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 the subjective narratives we associate with every day objects, both natural & manufactured. He explores national identities and uses symbolism to express these ideas in his work.

Hugo has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan, with two of his pieces residing in the James Wallace Arts Trust collection in New Zealand, and one piece in the Haengchon Art Museum collection in South Korea. He received a Bachelor of Design in 2011 from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.

Education

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

Bachelor of Design, Illustration, 2011

Solo Exhibitions

Ways Of Seeing

Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, May 2019

Imagined Communities

Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, March 2018

Lone White Cloud

Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, October 2017

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 International Sumuk Exhibition

Haenam Culture & Arts Centre, Haenam City, South Korea, July 2019

Gong-jae & The Artists’ Self Portrait

Haengchon Art Museum, Haenam City, South Korea, July 2019

2018 Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale

Korea Traditional Culture Centre, Jeonju, South Korea, January 2019

Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award (Finalist)

Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, June 2019

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

Joy

BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, December 2016

No Nukes

Sapporo, Japan, May 2012

Residencies

2019 International Sumuk Workshop

Haenam Culture & Arts Centre, Haenam City, South Korea

International Art & Design Workshop 2019

Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 2019

RMUTI International Art Workshop 2019

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, February 2019

14th International Arts Festival & Workshop

Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2019

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

Collections

James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand

Haenam Culture & Arts Centre, Haenam City, South Korea

Haengchon Art Museum, Haenam City, South Korea

Sooyun Art Space, Haenam City, South Korea

Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Poh Chang Academy of Arts, Bangkok, Thailand

Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thanyaburi, Thailand

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Partial Client List

Ministry of Sound Australia/TMRW Music

Red Bull

Zomato

Recycle Boutique

Studio Cassells Hong Kong

Earthend Ltd.

Six Barrell Soda Co., New Zealand