Matt Bryans was born in 1977 in Croydon, England. He lives and works in Norway. Bryans' approach to art-making is intimate and tactile - erasing small sheets of newsprint or whittling wood, he works continually and methodically, collecting, examining and repurposing materials which might otherwise be forgotten or discarded. His work requires investment only of time and intention, his materials are made to reveal unforseen properties and meaning, lifted from a decaying past and transformed with devoted effort in to something precious.
Bryans’ work has been included in exhibitions at the Tate Modern; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, amongst others and has had solo exhibitions at, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium; Chapter Gallery, Cardiff; Atlanta Centre of Contemporary Art, USA and Salon 94, New York, amongst others.