for the collection of Purdue University,
West Lafayette, IN.
Ongoing series of collaborative artworks produced through guided research and discussion of figures who have made
revolutionary contributions to the areas of civil rights, LGBTQ+ activism, arts and culture, and more. Classes taught through
University Community Collaborative program, a paid opportunity for High School students in Philadelphia.
Ongoing series of free painting events in which participants contribute to a collaborative artwork that is greater than the sum of
its parts. Taking place at partner sites in Kensington, Fishtown, and Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia. The material from the
events is repurposed to make compositions and murals, beautifying homes and public spaces.
2021 Revolutionary Philadelphia
Collaborative mural produced through a guided class researching figures who have made revolutionary contributions to the
areas of Civil Rights, LGBTQ+ activism, Labor movement, Arts and Culture, and more.
Class through University Community Collaborative with support from the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.
Mural supported by Global Philadelphia and Temple University.
An exhibition of eleven paintings temporarily installed in the public garden space of the Tacony branch of the Free Library of
Philadelphia. On view for 3 months. Supported by Tacony CDC.
Look Long and Look Good
Repairing, repainting and re-installing 30 public paintings originally created in 2011
Manayunk Development Corporation
2020 Free Paint - Murals
Community painting event with Manayunk Development Corp, culminating in 10 murals installed by Pretzel Park in Manayunk.
Space Pad Project
Temporary floor vinyl set at six foot intervals encouraging safe distancing in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
A set of 15 designs, featuring a mix of instructional messaging, inspirational affirmations, and abstract imagery.
Installed in pharmacies, grocery stores, and public service facilities citywide.
Sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and Mural Arts.
Playstreets Banner Project
This project provides artwork for Playstreets, a citywide program which closes designated streets to traffic so that kids have a safe place to play when school is out. City of Philadelphia Mural Arts and Park & Recreation.
2019 Revolutionary Philadelphia
Design Finalist for Septa Art In Transit - Independence Hall Station
Community painting events at Spruce Street Harbor Park (DRWC) and the Oval+ (Phila Parks)
Community partners include the Barnes Foundation, Blick Art Materials, Golden Seconds Program, and more.
2018 Flowering Axes
5th Street Vehicular Tunnel Mural, Delaware River Port Authority and Mural Arts
New Market West
Mission First Housing Group, Percent For Art Program - Design Finalist
City Reach Church Mural
Tacony, Mural Arts - Design Finalist
2017 Symbols and Sources
Series of 45 street banners along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony in Northeast Philadelphia. Developed from paintings created during artist residency at the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) through Mural Arts
2016 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words
A mile-long temporary painting installation in center city Philadelphia during 2016 Democratic
National Convention. Located on Broad Street median spanning 14 blocks south of City Hall
Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DNC Host Committee, and Mural Arts
2014 The Near Future
Temporary painting installation at the Spruce Street Harbor Park, Philadelphia, PA
Collaboration with Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Art in the Open, and InLiquid
2012 Here Is Your Mirror
Temporary public painting installation at “pop-up garden” near Rittenhouse Square. Collaboration with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Mural Arts. Located at 19th and Walnut
2011 Look Long and Look Good
Installation of 30 public paintings located on Main Street in Manayunk
Collaboration with Mural Arts, Manayunk Development Corporation
Residencies and Artist Talks:
2022 Digital Studio Visit - Mural Arts Institute
2020 Guest Speaker / MFA Studio Visits at Purdue University
2018 Guest Artist for studio visits with undergraduates at Tyler School of Art
2017 Guest Speaker at Teacher Institute at the Barnes Foundation
Artist Talk and Workshop demonstrating approach to community art and public art practice at
the Teacher Institute at the Barnes Foundation, a professional development program for teachers
Tacony LAB Artist Residency
A civic improvement-focused residency, housed in a storefront library on the Torresdale Avenue Commercial Corridor in Northeast Philadelphia. Mural Arts
2013 There Is No
Series of over 100 paintings, programming, and exhibitions through InLiquid
Developed through a teaching residency addressing urban violence at the Covenant House in Kensington through the Mural Arts
2012 Arts & Artists Outdoors
Resident artist leads after school program for ages 10-14 in creating artwork inspired by outdoor spaces and nature.
City of Philadelphia Depts of Parks and Recreation, Mural Arts
Piccoli Rec Center, Juniata, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Arts & Artists Outdoors
Resident artist at after school program for ages 10-14, creating artwork inspired by outdoor spaces and nature.
City of Philadelphia Depts of Parks and Recreation, Mural Arts
Feltonville Rec, Feltonville, Philadelphia, PA
Awards and Recognition:
2022 TD Charitable Foundation Grant
2021 Teaching Artist Grant - Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Art Is Essential Grant - A Project of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Fund for Art and Civic Engagement
with support from the Knight Foundation
2020 Nominated for United States Artist Fellowship
2017 Public Art Network Year in Review - Americans for the Arts
14 Movements: A Symphony In Color And Words was selected as outstanding public art
2009 Art and Art Education Achievement Award In Painting (Tyler School of Art)
2009 Faculty Award In Art/Art Education for Strong Studio Work (Tyler School of Art)
Selected Curatorial Projects:
2021 Studio K.O.S.: The Continuing Legacy of Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival
(Selected works from 1987 - 2020) at Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2020 Once Home, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Material Message, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, NY
2018 Let’s Connect - Guest Curator, The Barnes Foundation & Mural Arts
Entrances and Exits, The InLiquid Gallery
Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels, The Painted Bride
2017 Configuration: Nicholas Kripal, Park Towne Place North Tower Gallery
Vibrant Affects, Thomas Jefferson Hospital Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, presented by Revolvd
2016 Breaking Forward, Lacey & Phillips Gallery
Output Art, CRUXspace Gallery
2015 The City Real & Imagined, The Painted Bride
Simulate/Permeate, Rowan University Gallery
2014 Noise, The Philadelphia Art Alliance
Capital One, Wilmington Delaware
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Temple University - Fox School of Business - Alter Hall
The University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School - Colonial Penn Building
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Private collections in Philadelphia and the surrounding area; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Portland, ME; and beyond.
“Temple Takes on UN Art Challenge, Forges Path Toward Equality”, Rayna Lewis, Temple New, 2021
“Street Cred, in Paint and Ceramics”, Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2019
"The Terrible and the Beautiful, Lugo and Tomezsko’s ‘Wynorrific Times’ at Wexler Gallery" Natalie Sandstrom, Artblog, 2019
“Banner Day in Tacony”, William Kenny, Northeast Times, 2017.
“The Story Behind the Broad Street Center Lane Mural for the DNC”, Jenna Eason, Billy Penn, 2016.
“Six Artists Reimagine The City In New Exhibit”, Aubrey Nagle, Philly Voice, 2015.
“Wine, Cheese, and Lawyers To Help You Clean Up Your Wrap Sheet”, Michael Mechanic, Mother Jones, 2013.
“A Sugar Coated Reality,” Monica Yant Kinney, Philadelphia, Inquirer, 2012.
“Illustrating Manayunk One Person At A Time”, Chip Schwartz, Knight Foundation, 2011.
August 2020 - Present
Visual and Performing Arts
December 2019 - December 2021
Associate Director of Wexler Gallery
201 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
July 2018 - August 2020
Contributing Writer at PaintGuide Magazine
May 2018 - December 2019
Gallery Registrar at Wexler Gallery
201 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
March 2014 - May 2018
Curator, Exhibition Manager, and Preparator at InLiquid Art+Design
1400 N. American St. #314 Philadelphia, PA 19122
Freelance Art Installation
2015 - 2019
October 2011 - March 2014
Programs and Events Coordinator, Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th Street. Philadelphia, PA