Matt’s work is about the psychology of desire and interrogating the artificially constructed sociological relationships within advertising and merchandising. His key subject matter has been cigarette adverts and Star Wars Lego, but more recently contemporary high-end fashion ad campaigns.
The recipient of many awards such as the Wallace Trust Development Award including the New York ISCP studio residency and the Wallace Trust Kaipara Award including the Swiss Altes Spital studio residency. He had a significant survey show at the TSB Wallace Trust Gallery in Auckland including work from these two residencies. He is included in Warwick Brown’s publication ‘Seen This Century’ and is profiled in New York via the Drawing Center’s viewing program. He has exhibited at the Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf events on Waiheke Island, and had solo shows at Melanie Roger Gallery and the General Store for Contemporary Art.
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