MATTHEW HAWTIN

BIOGRAPHY

b. Banbury, UK, 1972

Born in the UK and raised in Canada, Matthew Hawtin studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. His first solo show in 1999 he premiered the Torqued Paintings series, acrylic paintings with ‘torqued’ surfaces that investigated the subjective and objectiveness of painting. This initial series and reductive aesthetic has been part of his creative language ever since. His recent work, the Torqued Panel series, is another evolution in this series. In these new works Matthew has removed the physical structure of the canvas leaving only a floating surface hovering off the wall. Using fiberglass panels as the painting support, Matthew once again explores the boundaries between painting, sculpture and design.

Matthew Hawtin's aesthetic language investigates painting at an intersection between sculpture, design and architecture by exploring the fundamental elements of line, color, surface, shape and form. The work exists in a space where thoughts and feelings can live; as minimal objects of meditation that reflect the spectrum of our daily emotions.

The artist's Torqued Series started in 1998 as an investigation into the basic principles of painting - line, shape, color and form - through the use of custom-built stretcher frames that ‘torque’ the painting surface. Each of Hawtin's subsequent series has its own technical demands, they all live in aesthetic parallel that blur the line between artistic disciplines. There is a determination to continually push the work forward through aesthetic variations, technical refinements and experimenting with new materials. Within this forward trajectory there is an overall vision to create art that is ‘other-worldly’ and in a sense, futuristic. A looking towards an aesthetic not yet seen or fully understood - a desire to go where no one has gone before.

EDUCATION

2014
MSc in Sustainable Development, University of Surrey, UK

2004
MA Art in Architecture, University of East London, London, UK

1994
B.F.A. York University, Toronto, Canada

1991
Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
‘New Work’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

2019
‘New Work’, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada

2017
‘New Work’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
‘Parallaxis’, Townsend Modern/Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
‘Allsorts’, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2016
‘Transposing’, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

2013
‘Contained’, Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL

2012
‘Dimensions’, Mutt Gallery & Bookshop Barcelona, Spain
‘Dimensions’, Red Gallery, London, UK

2010
‘New Work’, Independent Space, Berlin, Germany

2008
‘Of Works & Words’, Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford, UK

2006
‘Min2Max’, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2001
‘Untitled, (But Thoughtfully Known As the Sexual Divide)’, Artcite Inc., Windsor, Canada
‘Untitled, But Thoughtfully Known As Equivocal Love’, Sixty-Four Steps Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2000
‘New Work’, Sixty-Four Steps Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

1999
‘Torqued Paintings’, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
‘Knowing Something for a Second Only’, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
‘CENTURY: idee bauhaus, DRJ, Berlin, Germany

2018
‘Tis the Season’, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
‘Hawtin + Sengbusch’, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
‘Shape and Water’, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY

2017
‘Salon 17’, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada

2016
‘Tis’ the Season’, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
‘First Summer: Part 1’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
‘Collect (Part 1)’, SB Contemporary, Windsor, Canada
‘Economy of Form’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

2015
‘First Show’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

2014
‘Agree to Disagree’, A Survey of Contemporary Abstraction’, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2013
‘Synthesia’, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI
‘Algorithm’, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

2011
‘Are You In the Room’, SB Contemporary, Windsor, Canada

2004
‘Freezer’, Archeus Fine Art, London, UK

2001
‘Artwithheart’, Casey House Fundraiser Auction, Toronto, Canada
‘People From Good Homes’, Detroit, MI
‘Nightlife’, Blueprint Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000
‘Artseen’, Artcite, Windsor, Canada

1999
‘Duty Free’, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
‘Cluster’, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada

ART FAIRS

2018
Art Miami, Miami, David Klein Gallery
Chicago Art Fair, David Klein Gallery
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY – Cheryl Hazan Gallery

2017
Seattle Art Fair, David Klein Gallery
Palm Springs Art Fair, Scott White Contemporary Art

2016
Art Miami, David Klein Gallery & Scott White Contemporary Art
The Armory Show, David Klein Gallery

2015
Art Miami, David Klein Gallery & Scott White Contemporary Art
The Armory Show, David Klein Gallery

Art New York, David Klein Gallery

2014
Art Miami, David Klein Gallery

2013
Art Miami, De Buck Gallery

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019
OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

2017
Shortlisted for Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award for AGW ‘Transposing’ exhibition
Monographic Exhibition of the Year (Budget under $ 20,000)

2012
OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011
OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

2001
OAC Emerging Artist Grant and OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

2000
OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

1999
OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

PROJECTS

2019
Vinyl Box set , Artwork design for F.U.S.E. ‘Dimensions’ 25th Anniversary Box Set Set of vinyl releases, giclee prints, booklet in box set (PLUS8181)

2014
CD Release, ENTER.Ibiza, Mind DJ Mix, Minus CD

2013
Magazine Cover‘Ibiza Style’ Magazine, Summer Issue, Ibiza, Spain Book jacket, ‘Minimalism in Techno’ book jacket design
CD Release, ENTER.Ibiza, Air DJ Mix, Minus CD

2012
12” vinyl artworkCover designs for all 2012 Plus 8 Records releases (PLUS8127 – 8129) 2011 12” vinyl artworkCover designs for all 2011 Plus 8 Records releases (PLUS8116 – 8126)
CD cover artwork, Cover design for VOID ‘No Sudden Movements’ (MINUS115CD)

2010
CD Release, ‘Once Again, Again’ original DJ mix CD (PLUS 8107CD), Cover artwork and design 2006 Limited edition print, Artwork included in ‘min2MAX’ vinyl release (MINUS 40)

1994
Limited edition print, Artwork released as part of PLUS 8 Records catalogue (PLUS 8048)
Limited edition print, Artwork released as part of PLUS 8 Records catalogue (PLUS 8037) 1993 CD/LP artwork, Painting used as cover artwork for PLUS 8 Records release (WARP38)
CD/LP artwork, Painting used as cover artwork for PLUS 8 Records release (PLUS8024)

REVIEWS & ARTICLES

2017
Metro Times, “More Than Meets The Eye” by Lee DeVito
Detroit Art Review, “Matthew Hawtin @ David Klein Gallery” by Ron Scott

2012
DJ Magazine, “The Art of Dance” by Claire Hughes
Pulse Radio, “Matthew Hawtin’s Many Dimensions” by Helen S.
Dazed & Confused, “Matthew Hawtin’s Dimensions” by Bruna Volpi
Resident Advisor, “The Red Gallery Hosts Matthew Hawtin Exhibition” by Will Lynch

2010 Volume Digital, “Matthew Hawtin Interview”
Cyclic Defrost, Once Again, Again, Matthew Hawtin by Innerversitysound

2007
Pingmag, Richie Hawtin about Minimal Art

2001
Windsor Star, Inside Out by John Laycock

2000
Globe & Mail, Gallery Going by Gary Michael Dault
National Post, In the Galleries by Thomas Hirschmann

1999
Artpress, Detroit, The Agony and the Ecstasy by Jacqueline Caux
Windsor Star, Minimalist with a twist by Craig Pearson Room Magazine. Matthew Hawtin’s less is more Windsor Star, Artistic Invasion by Craig Pearson