Room: Main - Level 3
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. His work is held in major collections home and abroad. Matt is a prolific artist having captured the attention of the New Zealand media, he has been interviewed regularly on TV3 Nightline and various art programs, magazines, newspaper articles and featured in major publications such as Warwick Brown’s book Seen this Century. Matt has established a high profile in Auckland with his many public murals including 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 Antionette Godkin Gallery in Auckland.