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Curriculum Vitae / Bibliography


2013 - Art Toronto 2013,

2013 - Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver 25th Annual Gala and Art Auction,

Group and Solo Exhibitions

2013 - Sargasso Space, WAAPART, Vancouver.  Curated by: Wil Aballe. (solo show)

2013 - Relax A Little; One Of Your Most Celebrated Nervous Tics Will Be Your Undoing, Narwhal Projects, Toronto.  Curated by: Kristin Weckworth and Jon Davies.

2012 - De-Accessioned, Cooper Cole , Toronto.  Curated by: Lucas Soi.

2011 - A Glimpse of Smoke Compells My Eye to Blossom, 304 Days, Vancouver.  (solo show)

2011 - Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  Curated by: Daina Augaitus.

2010 - Pulp Fiction, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery Curated by: Corinna Ghaznavi.

2009 - The Unreal, With Jason Mclean and Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver.  Curated by: Emmy Lee and Stephanie Rebick.

2009 - And They Flew, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

2009 - The Mouth of a Monk is Like an Oven, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.  Curated by: Clint Roenisch. (solo show)

2009 - Pulp Fiction, MOCCA, Toronto; Museum London; Mount St. Vincent University Gallery, Halifax, Toronto, London, Halifax.  Curated by: Corinna Ghaznavi.

2009 - The Phoenix Art: The Renewed Life of Contemporary Painting, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC.  Curated by: Robert Enright.

2009 - This Zodiac of Lights, This Tent of Dropping Clouds, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto. 

2008 - New Paintings, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  (solo show)

2008 - CBV2, Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON.  Curated by: Clint Roenisch and David Liss.

2008 - KIOSK XXII, Artists Space, NY; Galerie Art And Essai, Rennes France; Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, USA;, Rennes, France.  Curated by: Christoph Keller.

2008 - The Lions – Group Exhib In Stockholm, Sweden, , Stockholm, Sweden.  Curated by: Tony Cederteg, Jeanette Steinsland, and Jacob Berliner..

2007 - 2X4, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC. 

2007 - Dripped, Dropped, Split, Upended, Exploded, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver.  Curated by: Chris Keatley.

2007 - Tinyvices.Com, Univ. Of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Studio Bee, Tokyo; The Gallery Soho, Clair De Roven Books, London, UK; Proyectos/Monclova, Mexico City; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO;, London, UK.  Curated by: Tim Barber.

2006 - Sis-Eht (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Bourget Gallery, Montreal. 

2006 - A Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA. 

2006 - Homemade Polygons, Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  Curated by: Lee Henderson.

2006 - Extensions Of Our Hands, Khyber Arts Centre, Halifax, NS. 

2006 - RBC Painting Competition, MOCCA, Toronto; Contemporain De Musee D'art, Montreal; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Art Gallery Of Calgary, Toronto, Canada. 

2006 - Book Forms, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC.  Curated by: Owen Plummer.

2006 - Abstractions And Distractions, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa. 

2005 - Strange Bedfellows, Truck Gallery, Calgary, Canada.  Curated by: Holly Simon.

2005 - RBC Painting Competition, St. Mary's, Halifax; MOCCA, Toronto; Bau-Xi, Vancouver; Galerie Sussex Gallery, Ottawa, Halifax. 

2005 - Projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE Project, , Worldwide. 

2005 - Cyclop’s Dreams, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC. 

2005 - PAINT, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  Curated by: Curated by Neil Campbell and Monika Szewczyk..

2003 - Birthdaycake Island, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC. 

2002 - Vancouver Artists, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina; Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina, Regina. 

2002 - Faux Telephone Pole, 536 Site Space, Vancouver, BC. 


2013 - Review of De-Accessioned, Steven Kado, Art Forum Online.  >Read

2012 - The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry1998-2008, Various Authors, Fantagraphics Books.  >Read

2011 - Review of Solo Exhibition at 304 Days, Carol-Ann Ryan, Canadian Art Magazine.  >Read

2011 - The 304 Days Project Omnibus/Catalogue, Various Authors, 304 Days.  >Read

2011 - Matthew Brown: Readdressing Painting, New Light, Wil Aballe >Read

2011 - Vancouver Art Gallery’s Unreal taps the unconscious mind, Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight, Vancouver.  >Read

2011 - Art Gallery Gets Unreal with New Exhibition; Chosen works meant to challenge traditional ideas of reality, desire and fantasy, Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun.  >Read

2010 - Thwarted!, Karina Irvine, Front Magazine, Vancouver.  >Read

2010 - The Phoenix Art, Frieze Magazine, James D. Campbell, Frieze Magazine (Issue 131).  >Read

2009 - The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power, Canadian Art, Canadian Art Magazine.  >Read

2009 - Pulp Fiction in Contemporary Canadian Art, Sarah Milroy, The Globe and Mail.  >Read

2009 - Beware the Blob at MOCCA’s Summer Show, Sholem Krishtalka, Xtra!.  >Read

2009 - “Pulp Fiction” Takes Its Sweet Time, Amanda Happé, Torontoist.  >Read

2009 - Pulp Fiction, David Balzer, Eye Weekly, Toronto.  >Read

2009 - DIY projects, Murray Whyte, Toronto Star.  >Read

2009 - Art, again, finally., Murray Whyte, Toronto Star.  >Read

2009 - Matthew Brown at Clint Roenisch Gallery, Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and Mail.  >Read

2009 - Pyramid Power, Issue 6 – Spring / Summer 2009, Pyramid Power Magazine, Vancouver.  >Read

2008 - Contemporary art show full of contrasts, Peter Goddard, Toronto Star.  >Read

2008 - Review: Pulp Fiction, Canadian Art Magazine, Leah Turner >Read

2008 - A group of more than seven: The Carte Blanche series spotlights the diversity of Canadian painting, Mark Medley, The National Post.  >Read

2008 - Matthew Brown – Tracey Lawrence Gallery 2008, Sean Alward, Border Crossings Magazine.  >Read

2008 - Not Brown, Lee Henderson, Catalogue Essay For Solo Exhibition (Tracey Lawrence Gallery, 2008).  >Read

2008 - Carte Blanc Volume II: Painting, Magenta Publishing >Read

2008 - The Lions: Really Good Mine, Lance Blomgren, Catalogue Essay For Solo Exhibition (LES Gallery, Collaborative Work With The Lions).  >Read

2008 - Neue Probleme, Germany, Works Featured In Issue.  Curated by: Elisabeth Moch. >Read

2008 - Food For Thought, VLM, Exhibition Overview, VLM Magazine, Vancouver. 

2007 - First Impressions; BC Painter Wins RBC, Galleries West

2007 - Pyramid Power No. 2, Works Featured In Issue >Read

2007 - Dripped, Dropped, Spilt, Upended, Exploded, Mia Johnson, Exhibition Preview For Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Preview Magazine.  >Read

2006 - PAINT Review, Clint Burnham, Akimblog.  >Read

2006 - Extensions of Our Hands, Meghan Bissonnette, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax.  >Read

2006 - Paint: A Psychedelic Primer, Monika Szewczyk, Scott Watson, Neil Campbell, Elizabeth Macintosh, Catalogue For PAINT, At The Vancouver Art Gallery.  >Read

2006 - Contemporary Art Magazine Feature – 1/50 Upcoming Artists, Lee Henderson, Contemporary Magazine (UK).  >Read

2006 - The Rebirth Of Painting, Robin Lawrence, The Georgia Straight Weekly, Overview Of Painting In Vancouver, PAINT At The Vancouver Art Gallery.  >Read

2006 - Young Artists Are Mad About Paint, Danielle Egan, The Vancouver Sun, Exhibition Profile, PAINT At The Vancouver Art Gallery.  >Read

2006 - Radical Departures In New Spain, Clint Burnham, The Vancouver Sun.  >Read

2006 - Enclosed Encounters Of A Strange Kind, Robert Enright, Border Crossings Magazine (Winnipeg).  >Read

2006 - Forget Analysis, Enjoy The Paintings, The Vancouver Sun, Amy O'Brian.  >Read

2006 - Has Digital Art Had Its Day?, Kevin Chong, The Globe And Mail.  >Read

2006 - Peripheral Visions, Chris Mooney, Modern Painters Magazine.  >Read

2006 - Painting Competition Means Exposure For Emerging Artists, CBC Arts, Article On RBC Painting Competition. 

2006 - Vancouver Artist Honoured, The Vancouver Sun >Read

2006 - Homemade Polygons, Lee Henderson, Exhibition Essay, Homemade Polygons At Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery.  >Read

2006 - Anticipation For The Stuff We’re Awaitin’, Kevin Chong, The Globe And Mail.  >Read

2005 - Strange Bedfellows, Candice Hopkins, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB.  >Read

2005 - Portrait Of An Artist: The Lions, Ryan Witt, Artist Preview, Georgia Straight Weekly.  >Read

2004 - Twenty Graphic Designs Reminiscent Of Something Political, Broken Pencil Magazine, Small Press Edition Review, Jon Sasaki.  >Read

2003 - Birthdaycake Island, John Keillor, Exhibition Essay, Access Artist Run Centre.  >Read

2003 - Birthdaycake Island, Matthew Brown, James Whitman, J Cook >Read

Art Fairs

2013 - Art Toronto 2013,

2010 - Toronto International Art Fair, Courtesy of Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

2009 - Toronto International Art Fair 2009, , Toronto, ON. 

2007 - Aqua Art 2007, Courtesy Of Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Miami. 

2007 - Duesseldorf Contemporary 2007 Art Fair, Courtesy Of Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Germany. 

2006 - Toronto International Art Fair, Courtesy of Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery. With, Toronto, Canada. 

Auctions and Fundraisers

2013 - Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver 25th Annual Gala and Art Auction,

2013 - Hold Them Up in Good Light: Access Gallery’s Annual Auction, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC.  View Drawing

2010 - The Lions Donate to The Fine Line Fundraiser, Movember Auction, Toronto, ON. 

2010 - Birds of a Feather Gala, Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, MB. 

2009 - Aexcess Auction – Friday, February 13, 2009, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC. 

2009 - C Magazine Auction 2009: Spring Fling 5, Birch Libralato, Toronto. 

2008 - Flash Forward: Vancouver Art Gallery Art Auction 2008, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.  >Read

2008 - C Magazine Auction: SPRING FLING 4!, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, ON. 

2008 - Paradise: Lost And Found, Border Crossings Magazine, Winnipeg, MB. 

2008 - 35th Anniversary Gala Dinner And Art Auction, Western Front, Vancouver, BC. 

2007 - Toque, Western Front, Vancouver, BC.  Curated by: Emile O'Brien.

2006 - 75th Anniversary Gala And Art Auction, Vancouver Art Gallery

2005 - UE Magazine Fundraiser, Vancouver

2005 - Front & Back: A Cornucopia, Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver. 


2006 - MFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. 

1998 - BFA, University Of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. 

Awards and Grants

2014 - Ontario Arts Council Grant,

2012 - Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2008 - Travel Grant, Canada Council

2008 - Travel Grant, BC Arts Council

2008 - Project Assistance Grant (Level 1), BC Arts Council

2007 - Project Assistance Grant (Level 1), BC Arts Council

2006 - Winner For Western Canada, RBC Painting Competition

2004 - Senior Scholarship Award, BC Arts Council, Concordia University. 

2003 - Architecture Landscape & Design Admission Fellowship, University Of Toronto (Did Not Accept Admission Offer)

1997 - President’s Scholarship, Held At The University Of Victoria.

1997 - The Helen Pitt Fund For Fine Arts, Held At The University Of Victoria.