Matthew Stone

 

Matthew Stone is a multimedia art-as-life artist who in his very being and expression creates his works. Aside from performance, nightlife and fashion excursions, the meat of his physical artworks involves an exploration of body geometry in photography as exploded through sculpture and phenomenology. His work as a photographer, sculptor, performer, curator and writer has been well recognized in London, despite being relatively new to the United States.

Stone graduated in 2004 from University of the Arts London, where he currently lives and works. He has had solo exhibitions at The Hole, Terence Koh’s Asian Song Society, Union Gallery, London and  V1 Gallery, Denmark, Copenhagen. He has been included in group exhibitions at the ICA London and the Royal Academy, London, England, Peres Proejcts, Berlin, Germany, The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, and the Marrakech Bienale, Marrakech, Morocco. Most recently, he hosted a stunning takeover of The Somerset House in London.  He has worked closely with some of today’s most influential musicians like FKA Twiggs and A$AP Rocky.  His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Interview, and Vogue Hommes.

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Matthew Stone

b. 1982, London, England

Lives and works in London

 

Education

2004

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

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2015

Healing With Wounds, The Somerset House, London, UK

New Photography I & II, Artuner, London, UK

Solo Presentation, Volta Basel, Switzerland

 

2014

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

 

2013

Matthew Stone, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

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

Matthew Stone, Love Focused Like a Laser

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

 

2011

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

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

Matthew Stone

Forever Rules, Union Gallery, London, England

Rules Forever, Union Gallery, London, England

 

2010

Anatomy of Immaterial Worlds, ICA, London, England

Body Language, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2009

Interconnected Echoes, Galerie Paul Freches, Paris, France

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

 

2008

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

 

2007

Future Hindsight, Union Gallery, London, England

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

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2013

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

2012

NADA, The Hole, Miami Beach, FL

NADA Miami Beach 2012

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

Portrait of a Generation

CTRL Group Two, Brian Miller Gallery, Texas, TX

Photography Is, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

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, E:vent Gallery, London, England

 

2008

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

 

2007

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

 

2006

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

 

2005

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

 

2004

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

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

 

Special Projects

2011

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.

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

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

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010  

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

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

 

2009

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

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

 

2008

“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