SYLVIA MATAS

Contact:
email: sylviamatas[at]hotmail[dot]com
instagram: @sylvia_matas_

Solo + Two Person* Exhibitions
2021-22- There Was a City, School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
2020- Stop the Clock and Open Every Window, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, Canada
2019- Behind the Sun, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada
2018- A huge space, largely empty, Gallery 1C03, 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, Toronto, Canada
2009- Very Small Array, Artcite, Windsor, Canada
2009- Red Shift, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions, Screenings, and Fairs
2021- Back and Forth, Hayart Cultural Centre, Yerevan, Armenia
2021- Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver, Canada
2021- Sujets à Risques/ Risky subjects, La Bande Vidéo, Québec, Canada
2020- Prairie Art Book Fair, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2020- Photophobia Moving Image Festival, Art Gallery of Hamilton & Hamilton Art Inc, Canada
2020- Suddenly, no, at long last, Platform Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
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
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, The Art Museum, at the University of 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

Education
MFA Chelsea College of Arts, London, England
BFA Honours University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Workshops and Courses
2021- Playing with Sound: Experimental Music with Jamie Stewart, Atlas Obscura
2021- Responsive Web Design Certificate, Code Camp
2020- Bernadette Mayer’s Writing Experiments Workshop, The Poetry Project, New York
2020- Modern and Contemporary Poetry, The University of Pennsylvania
2020- Experiments in Sound, Duke University/ Berlin University of the Arts

Grants and Awards
2020- Canada Council Arts Across Canada, Travel
2019- Create Manitoba Arts Council
2019- Learn Manitoba Arts Council
2018- Individual Artist Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council
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
2007- Travel Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2007- Creation/Production Grant C, Manitoba Arts Council
2007- Individual Artist Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council

Publications
2020- catalogue- "Exhibition Notes: Days of Reading: Beyond this state of affairs", ed. Jenifer Papararo, Sarah Nesbitt, and Nasrin Himada, with the assistance of Luther Konadu
2020- exhibition essay- "Sylvia, From Here" by Tyler Bright Hilton
2015- catalogue- "Volumes" Released by Blackwood Gallery, ed. Martin Arnold and Christof Migone
2014- catalogue- "Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art", ed. Paul Butler, Winnipeg Art Gallery
2009- exhibition essay- "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
Doucet, Emily. "Sylvia Matas", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue #153
Karlinsky, Amy. "Days of Reading", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue #149
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
Cochrane, Steven Leyden. "Of More Than One Mind", Uptown Magazine, Feb. 9/12
Sayej , Nadja. "Sylvla Matas", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue # 110

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

Thank you:

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