MFA 2013 Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Major: Painting and Drawing
BFA with honors and distinction 2004 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Major: Visual Arts
2017 Forestrial Brain (upcoming), 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)
2015 The Peanut Factory, Edenton, NC
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
GRANTS, BURSARIES, PRIZES
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 '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.
Gevers, Ine, et al. Yes Naturally: How Art Saves The World. Den Haag: nai010 Publishers, 2013.
Fraser, Marie, et al. La Triennale Québecoise 2011: Le travail qui nous attend. Montréal: Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 2011.
Cain, Dawn. 1st Art. Toronto: Ove Grafikom, 2007.
Magazines / Online Magazines
2014 Body Literature. ‘Matt Shane’s Mental Landscapes’ Interview and 14 works. http://bodyliterature.com/matt-shane/
2014 Sustenance Art Book. Volume ‘Quagmire Installation’ and 2 other works. http://sustenanceartbook.com/vol-1-book-%e2%80%8e/#matt shane section
2013 HB Magazine. Volume 1:1 ‘Gifford Trail’ and three other works.
2012 Satellite Magazine. Volume 1:2 p 66/67. ‘Gulag’ and two other works.
2015 Episode 12: Matt Shane and Jim Holyoak. Art Talks Montreal, Montreal, 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
TEACHING WORKSHOPS / CLASSES
2015 'Maryland Institute College of Art.' Collaborative drawing workshop leader for Painting and Drawing MFA students.
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.
2015 Maryland Institute College of Art, Painting and Drawing Department
2013 Concordia University, Painting and Drawing Department
2013 American University of Dubai, Fine Arts Department