Matthew Hawtin's aesthetic language investigates painting at an intersection between sculpture, design and architecture by exploring the fundamental elements of line, colour, surface, shape and form.

Matthew was born in 1972 and he lives and works in Windsor, Canada.

Biography
Matthew Hawtin’s aesthetic language investigates painting at an intersection between sculpture, design and architecture by exploring the fundamental elements of line, colour, 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.
Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Canada, Matthew Hawtin studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto.
After graduating in 1994 he gave himself 5 years to unlearn what he had been taught in order to find his own artistic language.
For 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.
The more recent Torqued Panels series saw 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.
The newest development are corner pieces, an object that contours to the angled meeting point of a room creating it’s own ambiguous curved space.
Running parallel alongside his artwork Matthew’s creative output also includes artwork for music releases, DJing and music production as shown in the Dimensions exhibitions in 2012 and 2019 and Transposing in 2016.
These exhibitons highlighted the notions of repetition, personalization and futurism layered within his work and how the industrial and cultural landscape of the Windsor and Detroit area helped shaped Matthew’s creative language and the translation of this artistic language across different mediums.
Matthew has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and has exhibited in Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.
His work is featured in many private collections throughout the world.

Education
2014 MSc in Sustainable Development, University of Surrey, United Kingdom (2008 – 2014)
2004 MA Art in Architecture (w/ distinction), University of East London, London, United Kingdom
1994 B.F.A. York University, Toronto, Canada (1990-1994)
1991 Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Solo exhibitions
2021 New Work, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2019 Dimensions, 180 The Strand, London, United Kingdom
2019 New Work, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
2017 New Work, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2017 Parallaxis, Townsend Modern/Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
2017 Allsorts, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
2016 Transposing, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
2013 Contained, Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2012 Dimensions, MUTT Gallery & Bookshop, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Dimensions, RED Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 New Works, Independent Space, Berlin, Germany
2008 Of Works & Words, Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford, United Kingdom
2006 min2MAX, CircleCulture Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2001 Untitled, (but thoughtfully known as the sexual divide), Artcite Inc, Windsor, Canada
2001 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
1999 Knowing Something For A Second Only, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Group exhibitions
2020 [Two-person exhibition], DRJ, Berlin, Germany
2020 PROOF OF CONCEPT, DRJ, Berlin, Germany
2019 SALON, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2019 CENTURY: idee bauhaus, DRJ, Berlin, Germany
2018 Tis the Season’, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
2018 Hawtin + Sengbusch, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, AL, U.S.A.
2018 Shape and Water, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2017 Salon 17, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
2016 Tis’ the Season, SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, Canada
2016 First Summer: Part 1, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2016 Collect (part 1), SB Contemporary, Windsor, Canada
2016 Economy of Form, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2015 First Show, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2014 Agree to Disagree, A survey of contemporary abstraction, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham,
MI, U.S.A.
2013 Synesthsia, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2013 Algorithm, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2011 Are you in the room, SB Contemporary, Windsor, Canada
2004 Freezer, Archeus Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
2001 Artwithheart, Casey House Fundraiser Auction, Toronto, Canada
2001 People From Good Homes, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
2001 Nightlife, Blueprint Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2000 Artseen, Artcite, Windsor, Canada
1999 Duty Free, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
1999 Cluster, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Art fairs
2020 London Art Fair, ARTITLEDcontemporary, London, United Kingdom
2019 PAN Amsterdam, ARTITLEDcontemporary, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 Art Miami, David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2018 Chicago Art Fair, David Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
2018 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2017 Art Miami, David Klein Gallery & Scott White Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2017 Seattle Art Fair, David Klein Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
2017 Palm Springs Art Fair, Scott White Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, FL, U.S.A.
2016 Art Miami, David Klein Gallery & Scott White Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2016 The Armory Show, David Klein Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2015 Art Miami, David Klein Gallery & Scott White Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2015 The Armory Show, David Klein Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2015 Art New York, David Klein Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
2014 Art Miami, David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
2013 Art Miami, De Buck Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.A.

Awards
2019 OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant
2017 Shortlisted for Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award for AGW, Transposing exhibition
Monographic Exhibition of the Year
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

Other Projects
2019 Vinyl Box set Artwork design for F.U.S.E. Dimensions 25th Anniversary Box Set
Set of vinyl releases, gilcee 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
2013 Book jacket Minimalism in Techno book jacket design
2013 CD Release ENTER.Ibiza, Air DJ Mix, Minus CD
2012 12” vinyl artwork Cover designs for all 2012 Plus 8 Records releases (PLUS8127 –
8129)
2011 12” vinyl artwork Cover designs for all 2011 Plus 8 Records releases (PLUS8116 –
8126)
2011 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)
1994 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)
1993 CD/LP artwork Painting used as cover artwork for PLUS 8 Records release
(PLUS8024)

Reviews/Articles
2017 Metrotimes, More Than Meets The Eye by Lee DeVito
2017 Detroit Art Review
2012 DJ Magazine, The Art of Dance by Claire Hughes
2012 Pulse Radio
2012 Dazed & Confused
2012 Resident Advisor
2010 Volume Magazine
2010 Volume Digital
2010 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
2000 National Post, In the Galleries by Thomas Hirschmann
1999 Artpress, Detroit, The Agony and the Ecstasy by Jacqueline Caux
1999 Windsor Star, Minimalist with a twist by Craig Pearson
1999 Room Magazine. Matthew Hawtin’s less is more
1999 Windsor Star, Artistic Invasion by Craig Pearson