2020 - 2023
Matthew Harris is a Sagittarius born in Wangaratta of mixed European and Koorie descent. Matthew is based in Naarm/Melbourne and a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary until mid-2023. Matthew’s work encompasses a variety media and often debases dominant and normative hierarchies using sentimentality, cuteness, queerness, irreverence, vulgarity and abjection.
Recent solo exhibitions include Panopticon, Conners Connors, Melbourne, 2022; Spiritual Poverty, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne, 2022; Doom, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne 2022; Goo, Futures, Melbourne, 2021; The Simple Life, Galerie Pompom, Sydney, 2021; Secrets don’t make friends, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2022; Hell, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2018; Cream Dream, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2017; Matthew Harris, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2017. Some recent group exhibitions include Between Waves, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2023; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2023; Asset Class, Gertrude Contemporary at Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, 2022; Choose Happiness, Murray Art Museum, Albury, 2021; The Impressionists, Blindside, Melbourne, 2021; Video Now, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Swan Hill, 2021; Drowning Curse, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2021; What’s outside the window, Reading Room, Melbourne, 2020; No Exit, Ashes/Ashes, New York City, 2020; 1991, Neon Parc at Hayden’s Gallery, Melbourne, 2020, Haunted Penthouse, Neon Parc at Spring 1883, Sydney, 2019; Friends & Family, Daine Singer, Melbourne, 2021; The Process of Making; West Space, Melbourne, 2019; Without Fail, Incinerator Gallery, 2019; The joke is on you, University of New South Wales, 2018; Mess Package, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2017; Spring 1883 Art Fair, Neon Parc, Sydney, 2017. Curatorial projects include Slime & Ashes, West Space, Melbourne, 2020; Private opulence public squalor, offsite, Melbourne 2020; If only you were lonely; Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2018.