Matt Shane makes paintings, drawings, and room-sized collaborative installations that are anchored in the realm of landscape. His pictorial worlds follow a Romantic lineage, but arrive at a mercurial ground, at the border of wilderness and civilization, perception and fantasy.
Shane obtained a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from Concordia University in 2013. He has received numerous grants and awards and has made 20 massive drawing installations alongside his best friend, Jim Holyoak. He has toured widely and done residencies and exhibitions on three continents. His recent collaborative works have been shown at the Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham and at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Shane lives in Montreal and teaches Drawing and Painting at Dawson College.