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



    Selected Exhibitions

    • 'Imagined Communities', Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
    • 'Lone White Cloud', Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
    • 'JOY', BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Group Show
    • 2015
      • 'Most Things Haven't Worked Out', EFiftyFive, Melbourne CBD, Solo Show
      • 2014
        • 'Black with One', EFiftyFive, Melbourne CBD, Solo Show
        • 2013
          • 'Life as a Cave Boy', Abandoned Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia, Solo Show,
          • 2012
            • 'No Nukes', Sapporo, Japan, Group Show,


              • 13th International Arts Festival & Workshop,

                Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand, 2018

              • International Art Workshop 2018,

                Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna,Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2018



              Partial Client List

              • Ministry of Sound Australia
              • Red Bull
              • Zomato
              • Recycle Boutique
              • Studio Cassells Hong Kong
              • Six Barrell Soda Co., New Zealand



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