Matthew Stanton


b.1975 Brisbane. Lives and works in Melbourne Australia

Matthew Stanton is an Australian Artist, Educator and Director of Photography working primarily within the mediums of still photography, 16mm film and video whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally

He was a participating artist in the inaugural Bristol Biennial (UK) in 2012 and held his first solo exhibition ‘Deep North’ at Wallflower Photomedia Gallery in Mildura in 2015 which was followed by ‘Conversation Piece’ at MARS Gallery in 2016. His most recent solo suite of works from the series ‘Deep North’ was exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2019.

He has been a finalist in the National Photography Portrait Prize (2007), The Perth Centre for Photography Iris Award (2018) and Clip Award (2019) and has photographic works held in the collections of the Museo de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca (Mexico) and the Geelong Gallery.

From 2004-2018 he worked extensively as an educator in Fine-Art photography at institutions including the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), Monash and Deakin Universities.

Solo Shows
‘Selected works from ‘Deep North’ Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Conversation Piece, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Deep North, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura
Group Shows
37° Sur a 19° Norte: Fotografía contemporánea de Australia, The City of Cuernavaca Museum, Mexico
Pulse of Duration, Bristol Biennial, U.K.
Psych-O-Tropica, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Aura: The Haunted Image, Level 17 Gallery, Melbourne
I Can Stand You, TCB Gallery, Melbourne
The Matryoshka Principle, BUS Gallery, Melbourne
Obscura, TCB , Gallery, Melbourne
National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
VCA Photography Graduates, Span Gallery, Melbourne