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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
2017- In Every Direction, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, Canada (with Jessica Hein)
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, Toronto, Canada
2013- Rock Elm, Parlour, Winnipeg, Canada
2013- A Forest, OneNightStand Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
2009- Very Small Array, Artcite, Windsor, Canada (with Lois Schklar)
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

Selected Group Exhibitions
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
Priegert, Portia. “A Shifting Line: the Art of Text”, Galleries West, April 29th, 2016
Gallizioli, Cristina, "Paesaggi Orientati- In Every Direction di Sylvia Matas", Artwort, Jan. 20th, 2016
Lucarelli, Fosco, "Overlapping of Mental and Physical Environments: Sylvia Matas' In Every Direction", Dec. 2nd, 2015
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. “Goodnight, Moon”, Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. 6th, 2015
"Must-Sees This Week: July 23-30th", Canadian Art Magazine, July 23rd, 2015
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Arctic Exploration", Winnipeg Free Press, Jan. 2nd, 2014
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Beyond the Marquee", Winnipeg Free Press, Dec. 26th, 2013
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. 31st, 2013
Nesbitt, Anne. "Artist Incorporates Maps into her Work", South Mountain Press, Sept. 28th, 2012
Enright, Robert. "The Holding Centre", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue #123
Cochrance, Steven Leyden. "Of More Than One Mind", Uptown Magazine, Feb. 9th, 2012
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. 6th, 2007
NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2007
Mix Magazine, Spring, 2007
Abramson, Stacey. "Local Stars Shine at WAG", Uptown Magazine, Dec. 28th, 2006

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