BIOGRAPHY

Born 1976, Wakefield, UK
1997-99 MFA, Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London
1994-97 BA (Hons), Fine Art, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lives in London, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Erratic Landscapes’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011

‘Postcards from the edge of the M1’, a Derbyshire Arts Development Group re:place commission, Tibshelf Services, M1, Derbyshire
2010
The making of the landscape’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2008
‘Cultivated landscapes’, Bloc Space, Sheffield
2002
‘Matthew Smith’, Wohnmaschine, Berlin, Germany
‘Project Space’, fa projects, London
2000
‘Ectopia’, fa1 contemporary art, London
1996
‘Installation’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Ten’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘MOSTYN Open 19’, Llandudno
2014
‘Scene’, The Studio, PM Gallery, London
2013

‘Luminous Language’, Launch F18, New York, USA
2012

‘Day In, Day Out’, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
2011
‘Into the Wild’, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds
2010
‘Second Nature’ (with Vicki Kerr), Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2009
‘Rotate’, Contemporary Art Society, London
Uncommon ground’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2008
‘Kunswerk Bazaar’, Outpost, Norwich
2007
Vane Shorts 3’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2006
‘Open Show 2006’, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
‘Off’, Outpost Gallery at Eastern Electricity building, Norwich
‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow and Bayart, Cardiff
2005
‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’, Jerwood Space, London and Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
‘Installation and 3D open show’, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Fundacion cultura y Deporte, Toledo, Spain
2004
‘Commonground’, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire
‘Worn Out Wash Monkeys’, 2a Powell Road, London
2003
‘Very British?’, Die Drostei, Pinneberg, Germany
‘Chockerfuckingblocked’, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
2002
‘No Sleep Till Hammersmith’, Central Space, London
2001
‘Mixed Ability’, Corsica Studios, London
‘Cultural Advancement’, Century Gallery, London
‘A History of the Future’, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2000
‘A Square Ground’, Jerwood Gallery, London
‘DIY’, 19 Glengall Road, London
‘Camden Open’, Camden Lock, London
1999
‘FLASH’, Arte et Industria Space, The Hague, The Netherlands
1998
‘Proyecto Tenerif’, Project Tenerife North East of England, Sala de Arte Caja Canarias, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, toured to The Gallery, Central Library, Gateshead
‘Doing Time’, Crobar, London
‘Show’, Woburn Square Gallery, London
1997
‘Connected’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Degree Show, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne and Cubbit Gallery, London
‘Pavlov’s God’, St. Andrews Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘11 + 11’, Globe Gallery, North Shields
1996
‘That’s not the way to do it’, Project Space, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2009
re:place, site-specific commission, Derbyshire Arts Development Group
2006
Studio Residency, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness
2002
Residency, Goethe Institute, Berlin, Germany
2000
First Base Studio Award, ACAVA, London
1997-99
Professional and Vocational Award, British Academy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
Erratic Landscapes’, essay, Michaela Hall, Vane
‘Erratic Landscapes’, preview, Robert Meddes, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne) November
2010

The making of the landscape’, essay, Alan Smith, Vane
2009

‘Uncommon ground’, review, Christopher Collett, Metro Newspaper (London), 11 February
2000
‘A Square of Ground’, Jerwood Space, London
1999
‘Slade Journal Vol.3’, Slade School of Art, London
1998
‘Proyecto Tenerif’, Sala de Arte Caja Canarias, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
1997
‘Connected’, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland



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