Hugo Mathias

www.hugomathias.net

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.


Education

  • Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

    Bachelor of Design, Illustration, 2011

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    Solo Exhibitions

      2018
    • 'Imagined Communities', Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
      2017
    • 'Lone White Cloud', Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Solo Show
      2013
    • 'Life as a Cave Boy', Abandoned Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia
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      Group Exhibitions

        2018
      • '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
        2016
      • 'JOY', BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Group Show
      • 2012
        • 'No Nukes', Sapporo, Japan, Group Show,
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          Residencies

        • 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

           

        Publications

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