text taken from catalogue‘ of Contrapop’
curated by Suhail Malik, shown at vamiali's November, 2004

"The intensification of common dumb cartoon imagery is at the heart of Matt
Frank’s sculptures. Taking conventional reduced two dimensional renderings of
images such as skulls, nuclear bomb explosions, swirls and vortexes, Franks
solidifies these graphic simplifications into three dimensional forms in
ludicrously bright acidic or pastel colours. Composited into intricate near
baroque, comical and outlandish objects, Franks’ sculptures don’t seem to be
depictions of either straightforwardly inanimate things nor of creatures in their
own right. Rather they seem to be bodies that lie somewhere between the two,
hybrids with their own mysterious exuberance.”   
Copyright Suhail Malik 2004

Lives and works in London


1999-2000         Goldsmiths College, University of London, M.A. Fine Art
1989-1992        Staffordshire University, B.A. Fine Art (hons)
1988-1989        Hull School of Art, Foundation Course in Art and Design


Solo Project Houldsworth Gallery, London
Solo project artrepco, Zurich, Switzerland
Economist Plaza Project with Contemporary Arts Society
I am alive and you are dead, vamiali's, Athens, Greece
One in the Other Gallery, London 2003
KlingKlang, Habitat, Tottenham Court Road, London
transcendent plastic infinite, Art Now, Tate Britain
Late One Evening, Tetuhi Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
New Gods, alison jacques gallery, London


'The Lucifer Effect', Gallery Primo Alonso, London
'Eau Sauvage Part II', Fieldgate Gallery, Whitechapel, London
‘Latitude: London-Minneapolis- New York’, Fieldgate Gallery, Whitechapel, London. Touring to New
Art Futures, Bloomberg Space. London
Metropolis Rise: New Art from London’, curated by Anthony Gross & Jen Wu,
Shanghai and Beijing, China.
‘8x8x8,’ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, curated by Andrea Stanislav, Minneapolis.
Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery. Whitechapel, London   
Know what they mean? Galerie Chez Valetine, Paris, curated by Elisabeth Wetterwald
Including: Delphine Coindet, Anita Molinero, Carole Manaranche,
Mysterium, artrepco, Zurich, Switzerland
'The Future Lasts a Long Time', Le Consortium, Dijon, France
The Nature of Things, Birmingham Museum of Modern Art, including: Glenn Brown, Neal Rock, Dave
Burrows, D.J. Simpson, and Bridgit Riley
Contrapop, vamiali's, Athens, Greece, curated by Suhail Malik. Including Ian Monroe, Daniel Pflumm,
Toby Zeigler, Caroline Achaintre, Jo Mitchell
Material Faith, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Peter Lamb. Including Ian Dawson,
Carolyn Castano, Goerge Doneo,
Katie Grinnan and Peter Lamb
Mind the Gap, Triangle Arts. Marseille, France
Shape Shifters M. Projects, Paris. Curated by Anthony Gross. Including Brian Griffiths, Ian Dawson,
Denise Kum, Sheena Macrae, Jen Wu
Cinderella, Bermondsey, London. Curated by Trailer.
Into my world New British Sculpture, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Including: Mike Nelson, Jim Lambie,
David Thorpe, Roger Hiorns, Laura Ford, James Ireland, Mariele Neudecker, Saskia Olde Wolbers
Matchine, Matchine Group show, Spitalfields, London, One in the Other Outside, curated by Chris
Norika. Including: Keith Wilson, Mark Titchner,
Sam Basu. Art Lab, Kevin Francis Grey, Diann Bauer, Guy Bar Amotz.
‘Attention. Vous étes face d' un espace intermédiaire...’ galerie Air de Paris & Praz Delavallade, Paris,
This Was Tomorrow, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, Hampshire Curated by Penelope
Curtis. Including: Barbara Hepworth, Liam Gillick,
Claire Barclay, Eva Rothschild, Toby Patterson and Tacita Dean
Craft, Cell Project Space, London. Including Ian Dawson and David Burrows
My Way, LE CREDAC, Galerie Fernand Leger, Paris. Curated by Frank Lamy

Tailsliding, British Council touring exhibition. Curated by Stephen Hepworth
Including Jim Lambie, Peter Davis, David Thorpe, Simon Periton, Eva Rothschild, Gary Webb, DJ
Simpson, Kate Bright and Clare Woods
Hallucinating Love, asprey jacques, London. Curated by Gigotto del Vecchio
Throb, Gallery Westland Place, London. Curated by Mike Stubbs
Ego Tripping, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
All of My Heart, Galleria Arte e Personae, Florence, Italy. Curated by Stephen Hepworth
Arse about face, Cell Project Space, London
London Orphan Asylum, touring exhibition. Curated by Clare Manchester and Gilda Williams. At:
Open Space, Milan and Australian Centre
for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia and Plimsol Gallery, Tasmania. Including Tim Noble &
Sue Webster, Martin Creed, Mark Leckey,
Brian Griffiths, Tomoko Takahashi and Jeremy Deller
Mental Wilderness, Gale Gates et al, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
Assembly, RCA & Goldsmiths MA graduate show, London
Wooden Heart, AVCO. Curated by Reza Arameshi
These Epic Islands, Vilma Gold, London. Curated by Brian Griffiths
courtesy Houldsworth Gallery