Matthew Quick

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Matthew Quick 2011 Australia
Matthew Quick is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Melbourne, ABBOTSFORD, Victoria, Australia.
b. 1967
Media: Painting

Matthew was featured in Business Review Weekly as one of Australia’s top 50 artists.

In the last 4 years he has either won, or been selected as a finalist in, 40 major national art awards, including the Sulman Prize, the Glover, the Redland, the Paddington, the City of Albany Art Prize, the Blake Prize Director’s Cut, the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, the Townsville Open Art Award, the Duke, the John Leslie, the Churchie and the Prometheus.

He’s painted since his teens but for a long time was distracted by other careers – working variously as a lecturer, art-director, photographer & writer. His first novel, Of Gods & Everyday Monsters, was short-listed for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award.

He’s lived in Australia, the UK, Portugal & Malaysia, and once camped for several months beneath a grand piano. He’s spent nights under stars in India, under-ground in Bolivia, under surveillance in Burma and under-nourished in London. His scariest moment was having machine-gun shoved in his face during Nepalese anti-monarchy riots, although crashing a para-glider into a forest was also something of a highlight.

Matthew’s paintings have been used as book covers by Penguin Books & Era Publications. Other works have been purchased by Bayside City Council, Sheraton Hotels, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Mars Corporation, Marriott Hotels, Kodak, The Department of State Development, Peddle Thorpe Architects, Westfield, NSW Railways, Playboy and Australia Post. His work has been reproduced in many magazines, books and journals including Communication Arts, Idea, Design World, Graphis & Novum. His art has received numerous awards including several MADC awards and from the prestigious “One Show” in New York.

Matthew works from the ridiculously overpriced studios in Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent.

Competitions & Awards
2012 Finalist, the Sulman Prize
2012 Finalist, the Glover Prize
2012 Finalist & Highly Commended, the Calleen Art Prize
2012 Finalist, the Outback Art Prize
2011 Winner, People’s Choice Award, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2011 Finalist, the Duke Art Prize
2011 Finalist, The Whyalla Art Prize
2011 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés (Vic)
2010 Finalist, Redland Art Awards
2010 Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2010 Finalist, the Norvill Art Prize
2010 Finalist, the Paddington Art Prize
2010 Finalist, the Mortimore Art Prize
2010 The Blake Prize Director’s Cut
2010 Finalist, the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
2010 Finalist, City of Albany Art Prize
2010 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés (Vic)
2009 Finalist, The Whyalla Art Prize
2009 Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
2009 Blake Prize Director’s Cut
2009 Finalist, the Mortimore Art Prize
2009 Finalist, the Black Swan Portraiture Prize
2009 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés (Vic)
2009 Finalist, the Churchie National Emerging Art Award
2009 Finalist, Prometheus Visual Art Award
2008 Winner, Townsville Open Art Award
2008 Finalist, the Mortimore Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Norville Art Prize
2008 Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2008 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés
2008 Finalist, the Stanthorpe Art Prize
2008 Finalist, the 35th Alice Prize
2007 Finalist, the Duke Art Prize
2007 Finalist, the Mortimore Art Prize
2007 People’s Choice Award, MacarthurCook Art Award
2007 Finalist, MacarthurCook Art Awards.
2007 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés
2006 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Introduced Species, Art Index, Kent Street, Sydney NSW
2010 Pure Obsession, Art Index, Kent Street, Sydney NSW
2009 Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW
2009 The Studio @ Art Melbourne, Exhibition Building, Melbourne Vic
2008 Pure Escapism, Delshan Gallery, High Street, Armidale Vic
2008 Pure Truth, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston Vic
2007 Lost Souls, Delshan Gallery, High Street, Armidale Vic
2005 Side Effects Include, Jiotto Gallery, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Vic

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Sulman Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
2012 Glover Prize, Falls Park Hall, Evendale, Tasmania
2012 Calleen Art Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW
2012 Surburbia, Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee Victora
2012 The Outback Art Prize, Outback Regional Gallery, Winton Qld
2011 Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Surfers Paradise Qld
2001 The Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla, SA
2011 EMSL Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2011 Best of the Salon des Refusés, Media House Gallery, Melb Vic
2011 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, Hilton South Wharf, Melb Vic
2010 Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, Qld
2010 Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands Gallery, Kensington NSW
2010 EMSL Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2010 Mortimore Art Prize, Dubbo & regional NSW, Sydney & Canberra ACT
2010 The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth Town Hall, Perth WA
2010 Best of the Salon des Refusés, Media House Gallery, Melb Vic
2010 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, Hilton South Wharf, Melb Vic
2010 City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA
2009 Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW
2009 The Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre, Whyalla, SA
2009 EMSL Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2009 The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth Town Hall, Perth WA
2009 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, SMART ArtZ Gallery, Melb Vic
2009 Churchie National Art Award, Morris Hall, Brisbane Qld
2009 Prometheus Art Award, All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac Qld
2009 The Studio @ Art Melbourne 09, Exhibition Building, Melbourne Vic
2008 Townsville Open Art Award, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, Qld
2008 Mortimore Art Prize, St Brigids, Dubbo & Scots College, Sydney NSW
2008 Norville Art Prize, RSL Gallery, Murrurundi, NSW
2008 John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Vic
2008 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2008 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, SH Erwin Gallery, NSW
2008 Stanthorpe Art Prize, Weeroona Park, Stanthorpe Qld
2007 Duke Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Surfers Paradise
2007 Mortimore Art Prize, Dubbo & Bathurst, NSW
2007 Sydney Art Fair, Sydney, NSW
2007 MacarthurCook Art Award, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne
2007 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, Crown Towers, Vic
2007 Melbourne Art Fair, The Exhibition Building, Melbourne Vic
2007 2×22, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick Vic
2006 Archibald Prize Salon des Refusés, Crown Towers, Vic
2006 ANL Maritime Art Prize, Seafarers Mission, Melbourne Vic
1992 Art Gallery of South Australian Touring Exhibition
1992 Roar II, Fitzroy, Victoria
1991 Young Guns, Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide