Hugo Mathias

Hugo Mathias is a visual artist from New Zealand and currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He works in oils, acrylics, inks and digitally. Hugo is interested in iconic consumer products and the subjective narratives we associate with them. He explores national identities and symbolism to express these ideas in his work.

Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand and Japan, with two of his pieces residing in the James Wallace Arts Trust collection in New Zealand. He received a Bachelor of Design in 2011 from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Hugo works out of the Blender Studios in Melbourne.


Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

Bachelor of Design, Illustration, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

Imagined Communities

Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, March 2018

Lone White Cloud

Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, October 2017

Life As A Cave Boy

Abandoned Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia, December 2013

Group Exhibitions

Blender Studios Showcase

Dark Horse Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, December 2018

2018 Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale

Mokpo Culture & Arts Centre, Mokpo, South Korea, September 2018

The Other Art Fair Melbourne

The Facility, Melbourne, Australia, August 201

Offensive Art?

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, August 2018

Winter Days

Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, July 2018

Australasia Now

Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, May 2018

Decks For Chance presents "F* The Status Quo"

Colonial Brewery, Melbourne, Australia, April 2018


BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, December 2016

No Nukes

Sapporo, Japan, May 2012


2018 Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale

Mokpo, South Korea, August-September 2018

13th International Arts Festival & Workshop

Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand, February 2018

International Art Workshop 2018

Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 2018

Partial Client List

Ministry of Sound Australia/TMRW Music

Red Bull


Recycle Boutique

Studio Cassells Hong Kong

Six Barrell Soda Co., New Zealand


Stone Soup, Volume Three, 2016

Stone Soup, Volume Four, 2017