Mathew Rude, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art

Mat Rude lives and works in Spokane, WA where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Gonzaga University. He earned a BA from Luther College in 1998 and an MFA from Montana State University in 2007. Mat also had the distinguished honor of working closely...

Portrait of Mathew Rude, Associate Professor of Art

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

M.F.A., Montana State University

B.A., Luther College

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

VART 141 Ceramics I

VART 241 Ceramics II

VART 341 Intermediate Ceramics Projects

VART 441 Adv Ceramics Projects

VART 443 Kiln Design and Construction

VART 442 Ceramic Materials

VART 230 3-D Design


Mat Rude lives and works in Spokane, WA where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Gonzaga University. He earned a BA from Luther College in 1998 and an MFA from Montana State University in 2007. Mat also had the distinguished honor of working closely with internationally renowned artist Don Reitz as his studio assistant as well as working alongside Donovan Palmquist of Master Kiln Builders.

Before joining the Faculty at Gonzaga, Mat was an Assistant Professor of Art at The University of Iowa and in 2008 he taught for one year at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, AZ. In 2010 he was selected as a member of a delegation of ceramic arts professionals from the United States to research indigenous ceramic materials and their uses in China. The following year Mat returned to China as artist-in-residence at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen.

His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including The Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA; FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China; Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC; Lyndhurst Gallery, Tarrytown, NY; Glassworks Gallery, Louisville, KY; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL; Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA; The Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA; The Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR and the Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.