b. 1968, Canada
Matthew received his Masters with ‘Distinction’ from The Chelsea College of Art at the University of the Arts, London, and is a winner of The RBC Painting Prize. To date, he has a considerable number of international experience with solo shows in Berlin, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Canada; and has participated in many prestigious international group exhibitions from London, to Berlin, Dubai and throughout Asia – with the most recent being ‘Multi Layered Surfaces’ at the Prince Takamado Gallery within The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, Japan. In late 2010 and early 2011, he had works displayed in the 12th Cairo Biennale. There, his large paintings of riot police and an anamorphic painting were presented in the front section of the Palace of the Arts, a bridge away from Tahrir Square, where the Egyptian Revolution exploded less than a month after the opening. Some of these paintings were subsequently prominently displayed five years later at the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts exhibition, ‘In/Out Source – Nei Xiao/Wei bao’. Other exhibitions include ‘Anticipation’, curated by Kay Saatchi, Flora Fairbairn and Catriona Warren (the editor of ArtReview magazine for 20 years) and Museum Presents: The New Empire (curated by Victoria Lu of the Shanghai MoCA) at Scope Basel. His works are also held in many notable international collections.
Over the years, Matthew has painted in many places such as Berlin, London and parts of Asia, but currently works out of a studio in his home in Toronto, Canada.