Matthew de Moiser

Matthew de Moiser is a Melbourne based artist recognised for his use of everyday household objects, mediums and materials as the basis for new works that speak about the Australian suburban condition.

Best known for his suburban landscapes assembled from meticulously cut pieces of coloured laminex, his work demonstrates a yearning for the sublime in the most unlikely of places. He has at various times worked with found long stitch embroideries, IKEA furniture parts and even other artists’ work.

Born in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs, his grandparents arrived in Australia as Estonian refugees and built their first home out of packing crates from the Geelong Ford factory now slated for closure. In many ways, this family legacy still influences his practice today, including his concern for issues of place and identity.

“His work is included in major public and private collections in Australia and abroad and has been selected for numerous awards and prizes including the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (acquisitive $15,000), the Flanagan Art Prize (acquisitive $5,000), the Agendo Prize (non acquisitive $10,000) the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (Civic Choice Award $3,000) and the Box Hill Biennial Art Prize).”

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2014 (Sunshine Coast, QLD)
Flanagan Art Prize, 2013 (Ballarat, VIC)
Box Hill Biennial Art Prize, 2009 (Melbourne, VIC)
Melbourne Fringe, 2008, Melbourne Museum (Melbourne, VIC)
Agendo Prize, 2007, Gardner Galleries (Melbourne, VIC)
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (Civic Choice Award), Federation Square (Melbourne, VIC)

Synthetic, 2015, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
New works, 2015, Hall + Wilcox (Melbourne, VIC)
Matthew de Moiser, 2014, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
New works, 2013, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
Veneer: new works in laminate, 2013, Anita Traverso Gallery (Melbourne, VIC)
Paradise City, 2011, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
Home Sweet Home, 2010, Box Hill Art Centre (Melbourne, VIC)
Damaged Goods, 2009, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Canberra, ACT)
The Laminate Paintings, 2009, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)

Cliftons Art Prize, 2015 (Melbourne, VIC)
City Views, 2015, Lethbridge Gallery (Brisbane, QLD)
AT Salon 2, 2015, Anita Traverso Gallery (Melbourne, VIC)
Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery (Gymea,, NSW)
AT Salon 2, 2014, Anita Traverso Gallery (Melbourne, VIC)
Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Finalist/Winner), 2014 (Sunshine Coast, QLD),
Flanagan Art Prize (Finalist/Winner), 2014 (Ballarat, VIC)
AT Salon 3, 2014, Anita Traverso Gallery (Melbourne)
Art Hunter, 2014, pop-up exhibition (Sydney, NSW)
Flanagan Art Prize (Finalist), 2013 (Ballarat, VIC)
Temporary Agency Symposium, West Space Gallery (Melbourne, VIC)
Black & White & Colour, 2012, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
Composite, 2011, Flinders Street Gallery (Sydney, NSW)
aRtECYCLE (Finalist), 2011, Incinerator Arts Complex (Melbourne, VIC)
Box Hill Biennial Art Prize (Finalist/Winner), 2009 (Melbourne, VIC)
Making Our Times, 2009, University of Newcastle Gallery (Newcastle, NSW)
Cut.Paste, 2009, ANCA Gallery (Canberra, ACT)
New Social Commentaries ’08 (Finalist), Warrnambool Art Gallery (Victoria)
Wilson HTM National Art Prize (Finalist), 2008, Sophie Gannon Gallery (Melbourne, VIC), Grantpirrie (Sydney, NSW) & Jan Manton Art (Brisbane, QLD)
Melbourne Fringe (Finalist/Winner), 2008, Melbourne Museum (Melbourne, VIC)
Montalto Sculpture Prize (Finalist), 2008 (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)
Churchie Emerging Art Award (Finalist), 2008 (Brisbane, QLD)
Agendo Prize (Finalist/Winner), 2007, Gardner Galleries (Melbourne, VIC)
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (Civic Choice Award), Federation Square (Melbourne, VIC)
Off the Wall, 2007 (Finalist), Art Melbourne (VIC) and Sydney (NSW)
Multiple Personality (Curated by Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham), 2007, MOP Projects (Sydney, NSW)

Local and international public and private collections including:
Caloundra Regional Gallery
St Patricks College
Art Bank
City of Whitehorse.

Australian Artists’ Grant, 2013
City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program – Arts Projects category, 2011 (Melbourne)

Parasite, 2005, Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (Federation Square)
Three Thirds, 2003, (Permanent Installation) Library Forecourt, Box Hill Community Library

Dip.Arts (Visual Arts), 2003
RMIT University

B.Science, 2005
Monash University

NAVA Professional Member