About the artist

Matthew Burrows CV





1993–1995 Royal College of Art, MA Painting


Solo Exhibitions


2017 Beyond the Garden Wall, Vigo Gallery, London

2014 Para-dice, Vigo Gallery, London

2011 Portal, Alexia Goethe Gallery, Solo Projects, Basel, Switzerland

2009 Cultic Twister, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

2006 Up-Down, Eagle Gallery/ Emma Hill Fine Art, London 

2004 Narcissus and Echo, Royal Overseas League, London

2003 Anyone Here?, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

 Flattering Overtures, Eagle Gallery/ Emma Hill Fine Art, London

2000-2001 A Divine Comedy, Gloucester Cathedral, touring to Gloucester City Art Gallery, Huddersfield City Art Gallery        


Group Exhibitions


2016 Permeable Edge, Exploring conversations in British painting over eighty years, Otter Gallery Chichester, curated by Matthew Burrows, including Phillip Allen, Matthew Burrows, Biggs and Collings, Varda Caivano, Patrick Heron, Ansel Krut, Peter Lanyon, Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Phoebe Unwin and Sam Windett

Towards Night, Sixty artists explore the nocturnal, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, curated by Tom Hammick, including Patrick Caulfield, Marc Chagall, Peter Doig, Casper David Friedrich, Tom Hammick Alex Katz, Emile Nolde and JMW Turner.

A New Language, Root 1066 Contemporary Arts Festival – Hastings, curated by Christopher Winter, including 23 artists from Berlin and UK

In this Soup We Swim, Kingsgate Project Space, London. Curated by Dan Howard-Birt, including Phyllida Barlow, Matthew Burrows, Varda Caivano, Jeffery Camp, Dan Coombs, Gerard Hemsworth, Paul Housley, Jack lavender and Rose Wylie.

2015 British Contemporary Drawing, XAFA – Xi#an Academy of Fine Arts Xi’an, China

Wet and Dry, Observer Building Arts, Hastings, curated by ABC Projects, including Matthew Burrows, Gerard Hemsworth, Mario Rossi and Rose Wylie

2014 The Eyes are Listening, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings,curated by Susan Ward, including Matthew Burrows, Gus Cummins RA, Tom Hammick and Andrzej Jackowski

2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings touring to Mac Birmingham

Pnue, Electro, Hastings, including Alessandro Raho, Berky Beasley and Andrzej Jackowski

31 Paintings, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, including Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Tom Hammick and Christopher Steven

2012 Brioni, London, curated show by Francis Sultana, including Francesco Clemente, Noble and Webster, Mat Collishaw & Zaha Hadid

London 12, The City Gallery, Prague, curated by Toby Clarke, including Matthew Burrows, Biggs and Collings, Keith Coventry, Ryan Mosley, Fiona Rae, Neal Tate & Gavin Turk

Generations, Arch 402 Gallery, London, including Matthew Burrows, Sir Peter Blake, Simon Burton, Stephen Chambers, Andrzej Jackowski & John Walker

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London.

2011 Selektionseffekte, Blain|Southern, Berlin, with Anton Henning & Rachel Howard

Are Pictures Always Paintings?, Alexia Goethe Gallery, with Nick Hornby & Robert Fry

2010 Layers, John Moores Contemporary painting prize winners, Seongnam Arts Centre, Korea

Make Vanitas Your Own, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

Foolish Romantics, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight, with Simon Burton & The Baron Gilvan

2009 Black Dog Yellow House, Trolley Gallery, London, curated by Rachel Howard

Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley Gallery, London with Carla Busuttil & Ryan Mosley

Arco, Alexia Goethe Gallery, Madrid

2007 Faith, Primo Alonso Gallery, London, touring to Dean Clough Gallery, Hallifax

Hygge, Standpoint Gallery, London

Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, London

2006 John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2005 Folklore, APT Gallery, London, with Simon Burton, Ansel Krut & Steve Swindells

2004 Presence, St Pauls Cathedral London, with Tracey Emin & Bill Viola

2002 Artists-in-Residence Retrospective, Gloucester Cathedral

2001 Royal Overseas League Scholarship Exhibition

2000 Undercurrents, Eagle Gallery/ Emma Hill Fine Art, London

1996 Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts, London

1995 Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, selected by Mathilde Ferrer

  Paton Gallery, London, with Emma Talbot

1994 Lannon Gallery, New York, with Mark Wright


Awards and Scholarships


2006 John Moores 24, Prize Winner

2001 Hunting Art Prize, Second Prize Winner

2000-2001 Artist’s Residency, National Gallery, London

2000 Royal Overseas League Travel Scholarship

1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Gloucester Cathedral

1996-1997 Summers Studio Award, USA

1994 Richard Ford Travel Award, Royal Academy, London

1993-1995 Basil Alkazzi Scholarship, RCA, London

1993 Miss Emma Phipps Award for Painting, University of Central England


Public and Corporate Collections


The National Museum of Gdansk, Poland

Bronx Museum New York, USA

Springfield Museum of Art, USA

Royal Academy, London

Robert and Susan Summer, USA

TI Group, London

Royal College of Art, London

Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery


Articles and Reviews


2011 Blisss Magazine, April 2011

Art Pens and Culture, Issue 4

2009 Saatchi-Gallery, ‘Rebecca Geldard’s Top 10 London Shows in May and June 2009’

ArtSlant, ‘Flirting with the Metaphysical’, 18th April – Jennifer Essex

First Post, ‘Sinister yet Thoughtful’, 13 April - Neal Brown

2007 Dialogue – Axis, ‘World Making’ – Amber Allen

2006 Liverpool Daily Post, ‘And the winner is’, 22 September – Sam Lister

Metro, ‘So much Moores’, 18 September – Lucie Davies

‘24 Hour Museum’, 17 September

Liverpool Echo, 15 September – Joe Riley

The Enquirer, ‘Mirror Images’, Week of 14 September – Kate Fields

2003 Independent, 13 May - Sue Hubbard

2002 The Royal Overseas League Journal (Dec- Feb)

2001 Leeds Guide, ‘A Divine Comedy’, (April) - Richard Jevons

 Art Review, ‘The Hunting we will Show’, (February)

 Huddersfield Examiner,‘Hellishly Familiar’, 4 May - David Hammond

2000 Evening Standard, ‘Facing the Past’, 15 November - Samantha Ellis

 The Independent, The Information, 2 - 8 December

 The Citizen, Gloucester, ‘Hell in a Holy Place’, 25 August

 Church Times, ‘Hell in the Close’, 3 November - Richard Davey

1999 The Citizen, Gloucester, 30 October

 Yorkshire Post (February)

1995  Daily Telegraph ‘Time for a Palace Revamp’, (August) - David Lee

 Financial Times (May)

 Independent (May)

1994 Response (July) - Ameachi Odiatu

 Big Issue (May) - John Keenan




2015 Contemporary Drawings from Britain –Museum of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts

2012 London Twelve, Contemporary British Art, exhibition catalogue

Jerwood Drawing Prize – Exhibition catalogue

2010 Layers John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Show ISBN 978-89-964833-0-4

2009 Matthew Burrows Cultic Twister – exhibition catalogue ISBN 978-1-906463-10-6

2008 Matthew Burrows The Monster Creation – Gilty Projects

2007 From Elsewhere – exhibition catalogue

2006 John Moores 24 Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, ISBN 1-902700-30-9

2005 The Basil H Alkazzi Foundation

2003 Matthew Burrows, Anyone Here? ISBN 0-9534477-4-X  

2002 Artists-in-Residence at Gloucester Cathedral - exhibition catalogue

2000 Matthew Burrows A Divine Comedy - exhibition catalogue  ISBN 095321860

The TI Group Art Collection ISBN 0-9538306-0-8

past exhibitions

24 February – 8 April 2017

Matthew Burrows

Beyond the Garden Wall

Vigo Gallery
26 February – 28 March 2014

Matthew Burrows


Vigo Gallery
29 June – 23 September 2012

London Twelve

City Gallery of Prague