MFA                                                 2013    Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Major: Painting and Drawing 

BFA with honors and distinction       2004    University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Major: Visual Arts


2019 Backstage, Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault - commissioned by the MAC des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, QC (Collaborative Group)

2019 Overworld, Galerie Deux Poissons, Montreal, QC (2-person solo)

2019 Papier Art Fair: Galerie Deux Poissons, Grand Quai du Port de Montréal, Montreal, QC (Group)

2019 <<Aquarelle>>, Galerie McClure, Montreal, QC (Group)

2019 Manif d’art 9, Musée National des Beux-arts du Québec, Quebec, QC (Collaborative Group)

2018 NSCAD Faculty Show – Drawing and Painting, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS (Group)

2018 NKD 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway

2017    Des Lignes, Du Temps / Time, Lines, Guido Molinari Foundation, Montreal, QC (Collaborative group)

2017    Forestrial Brain, Open Space Artist Run Centre, Victoria, BC (Collaborative solo)

2017    Field Recordings, Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire (Montreal), QC (Collaborative Solo)

2016    Wodwo, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal permanent collection (Collaborative wall drawing)   

2016    Hibernacula, Sentier Art3, Parc Bois de Belle-Rivière in partnership with le Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, QC (Collaborative Solo)

2016    Summaryk -- Summer Dust, Verksmiòjan Arts Organization, Hjalteyri, Iceland (7 person Collaborative solo)

2015    Untitled Drawing Installation, Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA. Baltimore, MD (Collaborative Group)

2015    A Burgeoning Collection, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE (Group)

2015    Spectrum - Gestalt 2, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Collaborative Group)

2015    Art-in-Buildings Mural: A Hole in the World, 2030 Boulevard Pie-IX, Montréal, QC (Collaborative Group)

2014    Solstice Bazar, Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, QC (Group)

2014    Foire en art actuel de Québec, L’Oeil de Poisson Gallery, Québec City, QC (Group)

2014    Six Ghosts Spell Unknown Alphabet (Part 2), Galerie Donald Browne, Montréal, QC (6 person collaborative solo)

2014    Six Ghosts Spell Unknown Alphabet, Tegnerforbundet Centre for Drawing, Oslo, Norway (6 person collaborative solo)

2014    Aires Libres Festival, Beaudry Metro, Ste-Catherine St., Montréal, QC (Collaborative Group)

2014    Paysage actuel - Wilderness Explorations, 222 Rue Saint-Joseph, Québec City, QC (Group)

2014    Art of the Spectacular, bG Gallery - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA (Group)

2014    . . . Landscape, DC3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB (Group) 

2013    Impassible Chasm, McClure Gallery, Montréal, QC (Solo)

2013    Green , Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague, Netherlands (Collaborative Group)

2013    Buldings, too, are Children of Earth and Sun, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE (Solo)

2013    Into the Light, Art-in-Buildings, Dufferin Liberty Centre, Toronto, ON (Group)

2013    Yes Naturally: How Art Saves The World, GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands (Group)

2011    The Québec Triennial 2011: Le Travail Qui Nous Attend, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC (Group)

2011    The Creation of Evolution: A Natural & Manufactured Group Show, Odd Gallery, Dawson City, YK (Group)

2011    Scapes, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Group)

2011    Works on Paper III, Redbird Gallery, Montréal, QC (Group)

2011    When the Summer is Winter and the Winter is Winter, Other Gallery, Banff Centre. Banff, AB (Collaborative solo)

2010    Locus Amoenus: New Paintings by Matt Shane, Redbird Gallery. Montréal, QC (Solo)

2010    Big Fleas Have Little Fleas, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Collaborative solo)

2010    Elimination of the Inbetween, Gallery Atsui, Vancouver, BC (Group)

2010    These Entire Cities: Vancouver Drawn Festival, Jacana Contemporary, Vancouver, BC (Solo)

2009    Greyscale Rainbow, Articule Artist-run centre, Montréal, QC (Collaborative solo)

2009    New: Introducing New Gallery Artists, Jacana Contemporary, Vancouver, BC (Group)

2008    When I Get Back Home, Emporium Gallery, Montréal, QC (Collaborative solo)

2008    Baird & Company on Niagara, Peter Rotter Gallery, Toronto, ON (Group)

2008    Painting on the Edge: the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Group)

2005    The Utopic Dream of the Sun in a Box, The Lift Gallery, Montréal, QC (Collaborative solo)

2004    BMO 1st Art! Invitational exhibition, First Canada Place Gallery, Toronto, ON (Group)


2018   Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Dale, Norway

2015   The Peanut Factory, Edenton, NC

2014    Forbundet Frie Fotografer, Oslo, Norway

2013    Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Dale, Norway

2013    31st Symposium International d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC

2013    Wander, The Hague, NL

2013    Cuadro Residency, Sharjah / Dubai, UAE

2012    Art Omi, Ghent, NY

2011    Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture, Dawson, YK

2011    Community art workshop residency, Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2009    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


2018 - Present ‘Part-time faculty, Dawson College (Montreal)’ Instructor for painting and drawing courses

2017 / 2018    LTA Full time Faculty, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)

2011 / 2012     ‘Part-time faculty, Concordia University.’ Instructor for Painting 200 introductory painting course.

2011                ‘Walter Phillips Gallery Public Program, Banff Centre.’ Co-led a week-long public program working with local elementary, middle and high school students to create a room-sized collaborative drawing installation. Instructed collaboratively with Jim Holyoak. 

2009 – 2011    ‘TA position, Concordia University.’ Assisted Concordia faculty members in running a drawing class and a painting class.


2018   Concordia University, Art History department, Montreal, QC

2015   ‘Collaborative Drawing Workshop and Artist Talk’ Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

2013   Concordia University, Painting and Drawing Department, Montreal, QC

2013   McClure Gallery, Montreal, QC

2013   American University of Dubai, UAE

2011   ‘Collaborative Drawing Workshop’ Banff Centre, Banff, AB


2019 Permanent drawing installation installed in Le Mobile, commissioned for the MAC des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, QC.

2016   Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2016   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2016   Permanent collaborative drawing installation, Parc Bois de Belle-Rivière. Commisioned by the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, QC.

2015   Drawing Installation, Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MICA. Baltimore, MD.

2014   Public Mural, Art-In-Buildings Installation. 2030 Boulevard Pie-IX, 3rd Floor corridor. Montréal, QC.

2014   Public Art Commission, Aires Libres street festival. Métro Beaudry exterior, Montréal, QC.

2014    Exhibition funding, Kulturradet Norwegian Arts Council. 

2014   Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2013   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2013   Development Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

2013   Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

2013   Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2013   Bronfman Fellowship finalist, Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in   Contemporary Art. Montréal, QC.

2012   Antrev award fellowship, Antrev Management and Consulting Inc. Montréal, QC.

2011   Winsor Gallery award, Concordia University and the Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2011   Travel grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2011   Youth Arts Bursary, Canadian Art Foundation. Banff, AB.

2009   Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts Fellowship, Dale and Nick Tedeschi. Concordia University. Montréal, QC.

2009   Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT.

2008   Emerging Artist Award, Federation of Canadian Artists. Vancouver, BC.

2004   Emerging Artist Grant, Imperial Tobacco Artistic Development Board. Montréal, QC.

2004   National Winner: 1st Art Painting Competition, Bank Of Montréal Artistic Development Board. Toronto, ON.

2004   Final Exhibtion Award Winner, University of Victoria Fine Arts Administration. Victoria, BC. 


Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC 'Wodwo' ink wall drawing, 2016

Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jerome, QC 'Les Bons Enfants,’ ink drawing 2019, ‘Le Mobile’ backdrop drawing 2019, Hibernacula,' pyrography and birdhouses on cabin, 2016

Caisse Populaire Desjardins Collection, Québec, QC ‘Spring Thaw,’ Oil on canvas, 2011

Marc Bellemare Collection, Québec, QC ‘Babel,’ Oil on canvas, 2012

Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, NY. 'Patio,' Oil on canvas 2013, ‘Observation Area,’ Oil on canvas, 2012, and ‘Dome Trail,’ charcoal on paper, 2012.

Bank Of Montreal Corporate Collection, Toronto Corporate Headquarters, Toronto, ON. ‘Rhizome,’ ink and acrylic on wood, 2004.

Keith Holyoak Private Collection, Salt Spring Island, BC. ‘White Rhizome,’ acrylic on wood, 2004.



2019 Camarotti, Jorge, Exhibitionists: Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane’s Collaborative Art,’ Montreal: CBC Arts

Exhibition Catalogues

2019   Marzolf, Helen, et al. ‘Forestrial Brain: Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane,’ Victoria: Open Space, BC (upcoming online publication)

2013 Gevers, Ine, et al. Yes Naturally: How Art Saves The World. Den Haag: nai010 Publishers

2011 Fraser, Marie, et al. La Triennale Québecoise 2011: Le travail qui nous attend. Montréal: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

2007 Cain, Dawn. 1st Art. Toronto: Ove Grafikom

Magazines / Online Magazines

2017   Amos, Robert, ‘Creating an Organic Masterpiece,’ Times Colonist Newspaper, Victoria, BC

2017    Gray, Christina, ‘Total Immersion,’ SAD MAG, Magazine, BC

    Priegert, Portia, ‘Forestrial Brain Explores Nature’s Mysteries,’ Galleries West Magazine, BC

2017    Clark, Christine, ‘Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane: Forestrial Brain,’ Preview Magazine, BC

2017    Blanc, Adrien, ‘Rendez-Vous,’ CILS FM radio communautaire en Colombie-Britannique, Radio, BC

2017    Quiroz, Efren, ‘Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane at Open Space,’ Exhibit-V, Web-interview, BC

2017    Clément, Eric, ‘Field Recordings, Captations,’ La Presse, Newspaper, Montreal, QC

2016   Ketilsdóttir, Laufey Rún, ‘Teikningar og tónlist í síldarverksmiðju,’ Morgunbladid Newspaper, Iceland

2015   Lee, Yaniya, ‘Episode 12: Matt Shane and Jim Holyoak,’ Art Talks MTL Podcast, QC

2014   Olsson, Tommy, “Spøkelser i sommersol,” Klassekampen Newspaper, Norway

    Pohl, John, “Folk art found in the wild,” Montreal Gazette Newspaper, QC

2014    Mensch, Jessica, ‘Matt Shane’s Mental Landscapes,’ Body Literature Magazine, NY

2013   Tremble, Julie et al., ‘Matt Shane’ HB Magazine Volume 1:1, QC

2012   Wesseler, Sarah, ‘Matt Shane’ Satellite Magazine Volume 1:2, Toronto, ON

2011   Baird, Daniel, “The Quebec Triennial: Eyes Font,” Canadian Art, magazine, QC

2011     Desjardins, Eloi, “Triennale québécoise 2011,” 89,3FM CISM radio, Un Show de Mot'Arts, QC

2011     Hébert, Bernard, “La Triennale québécoise 2011,” documentary film broadcast on ARTV, QC

2011     Douce, Craig, “Collaborative Art,” Rocky Mountain Outlook, Newspaper, AB

2009   Kurd, Nadia, “Rooms Are Never Finished,”, QC

2009   Kotsonis, Helen, “Greyscale Rainbow Showcased at Pop Montréal,”, QC

2009   Young, Natasha, “Inside the Rainbow,” The Link, Newspaper, QC


2009    Family LP, Think About Life. Alien 8 Recordings, Montréal, QC

2007    Residue Hymns EP, Magic Weapon. Self-released, Montréal, QC

2007    Think About Life, Think About Life. Every Conversation Records, Tokyo, Japan

2006    Paul Cries EP, Think About Life. Every Conversation Records, Tokyo, Japan

2006    Think About Life LP, Think About Life. Alien 8 Recordings, Montréal, QC