Matty Heimgartner

Matty Heimgartner
self portrait in my art studio

I am a story teller, whether I am speaking through writing or deeply personal visual art. I use my experience as a Gay man who has battled for my mental health and struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction to fuel the art I create. Sobriety and sanity are both constant themes in all of my work; everything that I am and have been goes into my art.

Creating art, in any form, is a therapeutic experience for me. Everything I create stems from my truths. I find inspiration all around me, but am most inspired by the emotions that run through me. Sometimes I do not even understand the emotions until they escape me and become art in the physical world.

Since 2017, I have been active in the California Bay Area art scene, showing in galleries and festivals around the Bay. I have been a resident Artist of KALEID gallery in San Jose since 2018.

In 2019, Content Magazine published a profile about me. My work has been featured in Art magazines such as CreativPaper and Artist Portfolio as well as the literary journals Beyond Words and REED.

I hold undergraduate degrees in both English and Visual Art and I am currently studying for my master’s degree in Creative Writing.