Matthew Monahan

The Mighty Bluegill Printmaking

4803 Alabama Ave. Chattanooga TN 37409


Exhibitions/Installations (* Invitational, ^ Juried Show) 


Four Bridges Art Festival ^

AVA Juried Member Show ^ 

Baylor Arts Uncorked *

Tellico Outfitters


Wanderlinger Gallery *

Hetzel Gallery *


The Hatch Outfitters


Goodman Coffee Roasters ^


Erlanger Gallery Show ^

Fly Fishing Film Tour at Young Harris College ^


Made South Franklin, TN *

Blue Ridge Arts in the Park ^

Fly Fishing Film Tour at The Camp House ^

Trekka Outfitters *

Carpe Diem Tea and Coffee 


Chattanooga River Market *

Fly Fishing Film Tour, Chattanooga, TN


Nature Printing Society Exhibit, Fort Worden, WA

Home-hosted Sale Gallery  


Chattanooga Christian School Local Artist Exhibition            

Artists in August (Semi-Private Exhibition on Lookout Mountain) 

Public and Corporate Collections 

The Edwin Chattanooga, TN 2018

Fin & Pearl Nashville, TN 2016

Public and Corporate Commissions 

Audrey, (Sean Brock’s Flagship Restaurant) Nashville, TN 2019

Pennsylvania Environmental Commission: Individual and Corporate Awards 2019

Pennsylvania Environmental Commission: Individual and Corporate Awards 2018

Awards and Honors 

Four Bridges Art Festival Bobby Stone Best Emerging Artist 2022

Board Member, The Nature Printing Society         2018-2020


Matt Monahan “Water Based Gyotaku for Carnivores” Nature Printing Society Newsletter: Vol XXXVVIII, Number 4, Fall 2016 

“Rediscover Japan” 8/16/2016 I was featured on this Japanese TV show which documents the influence of Japanese Culture on the rest of the world. 

Latricia Thomas, “The Mighty Bluegill Makes Prints from Fish” for News Channel 9 Television. Filming July 12, 2016 Link to Story

Stephen Adams, “Matthew Monahan: Friendly Painter or Fish Murderer?” The Charger, Edition 2, October 2015 

Richard Simms, “The Mighty Bluegill--Matt Monahan Gyotaku Artist” Rhea Review June 24,2015 Link to Story 

Richard Simms, “The Mighty Bluegill--Matt Monahan Gyotaku Artist” News Channel 9 June, 2015  Link to Story and Video

Meghan Pittman, “St. Elmo man practices gyotaku” Times Free Press Metro Weekly, Wednesday October 8, 2014. Link to Story 

Public Appearances 

“How to get started as an artist.” Lecture. Chattanooga Christian School 2022

“What is art?” Lecture. Thoughts on the Rocks, Chattanooga, TN 2022

Demonstration and Lecture, The Hatch Outfitters 2022 

“Direct Printing Fish on Paper and Fabric” IGoTokyo Workshop 2021

“Matthew Monahan” Chatt Art Podcast with Jennifer Kring 2020

“Direct Printing with oil-based inks: Rainbow Trout Study” NPS Annual Conference 2019

“Printing Cephalopods: From Cloth to Calamari” NPS Annual Conference 2018

Nature Printing Week Long Workshop. CCS Summer Camp 2018

“Direct printing on Fabric with Akua Inks.” NPS Annual Conference 2017

“Intermediate Direct Printing” NPS Annual Conference 2017

Direct Printing with locally harvested fish: Adult Class Grand Isle, LA 2017

High School Gyotaku Class, Grand Isle HS,  Grand Isle, LA 2017

“Direct Printing Fish: From Fabric to Fryer” Nature Printing Society Annual Conference 2016

“Trophy Bluegill Workshop: Catch and Print your fish in the same day” Cloudland, GA 2015

 “Basics of Composition in Fish Prints” Lecture, Chattanooga Christian School 2014

“Becoming and Growing as an Artist” Lecture, Chattanooga Christian School 2013

“Bass Assassins” Annual fishing and fish printing workshop      2012-2017


Nature Printing Society Annual Workshops  2015-2019

Personal Study with Heather Fortner, Toledo, OR 2016

Nature Printing Society Annual Workshop 2015

M.A.(Religion) Reformed Theological Seminary 2012

B.A. (Philosophy and History) Covenant College 1999