MAT HUMPHREY
Education         

Winchester School of Art.
1992-1995, BA(hons) Fine Art

Exhibitions

Solo
2004        ‘Entrepotdok’, with Johnny de Veras, University
2000        ‘Disappointillism’, 4 Marlborough ct and 12 Ganton st, W1
1999        ‘Don’t Look Down (Everything is Moving)’, The Sussex Arts Club, Brighton
1998        ‘Monomania’, The Start Gallery SW6
1997        ‘Mythconceptions’, BN1 Gallery, Media Centre, Brighton

Selected Group

2005    ‘Encounters with the Subordinary’, Royal Academy, Hornsey
2004    ‘I’m Shy’, Flaca, Broadway Market
2004    ‘50 Mothers’, North Edinburgh Art Centre
2004    ‘Bird House’, 39, EC1
2004    ‘First Assembly’, The Ragged School, SE1
2003    ‘One Norwegian Lady’ Neon Gallery E1
2003    ‘Have a Go Heroes’, Cell Project Space, Dalston
2003    ‘Bacon Show’, 39, EC1
2003    ‘Fun and Friends’, Unit 2, Whitechapel
2003    ‘The Protective Clothing Company’, Knox Gallery, N1
2003    ‘Flora and Fauna’, the Beehive, Vauxhall
2002    ‘Viva Pablo’, The Bartwells Institute, E8
2002    ‘White Middleclass Men’, Lewisham Library        
2002     ‘The Bartwells Gang’, curated by Luke Gottelier, Silesia st, E8
2001     ‘New Convertibles’, Kinnijoe Space, Hamburg, Germany
2001     ‘Why Bother?’, The Bathouse, Dean St, W1
2001     ‘Linear’, The Arts Centre, Aldershot
2001     ‘The Record Show’, VTO London
International Manchester
Espace d’Art Contemporain Geneva
2001     ‘Porntraits’, The Ifield, Chelsea
2001     ‘Hoax’ at the Lux, Hoxton, N1
2001     ‘And They’re Off’, Scarlet Maguire, 104 Cromer st, WC1
2000     ‘Christmas in Soho’, Shoptactics, W1
2000     ‘Enough or too much?’ curated by Harry Pye, W1
2000     Gallery 100, Brighton
1999     Brighton Painters, The Start Gallery, Sw6    
1998     CC Gallery, Brighton
1994     Drawing Exhibition, Pireus Studio, Athens

Shows Curated

2005    ‘Encounters With the Subordinary’, Royal Academy, Hornsey
2004    ‘First Assembly’, The Ragged School, SE1
2004    ‘Dining with Worms’ – Peeter Laurits and Ain Maeots, The Ragged School, SE1
2004    ‘100 Mothers’, Oxford House, Bethnal Green
2003    ‘Fun And Friends’ Unit 2, Whitechapel
2003    ‘Flora and Fauna’, The Beehive, Vauxhall
2002    ‘Viva Pablo’, The Bartwells Institute
2001    ‘Flotsam’, Shoptactics, W1
2000    ‘Christmas in Soho’, Shoptactics, W1
1998    Summer Charity Show, Sotheby’s, W1
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Mat Humphrey's project features 36 cardboard portraits of leading writers,
musicians and artists who took their own lives, specifically those who have had a
positive effect on the world. Interested in the process of subtraction rather than
addition, and the transience of cardboard as a material, Mat’s work is a tribute to
the self-destructiveness often associated with creative genius. The work throws
into light the flaw in the notion that fame and success are answers to the search
for happiness.