Matt R. Martin portrait
Nationality Australian
Born b. 1984

Matt R. Martin

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A native of Australia, Matt R Martin took up life drawing as an adolescent under the tutelage of Steve Hederics, and later studied graphic art. He relocated to Melbourne, Australia where his studies continued in fine art and illustration through a variety of media. His background has led him to develop an appreciation for the subtle nuances of human gesture. A myriad of artistic influences, including his mother’s passion for classical ballet, instilled a sense of the capability of the human form for expression far beyond that which can be achieved with words. His work explores not only human postures and proprioception, but also its orientation which forces the viewer to consider the human form along with its various gestures, shapes, and expressions of body language.

Lot number
#19
Artwork
Artwork: Kimura
Artist:
Matt R. Martin
Title and Year:
Kimura | 2018
Auction Status

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  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2018
    A Fine Romance: Realism in Australian Art
    Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Australia

    BIG ART. small canvas.
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Women Painting Women/Men Painting Men: Voice with Vision
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    On the Edge of…
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Matt R. Martin
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    2017
    Equilibrium
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Art Central
    Hill Smith Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    2015
    Sydney Contemporary, Sydney Art Fair
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
     
    The Salon
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2014
    Twenty Fourteen
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne Art Fair
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2013
    Summer 2013
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Winter Selection
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Big and Small
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2012
    Interwoven and Undone
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2011
    Untitled
    CoproGallery, Santa Monica, California

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2018
    W.O.P.
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2017
    Winter Salon
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2016
    Summer Salon
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    602, Art Fair
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Figurative II
    Gallery 1261, Denver, Colorado

    2015
    Paintguide
    Unit London Gallery, London, United Kingdom

    2014
    Personae, featuring Ron Francis, Matt R. Martin, Lily Mae Martin & Heidi Yardley
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2012
    Taboo
    Last Rites Gallery, New York, New York

    Untitled, Group Show
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2011
    Untitled, Group Show
    Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Dystopia
    CoproGallery, Santa Monica, California

    2010
    Metamorphosis
    CoproGallery, Santa Monica, California

    Untitled
    696 Ink Gallery, Brunswick, Australia

    2008
    Untitled, Illustre Graduate Exhibition
    Chapel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2008
    NMIT Preston, Melbourne, Australia
    Diploma of Illustration
    Certificate IV Design

    Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Mildura, & NMIT Preston, Melbourne, Australia
    Life Drawing 8 Years

    2006
    NMIT Preston, Melbourne, Australia
    Fine Art Diploma

    2003
    Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Mildura, & NMIT Preston, Melbourne, Australia
    Graphic Art Diploma

  • 2017
    The Art Vault, Victoria, Australia

    2016
    Finalist, The Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

    2014
    Winner, Glencore Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Queenland, Australia

    Finalist, Maritime ANL Art Prize, Seafarers’ Centre, Docklands, Australia

    Finalist, Benalla Nude Art Prize, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

    2012
    Finalist, Metro Gallery Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2011
    Finalist,
    R & M McGivern Art Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2010
    Finalist, Metro Gallery Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    2008
    Winner, Eckersley’s Award for Excellence in Illistration, Chapel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia