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
GRANTS, BURSARIES, PRIZES
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
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
2017 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
2014 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,” articule.org, QC
2009 Kotsonis, Helen, “Greyscale Rainbow Showcased at Pop Montréal,” DOCspace.ca, 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