The concept of a portrait is of a representation of a subject but it can also be a representation of an idea. A racially mixed family is a portrait of a successful Canada and of the future of culture. It is a representation of multiculturalism and a reminder of Canada’s migratory roots.
Matthew Schofield graduated with honours from Ontario College of Art and Design (1997) and McMaster University (2000). He exhibits his paintings locally and internationally on a yearly basis in commercial galleries and artist run centres. Matthew’s digital painting have been nominated for many awards including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special and also two Gemini Nominations for Best Visual Effects.
Recently, Matthew has explored the notion of reverse engineering subconscious thought. The imagery he produces is plucked from the random imagery and distraction one encounters in day to day life and pieced back together in a continuous tapestry.
Bachelor of Arts – Honours Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
AOCAD Honours: Drawing and Painting Program, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario.
Off Campus Program, Ontario College of Art, Florence, Italy
1991 – 1992
Architecture / Art History: Carleton University
UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION:
Exhibition of new work at AWOL Gallery, Toronto, On.
November 12-22; reception: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
(almost) everything, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Keeping a Distance, Kabat Wrobel Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
November, The Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario
Stills, PROPELLER Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario
Hiding Place, Hamilton and Region Arts Council, Hamilton, Ontario; Physiognomy, New Space, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
NEXT art fair, Chicago, USA
Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
Williamsburg Square Foot, New York, USA; Square Foot, Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York; Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Whole, A.W.O.L. offsite gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario; Art Strikes Back, A.W.O.L. offsite gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Standard, A.W.O.L. offsite gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Drawing 2001(curators Dr. Katherine Lochnan, Stuart Reid, Sally Wildman); John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Killing Time, (curator Gregory Klages), PROPELLER, Toronto, Ontario
Loop + 1, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Exile on James Street, Hamilton, Ontario; Alternating Currents, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Toronto, 2008.