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 and the process of loss and grief act as central interests within my work. Everyday images taken from my surroundings frequently act as a starting point for my paintings. Often appearing highly distorted, trying to evoke a sense of fading memories and the passing of time. Representing the uncertainty of life by removing my control over the painting. 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

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

Hangtough Gallery – 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

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

NCAD Online Catalogue – Selected First Year Works – May 2019