Bourne, Matthew Curriculum Vitae

My work is derived from and inspired by sight, sound and emotion from the real world and my belief that painting is a timeless, emotive and transcendental means of expression.
I believe the process of painting is integral to its content and the quality of foremost importance.
I aim to set up a tension in my paintings between spontaneity and risk and a more measured controlled approach. Within this approach I strive to create paintings that have the right balance in mood, light, texture, brushwork, placement,incident and structure.
To flick, smudge, pour, spray, spread,scrape, rub, splat, squeeze, draw, scribble and dribble in order to create tough, uncompromising paintings which carry the weight of art history and relate to people on many levels.
I hope my painting will keep evolving. Exactly where it is hard to say because so much comes from within the painting. Perhaps I will see something or some accident happen which will send me in a new direction.

1990-1992 MA Fine Art The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1987-1990 BA (Hons) Wolverhampton Polytechnic

1985-1987 B-TEC Diploma Bournville College of Art

Art Fairs

LAA fair Manchester Art Fair CAFE Edinburgh Glasgow Art Fair Cannes Art Fair Grand Designs Live (London) Irish Art Fair Bristol AAF Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair Grand Design Live (Birmingham)


Selected Exhibitions

04/2007 Number Nine The Gallery New Work (one man exhibition)

12/2006 Number Nine The Gallery Nine At Nine (group exhibition)

09/2006 Fusion Gallery (one man exhibition)

10/2005 Scotlandart.com Glasgow (group exhibition)

04/2005 Number Nine The Gallery Berserk (one man exhibition)

02/2005 Keighley Arts Centre Continuum (group exhibition)

07/2004 George Street Gallery (one man exhibition)

10/2003 Le Petit Blanc (guest artist with Raymond Blanc)

01/2003 Arrested Art (group exhibition)

02/2002 Artifex (abstract art exhibition)

01/1999 Hart (one man exhibition)

09/1998 RBSA (group exhibition)

05/1998 The Big Peg Gallery (one man exhibition)

06/1997 The Works Gallery (group exhibiton)

07/1995 The Midlands Art Centre Cheers To Chicago (one man exhibition)

07/1992 The Chicago Contemporary Art Workshop (group exhibition)

05/1992 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago MA Thesis exhibition

09/1991 The Pakula building Chicago (group exhibition)

05/1991 The Betty Rymer Gallery Chicago (group exhibition)

01/1991 Gallery 2 Chicago (group exhibition)

06/1990 Wolverhampton Polytechnic Wolverhampton Degree Show