Selected Works

Matt Bryans, Canyon Lookout, 2012, erased newspaper, 16 x 56.5 cm
Matt Bryans, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2013
Matt Bryans, Forest Clearing (Burial Pit), 2012, newspaper collage, 42.5 x 80 cm
Matt Bryans, Bricks, 2012, carved bricks, dimensions variable
Matt Bryans, Curbstone 2, 2012, carved curbstone, 9 x 18 x 9 cm
Matt Bryans, Untitled, 2012, newspaper collage, 70 x 125 cm
Matt Bryans, Hordaland Kunstenter, Norway, 2014
Matt Bryans, Mountain Crater, 2005, erased newspaper cutting, 46.5 x 19 cm
Matt Bryans, Untitled (detail), 2007, hand-carved wood, 150 x 130 cm
Matt Bryans, Untitled, 2003, erased newspaper cuttings, archival tape, dimensions variable
Matt Bryans, Untitled, 2008, aluminium (sphere), 115 cm diameter
Matt Bryans, installation view, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2008
Matt Bryans, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2008
Matt Bryans, installation view, Atlanta Center of Contemporary Art, 2006
Matt Bryans, Untitled (Installation n.5), 2005, erased newspaper cuttings, 250 x 600 cm
Matt Bryans, installation view, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2008
Matt Bryans, Untitled (Installation 6), Kate MacGarry, 2006, Erased newspaper cuttings, 3.3 x 12 mt
Matt Bryans, installation view, The Future's Not What It Used to Be, at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, 2012

Press

Born 1977 in London, lives and works in London
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Matt Bryans with Vanya Bryans, Treignac Projet, France
2014 Lands, Treignac Project, Limousin, France
Lands, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
2013 Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2012 Matt Bryans, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK
Matt Bryans, TouScene, Stavanger, Norway
2011 Breaking the Land, SFCamerawork San Francisco, U.S.A
2010 Matt Bryans – Hibernation, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Matt Bryans, Jack Hanley Gallery (presented by Kate Fowle), New York, U.S.A
2008 Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2007 Matt Bryans, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 Matt Bryans, Atlanta Center of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, U.S.A
Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2005 Picture This!, MMD Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Matt Bryans, Salon 94, New York, U.S.A
Matt Bryans – Landscapes, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Auto fictions – Contemporary drawing, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Manifesta 12: If We Want Things to Stay as They Are, Things Will Have to Change, Palazzo Campofranco, Palermo, Italy
2017 Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Contemporary Drawing Prize, Fondation d’art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Galerie d’Art Graphique, Paris, France
2014 About Sculpture #4, Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany
Mammouth, Treignac Project, curated by Matt Packer, Treignac, France
Guerlain Drawing Prize 2014, Palais de la Bourse, Paris, France
2013 Guerlain Donation, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
FlowerCastle, Sculpture Garden Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands
The Future’s not what it used to be, The Exchange, Penzance, UK
2012 Matt Bryans and Wojciech Bakowski, Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Future’s not what it used to be, Chapter, Cardiff, UK
2011 From A to B through C, Kortars Muveszek Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
2010 Contemporary Drawings, Musee des Beaux Arts de Besancon, France
Public House, Moot, London, UK
2009 Pastiche 3, VAKs Skulpturudstilling, Jyderup, Denmark
Dessins, Salon du dessin, Palais de la Bourse, Paris, France
2008 The Melody of Youth a project with Sam Basu Kate MacGarry, London, UK
Stray Alchemists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Anatomie les peau du dessin, Collection Florence and Daniel Guerlain, Frac de Picardie, Amiens, France
2007 The Juddykes, The Old Art Shop at John Jones, London, UK
Sans Titre – Travaux sur Papier, Galerie Art Concept, Paris, France
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, U.S.A
Bryans, Basu, Vaule, Flaca, London, UK
Out of Line, drawings from the Sherry and Joel Mallin collection, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, New York, U.S.A
2005 Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A
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, Germany
Future Primitive, curated by Paul Johnson, One in the Other, London, UK
Happy Darkness, André Viana Gallery, Porto, Portugal
Britannia Works, British Council survey show, Athens, Greece
The Bart Wells Institute of London, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2003 Groupshow, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002 May It Return In Spades, Bart Wells Institute, London, UK
Flower Bed, Cremer Street Studios, London, UK
Clear as Mud, Hoxton Jubilee, London, UK
2001 If the Wind Changes You’ll Stay Like That, Mafuji Gallery, London, UK
2000 Hellseher, Düsseldorf, Germany
Music Hall, Truman Brewery, London, UK
EDUCATION
1999-01 MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London
1996-99 BA Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, UK
PUBLICATIONS
 2014 Curtains are Cunts/ Abridged four children, Apis Press
Lands, French and EnglishTreignac Project
Lands, Norwegian and EnglishHordaland Kunsenter
2013 Two Dogs Fucking, artist publication
Head-Man Chronicle, artist publication
Curtains are Cunts, artist publication
2008 Frieze Yearbook 2008-9, Frieze Art Fair
Fowle, Kate (edited by), Stray Alchemists, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2006 Rosenthal, Norman (foreword by), Matt Bryans, Kate MacGarry/Veenman publishers
SELECTED PRESS
2012 Borgen, Trond, “Sporsikring med omsorg”, Stavanger Aftenblad, 16th March, 30
Næsheim, Eli, “En Internasjonal Kunst-overraskelse fra Ålgård,” Stavanger Aftenblad, 8th March, 34
Nerheim, Ole S., “Bryans i Ølhallene,” Rogalands Avis, 7th March, 25
2011 Howerton, Michael, “Worlds, lost and found,” SF Examiner, 7th July
Sussman, Matt, “Fake-out,” SF Bay Guardian, 28th June
Somner, Danielle, “It’s all about the landscape,” KQED ARTS, 23rd June
2009 Tramposch, Emma, “Past is an image we form in the present,” Camerawork, Vol 35, Fall-Winter, 4-7
2008 Carey Kent, Paul, “Matt Bryans,” Art World, Aug/Sept, 72-5
Brown, Eleanor, “Matt Bryans,” The Artpaper, Summer, 20, 21, 26
2007 Auslander, Philip, “Matt Bryans,” Artforum, March, 324-5
McClintock, Dinah, “Matt Bryans + Demetrius Oliver,” Art Papers, Jan/Feb, 49
2006 Williams, Gilda, “Matt Bryans,” Artforum, April, 305
Satz. Aura, “Matt Bryans,” Tema Celeste, March/April, n. 114, 85
Tatley, Roger, “Emerging Artists: Matt Bryans. Roger Tatley meets the new Eraserhead,” Modern Painters, March, 56-58
2005 Harris, Jonathan, “Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing,” Art Monthly, January February
Lack, Jessica, “Pin-Up, Pick of the Week,” The Guardian, 3rd January
Güner, Fisun, “The Art Just Doesn’t Cut It,” Metro Life, 6th January
2004 Graham-Dixon, Andrew, “All stuck and scribbled,” The Sunday Telegraph, 19th December, 112
Cripps, Charlotte, “Work at the Cutting Edge,” The Independent Review, 2nd December, 18
“Newsnight Review,” BBC2, 10 December
2003 “Sit up and Take Notice,” Dazed and Confused, February, 38

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