Hugo Mathias

Artist Bio

Hugo Mathias is a visual artist from New Zealand and currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He works in oils, acrylics, inks and digitally. Hugo is interested in national myths and how these are used to form collective memories. He explores human history and symbolism to express these ideas in his work.

Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Japan, Thailand and Australia, with two of his pieces residing in the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection in New Zealand. He received a Bachelor of Design in 2011 from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hugo works out of the Blender Studios in Melbourne and is a member of the New Zealand art collective Young, Gifted & Broke.


  • Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

    Bachelor of Design, Illustration, 2011



    Solo Exhibitions

    • 'Imagined Communities', Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
    • 'Lone White Cloud', Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
    • 'Life as a Cave Boy', Abandoned Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia

      Group Exhibitions

      • 'Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale', Mokpo Culture & Arts Centre, Mokpo, South Korea
      • 'The Other Art Fair Melbourne', The Facility, Melbourne, Australia
      • 'Winter Days', Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
      • 'Australasia Now', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, May 2018
      • 'Decks For Chance presents "F* The Status Quo', Colonial Brewery, Melbourne, Australia, April 2018
      • 'JOY', BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Group Show
      • 2012
        • 'No Nukes', Sapporo, Japan, Group Show,


        • 2018 Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale

          Mokpo, South Korea, August-September

        • 2018 13th International Arts Festival & Workshop,

          Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

        • 2018 International Art Workshop, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna,Chiang Mai, Thailand



        • Stone Soup, Volume Four, 2017
        • Stone Soup, Volume Three, 2016
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