b. 1978, United Kingdom
PETER MATTHEWS (b.1978, Derby, England) lives in England and works along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art with honours and an MFA from Nottingham Trent University. Solo exhibitions include: ‘Between the Ocean, the Sky and Ourselves’, White Conduit Projects, London (2020); The Former Bank of Hiroshima (supported by the Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation), Japan (2019); The National Maritime Museum (supported by the Arts Council, England), Royal Museums, Greenwich, London (2019); ‘The End Is Where They Start From’, BEERS London (2019); ‘The End Is Where They Start From (cat)’, Montoya, Barcelona, Spain (2018); ‘From the Pacific to the Atlantic’, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent (2017); ‘In Search of the Sublime’, BEERS London (2016); Artissima Torino, Turin, Italy (2016); and ‘Surroundings’, BEERS London, (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Wisdom and Nature’, Christie’s New York and Christie’s London (2020); Zona Maco, BEERS London (2019); ‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019, 2018, 2017); ‘Underwater’, Filatoio di Caraglio, Caraglio, Italy (2019); ‘John Moores Painting Prize’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2018); ‘Sea Marks’, Drawing Centre, New York (2011); ‘Landscape’ at the James Cohan Gallery, New York (2012); and ‘0:60 The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Art’, North Carolina Museum of Art, US. Awards and residencies include: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2020); Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship (2019); The Arts Council of England (2019, 2017); John Moores Painting Prize (2018); Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, Royal Academy of Art (2017); Scripps Institute of Oceanography Residency, California (2015); and Francois Schneider Contemporary Talents Finalist, France (2014). Matthews’ works have been collected by the Coppel Collection, The National Maritime Museum, Soho House Collection and various other public and private collections internationally and throughout the UK.