Matthew Schofield

Home: Toronto, Ontario
Title: Erin, Subrata and Maya
Media: Oil on mylar on board / huile sur mylar sur panneau
Dimensions: 91 x 91 cm

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.

2000 Bachelor of Arts – Honours Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
1997 AOCAD Honours: Drawing and Painting Program, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario.
1996 Off Campus Program, Ontario College of Art, Florence, Italy
1991 – 1992 Architecture / Art History: Carleton University

Exhibition of new work at AWOL Gallery, Toronto, On.  
November 12-22; reception: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.

2006 (almost) everything, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Keeping a Distance, Kabat Wrobel Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 November, The Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Stills, PROPELLER Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2000 Hiding Place, Hamilton and Region Arts Council, Hamilton, Ontario; Physiognomy, New Space, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2009 NEXT art fair, Chicago, USA
2007 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2006 Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2005 Williamsburg Square Foot, New York, USA; Square Foot, Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York;   Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 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
2001 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
2000 Loop + 1, Loop Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Exile on James Street, Hamilton, Ontario; Alternating Currents, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2008 Carte Blanche Vol. 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Toronto, 2008.