Matthew Cort has taught Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Digital Media in Adult Education at a wide variety of locations including two London prisons, where over the past twenty years he has co-ordinated and curated a number of ambitious projects in collaboration with prisoners and organisations such as Artangel, the Lisson Gallery and Hayward Gallery Education. These include: curating installations for Cowparade; organising workshops with Aboriginal Australian artists; producing animation for video ‘The Pink Hotel’ in collaboration with London Sinfonietta and South Bank centre; and co-ordinating work with Julian Opie on his monumental installation, Wormwood Scrubs Perimeter Wall-Paintings (Opie’s first major public commission).
Matthew gained a BA in Graphic Design from Central St. Martins, an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, and Diplomas in Philosophy and History of Art & Architecture from Birkbeck.
Exhibitions include: ‘Art of Giving’, Saatchi Gallery: ‘The King Onion’, Hayward Gallery Pavilion; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; ‘RCA Secret’, Royal College of Art, Society of Architect-Artists, RIBA; ‘Cowparade’, Sothebys Olympia. His artwork and curatorial projects have appeared in Art Monthly, Time Out, Daily Telegraph, La Repubblica, Building Design magazine, Architect’s journal, the Book Insider Art, and on BBC2’s The Culture Show.
Matthew exhibits regularly and is currently working on a project inspired by ex voto shrine offerings that combines text with over ninety portraits of prisoners.