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Mathew Tucker

Mathew Tucker

Mathew Tucker

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About Mathew Tucker

Mathew Tucker was born in Hertfordshire and raised between England, Ireland and the Middle East. A sense of place is a recurrent theme in his work. Tucker has studied at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, London Institute, and Sligo Institute of Technology, and received his MFA in painting from Hunter College in 2016. His paintings have appeared in galleries, publications, and numerous private collections. Tucker lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

STATEMENT 

"Painting is a way to investigate and map out your experiences and surroundings. I spent my early life traveling to different countries and resituating myself to different environments. I came to reflect on my own sense of place, and this has become a common theme in my work. I paint landscapes and interiors as a way to investigate the illusory depths of painting. Through a focus on the formal, structural, and compositional elements of a landscape, the work becomes a meta statement on the illusory process of painting itself." - Mathew Tucker 

 

EDUCATION 

Hunter College CUNY, NYC, MFA Fine Art (Graduate 2016)

IT Sligo BA Honours Fine Art, 2013 First (4.0 GPA)

IT Sligo, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2012 First (4.0 GPA)

London College of Printing (London Institute) Foundation Art and Design Diploma, 1997

West Surrey College of Art and Design (Farnham, UK) Foundation Art and Design, 1996

 

EXHIBITIONS 

2018 August, White Space, Bombay Saphire Group Show, Chelsea, New York

2017 January, The Saatchi Gallery, ‘The National’ on digital display, Chelsea, London

2016 May 19, Hunter MFA Thesis, Group Show, 205 Hudson, Tribeca, New York

2015 July 23rd - Three Person Show at ‘Engage’ Art Space, Longford, Ireland

2013 Sept 16, Emerging Artist Group Show, St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

2013 Sept 13, In Isolation, 3 person show, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2013 June 19, Gathering Momentum, Group Show,The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland

2013 June 12, IT Sligo BA Honours Fine Art Graduate Show, Group show, Sligo, Ireland

2012 Sept 01, Selected for RDS Traveling Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

2012 August 08, Student Art Awards, Group Show, The RDS, Dublin, Ireland

2012 July 23, Emerging Artists, Group Show, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Ireland

2012 June, ITSligo Fine Art Graduate Degree Show, Group show, Sligo, Ireland

2011 August, RDS Student art Awards Traveling Exhibition,Group Show, Dublin, Ireland

2011 July, The RDS Student Art Awards, Group Show, The RDS, Dublin, Ireland

2011 June, ‘Rubbish Man’ Sculpture/ Installation, Group Show Temple House, Sligo, Ireland

2007 December,The Diseart, Solo show, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018 August, ArtMaze Magazine, Summer Issue curated selection, online and in print.

2018 March, ArtSlant, ‘Under the Radar’ weekly selection. https://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/49284-under-the-radar-ricardo-v-ruiz-matthew-tucker-samantha-charette

2018 March, ArtSlant Prize, Winner in the 1st 2018 ArtSlant Prize Showcase competition.

2017 April, ArtMaze Magazine, Spring Issue, Selected works online and in print ArtMaze Magazine, online at http://artmazemag.com/issue-2/ April 2017

2016 Nov, Saatchi Art, ’20 Artists to Invest In’ curated selection by Rebecca Wilson, Online

2016 October, Create Magazine, issue 1, curated selection by Hannah Stouffer, online and in print at http://www.create-magazine.com/issue-i-2/

2016 July, Fresh Paint Magazine, Studio Visit, Digital copy and online at http://freshpaintmagazine.com/mathew-tucker/

2016 June, Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 13, Curated Selection by Rebecca Wilson of Saatchi Art, online and in print. http://freshpaintmagazine.com/curated-selection-for-the-international-issue-13-june-2016/

2016 November, The Nice Niche, online at http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/mathew-tucker-artist?rq=mathew%20tucker

2014 March - ‘Spotlight on New York’, Saatchi Art, Curated Group Show, Online

2010 Sept. Sligo Today, http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=11017, 24/09/2010 ‘Man made’ Sculpture made from recycled rubbish, Strandhill, co. Sligo

 

COLLECTIONS 

Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland.

Works held in private collections in the United States, The Netherlands, The UK and Ireland.

 

PROJECTS 

2014, EU exchange project, Brussels, Belgium - EU

2013, Mural, 5th on Teeling, Sligo, Ireland

2012, October, Animations, projected at ’Sligo Live’, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

2011, Harun Farocki film workshop at The Model, Sligo, Ireland