Mathew Greiner

Title: Assist Professor of Art - Graphic Design
Dept.: Art
Office: Rasmussen Center 109

Mat Greiner is an arts advocate, agitator, curator, and assistant professor at Grand View University. He has a MFA with an emphasis on cross-sector engagement and community assessments. Mat is heavily involved in public art through production, planning, and community building. He has extensive experience working as a graphic designer and art director.

Educational Background

  • BFA Drake University, Printmaking - Des Moines, IA
  • Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • MFA, Iowa State University - Ames, IA

GV Start Date

  • August 2018

Areas of Expertise

Public art planning, assessment, and production of participatory experiences that build community and provide insight to decision-makers and reinforce larger civic goals.


Recent managed projects include three installations for Bravo of Greater Des Moines' Every Day Everywhere Art, Jordan Weber's Unite basketball court mural, and a cultural assessment, plan and art integrated into infrastructure for Altoona, IA. 

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View is heavily invested in the success of its students. Professors are supported in becoming the best educators they can be and students receive a great mix of support, freedom, and coaching.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The Grand View community is friendly and fun. There's a ton of enthusiasm on campus, and it's infectious!
Mathew Greiner