Manuel Mathieu

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Manuel Mathieu is a Haitian artist born in 1986. He studied Visual and Media Arts at  the University of Quebec  in  Montreal and obtained a Master’s in Fine Arts  from  Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2016.

He now lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Principally known as a painter, he also produces sculptures, installations, prints and videos. Heavily influenced by his Haitian heritage, he is named after the protagonist in Jacques Roumain’s 1941 Haitian classic novel Gouverneurs de la rosée, or Master of the Dew. His paintings are at the border of abstraction and figuration. They are beset with haunting, gory forms resembling people or body parts that are seemingly adrift in anonymous settings bathed in loneliness. With a distinctive style, at once painterly and expressionist, he uses childish forms to give life to characters originating from his own imagination.

Manuel Mathieu’s work will be the object of two solo shows in 2018 at Tiwani Contemporary Gallery (Armory show NY) in New York and at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago. Moreover, two group shows in 2018 at Kavi gupta Gallery (Armory show) in New York and at Maruani Mercier (ARCO Madrid) will also include paintings of his.
Biography

2016

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, Masters in Fine Arts


2010

  • University of Quebec in Montréal (UQAM), Bachelors in Visual and Media Art


1986

  • Born in Haiti, currently based in Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • Nobody is watching, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

  • Solo Booth, Armory Show NY, Tiwani Contemporary Gallery


2017

  • Truth to Power, Tiwani Gallery, London, UK

  • Art Brussels, Maruani Mercier, Belgium


2016

  • One future, Goldsmiths Graduating show, UK


2015

  • 49/50, Fig 2, Curated by Fatos Üstek, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  • Here we are here:Black canadian contemporary art, Museum of fine arts Montreal, Montreal

  • Armory show, Kavi gupta, NY

  • ARCO Madrid, Maruani Mercier, Spain


2014

  • Art Basel, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Miami

  • 1:54 art fair London, Tiwani Contemporary

  • We are all very anxious, Dye House 451, London

  • Foire Papier, Galerie Division, Montreal

  • In-visibilité Ostentatoire, Fondation Clement, Martinique