Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson is a figurative painter mainly focusing on the urban landscape. He works in mixed media, combining the traditional aspect of drawing and painting to create a contemporary final piece. He works with acrylic, emulsion, and Indian ink, then drawing with charcoal, chalk, and pastel. He was diagnosed with ADHD and this has a large impact on his practice meaning he works quickly and instinctively in a way that reflects the energy, complexity, and grubbiness of the urban environment.

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● Leeds College of Art and Design; Foundation, September ’07-January ‘08
● Manchester School of Art, BA Honours Fine Art Painting, September ’08-July ‘12
Current Galleries
● Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester
● AC Gallery, Huddersfield
● Scotland Art, Glasgow
● Rutland Gallery, Oakham
● Headrow Gallery, Leeds
● Wendy Levy Art
● Highgate Art, London

Exhibitions & Competitions

● “Summer Exhibition” Highgate Art
● “Urbanity Sketched”, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester, July.

● “Winter Exhibition” Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester, December
● “Northern Connections”, Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester, November
● “Best of British 2.0”, Gallery Holt, Norfolk, November & December
● Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME, Manchester
● “Pub” Exhibition, Scotland Art, April
● Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery
● Spring Mixed Exhibition, Wendy Levy Online
● Spring Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery
● “10” mixed 10 year anniversary exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery
● “Tyne Travels” Pop-Up solo exhibition, Hexham, Northumberland. February.
● Mixed Burns Night Exhibition, Scotland Art, Glasgow
● Manchester Open Exhibition, HOME, Manchester, 2 pieces

● Cotswold Contemporary, 18 pieces.
● Mixed winter exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery
● Mixed Winter Exhibition, Doyle Art, Glasgow
● Mixed Winter Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery
● GEA Nordoff Robbins Art Ball, Lowry Hotel
● “Marking my travels”, solo exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery June-July
● “Charity Art Ball”, Principal Hotel, November.
● Summer Exhibition, Beside the Wave Gallery, Primrose Hill.
● “Urban Generation”, 2 man exhibition, AC Gallery, Huddersfield. July.
● “Manchester Rambler”, Solo Exhibition, Crown & Kettle. March
● Autumn Exhibition, Thompson’s Gallery, London
● Chosen finalist of 8 for “Haworth Prize”, Mall Galleries, London.
● Winter exhibition, Wendy Levy Art
● “Live Plinth”, The Art Markets, York Racecourse, October
● Solo exhibition at Wendy Levy Art, 25 pieces. August-September
● “Under the Bed Sale”, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
● Mixed show Contemporary Six Gallery in Manchester.
● 2 Man show, AC Gallery in Huddersfield. 23 pieces. August
● Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Six Gallery. 3 pieces.
● “Salon 2013”, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 2 pieces.
● “Warrington Contemporary Art Festival”, October, 2 pieces selected.
● HOST (Huddersfeild Open Studio Trail) weekend, September 2013. Pieces on show at private property as well as 3 pieces on display in Lawrence Batley Theatre.
● “Mixed Summer Exhibition”, Wendy Levy Gallery, July 2013.
● “The Art Station” Exhibition, Huddersfield Train Station, June 2013. 5 Pieces.
● “Yorkshire Artist’s 5” Exhibition at The Leeds Gallery. June/July 2013 4 Pieces.
● The Art of Protest, People’s History Museum, Manchester, June.2013 1 Piece.
● “3 Man Exhibition at Wendy Levy Gallery, April. With Chris McLoughlin & Colin Taylor, May June 2013 12 pieces.
● “Cities, All Dimensions” at the Tokarska Gallery in London, April 2013. 2 Pieces.
● “Mixed Winter Exhibition”, December-January 2013 , Wendy Levy Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester
● “Seasons Exhibition” online gallery 2012
● Holmfirth Art Market, November 2012, subsequently awarded Outstanding Artist Award as judged by Ashley Jackson
● “Showcase Cities”, Shoreditch, London, October
● “Cardigan Art Triangle”, Leeds, 30th September
● “£40 Show”, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, August
● “Mixed Summer Exhibition”, Wendy Levy Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester, July
● “Urban Exhibition”, Cupola Gallery ,Sheffield, June
● “Linear Progressions Exhibition”, Shine, Leeds, February-June
● “The Open Exhibition”, Cube Gallery, Manchester City Centre, December – February 2012.
● Mixed Winter Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester.
● “Art Market Showcase Exhibition”, Huddersfield Art Gallery, December – January
● Huddersfield Art Market, December 2nd-4th December.
● ‘New Lights’ Exhibition, 24th September-8th January 2012, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate – short listed for the Valeria Sykes prize.
● Mixed Summer Exhibition 2011, Wendy J Levy Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester
● “Flat Cap & Whippet” Exhibition, July, West Yorkshire Print Workshop
● “The Naked Sale” Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, December
● Holmfirth Art Market, November 2010
● Manchester Cathedral Café, 3 pieces. September 10- March 11
● Holmfirth Art Week, 2010, 2 pieces.
● Holmfirth Art Market, November 2009
● Display for Huddersfield Gem/Civic Society, September 2009
● Holmfirth Art Week, July 2009, 2 pieces
● Holmfirth Art Market, July 2009.

● Holmfirth Art Market, November 2008.
● Longwood Masonic Hall art show, September 2008, 3 pieces.
● Manchester Metropolitan University – 1 piece on permanent display in the Business School.

● Demonstration at Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Art Society, June 2017
● “Live Plinth”, The Art Markets, York Racecourse, October 2015
● June 2014, one day shadowing 6th form Students at Greenhead College, Huddersfield.
● Demonstration at Shelley Art Group Huddersfield March 2013
● Workshop at Stockport College, 9th October 2012
● Demonstration at ‘Best of British‘ Exhibition- Holmfirth June 2012
● Demonstration at Shelley Art Group Huddersfield, July 2010