North Wall Arts Centre South Parade, Summertown, Oxford. OX2 7JN.
“‘Precisely Wrong’ by Matt Collier originates from the world of medical and botanical imagery, utilising its visual authority to propose a few problematic or, fantastic alternatives. At times Matt’s work is deceptively beautiful as excessive manipulations upon the body intend to liberate. Like the desire of the alchemist to rework fundamental forms into his own magical arrangement- for his own purposes: for control of his destiny. Attempts to unravel the ideals from which they are based, through explorations and exaggerations of various methods of drawing and painting.” This exhibition brings together over two years of sustained work.
‘The Medical Complication’
This pocket book (70 pages, 11 x 17.5 cm) features as a publication of writing and drawings, in a short ‘illustrated’ medical book.
‘Le Istruzione Mediche‘
Three years after the Kinross residency in Florence this exhibition of medically related drawings was presented in the corridor connecting the taxidermy section to the famous anatomical wax works museum.
Museo La Specola, via Romana 17, Florence, Italy. 20th July to 29th September 2013.
2007 – 2009. Masters in Fine Art. Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
2002 – 2004. BA (Hons) Fine Art. Wimbledon College of Art (UAL). London.
2000 – 2001. Foundation in Art and Design. Bournemouth Institute of Art and Design.
Awards & Collections:
Symposia for the Birth Rites Collection (9-11 May ’11) Whitechapel Gallery, London and Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. A two day symposia of artists, lecturers and critic discussions.
Birth Rites Collection (Nov ’10) Large drawing titled ‘Gravid Uterus Twin’ entered the Birth Rites Collection.
Kinross Scholarship to Florence (Nov ’09 – Jan ’10): Funding to study in Florence for three months, with work selected for the Royal Scottish Academy collection on return.
Royal Scottish Academy Collection (Jan ’10): A selection of drawings added to the collection on return from Florence.
Leverhulme Scholarship (Sept ’07-’09): Full award of maintenance and fees to fund the two year MFA.
‘Glasgow Royal Infirmary/Glasgow School of Art Competition’ (Sept ’08): Runner-up prize (large scale installation for a new wing of the hospital).
‘Platform for Art’ and its current publication, the ongoing art projects over London undergrounds. The excepted proposal exhibited (January ’05 to June ’06) across the station.
Exhibition & experience:
DRAWInternational Residency, Caylus, France. Research, theory and practice through drawing for one month. (On link page Matt Collier is second artist down).
Murals throughout the Americas (ongoing). During 2015 and 2016, creating 1 to 4 murals in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia and Argentina travelling South America on land.
‘Anatomy for Life’ two works each year donated to the charity raising organ donation awareness (’13 & ’15), Brighton.
‘The Moment of Privacy Has Passed’: Sketchbooks by Artists, Architects and Designers’. (Dec ’10 – March ’11). Usher Gallery The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln.
‘Remasters’: (Dec ’10) group exhibition by artists re-interpreting a work of a master. Rag Factory, Henege St. (off Brick Lane), London.
‘IamONE magazine’: Issue 9 (May ’10) and 10 (Sept ’10) feature my images throughout main articles. Refer to: http://www.iamone.co.uk/
‘Set It Up And Go’: group exhibition (Aug – Sept ’09) APS Artnews Projects + Twinspace, Brunnenstrasse Berlin. www.artnews.org/projects
Tramway: MFA Degree Show, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow (June – July ’09). http://www.gsamfa.com/2009/matt_collier.php
Solo exhibition. The Mews at 269: ‘SternoCleidoMastoid’. (July to Aug ’09 ). London.
‘Jamie Radcliff The Ultimate Romantic Gesture for One Night Only’: group exhibition SW3, Glasgow (’09). http://www.swg3.tv/swg3/?p=2000
Glasgow School of Art: Interim shows in the Macintosh and Newbery galleries, Glasgow (’08). Other exhibitions including London exhibitions, catalogues and at the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries (’07 -’08).
Celeste Art Prize: Painting survey of British painting. Initial shortlist selected by the Curatorial Programme at Goldsmiths College (’06).
Wall Mural Santa Fe, NM. March/April (’06). Large ‘Muscle Structure’ wall drawing.
‘Collect:’ group show of painting, photography and mixed media (’06). Candid Art Galleries, Angel, London.
‘Medical Edge’ exhibitions (’04 and ’05). My anatomical/medical related work exhibited. EuroArt Gallery, Tottenham High Road, London.
Metro Newspaper London and On The Move, Magazine articles feature ‘Post-Selection Translation’ for the Platform for Art (’06).
Glass Salon, proposed project (’05). Large commissioned paintings (painted on site).