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C.V.

Education
2008 MFA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, England
2003 BFA Honours, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Solo + Two Person* Exhibitions
2018- A huge space, largely empty, Gallery1C03 foyer, Winnipeg, Canada
2018- Twin Poems*, Lantern Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2017- In Every Direction*, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada
2016- Fall, Out of Nowhere, and That Day, This Time at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2015- A Certain Distance, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg Canada
2014- vast, constant, irreversible, MKG127 front gallery, Toronto, Canada
2013- Rock Elm, Parlour, Winnipeg, Canada
2013- A Forest, OneNightStand Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2009- Very Small Array, Artcite, Windsor, Canada
2009- The Direction of Fallen Trees, Gallery 803, Winnipeg, Canada
2009- Red Shift, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
2006- Lead Boots, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Group Exhibitions
2018- Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2018- A Kind of Library: Artist Portfolios and Bookworks, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada
2018- Art on the Screens, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
2017- Night, Streets, the Lantern, Lantern Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2017- This Must be the Place, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg, Canada
2016- Papier 16 with Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Montreal, Canada
2015- They picked it, they made it, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg, Canada
2015- Papier15, video screening with Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Montreal, Canada
2014- Actual Artists, Actual, Winnipeg, Canada
2014- Resonant Field, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada
2014- Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2013- Volume: Hear Here, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012- bookwork launch at Útúrdúr, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012- bookwork launch at Ace Art as part of Nuna (now), Winnipeg, Canada
2012- bookwork launch at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2012- bookwork launch at AKA, Saskatoon, Canada
2012- Like-Minded, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2009- Escape, Videopool Touring Exhibition, across Canada, New York and Amsterdam
2008- Paper, Stone, Scissors, RKB Gallery, London, England
2008- Condensation, Decima Gallery, London, England
2008- Centered Screening, Charlottown, PEI, Canada
2007- Drawing Attention, Graffiti Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2007- East Meets West, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, Canada
2007- Scratching The Surface: The Post-Prairie Landscape, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2007- Strangelove, Semai Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2007- White Light, Motel Gallery, Portland, Oregan, USA
2006- Another Other, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland
2003- 9 of Hearts, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2002- Reservations for All, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, Canada
2002- Drue's Birthday, Atelier Gallery , Vancouver, Canada
2001- Scratch, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, Canada

Grants and Awards
2016- Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2016- Creation/ Production Grant A, Manitoba Arts Council
2015- Creation/ Production Grant A, Manitoba Arts Council
2012- Deep Bay Artist in Residence at Riding Mountain National Park
2012- Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2012- Professional Development Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2012- Travel Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2011- Creation/Production Grant B, Manitoba Arts Council
2009- Travel Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2009- Professional Development Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2009- Individual Artist Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2009- Creation/Production Grant B, Manitoba Arts Council
2008- Student Bursary, Manitoba Arts Council
2007- Travel Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2007- Creation/Production Grant C, Manitoba Arts Council
2007- Individual Artist Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
2005- Creation/Production Grant C, Manitoba Arts Council
2001- Molly Hyman Award in Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Publications
2015- catalogue- "Volumes" Released by Blackwood Gallery, edited by Martin Arnold and Christof Migone
2014- catalogue- "Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art", curator/writer Paul Butler,
Winnipeg Art Gallery
2009- exhibition brochure- “Red Shift” by Jen Hutton
2007- catalogue- “Scratching the Surface; The Post Prairie Landscape” ed. Steven Matijio
2007- catalogue- “East Meets West” essay by Ray Cronin

Bibliography
Western, Jenny. This Must Be the Place at Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, akimbo.ca, Feb. 22/17
Beaudette, Teghan. “Gritty Winnipeg-inspired art show opens in East Exchange District Gallery”, CBC News, Feb.18/17
van der Avoird, Renée, In Every Direction: An Expanded Geography, Dec.8/16
Priegert, Portia. “A Shifting Line: the Art of Text”, Galleries West, April 29/16
Gallizioli, Cristina, "Paesaggi Orientati- In Every Direction di Sylvia Matas", Artwort, Jan. 20/16
Lucarelli, Fosco, "Overlapping of Mental and Physical Environments: Sylvia Matas' In Every Direction", Dec. 2/15
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. “Goodnight, Moon”, Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. 6/15
"Must-Sees This Week: July 23-30th", Canadian Art Magazine, July 23/15
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Arctic Exploration", Winnipeg Free Press, Jan. 2/14
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Beyond the Marquee", Winnipeg Free Press, Dec. 26/13
Wang, Leanne. "Volume: Hear Here", arttoronto.ca
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Lost in the Forest: Quiet, Obscure Sylvia Matas Art Gets One Night Stand Exhibition", Winnipeg Free Press, Jan. 31/13
Nesbitt, Anne. "Artist Incorporates Maps into her Work", South Mountain Press, Sept. 28/12
Enright, Robert. "The Holding Centre", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue #123
Cochrance, Steven Leyden. "Of More Than One Mind", Uptown Magazine, Feb. 9/12
Sayej , Nadja. "Sylvla Matas", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue # 110
Comment Art, 2008 Chelsea MA degree show review
Abramson, Stacey. "Tiny Studies of Sadness and Seclusion", Uptown Magazine, Sept. 6/07
NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 07
Mix Magazine, Spring, 2007
Abramson, Stacey. "Local Stars Shine at WAG", Uptown Magazine, Dec. 28/06

Collections
The Maclaren Art Centre
Bank of Montreal
TD Bank
Lerners LLP
Art Gallery of York University
AKA Gallery
Femmarte
various private collections in Canada, USA, and Europe