About

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

“The fragility and fabrication of memory act as the primary interest within my work. Everyday images of passing moments frequently place themselves as the starting point for my paintings. Highly distorted, depicting the brevity of time and evoking a sense of fading memories. Representing our lack of control over the degradation of memory by letting chance and spontaneity dictate the process. Submerging, dragging and pouring paint across their surfaces and occasionally deconstructing their structural components.”

Education

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

Solo Exhibition

A Perpetual Flow, Both to and fro – Corona Concept Gallery, Howth – July / August 2021

Group Exhibitions

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