Matt Dowman

Lecturer, School of Fine Arts

School of Fine Arts

Matt Dowman received his BFA from Whitecliffe in 2002, and a MFA with honours from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. He has had success exhibiting throughout New Zealand as well as offshore in Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin and Vienna.

Matt’s work is held in major collections at home and abroad. Matt has been interviewed regularly by TV 3 and various art programmes, magazines, newspaper articles and has also been featured in major publications such as Warwick Brown’s “Seen this Century”. Matt has established a high profile in Auckland with many public murals such as Britomart’s Bare Rocks & Backbones.

He has received numerous awards including third place in the Mazda Emerging Artist Award, runner up in the New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award and a merit award in the Molly Morpeth Painting competition. Recently he has twice been a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award as part of the collaborative duo, Tiger Murdoch. Matt is represented by Antoinette Godkin Gallery in Auckland.

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