About

Matthew Coll is an Irish artist based in the Fingal area of County Dublin, working in painting, photography, sculpture and installation.

“The experience of ‘being’ frequently acts as a key site of exploration within my work. Passing and often forgotten moments regularly place themselves as a starting point, using photographs taken throughout my day to create compositions for my paintings. Through the process of abstraction, obscuring the industrious cityscape of Dublin and its occupants. Aiming to depict the brevity of time and evoke a sense of fading memories. Whilst conveying our lack of control in life, by letting chance and spontaneity dictate the process, submerging, dragging and pouring paint across their surfaces and occasionally reconfiguring their structural components. The paintings further guide the creation of the installation and sculptures in the surrounding space, situating the viewer within its uncanny and constructed environment.”

Education

National College of Art and Design – BA Fine Art Painting – 2018 to 2022

Solo Exhibition

“A Perpetual Flow, Both to and fro” – College Lane Gallery, Howth – July / August 2021

Group Exhibitions

NCAD Graduate Showcase 2022 – “A Glimmer of Light and a Parting Presence” – June 2022

Temple Bar Medical Centre & NCAD – Kaleidoscopic Dreams – June / October 2022

NTMA & NCAD – Humanity – May 2022

Hang Tough Contemporary – Winter Print Exhibition – December 2021

Lucky No.7 – mend HX – November 2021

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios – Dublin Art Book Fair 2021 – November / December 2021

Dublin Modular – It’s at Home – November 2021

Circuit Arts Festival 2021 – Corbett Court, Galway City – October 2021

Hang Tough Contemporary – Rising – September / October 2021

Farmleigh Gallery – Pluid – August / September 2021

Temple Bar Medical Centre & NCAD – Pharmakon – July / December 2021

Copper House Gallery – SCOOP Foundation Charity Art Auction 2021 – April 2021

NTMA & NCAD – Positives: Painting in the Pandemic – March 2021

SO Fine Art – Winter Exhibition – December 2020 / January 2021

NCAD – First Year End of Year Show – May 2019

Interviews

Ultraviolet Art Talks – February 2021

Publications

Sunday Business Post – Irish Tatler Magazine – The Artist’s to Watch – Oct 2021

NCAD Studio+ Micro Studios – Thinking Space – July 2021

Totally Dublin – SCOOP Foundation Charity Art Auction 2021 – April 2021

NCAD Online Catalogue – Selected First Year Works – May 2019

Collections

Office of Public Works

St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

Irish and International Private Collections

Relevant Experience

Douglas Hyde Gallery Student Forum 2021/2022

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 2021 Spring School

2020 Young Art Writers Program (With TBG+S, RHA Gallery, and The LAB Gallery)