matthew roland thomas

Education

2014 – MA Contemporary Art Practice – Plymouth University

2011 – BA (1st Class Honours) Fine Art – Plymouth University

2010 – FdA (Distinction) Fine Art – Exeter College

1986 – Diploma – Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington

 

Courses

2008 – Dartmoor Arts Summer School – Plein Air Painting with Daniel Adams

 

Freelance Work

2015

February – Plymouth College of Art – Studio visit with 1st year Painting Students

June – Plymouth College of Art – Curating Workshop with 1st year Painting Students

2014

January/February – Plymouth College Art – Drawing into Painting: Gesture and Intuition – Workshops presented to part-time Stage1 students on the Painting, Drawing and Printmaking course.

2013

December – Torbridge High School – Gestural Drawing Workshop presented to Teachers during a staff challenge day.

May/June – Stoke Damerel Community College – Mentoring with A-level art students

April – Peninsula Arts – Drawing Workshops with secondary school children from Plymouth area schools in conjunction with the Kieran Lyons exhibition

February – Peninsula Arts Abstract Art Workshops presented to secondary school children from Plymouth Area Schools in conjunction with the Island Vernacular exhibition

 

Exhibition History

 2016

May/June – Harbour House, Kingsbridge – ‘Pathways’ – exhibition with Helen Billinghurst and Kevin Tole

2015

September – Artmill Gallery, Plymouth – With Helen Billinghurst, Connor McIntyre and Kevin Tole

September – Art in the Park ‘City Land Sea’ exhibition in Devonport Park, Plymouth

June – Devonport Live Arts Venue – Greetings From Firestone Bay, Photographs

March – Devonport Live Arts Venue, Plymouth – With Kevin Tole

As Curator

‘Plymouth Other Open’ – August – DevonportLive Arts Venue

‘Down By The Seaside’ – International Mail Art Exhibition (part of the Plymouth Art Weekender) – DevonportLive in the Library

‘A Moving Exhibition” – Shoal Arts Mobile Gallery of Contemporary Art – locations throughout Plymouth (part of the Plymouth Art Weekender)

2013

December – Peninsula Arts – ‘Emergent’ – Plymouth University Faculty of Arts Master’s Show

December – Artmill Gallery, Plymouth – Winter Group Show

September – The Living Room Open Studio Event – Plymouth

August – Solo show at The Porch Gallery, Plymouth

July – MA in Contemporary Art Practice ‘MA Show – Plymouth University

June/July – Artmill Gallery, Plymouth – Summer Group Show

2012

December – Artmill Gallery, Plymouth – Winter Group Show

December – Karst, Plymouth – Plymouth Art Fair

November – Artspace101, Plymouth University – ‘Anyplace That Invites Me In’ – MA Group Show (curator)

July – Mighty O Donuts, Seattle, Washington

April – Artspace101, Plymouth University – ‘Speed’ – Open Drawing Exhibition (as curator)

2011

September – ICAS, Singapore – Tropical Lab5, ‘Masak Masak’ – Group Show

2010

August – The Plough Art Centre, Torrington – Open Drawing Competition

Summer – The Swordfish Gallery, Exmouth – Group Show

2008

The Arts Gallery – Okehampton

The Pickled Walnut – Okehampton

Devon Open Studios

ROK Administrative Offices – Exeter

2007

Chagford Gallery – Chagford

The Pickled Walnut – Okehampton

2005/6

The Pickled Walnut – Okehampton

1999

Pioneer Square Saloon – Seattle

1998

Plenty – Seattle

Trapeze Exhibition Space – Seattle

1997

Suzzanne Fokine Studio – Seattle

Bumbershoot Music/Arts Festival (The Goods – Group Exhibition) – Seattle

1998-2000

Planet 8 Studio (monthly openings and group exhibitions) – Seattle

1996-1998

Art/Not Terminal Gallery (artist-run cooperative gallery space) – Seattle

 

Residencies

2011 – Tropical Lab 5 – Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

 

Curatorial

2015 – Shoal Arts – independent arts organisation – production and curating

2011-2013 – Artspace101 at Plymouth University – curator, programmer, installation

2005-2008 – Pickled Walnut, Okehampton – curator, programmer, installation and marketing

1998-2000 – Planet8 studio – curator, programmer, installation and marketing