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Matt R Martin

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Born in 1984 in Mildura, Australia, Matt R Martin took up life drawing as an adolescent under the tutelage of Steve Hederics, and later studied graphic art. He relocated to Melbourne, Australia where his studies continued in fine art and illustration through a variety of media. Martin’s foray into oil painting began in 2007, independently developing and exploring his skills in this field.

Matt R Martin’s varied background has led him to develop an appreciation for the subtle nuances of human gesture. A myriad of artistic influences, including his mother’s passion for classical ballet, instilled a sense of the capability of the human form for expression far beyond that which can be achieved with words. His work explores not only human postures and proprioception, but also its orientation which forces the viewer to consider the human form along with its various gestures, shapes, and expressions of body language. Martin’s artworks reflect his ethos regarding figurative art as timeless, aiming to forge an emotional connection between artist and viewer through such a humble medium.

CV

Born:                                              1984 Mildura VIC, Australia

Representation:                       Scott Livesey Galleries – Armadale, Australia

RJD Gallery –  NY. USA

Exhibitions:          

2018     A fine Romance: Realism in Australian Art, Gippsland Art Gallery

2018        BIG ART, small canvas, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

2018        Women Painting Women/Men Painting Men: Voice with Vision, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

2018        On The Edge Of… RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

2018        Matt R Martin , RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

2018        ‘W.O.P’ Group show, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2017        ‘Winter Salon’ Group show, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourn

2017        ‘Equilibrium’ Solo exhibition, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2017        ‘Art Central’ Art Central Hong Kong 2017 Hill Smith Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016        ‘Summer Salon’ Group show, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2016        ‘602’ Art fair, Group show, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2016        TheKilgour prize ‘Group show, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle

2016        ‘Figurative II’ Group show, Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado, US

2015        ‘Paintguide’ Group show, Unit London Gallery, London, UK 
2015       
Sydney Contemporary SYDNEY ART FAIR 2015, Scott Livesey Stand, Sydney

2015        ‘The Salon’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2014        Glencore Percival Portrait Prize 2014, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2014        ‘Twenty Fourteen’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2014        MELBOURNE ART FAIR 2014, Scott Livesey Galleries Stand, Melbourne

2014        Maritime ANL Art Prize 2014, Group Show at at the historic seafarers’,Docklands

2014        Benalla Nude Art prize 2014, Group Show at Benalla Art Gallery

2013        Summer 2013, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2013        ‘Personae’ featuring Ron Francis, Matt R Martin, Lily Mae Martin and Heidi Yardley Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2013        Winter Selection, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2013        ‘Big and Small’, Paintings by Melbourne Artists, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2012        ‘Interwoven and Undone’ solo exhibition, Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne

2012        ‘Metro Gallery Art Award 2012’ Group Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2012        ‘Taboo’, beinArt International Art Collective Group Exhibition, Last Rites Gallery, New York, US

2012        R andM McGivern Art Prize 2012 ‘Group Show’  Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

2012        ‘Group Show’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2011        ‘Stockroom Show’, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2011        ‘Metro Gallery Art Award 2011’ Group Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2011        Solo Exhibition, CoproGallery Santa Monica California US

2011        ‘Dystopia’ beinArt International Art Collective Group Exhibition, CoproGallery, Santa Monica, California, US

2010        ‘Metro Gallery Art Award 2010’ Group Show, Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2010        ‘Metamorphosis’ beinArt International Art Collective Group Exhibition, CoproGallery, Santa Monica, California, US

2010        Grand Opening Group Show, 696 ink Gallery

2008        Illustre Graduate Exhibition at Chapel Off Chapel gallery, Melbourne

Academic Achievements:       

2008        Diploma of Illustration NMIT Preston, Melbourne

2008        Certificate IV Design NMIT Preston, Melbourne

2008        Life Drawing 8 years Art Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Mildura & NMIT Preston, Melbourne

2006        1 year of Fine Art Diploma NMIT Preston, Melbourne      

2003        2 years of Graphic Art Diploma Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Mildura

Art residencies:    

2017        The Art Vault, Mildura Vic Australia

Art Prizes:              

2016        Finalist for TheKilgour prize ‘Group show at Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle

2014        Glencore Percival Portrait Prize 2014, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queenland

2014        Finalist in Maritime ANL Art Prize 2014, Group Show at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands

2014        Finalist for Benalla Nude Art prize 2014, Group Show at Benalla Art Gallery

2012        Finalist for Metro Gallery Art Award 2012, Group Show at Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2012        Finalist for R and M McGivern Art Prize 2012, Group show at Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

2011        Finalist for Metro Gallery Art Award 2011, Group Show at Metro Gallery,  Melbourne

2010        Finalist for Metro Gallery Art Award 2010, Group Show at Metro Gallery, Melbourne

2008        Eckersley’s Award for Excellence in Illustration, Illustre Graduate Exhibition Chapel Off Chapel Gallery

 

Selected Publications:           

2018        4 page Feature , American Art Collector Magazine

2018        Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

2017        12 page feature Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

2016        21stCentury figurative Art : The Resurrection of Art, Book

2016        Paintguide, Book

2016        Snapshots of Life, American Art Collector,

2015        Skilled NSFW Oil Paintings By Matt R. Martin Juxtapoz

2013        FeatureEMPTY magazine

2013        Go Figure: human side comes back to life by Ashley Crawford,  Financial Review

2012        Matt Martin 3 page interview by Owen Craven, Artist Profile

2011        Drifting in the right direction, Maribyrnong Leader

 Collections:   Numerous private collections, Australia and internationally

 

 

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36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
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Serenity

24" x 20" / 61 x 50.8cm
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All Things Bright and Beautiful

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Cuckoo

20" x 20" / 50.8 x 50.8cm
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Bourgeois Background

21.7" x 28.3" / 55.1 x 71.9cm
Limited Edition Handmade Woodcut Print

Kind of Blues II

30.3" x 22.4" / 77 x 56.9cm
Limited Edition Handmade Woodcut Print

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Limited Edition Handmade Woodcut Print

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20" x 31" / 50.8 x 78.7cm
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Abyss

28" x 39" / 71.1 x 99.1cm
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

American Woman

12" x 12" / 30.5 x 30.5cm
Oil on Canvas

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24" x 20" / 61 x 50.8cm
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American Dream

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