Knight of Magistral Grace, Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta [Order of Malta]: American Association, invested 2016.
Artist to the Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society: Boston, Massachusetts, appointed 2020 (ongoing) - commissioned to illustrate their extensive and growing registry of historic American coats of arms.
CPA Press Awards, Honorable Mention: M09 Best Illustration, for "Diocese of Manchester Patron Saints Reading," 2017.
Compostela: accreditation of 100 km walking pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostle St. James, Santiago to Compostela, Spain, 2015.
The Rambusch Prize for Religious Architecture. Awarded to Matthew Alderman for his University of Notre Dame thesis project: Christ the King Seminary, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 2006.
A BLOODY HABIT: A NOVEL: Cover illustration for Eleanor Bourg Donlon (Ignatius, 2018).
JESUS BECOMING JESUS: Cover illustration for Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM (CUA Press, 2018).
CONTINENTAL AMBITIONS: ROMAN CATHOLICS IN NORTH AMERICA: THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE: Heraldic line art for cover, Kevin Starr (Ignatius, 2016). [Line art for forthcoming companion volume completed, 2020].
A LIVING PRESENCE: EXTENDING AND TRANSFORMING THE TRADITION OF CATHOLIC SACRED ARCHITECTURE - PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM: Hypothetical design of Christ the King Seminary, La Crosse, Wisconsin (2006) published as part of the projects submitted to the 2010 symposium's associated design competition (The Partnership for Catholic Sacred Architecture, 2015).
SEVEN VIRTUES SERIES: Interior illustrations - Allegory of the Psychomachia or "Combat between the Vices and the Virtues," for theological textbook (Fraternus, 2013).
HARPERCOLLINS UK PEW MISSALS: Over 50 illustrations for Weekday and Sunday Missals (2012).
BOYS' AND GIRLS' CURRICULA FOR FRATERNUS: 15 illustrations licensed for republication in two religious education textbook editions (2011, ongoing).
LTP REVISED ROMAN MISSAL: 15 full-page illustrations for altar missal (2011).
ALTAR CARD SET (1962 MISSAL): Private Printing for Client (2011). Available in shop.
PRIVATE PRINTING OF ROMAN MISSAL: Two full-page illustrations and an ornamented drop initial (2010).
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PRAYER BOOK: Two illustrations for Juan-Diego Brunetta, O.P., ed. Prayer Time: A Collection of Catholic Prayers (2007). Later translated into French as Un temps pour priere (2008).
IN TIERS OF GLORY: THE ORGANIC DEVELOPMENT OF CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE AGES: Two full-color architectural renderings for Michael S. Rose (2004).
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "Brother William Gagnon," cover illustration, March 2017.
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "Patron Saints of the Diocese of Manchester," cover illustration and interior illustration "Patron Saints Reading" (Honorable Mention, 2017 CPA Awards), November 2015.
DOMINICANA: New Masthead logo design, (2015, ongoing).
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "An Infinity of Angels." Saints Illustrated, July/August 2014. Article written by Matthew featuring his illustration "St. Michael the Archangel."
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "The Martyrdom of St. Matthew." Saints Illustrated, July/August 2014. Article written by Matthew featuring his illustration "The Martyrdom of St. Matthew with St. Iphigenia."
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "The Cross Remains." Saints Illustrated, March/April 2014. Article written by Matthew featuring his illustration "Crucifixion with Saints for a Te Igitur Incipit Facing Page."
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "The Espousal of Mary and Joseph." Saints Illustrated, January/February 2014. Article written by Matthew featuring his illustration "The Espousal of Mary and Joseph with SS. Joachim and Anne." Reprinted in Catholic Compass, January/February 2014.
PARABLE MAGAZINE: "Expressing Cecilia." Saints Illustrated, Parable November/December 2013. Article written by Matthew featuring his illustration "St. Cecilia Accompanied by Her Guardian Angel and SS. Valerian and Tiburtius."
LAUDAMUS TE: THE MAGAZINE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE LATIN LITURGY OF THE ROMAN RITE: Cover art, Volume 1, Issue 3, Lent 2013 ed.
STUDI MONTEFELTRANI: Cover illustration/standard design for Italian historical journal (2011, ongoing), officially launched with presentation by noted semiotician Umberto Eco in San Leo, Italy.
GILBERT MAGAZINE: "The Signature of Man: A Gallery of Chestertonian Artists." Vol. 13, Number 8, July-August 2010, Art showcase including 3 of Matthew's original illustrations.
THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY: Matthew J. Milliner. "Building for Humans: Architecture after Modernism," March 10, 2009, including one illustration by Matthew.
SECOND SPRING: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FAITH AND CULTURE: 10 (2008), p. 80, illustration "St. Hope of Rome".
ACROTERION: Retrospective of Student Work, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture (2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2005/2006).
IL TIMONE: MENSILE DI APOLOGETICA: "Chi l’ha detto che l’arte sacra e bella è solo quella passata? Ecco il talento di Matthew Alderman." 18 June 2014. Unsigned article in Italian Catholic journal discussing Matthew's art and design work.
THE CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT: "Re-consecration in the East: Pre-Revolutionary Church Restored and Re-consecrated in Vladivostok." March 2008, unsigned article profiling Matthew's work in Vladivostok.
THE LIVING CHURCH: "The Shackles of the Present." September 2014.
THE LIVING CHURCH: "Come and See? Boston's Cathedral Church of Saint Paul." Architecture and Worship Issue. February 3, 2013.
COMMENT: "Devils in the Details: The Return of the Gargoyle." June 11, 2012.
THE LIVING CHURCH: "From Meeting-House to House of God," Cover story, featuring two original illustrations by Matthew, January 27, 2012
SACRED ARCHITECTURE: THE JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE: "A Faceless Volto Santo: Mario Botta's Conference Room Tomb." Volume 20, Fall 2011.
SACRED ARCHITECTURE: THE JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE: "Lost between Sea and Sky: Looking for Padre Pio in Renzo Piano's Pilgrimage Church." Issue 18, 2010.
THE LIVING CHURCH: Review of The Lion Guide to Church Architecture by David Stancliffe. Church Restoration and Architecture Issue. Feb. 7, 2010.
SACRED ARCHITECTURE: THE JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE: "The Lonely God: Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light," Issue 15, 2009.
DAPPLED THINGS: "Wisconsin Baroque, Priests and Paper Architecture." SS. Peter and Paul edition, 2009 (Vol. 4, Issue 3), illustrations by author.
FIRST THINGS: Review of Believing and Seeing: The Art of Gothic Cathedrals by Roland Recht, trans. Mary Whittall. January 2009 (No. 189).
ANTIPHON: A JOURNAL FOR LITURGICAL RENEWAL: "Heaven Made Manifest: An Architectural Solution for The Spirit of the Liturgy." Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, some illustrations by the author.
SACRED ARCHITECTURE: THE JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE: "Pinnacles and Onion Domes of New York: Manhattan's Houses of Worship." Review of From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship by Donald W. Dunlop. Issue 14, 2008.
ST. AUSTIN REVIEW (StAR): "Incarnating the Mass: Rediscovering the Liturgical Beauty of Christian Architecture."Saint Austin Review (StAR), special Spirit of the Liturgy edition, May/June 2007, some illustrations by author.
FIRST THINGS: "Until We Have Built Jerusalem." Review of The Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and his Office by Ethan Anthony. February 2008 (No. 180).
TOUCHSTONE: A JOURNAL OF MERE CHRISTIANITY: "Knight and Dei." Review of Sir Ninian Comper: An Introduction to his Life and Work by Anthony Symondson, S.J. and Stephen Bucknall. Vol. 21, No. 1, January/February 2008.
DAPPLED THINGS: "In Praise of Unattainable Women: Looking at Botticelli's Madonnas with Pure Eyes." SS. Peter and Paul edition, 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue 3).
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: July 2010. Two of Matthew's large architectural watercolors were on display at the grand opening of the Deerwood Studios building in Brown Deer, along with work by other local artists.
Washington, D.C.: June 2010. Matthew's work "St. Augustine" (2009) was on display at "An Evening with the Sacred Arts," sponsored by the Foundation for the Sacred Arts. Other exhibitors included noted painters Neilson Carlin and Anthony Visco.
Washington, D.C.: April 2010. Matthew's thesis project, a design for a seminary in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was entered in the "A Living Presence" design competition.
Stillwater, Minnesota: November 2009. Several church furnishing and conceptual church designs, as well as original ink illustrations, were on display at the grand opening of Loome Sacred Gifts, a department of the late lamented Loome Theological Booksellers.
Washington, D.C.: November 2009. Several church furnishing and conceptual church designs, as well as original ink illustrations (including "Mystical Crucifixion with Angels Bearing Chalices" and "St. Michael," both 2006), were on display at the annual St. Cecilia's Arts Festival.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, October-November 2009. A print, "The Three Holy Maidens" (2007), and an original ink illustration "St. Cassian of Imola" (2008) were accepted and displayed as part of the Catholic Art Competition and Exhibition at the St. Vincent Gallery at St. Vincent's College.
"Restoring Sacred Art and Architecture." Part of Lenten Lecture Series, St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 2017.
The Ride Home with John and Kathy. Matthew Alderman appeared for short segments on gargoyles in Christian architecture, iconography and sacred art on this drive-time Pittsburgh radio show on 101.5 WORD FM in 2016.
"Unwreckovation." Presentation given at the Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference, Sheen Center, New York City, 2015.
Aim High with Fr. Jason Kulczynski. Matthew Alderman has been a repeat guest on this satellite radio show, discussing saints, Catholic art, the Camino de Santiago, and his heraldic work with the host, throughout 2015-2016.
History of Ecclesiastical Architecture. Week-long course taught by Matthew Alderman at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome, as part of the Rome Experience summer program, June 2015.
"'Quite Without Discretion'? Stylistic Innovation and Received Tradition in Sacred Art." Lecture on sacred art, Thomas More College summer speaker series, Nashua, New Hampshire, July 2014.
"The Enclosed Garden." Address to the Trinity Catholic School and Home Association at their annual fundraising gala, Mission San Luis, Tallahassee, Florida, February 2014.
"The Last Emperor: The Life and Times of Blessed Karl of the House of Austria." Presentation to the Second Watch, graduate student group at the Boston University Catholic Center, October 2013.
"The Influence of the Twentieth-Century Liturgical Movement on American Church Architecture." Paper at conference sponsored by the Church Music Association of America, "The Renewal of Sacred Music and the Liturgy in the Catholic Church: Movements Old and New," Minneapolis-St. Paul, October 2013.
Walking Tour of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Cambridge, MA, for Juventutem Boston, March 2013.
"What Makes a Church a Church?" Brighton, MA, Theology on Tap, December 2012.
"Sacred Art in the New Evangelization." Presentation to Salt and Light, graduate student group at the Boston University Catholic Center, Fall 2012.
"The Role of the Modern Liturgical Artist." Presentation given to 800 students at Chaminade High School, Long Island, as part of artists' lecture series, October 2012.
"An Introduction to the Deeper Significance of Church Architecture." 45-minute presentation given to Lolek, a Catholic young adult group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 2010.
Liturgical Architecture Workshop. Three-part workshop on sacred architecture and liturgical planning with 60 seminarians of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, February 2010. Sessions were entitled "Unto the Altar of God: Liturgical Planning", "The Beauty of Holiness: Aesthetics and Theology", and "Unless the Lord Build the House: Architecture for the Parish Priest."
"Building the Modern Monastic Church." Presentation given to Bishop Edward Slattery, the monks of a local Benedictine priory, and other clergy at Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2009.
"The Beauty of Holiness: How the Catholic Church is Rediscovering Her Architectural Heritage." Cathedral Parish Theology on Tap series, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2009.
"Building the Modern Monastery." Presentation to the Prior and monks of Our Lady of Spring Bank Cistercian Abbey, Sparta, Wisconsin, October 2009. A version of the lecture was given to the sisters of Valley of Our Lady Women's Monastery, Prairie-du-Chien, the following month.
"Why Does Our Cathedral Look Like a Sam's Club?: The Decline and Rise of Catholic Architecture in the United States." Presentation given as part of an ongoing series on the sacred arts at Thomas More College, Merrimack, NH, February 2009.
The Son Rise Show. EWTN Radio, 2009.
"Manifesting Heaven: Architectural Solutions to the Spirit of the Liturgy." Paper presented at the annual national Society for Catholic Liturgy conference at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, September 2007. Other speakers included Thomas Gordon Smith, Duncan Stroik, and William Heyer. This was later published in adapted form in Antiphon: A Journal of Liturgical Renewal in 2008.
Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd. 2006, 2007.
"Anglican Use Architecture." Paper presented at the annual national Anglican Use Society on a hypothetical student project for a Pastoral Provision church in Chicago, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 2006. Other speakers included the late Cardinal Dulles and Fr. Carleton Jones, O.P.