Matthew Krishanu

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EDUCATION
2009
MA Fine Art — Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art and English Literature — Exeter University
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
House of Crows, Matt’s Gallery, London
The Sun Never Sets, MAC, Birmingham
A Murder of Crows, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2018
The Sun Never Sets, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield
2013
Mission, St Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Too Cute! (curated by Rachel Maclean), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Childhood Now (with Chantal Joffe and Mark Fairnington), Compton Verney, Warwickshire
Made in Britain, The National Museum in Gdańsk, Poland
2018
John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
In the City, East Gallery, Norwich; Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London
Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2017
Contemporary Masters from Britain, Yantai Art Museum; Artall Gallery & Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing; Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China
Contemporary Painting: In Good Health, Menier Gallery, London
Anything Goes (curated by Anna McNay), Bermondsey Project Space, London
Painting and History, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Shanghai, China
2016
Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
Aviary, Transition Gallery, London
Dentons Art Prize, Dentons, London
Contemporary British Watercolours, Oriel Gallery, Antrim, N. Ireland
The Names, Transition Gallery, London
2015
Contemporary Drawings from Britain, XAFA, Xi'an Province, China
London Painters' Survey, Artworks Project Space, London
2014
Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery & White Moose Gallery, Devon
Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery
Home, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax
Another Country (with Cara Nahaul), The Nunnery, London
2013
We Were Trying to Make Sense…, 1Shanthiroad, Bangalore, India
Marmite Prize for Painting IV, Central Art Gallery, Tameside; Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art; Tannery Arts at Drawing Room, London
2011
The Marmite Prize for Painting III, Central Art Gallery, Tameside; Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry; The Nunnery, London
TALKS
2018
Artist talk (JM Painting Prize & Arts Council Collection), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Painting — People and Places, with Lindsey Bull, Cara Nahaul, Narbi Price, Judith Tucker, Huddersfield Art Gallery
Artist talk, Wimbledon College of Arts, MA Painting
Artist talk, The Sun Never Sets, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2017
Decolonising Art Practice – Image and Identity, Chelsea College of Arts
The Immediacy of Paint: Surface, University of Suffolk, with Glenn Brown, Kim Anno, Chris Hawtin, Shaun Camp, Dr Matthew Bowman
2016
Curator Round Table, Studio Visit, presented by Morgan Quaintance, Resonance FM
2015
The Immediacy of Paint: The Role of Painting in the Digital Age, University of Suffolk, with Robert Priseman, Ehryn Torrell, Dan Hays, Victoria Mitchell
Artist talk, Institute of Education, MA Museums & Galleries in Education
2014
IN THE CITY artist talk, chaired by Peter Ashton Jones, Lion & Lamb Gallery, London
Showing Painting, with Katrina Blannin, Nathan Eastwood, Stephanie Moran, The Nunnery, London
Artists' Talk (with Cara Nahaul), Another Country, The Nunnery, London
2013
Artist talk, The Marmite Prize for Painting IV, Drawing Room, London
2010
Artist talk, Kala Bhavan College of Fine Arts, BA & MA Fine Art, Santiniketan, India
Artist talk, Croydon Higher Education College, BA Fine Art
2008
Artist talk, Central Saint Martins, BA Criticism, Communication & Curation
COLLECTIONS
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Central Saint Martins (UAL), London
China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Croydon Higher Education College, London
Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago
Priseman Seabrook Collection, UK
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London
Tianjin Academy of Art, China
Yantai Art Museum, China
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019
The Sun Never Sets (catalogue), Jenni Lomax and Ruxmini Choudhury, MAC, Birmingham
2018
‘The Colour of Memory…’, Neil Mudd, Culture Vultures, Sep
John Moores Painting Prize 2018 (catalogue), ISBN 9781902700601
‘Artists at Work’, Courtauld Gallery blog, July
The Sun Never Sets, Exhibition publication, Matt Price
Interview by Robert Priseman, Art UK, May
2017
Interview by Matt Price, Fused Magazine, Summer
2016
‘The Names’, Garageland, 19: Self
‘Aviary exhibition wings its way to Transition’, Russell Parton, East End Review, April
Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition (catalogue), ISBN 1534870121
2015
Contemporary Drawings from Britain (catalogue), Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts
‘London Painting Survey’, 750 Words a Week, Paul O'Kane
Contemporary British Watercolours (catalogue), Simon Carter, ISBN 1515109925
The Brentwood Stations of the Cross (catalogue), Simon Carter, ISBN 1505832063
2014
Priseman Seabrook Collection (catalogue), ISBN 1514186772
In the City (catalogue), Robert Harbison
‘Painting the Past’, Maya Oppenheim, East End Review, March
‘Another Country Interview’, Wall Street International Magazine, February
‘Another Country’, Exhibition booklet, Skye Sherwin
2013
Interview by Simon Carter, Painter's Table, September
‘We Were Trying to Make Sense’, Malavika Velayanikal, DNA India, January
2012
The Marmite Prize for Painting IV (catalogue), ISBN 1905659105
2010
The Marmite Prize for Painting III (catalogue), ISBN 1905659091
PUBLICATIONS
2018
‘Drawing from Life and the Artist’s Model’, Portraiture Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery
2017
'Painting from Life', Soutine Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery
2016
'Scarlet Ibis', Arty, Transition Editions
2014
Iniva - The A-Z of Emotions, Emotional Learning Cards, ISBN 9781899846573
2013
‘Painting the Figure – A Contemporary Practice Perspective’, Becoming Picasso, Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery
2012
'Expressive Arts', Master Drawings, Teachers’ Resource, The Courtauld Gallery
'Tagore's Paintings', Inspired by Tagore, British Council & ISBN 0956541631
2010
Looking with Matthew Krishanu, visitor resource for René Daniëls: Painting on Unknown Languages, Camden Arts Centre

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