mattbrayarts@yahoo.co.uk

ARTIST / CURATOR / MENTOR

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EDUCATION:

MA Fine Art (University of Kent) 2012

BA Fine Art (Ashford School of Art) 2010

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MANAGEMENT & MENTORING:

Co-created and curated Sick! An exhibition exploring Invisible Illness, Chatham. 2017

Co-created Medway Print Festival, Rochester. 2016, 2017 & 2018

Co-created The Contemporary Open, Chatham. 2015 & 2016

Director of Arts Development: Thessen for Humanity NGO. 2011

Online promotional campaign: The Tip of the Iceberg – Drawings by Francis Bacon, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires. 2010

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (CURATOR):

Karl Bielik, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester. 2017

Sick!, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2017

Darrell Hawkins: Fanboy, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2016

Rikard Osterlund: Self Portraits and Other Scenes, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2016

The Contemporary Open, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2015 & 2016

Enzo Marra: Wall, Floor and Table, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2015

Totally Touchable: Kent Association for the Blind, Blake Gallery, Gravesend. 2015

Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2015

Billy Childish Studio, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2015

Nascent, Horsebridge Gallery 3, Whitstable. 2013

Billy Childish: Frozen Estuary and Other Paintings of the Divine Ordinary, Smithery 1 – Chatham Dockyard (assistant). 2012

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (ARTIST):

Material Conversations, Ideas Test, Sittingbourne. 2018

Sick!, Sun Pier House, Chatham. 2017

Posthuman: The figure in ruin, Chatham. 2016

Euro Trash, White Trash Gallery, Illinois. 2014

Being and Nothingness, Rochester Art Gallery. 2013  (Solo)

The Meeting Room: A Space for Minds to Meet, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks. 2012

Shit Robot, Deaf Cat Gallery, Rochester. 2012

Data’s Head and other living objects, Deaf Cat Gallery, Rochester. 2012

Polemically Small, curated by Zavier Ellis & Edward Lucie-Smith KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania. 2011

Figure/ground residency, LV-21, Gillingham. 2011

Unidentified, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable. 2011

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PUBLICATIONS:

Scene Report, a-n (author)

12 artists to invest in now, New Blood Art (featured artist)

Being and Nothingness, by Edward Lucie-Smith (solo exhibition catalogue)

Raising an album, from pigpen to studio, New York Times (featured artist)

Red Door NY (featured artist)

Remodernism: Inspiration and Honesty in Art, Mungbeing Magazine (cover artist and interview)

A Medway Sanctuary (featured artist)

Made in Medway (featured artist)