Matt Shane’s individual practice incorporates painting and drawing in several different modes, all of which are practised with assured handling and confident execution. Marrying imaginative and intellectual elements to a generous, humanistic outlook, Shane investigates places as ideas and vice versa. He creates panoramic vistas that both invite us inwards as well as insist on a mental taking stock, an attempt at systematic logic that can be understood as literal, political, technological - but also as aesthetic and abstract.
Shane holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from Concordia University, and lives and works in Montreal. He has received numerous grants, commissions, residencies, and bursaries and is currently a professor at Concordia University and Dawson College. His work can be found in the collections of the Bank of Montreal, the Caisse Populaire Desjardins, Hydro-Québec, the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.