Matt Shane makes paintings, drawings, and room-sized installations that are anchored in the realm of landscape. His pictorial worlds follow a Romantic lineage and arrive at a mysterious borderland, empty of human inhabitants but carved and constructed with human intention. Dwellings, gardens, and piles of rubble are linked by threads in a dream-like web of proximity. 


Matt Shane was born in 1981 in Vancouver and now lives and works in Montreal. Shane obtained an MFA from Concordia University in 2013, and has received numerous grants and awards ever since. He has co-organized twenty massive collaborative drawing installations alongside his friend and collaborator, Jim Holyoak. He has toured widely and done residencies and exhibitions on three continents. His recent collaborative works have been shown at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham, and the Teckningsmuseet in Sweden. 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, the City of Laval, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Shane teaches Drawing and Painting at Concordia University.

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