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Matt Bryans

Page 1 | Biography

Born: London, 1977
Lives: and works in London and Norway.

Education
1999-2001 MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London
1996-1999 BA Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, UK



Solo Exhibitions
2010
Matt Bryans - Hibernation, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

2009
Matt Bryans, Jack Hanley Gallery (presented by Kate Fowle)

2008
Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry

2007
Matt Bryans, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

2006
Matt Bryans, Atlanta Center of Contemporary Art, USA
Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry

2005
Picture This!, MMD Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Matt Bryans, Salon 94, New York
Matt Bryans - Landscapes, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

2003
Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry, London

Group Exhibitions
2009
Pastiche 3, VAKs skulpturudstilling, Jyderup, Denmark

2008
The Melody of Youth a project with Sam Basu, Kate MacGarry
Stray Alchemists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2007
The Juddykes, The Old Art Shop at John Jones
Sans Titre - Travaux sur Papier, Galerie Art Concept, Paris
System Error: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

2006
Collage Effect (with Georg Grosz, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Franz West, Fiona Banner, Pae White, Liliana Moro, Ava Seymour, Peter Madden), 1301PE, Los Angeles, April 2006
Bryans, Basu, Vaule, Flaca, London

2005
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2004
Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, (with Dr Lakra, Sebastiaan Bremer, Amie Dicke, Godfried Donkor, Wangechi Mutu, Jocum Nordstrom & Steven Shearer & Nicole Wermers)
Mourning, curated by Varda Caivano, Sies & Höke, Düsseldorf
Future Primitive, curated by Paul Johnson, One in the Other, London
Happy Darkness, André Viana Gallery, Porto, Portugal
Britannia Works, British Council survey show, Athens
The Bart Wells Institute of London, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2003
Groupshow, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

2002
May It Return In Spades, Bart Wells Institute, London
Flower Bed, Cremer Street Studios, London
Clear as Mud, Hoxton Jubilee, London

2001
If the Wind Changes You’ll Stay Like That, Mafuji Gallery, London

2000
Hellseher, Düsseldorf, Germany
Music Hall, Truman Brewery, London

Bibliography
Past is an image we form in the present, Emma Tramposch, Camerawork, Vol 35, Fall-Winter 2008, pp.4-7
Matt Bryans, Paul Carey Kent, Art World, Aug/Sept 2008, pp.72-5
Matt Bryans, Eleanor Brown, The Artpaper, Summer 2008, p.20, 21, 26
Matt Bryans, Philip Auslander, Artforum, March 2007, pp. 324-5
Matt Bryans + Demetrius Oliver, Art Papers, Dinah McClintock, Jan/Feb 2007, p.49
Matt Bryans, Gilda Williams, Artforum, April 2006, p.305
Matt Bryans, Aura Satz, Tema Celeste, March/April 2006, n. 114, p. 85
Emerging Artists: Matt Bryans. Roger Tatley meets the new Eraserhead, Roger Tatley, Modern Painters, March 2006, pp. 56-58
Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Jonathan Harris, Art Monthly, January February 2005
Pin-Up, Jessica Lack, Pick of the Week, The Guardian, 3 January 2005
The Art Just Doesn’t Cut It, Fisun Güner, Metro Life, 6 January 2005
All stuck and scribbled, Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Sunday Telegraph, 19 December 2004, p. 112
Work at the Cutting Edge, Charlotte Cripps, The Independent Review,
2 December 2004, p. 18
Newsnight Review, BBC2, 10 December 2004
Sit up and Take Notice, Dazed and Confused, February 2003, p. 38

Publications
Frieze Yearbook 2008-9, Frieze Art Fair, 2008
Stray Alchemists, exhibition catalogue, edited by Kate Fowle, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2008
Matt Bryans, foreword by Norman Rosenthal, Kate MacGarry/Veenman publishers, 2006


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