The McMaster Museum of Art

    VAREY, Matthew
    Date: Canadian, born 1968

    Born 1968 in Hamilton, Canada
    Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


    2014 Peninsula Art Space, Pin, New York, NY, USA
    2013 Rumi Gallery, Matthew Varey, Port Credit, Canada
    2012 Rumi Gallery, Bunkers, Port Credit, Canada
    2012 Telephone Booth Gallery, Iron Men: Menunkind, Toronto, Canada
    2012 Rumi Gallery, Iron Men, Port Credit, Canada
    2012 Telephone Booth Gallery, Home, Toronto, Canada
    2011 Transit Gallery, Bunker, Hamilton, Canada
    2011 Studio 301, Places I have known, Toronto, Canada
    2010 Transit Gallery, The Glory of Consciousness, Hamilton, Canada
    2010 McGill Public Library, The Inevitable Intrusion of Circumstance II, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    2009 McMaster Museum of Art, Building on History, Hamilton, Canada
    2009 Nuit Blanche, Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2009 XEXE Gallery, Bad Weather, Toronto, Canada
    2008 Peak Gallery, Iron Men 2, Toronto, Canada
    2008 Transit Gallery, Growing Up in Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
    2008 XEXE Gallery, The Inevitable Intrusion of Circumstance, Toronto, Canada
    2006 Transit Gallery Lamentation, Hamilton, Canada
    2006 XEXE Gallery M-Brane, Toronto, Canada
    2005 Transit Gallery Distant Prospects, Hamilton, Canada
    2005 Peak Gallery, Iron Men, Toronto, Canada
    2004 Transit Gallery Prayer Paintings, Hamilton, Canada
    2004 Robert Langen Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Waterloo, Canada
    2003 Transit Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Hamilton, Canada
    2001 Grimsby Public Art Gallery Saturate, Canada
    2001 Vain Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Toronto, Canada
    2000 Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2000 Latitude 53 Society Of Artists Details For Our Times, Edmonton, Canada
    1999 Artcore Gallery Prima Materia, Toronto, Canada
    1998 Floating Gallery Ossuary, Winnipeg, Canada
    1997 Del Bello Gallery Bestiary, Toronto, Canada
    1996 Gallery 788 Paintings From The Posy Series, Toronto, Canada
    1996 Del Bello Gallery Paintings From The Habitat Series, Toronto, Canada
    1996 Dofasco Gallery Photo Paintings, Dundas, Canada
    1996 Spectator Gallery Elements Of Change, Hamilton, Canada
    1995 Mati Gallery Paintings And Constructions, Katerini, Greece
    1994 Underground Studios Overview, Hamilton, Canada
    1993 Spectator Gallery Smoke, Hamilton, Canada
    1993 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery Sculpted Paintings, Toronto, Canada
    1992 Arcadia Gallery Three Years Of Industrial Landscapes, Toronto, Canada
    1992 Carnegie Gallery New Landscapes, Dundas, Canada
    1992 McMaster University Faculty Club Large Photographs, Hamilton, Canada
    1992 Hamilton Central Library Posy, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Broadway Gallery Progress, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Dofasco Gallery Depth Of Perception, Dundas, Canada
    1991 Hamilton Press Club Planet Series, Hamilton, Canada
    1990 Locke Street Gallery New Paintings Sculptures Prints, Hamilton, Canada


    2012 Waddington’s First Annual Contemporary Canadian Art Auction, lot 8
    2012 Sketchbook Project: Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Portland, Atlanta,
    Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver
    2011-2 Art Toronto with Rumi Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2010 G20 Summit with Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada
    2010 Art Toronto with Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales Gallery
    2009 Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Construct, Toronto, Canada
    2009 Transit Gallery, 4 Painters, Hamilton, Canada
    2009 XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2008 Peak Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2008 XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2008 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2007 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
    2007 XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2007 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
    2006 Arts in the Workplace: Investors Group Exhibition 2006, Toronto, Canada
    2006 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2006 XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
    2005 XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    2005 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2005 Wellington Gallery, Aurora, Canada
    2005 Gallery 401, 553-77 years, Toronto, Canada
    2004 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2003 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2002 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    2002 Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    2002 Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore and Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Canada
    2001 Art Miami with Artcore Gallery, Miami USA
    2001 Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore and Buschlen Mowatt Galleries,
    Toronto, Canada
    2000 Art Cologne with Artcore Gallery, Cologne, Germany
    2000 Artcore Gallery New Media, Toronto, Canada
    2000 Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa – Marcel Dzama Marc Seguin and Matthew Varey
    Canada 3 Perspectives, Venice, Italy
    2000 Art Miami with Artcore Gallery, Miami, USA
    2000 Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1999 Artcore Gallery, Prima Materia – Michael Adamson and Matthew Varey, Toronto, Canada
    1999 Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    1999 Sumice International Photo Exhibition, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
    1999 Artcore Gallery Encore Artcore, Toronto, Canada
    1999 Society Of Canadian Artists Countdown To The Millennium, Toronto, Canada
    1999 Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1998 Trius Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1998 Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1997 Delon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    1997 Mati Gallery, Katerini, Greece
    1997 Del Bello Gallery Bas-Reliefs, Toronto, Canada
    1995-6 Del Bello Gallery Summer’s End Group Show, Toronto, Canada
    1995-6 Short Listed, Royal Overseas League Exhibition, London, England
    1996 Art Gallery Of Hamilton High Winds On The Skyway, Hamilton, Canada
    1995 Burlington Art Centre Juried Exhibition, Burlington, Canada
    1995 International Arts Center, Hiroshima, Japan
    1995 Del Bello Gallery Group Show Of Gallery Artists, Toronto, Canada
    1993 Hamilton And Region Arts Council Offices, Hamilton, Canada
    1993 Carnegie Gallery On The Edge, Dundas, Canada
    1993 Dofasco Gallery, Dundas, Canada
    1993 The Hamilton Artist's Inc. Genesis, Hamilton, Canada
    1991-3 London Regional Art Gallery Juried Exhibition, London, Canada
    1992 Art Gallery of McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    1992 Broadway Gallery On The Edge, Hamilton, Canada
    1992 Hammer Gallery Tozman, Hammond, Varey, Hamilton, Canada
    1992 Hamilton Creative Arts Building Compound, Hamilton, Canada
    1992 Zenagogue Compound, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Grant Gallery Three Artists, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Fieldcote Gallery, Ancaster, Canada
    1991 Hamilton Press Club Local Works With Photographs, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Hamilton Go Station Go Show, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Art Gallery Of Hamilton Juried Exhibition, Hamilton, Canada
    1990 W.W.T.F. Exhibition, Hamilton, Canada
    1990 McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
    1988 Stratford Arts Council, Stratford, Canada


    2012 Nominated for the Ontario College of Teachers Inspiring Public Confidence Award
    2012 Nominated for a McMaster University Alumni Gallery Award
    2012 Visiting Artist, Art Gallery of Mississauga
    2011-2 Held positions on Committees at OCAD University, Humber Collage, Sheridan College
    2011-2 Winner of Gold Medal from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    2012 Winner - Ontario Art Education Association Secondary Art Teacher of the Year Award
    2010-2 Presenter at Ontario Art Education Association Conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2012
    2011 Nominated for a Premier’s Award in Teaching
    2010-1 Nominated for the Toronto Star Teacher of the Year Award
    2011 Worked with Humber College on their new Visual Art Diploma Program
    2006-8 Visiting Artist, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    2004 Collection of Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
    2002 Illustrations for on-line and print catalogue Blurr, based in Vancouver, Canada.
    1999 Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant
    1998 Visiting Artist - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS
    1993-6 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
    1993 Curator - Compound’s Exhibition “Genesis”, Hamilton Artist's Inc.
    1993 Member of the Hamilton Artists Inc. Curatorial Committee
    1992-3 Co-ordinator of the Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Canada
    1992 Curator - Compound’s Exhibition, Hamilton Creative Arts Building
    1992 Curator - Compound’s Exhibition, The Zenagogue Gallery, Hamilton
    1992 Visiting Artist - McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Awarded The Juanita Le Barre Symington Scholarship, McMaster University


    2012 The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
    2012 The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
    2011 Cenovus Energy, Calgary, Canada
    2011 The Donovan Collection, Toronto, Canada
    2011 Olga Korper, Toronto, Canada
    2010 Bell Canada, Toronto, Canada
    2010 Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    2009 Thier + Curran Architects Inc, Hamilton, Canada
    2009 Miriam Shiell, Toronto, Canada
    2001 Vancouver Stock Exchange, Vancouver, Canada
    2001 McCullough, O’Connor, Irwin, Vancouver, Canada
    1997 Collection of The Tragically Hip
    1997 Collection of Farley Mowat
    1996 Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada


    2009 Catalogue: Matthew Varey: Building on History, McMaster Museum of Art
    2000 Catalogue: Canada 3 Persectives – Marcel Dzama, Marc Seguin, Matthew Varey, Contemporary Art Bank Editions, Venice, Cologne, Miami, Toronto
    2000 Cover, Illustrations, Gripped Magazine, Volume Two Issue One, Volume Two Issue Three, Volume Two Issue Four, Volume Two Issue Five
    1999 Cover and Illustrations - The Old Man and The Sea, Mati Publishing, Katerini, Greece
    1997 Cover - Canadian Cyclist Magazine, Fall/Winter Issue
    1996 Photographs - Kairos, Number 7, pages 122 & 123, Hamilton, Canada
    1996 Cover and Interior Photographs - Zygote Magazine, Volume 3 Issue 3, Winnipeg, Canada
    1995 On The Edge, Artistic Visions Of A Shrinking Landscape, Edited By Cathy Gibbon, page 85, Boston Mills Press/Stoddart, Erin, Canada
    1995 Cover and Illustrations - Competitive Swimming In Europe, By M. Kostas, J. Kostas,
    Z. Adolf, Mati Publishing, Katerini, Greece
    1994 Cover and Illustrations - Children Of The Thunder Bird, By Edward Myers, Hancock
    House Publishing,
    Vancouver, Canada
    1993 Parallelogramme Contemporary Art Magazine, Volume 19 Number 2, Toronto, Canada
    1993 Id Magazine, November Issue, London, Canada
    1993 Scalpel Magazine, October Issue, Hamilton, Canada
    1993 Cover - On The Edge Community Celebration Catalogue, Dundas, Canada
    1992 Head Magazine, October Issue, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Ta Panta Magazine, December Issue, Hamilton, Canada
    1991 Broadway Magazine, July-August Issue, Hamilton, Canada
    1989 Dundas Star Journal, March 16, Dundas, Canada


    Heather Brissenden “Iron Men evokes a solid response at Rumi Galleries in Port Credit” Good Life Magazine, June, 2012.
    ArtSync – Interview
    Arabella Magazine. “Gallery to Visit – Rumi”, Fall 2011. - Professionally Speaking - OAEA - The Globe and Mail - Toronto Star - The Globe and Mail - CBC TV Coverage - CBC TV Coverage
    Hammer, Kate. “Student artists draw major scholarships”, The Globe and Mail, May 6, 2011
    Gordon, Andrea. “Finding a Global Canvas”, Toronto Star, May 31, 2011
    Catalogue: Building on History: Recent Paintings, Text by Gary Michael Dault. McMaster University Museum of Art
    Landry, Mike. “Building on History”, Things of Desire, Vol1 No 20: January 29-February 4, 2009
    Mahoney, Jeff. “A Vareyed take on growing up in Hamilton”, Hamilton Spectator, Sept 28, 2008
    Haggo, Regina. “An Ode to the Joy of Colour”, The Hamilton Spectator, Aug 12, 2006.
    Dault, Gary Michael. “Gallery Going” The Globe and Mail, May 13 2006.
    Denise Morazé. “Iron Men: New Painting”, Artflack, Spring 2006.
    Carson, Andrea. “Iron Men: New Painting”, Border Crossings, Issue 97, 2006.
    Hollick, Laura. “Drawn to Abstraction”, McMaster Times, Winter 2006
    Temple, Kevin. “Trio Works with Iron Hand”, Now Magazine, October 2005, Vol. 25 No. 8
    Dault, Gary Michael. “Matthew Varey: Stillness Rampant” Catalogue Essay for McMaster Museum of Art, May 2004
    Hollick, Laura. “Matthew Varey”, View Magazine, May 2004
    Thompson, Thomas. “Blueprints of His Universe” The Cord, January 14, 2004.
    Sum, Denise. “Energy in the Room” The McMaster Silhouette, February 12, 2004
    Deal, John. “Matthew Varey”, View Magazine, April 2003
    Brace, and Kohli. “The View from Here: Matthew Varey's Blueprints of the Universe”, Transit Gallery, April 2003
    Wenger, Rhona. Saturate, Curator’s Statement, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, October 2001
    Younger, Sharon. “Toronto’s shot at big-time art”, The National Post September 27, 2000.
    Catalogue: Canada 3 Perspectives Venice, Cologne, Toronto, August 2000 (Texts by Gary Michael Dault, Luca Massimo Barbero and Paquerette Villeneuve)
    Butturini, Francesco "Al Servizio dell'Arte" Giornale di Vicenza, Italy, August 18, 2000
    Butturini, Francesco "Tre Canadesi in Mostra" l'Arena di Verona, Italy, August 15, 2000
    “Mostra Cdn Perspectives” Agsa Quotidiana Cultura, Italy, August 3, 2000
    “Il Mondo visto dai Giovani Canadesi” La Nuova Venezia Esposizioni, Italy, August 4, 2000
    “Cdn Perspectives” alla Bevilacqua la Masa, Ansa, Domani nel Veneto, Italy, August 3, 2000
    “Arte Giovane” Il Gazzettino Venezia Mostra, Italy, July 30, 2000
    “Artisti Canadesi in Cdn Perspectives” Il Gazzettino Venezia Zoom,Italy, August 1, 2000
    “Prospettive Canadesi” Il Gazzettino Venezia Arte, Italy, August 2, 2000
    “Si inaugura la Mostra Cdn Perspectives: Il Gazzettino Venezia, Italy, August 3, 2000
    “The works of Three Young Canadians considered in a Contemporary Context”, Venezia news, Italy, Aug. 8, 2000
    Dault, Gary Michael. “Television’s sub-conscious inklings”, Catalogue for Canada 3 Perspectives,
    Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy, August 2000.
    Dault, Gary Michael. “Renato Begnoni and Matthew Varey at Artcore Gallery”, The Globe and Mail May 6, 2000
    Karim, Shahabadeen. “An Aggressive, Young Toronto Gallery Heads South to Sell”, The National Post January 22, 2000
    Dault, Gary Michael. “Abstract Paintings With Real Power”, The Globe And Mail August 14, 1999
    Hammond, Cynthia. “Faraway things in the protective eye: Matthew Varey’s technology of representation”, Floating Gallery Publication, 1998.
    Glaser, Jody. Interview for CIUT, 89.5 FM May 9, 1997.
    Cupillari, Alida. Interview for Bravo! News, Bravo! Channel May 5, 1997.
    Cupillari, Alida. Interview for Fax, Much Music May 5, 1997.
    Tsioutsioulas, George. Interview for Tora Pou Ta Leme, CFMT May 4, 1997
    Mahoney, Jeff. “Matthew Varey”, The Hamilton Spectator July 27, 1996.
    Rosa, Cathy. Interview for “Bravo! News”, Bravo! Channel July 9, 1996.
    Mahoney, Jeff. “Double Treat in Dundas”, The Hamilton Spectator June 1, 1996.
    Bird, Heather. “Edge of Destruction”, The Toronto Sun February 11, 1996.
    Mahoney, Jeff. “The Art of a City”, The Hamilton Spectator January 29, 1996.
    Mahoney, Jeff. “Artist’s Inc. exhibit looks at Genesis”, Hamilton Spectator November 17, 1993.
    Hammond, Cynthia. “Compound: local artists playing God”, Scalpel Magazine, Issue 4, Oct, 1993
    Manson, Anne Marie. “Five incredible artists”, Arts Beat Magazine May 1992.
    Benedetti, Paul. “Nature’s beauty gets impressive treatment”, Hamilton Spectator May 2, 1992.
    Benedetti, Paul. “Art on the Edge”, The Hamilton Spectator April 16, 1992.
    Born, Leslie. “Conversations with Grant Gallery artists”, Arts Beat Magazine December 1991.
    Benedetti, Paul. “Broadway exhibit exposes different urban ‘landscapes’”. Hamilton Spectator July 13, 1991.