Matthew Kramer is a writer, performer, cartoonist and artist living in Providence, Rhode Island. He has an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, where he taught comics and digital writing. His work has been published in Tin House, the New Yorker Online, & Electric Lit, among others.  He can be found here & followed @canttakemeanywhere on instagram.


It’s Nice That


2019 THE COME DOWN: Portraits & Sobering Truths (forthcoming) Bushwick NY
2019 Incident Report FIELD REPORT 10: CPR // 348 Warren St., Hudson, NY //
2018 Trade gallery Pop-up Providence RI
2018 Granoff Center for the Arts
2018 BAI Show
2017 Text vs Image Bushwick
2015 Boston Harbor Arts Port Call
2014 I-195 Providence Arch opening
2013 Poughkeepsie Gallery, Main Street 2013 Night Light

Conference Papers & Selected Readings
2019 (Forthcoming) Panel on performance comics at PQ in Prague.
2018 The Mastheads Writers’ Residency
2018 Brown University Anthology - Performance of Comix
2016 Brown University Anthology reading selected Comic Poems

Honors, Awards & Grants, & Artist Residencies
2019 RISCA’s Fellowship in Fiction
2019 Assets for Artists, a project of MASS MoCCA
2018 Awarded Yaddo Art Residency
2018 Honourable Mention for Lysdexia at the Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition
2018 Awarded CATWALK Art Residency
2018 Awarded The Mastheads Writers’ Residency
2018 Finalist for our Iowa Review Award in Fiction
2017 Brown International Travel Grant
2017 Brown Arts Initiative Grant
2016 Beth Lisa Feldman Prize in Children’s Literature
2014 Providence-195 Commission Grant
2011 Providence Mayoral Fellow

Publications of Art & Writing
2020 The Iowa Review, Eight Comic Poems (forthcoming)
2019 The New Yorker Daily Shout
2019 The New Yorker Online, Illustration
2019 Electric Literature, Comic
2019 GQ India Illustration
2019 Moon Boots Mag
2019 Tin House (forthcoming)
2018 Young Ignorantes Volume 3
2018 Comic for Martha’s Vineyard Times
2018 Gasher Mag June Featured Artist
2018 Sobremesazine Issue No. 4
2018 The Berkshire Eagle
2018 It’s Nice That: Bio and Interview
2018 Poety Turkey Club
2017 Heavy Feather Review
2017 Gram Mag
2017 Arts and Leisure Martha’s Vineyard
2017 Illustrations for Martha’s Vineyard Times
2016 Cover of The College Hill Independent
2016 Chonique Vol. I issue 2
2016 Book Cover for Farrar Straus and Giroux
2015 New Folklore Anthology Vol. II Parents