Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone

b. 1982, London, England

Lives and works in London


Matthew Stone is a multimedia artist whose work is both parts analog and digital. Matthew renders increasingly life-like figures and dreamlike compositions in heroic scale. By photographing brush strokes on glass and manipulating them in a photo-editing program, he creates digital prints on raw linen, acrylic and wood.




BA, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts of London, England


Select Solo Exhibitions


Small Awakenings, CHOI&LAGER Gallery


NEOPHYTE, The Hole, New York, NY


Back into the Body, CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Healing With Wounds, Somerset House, London, UK


New Photography I & II, Artuner, London, UK

Solo Presentation, Volta Basel, Switzerland


Emotional Manipulation, v1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cosmic Flesh, Union Gallery, London, England

Other Words (Wounded Healer), (performance) NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Denmark Muse Control, (performance) The Hole, NY


Matthew Stone, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA


Love Focused Like a Laser, The Hole, New York, NY

House of the Nobleman Residency, London, England

Unconditional Commitment to Sacred Love, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Everything is Possible, La Scatola Gallery x Union Gallery, London, England


Sculpture Installation, Mondrian Hotel, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL

Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The Hole, New York, NY

Forever Rules, Union Gallery, London, England

Rules Forever, Union Gallery, London, England


Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, ICA, London, England

Body Language, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Interconnected Echoes, Galerie Paul Freches, Paris, France

The Co-Existence of Uncompromised Visions, Boyschool, London, England


The Songs of The Spheres in The Palm of Your Hand, Conduits / Gea Politi, Milan, Italy


Future Hindsight, Union Gallery, London, England

Tianhuang Dadi, Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society, New York, NY


Select Group Exhibitions


Today’s Special #6, VI Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Today’s Special #4, VI Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

MINE II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 

The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton, NY

CHICAGO EXPO, The Hole, Chicago, IL

Art Athina, The Hole, Athens, Greece


Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York, NY


Tower, Ibid. London, London, England

Not A Photo, The Hole, New York, NY

Post Analog Painting, The Hole, New York, NY


Storage Wars, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Group Show – Jack, Neil, Shane, Gareth and Matthew, Choi & Lager, Cologne


GamingGaming, New Shelter plan, Denmark

Hindsight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Amor Fati, Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium


NADA, The Hole, Miami Beach, FL

RH Gallery, New York, NY

Marrakech Bienale, Marrakech, Morocco

Watch Your Step, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY

CTRL Group Two, Brian Miller Gallery, Texas, TX

Photography Is, Higher Pictures, New York, NY


Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, Performa 11, New York, NY

True Love, The National Museum of Photography, The royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Status, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Independent Rites, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

What’s Next, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Foundation, Stromboli, Italy

Orientale, 53rd Venice Bienalle, Venice, Italy

Open Studio, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

The Next 100 Years, curated group exhibition at the ICA, London, England

Residency and exhibition, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

All That is Unseen, Allan Nederpelt Gallery, New York, NY


Recessional Aesthetics, James Taylor Project, London, England

By Night, Trädgården, Stockholm, Sweden

24 Month Meditation, The Island, Italy

Hard Future, Brighton Festival, Brighton, England

OneShot, Allmänna Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Triumph of the Will, The Centre of the Universe, London, England

SHOWstudio, Somerset House, London, England

Free Art Fair, The Barbican Centre, London, England

SU:MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, Korea

Conflict, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 
Gateshead, England

Starmaker, Event Gallery, London, England


Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, England

SEEN… S.C.U.M. & Matthew Stone, Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery, London, England

GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, London, England

The Destruction of Atlantis, Union, London, England

Optimism: The Art of Our Time, co-curated by Matthew Stone, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, England

And as They Reached for God with their Fingertips, their Toes Wrote Stories in the Sand, Assab One, Milan, Italy

Bold Tendencies II, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, England

Bad Year Blimp, Alma Enterprises, London, England

Gothic, Fieldgate Gallery, London, England

Eyesore, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

!WOWOW! and Plastique Fantastique, Tate Britain, London, England


Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece

Nocturnal, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London, England

Dazed & Confused v. Andy Warhol, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England

Feral Kingdom, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, England

Ruhe Bewahren, Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin, Germany

Multiple Discipline, Union Gallery, London, England

The Event, International Project Space, Birmingham, England


10 Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London, England


Fantasy Stories, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London, England

Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London, England

Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, !WOWOW! Roaming Space (Area 10), London, England


Spectacular Spectacular!, !WOWOW! Roaming Space, London, England

*RT SH*M*N (performance supporting Lali Chetwynd), ICA, London, England


Special Projects


Shot all portraits for Ever Conscious manifesto, a one-off magazine focusing on environmental sustainability and distributed worldwide. Carsten Holler designed an artwork for the cover.


The Body as Lightning Conductor, performance presented with MikeQ at The Hole curated space in Miami as part of Miami Art Basel


The Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, part of PERFORMA Biennial, The Hole, New York, NY

Viafarini Residency, Milan, Italy

Dazed & Confused magazine commission, collaboration with Riccardo Tisci on cover of the 20th anniversary issue, with 18 page editorial.


“Interconnected Echoes – The Salon,” The Great British Art Debate at Tate Britain, England


The Centre of the Universe, an artist-led/non-profit, nomadic art-space initiated by Stone (ongoing project)

CTRL.ALT.SHIFT, Artist Mentor to Newcastle students working at the Baltic for a project in partnership with Ctrl.Alt.Shift, an experimental youth initiative


Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine

Interconnected Echoes – The Salon, Hospital Club, London, England


Web Projects

Interconnected Echoes functions as a basis for a series of interviews, in which Stone asks people he admires big questions. As the interviews progress everybody questioned adds a question. These questions in turn become the basis for future interviews. Each question links back to the answers of the person who asked it.

Optimism As Cultural Rebellion provides ongoing documentation of Stone’s practice.

InfinityTimesInfinity (∞x∞) is a snapshot diary of Stone’s life.


Select Publications


Back into the Body, CHOI&LAGER Gallery (forward written by Paul Carey Kent)


Post Analog Painting, Anteism/The Hole Books


Portrait of a Generation, Anteism/The Hole Books


“The Body Beyond,” Junsuke Yamasaki, limited edition of 1000


“Optimism as Cultural Rebellion,” Holey Books, New York, NY


“100,” ed. Francesca Gavin, Laurence King Publishing

“Manifesto Marathon,” The Serpentine, Hans-Ulrich Obrist


“Interconnected Echoes,” Post-IT, Paul Freches Gallery

“Nought to Sixty,” ed. Mark Sladen, ICA Press,


“OPTIMISM,” Hannah Barry Press, London, England


Select Press

The New York Times, Art in Review, Ken Johnson, November 10, 2011

Interview Magazine, Matthew Stone: Seeing the Unseen, February 2011

W Magazine, November 2011