Matthew F Cheyne
B. 21 November 1978
Queensland College of Art, 1999 – 2001


Matthew Cheyne is an Ipswich-based Australian artist working principally in oils. He graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2001, having previously also studied film and literature.

After regular solo exhibitions in Brisbane and Melbourne, Matthew’s first European solo show was at the Berlin Galerie Kollaborativ in 2008 where he was commissioned to do a series of work with his wife, electronic musician Caroline Cheyne. He has since had work shown with Galerie Schortgen in Luxembourg, at Casula Powerhouse in Sydney and at the National Archives in Canberra.

In 2012 art publisher Capital P completed the first in a series of monographs about Matthew’s drawing.

Over the past 18 months Matthew has hand-built an art studio in Ipswich, Queensland. He recently won second prize at the Ipswich Art Awards.

Solo Exhibitions /
2016 / Hyper Local, Substation No.5, Brisbane
2012 / Locus Amoenus, Gallery 62 Robertson, Brisbane
2011 / Preview, Galerie Schortgen, Luxembourg
2010 / Drawing Room Luminaries, Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2009 / Sleep, Rumour and Vice, Galerie Kollaborativ, Berlin
2008 / Pantheon of Karalee, Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane
2007 / Recent Works, Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions /
2017 / Colours Of Queensland, QRAA Touring Exhibition, Selected Regional Galleries
2016 / Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2014 / Returning Winners Program Nudgee, College Art Festival, Brisbane
2013 / Selections from the Waterhouse, National Archives of Australia, Canberra
2013 / Summer Show, Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne
2009 / NAM-BANG, Casula Power House, Sydney
2006 / Ten Artists, The Stockroom, Brisbane
2006 / The Extra in the Ordinary, Charles Ginn Gallery, Brisbane
2005 / The Everyday, Charles Ginn Gallery, Brisbane

Awards /

2016 / The Ipswich Art Awards, City of Ipswich / Second-Prize Winner
2015 / The Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery / Finalist
2014 / The Percival Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville / Finalist
2014 / The Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery / Finalist
2013 / The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, SA Museum, Adelaide / Highly Commended
2013 / The Gold Coast Art Prize, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast / Finalist
2013 / Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre / Finalist
2013 / The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney / Finalist
2013 / The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery / Finalist
2011 / The Prospect Self-Portrait Prize, Adelaide / Finalist
2010 / The Metro Art Award, Melbourne / Finalist
2010 / The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour / Finalist
2010 / The Redland Art Award, Brisbane/ Finalist
2005 / The Artworkers Award, Brisbane / Finalist
2004 / Noosa Gallery Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery / Finalist
2004 / The Nudgee Art Award, Brisbane / Major Prize Winner
2003 / The Churchie Emerging Art Award, Brisbane / Finalist

Collections /
Private collections in Australia, Malaysia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA.

Publications /
2014 / ‘The Percivals’, Gallery Services Townsville, Exhibition Catalogue
2013 / ‘Serial Swindlers’, Make World Media, London/Singapore, video interview
2013 / Dalton, Trent. ‘The Great Pretender’ The Weekend Australian Magazine, 30 March
2013 / Bueskens, Petra (ed.) Mothering and Psychoanalysis, Cover Art, Demeter Press
2012 / Matthew Cheyne: Theory of Flaw, Artist's Monograph Publisher: Capital P
2012 / Tan, Yanda. The Artist and His Model, Singapore. 5 October
2009 / Huynh-Beattie, Dr Boitran. ‘Nam Bang!’, Casula Powerhouse, Catalogue Essay
2009 / Cuthbertson, Ian. ‘Modern Views of…’ The Australian, 6 April
2008 / Brown, Phil. Brisbane News, 19–25 March
2007 / ‘Local Talent’, Brisbane News, 21–27 March
2007 / Brisbane News, Ex. Review, 14–20 March
2006 / House & Garden Magazine, October issue
2005 / Donnelly, Fiona. ‘Hunters, Collectors’, The Courier Mail, 16 July
2005 / The Courier Mail, 22 October