RDG Dahlquist Art Studio

  1.     Contributing artist, 2013 - present

  2.      RDG Planning & Design

  3.      Des Moines, Iowa

West Branch Studio

  1.     Established summer of 2012 - present

  2.      Des Moines, Iowa


  1.     Bachelor of Architecture, ISU 1992, with distinction

  2.     European independent study  - fall 1990 / summer 1991




        Get Drawn In

        University of Iowa Museum of Art

        First Friday

        Featured Artist

        October, 2012

        Iowa City, Iowa

        Matt Niebuhr - Photographs

        Selections from the Sand Dollar series

        April, 2012

        Rain City Cafe

        Portland, Oregon



        Matt Niebuhr - Drawings

        March, 2011

        Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Division St.

        Portland, Oregon


        Matt Niebuhr - Drawings

        September, 2011

        Rain City Cafe

        Portland, Oregon

        Matt Niebuhr - Drawings

        October, 2011

        Aalto Lounge

        Portland, Oregon



        Portland Love Show 2011

        February , 2011

        untitled (where is love / where love is?)

        Portland, Oregon



       Information Show, drawings by Matt Niebuhr

        Aug 2010 - Portland, Oregon

        Portland Chiropractic




        Group Show

        Art Department

        Nov 5, 2010 - Portland, Oregon

        selections from the series Natural Form

        100th Monkey Studio - 4th Anniversary Juried Show

        untitled 2010_08_10 and untitled 2010_08_12

        Craft Award

        Sept 2010 - Portland, Oregon

        100th Monkey Studio

        fresh stART 2010

        Benefit auction / participant artist

        selections from Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility

        Feb 20, 2010 - Santa Monica, California


        fresh stART 2009

        Benefit auction /  participant artist

        selections from Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility

        Feb 7, 2009 - Santa Monica, California

        100 x 100 Photo

       “Every Season, Every Occasion, Every Day!”

        Galería Espai Espai [b], Barcelona


  1.     Group Show: The Altered Landscape - Feb 8th - 26th, 2008

  2.     Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon

  3.    Field [East Central Iowa],  Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility


        Young Architects, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA 28-29 Sept 2006

        Awarded "Best of Show" ( Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility)

Published Photographs



   Aperture 189 - Winter 2007

   “Vote Here”

    The New York Times: Polling Place Project

    Residential Architect: May 2007

    On the Boards – Grand Award - Moen Pool House

    Photography / Model / Design - HLKB Architecture



    Hybrid Instrument Iowa City: University of Iowa School of Art and Art History
    Steven Holl Architects, book published by University of Iowa Press. 2006
    Various project photos – Art Building West

    Iowa Architect Magazine: 2006 State Design Awards Issue
    Cover photo / project photos of the new Art Building, School of Art and Art History

    University of Iowa

Web Features


    Jerry’s Inventory / Spare Arms
    Selections from an ongoing project

    Gallery : Flak Photo - April / September 2007


    Portraits: Faces and Profiles of Utility

   Selections presented in Projects - FILE Magazine featured Aug- Oct 2006


   Matt Niebuhr - Drawings: a drawing journal of my current work

    journal.mattniebuhr.com – a blog of personal observations and notes regarding various photography

    work. Reflections on local exhibitions, personal projects, and other inspiring artists and artworks