Biography

Matto Lucas is an establishing Australian Visual Artist working with photography, mixed and digital media.

In 2013 Lucas was awarded a Lifetime Membership to Midsumma for his continuous work and commitment as a visual artist within the LGBTQI community.
In 2015 Lucas operated as Coalesce ARI’s President for the first half of the year.

Represented commercially by Artman Gallery in 2013, In 2011 Lucas was shortlisted for the Metro Gallery Art Award, and shortlisted for the AGENDO13 young emerging artists prize in 2013, the Sunshine Coast Gallery New Media Art Prize in 2015 and The Footscray Art Prize in 2017.
Lucas has been involved in a large number of exhibitions nationally and is available for commissions. Lucas was the Visual Arts Mentor at the Bendigo South East College’s Academy of Creative Arts for 2016 and 2017. Lucas is currently a Committee Member at Trocadero Artspace Footscray.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 West Projections Festival

2017 “Return Flight Mel > Edi” Federation Square, Melbourne

2017 Footscray Art Prize Main Category Shortlisted, Footscray, Australia

2017 “Youth” 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Off The Kerb Gallery, Collingwood

2017 “Gaytimes” Music and Art Festival, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

2017 Corvallis Queer Film Festival, Corvallis Orgeon U.S.A

2017 “Boys From The Internet” Solo Exhibition, Off The Kerb Gallery Collingwood, Melbourne

2017 “Queer Art Prize Australia” Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran Melbourne

2016 “Queer Country” Bendigo Art Gallery Dudley House, Bendigo

2016 “Gaytimes” Music and Art Festival, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

2016 “The Australia Post Inaugural Art Prize 2016,” 69 Smith Street, Carlton

2016 “Challenging Dewey” Group Exhibition, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Library Service Flinders Lane

2015 “1NS15 : Transient Status” 524 Flinders Street Melbourne

2015 “Proxemics” online group video exhibition as part of CHANNELS

2015 “Sunshine Coast Art Prize” Sunshine Coast Gallery, QLD

2015 “INQUISITION” video work as a part of “Do What You Love” Staff & Alumni Exhibition, Clement Meadmore Gallery, Port Melbourne

2015 SOMATTOTYPE solo exhibition, Off The Kerb Gallery Collingwood,

2015 Q / QUEBEC performance for Company of Men group exhibition for Midsumma, BrightSpace St. Kilda,

2014 ‘Material Interruptions’ Lightspace Projects Melbourne Central

2014 ‘Is This Art?’ Artereal Gallery Sydney

2014 ‘One Night Stand’ Donkey Wheel House Basement Melbourne

2014 ‘in.ter.face’ D11 @ Docklands Artist Led Space Melbourne

2014 ‘Kill Me Charlie’ Melbourne Library Exhibition Space Melbourne

2014 ‘Shifting Ground’ Midsumma, Dark Horse Experiment Melbourne

2014 ‘Katabasis’ Fortyfive Downstairrs Melbourne

2013 ‘Stock Show’ Artman Gallery

2013 6YL Magazine

2013 Cake Wines top 30 Finalist Sydney

2013 ‘AGENDO 2013 ART PRIZE’ St. Heliers Gallery Melbourne

2013 ‘ENIGMA’ Artman Gallery Melbourne

2013 ‘Emerging Artist Exhibition’ Artman Gallery Melbourne

2013 ‘Energy From Stillness (Wabi-Sabi)’ RED Gallery Melbourne

2013 ‘Trials For Wabi-Sabi’ TheatreWorks St. Kilda Melbourne

2013 ‘Blow Up’ Platform 72 Sydney

2012 ‘Showcase 20’ Artman Gallery Melbourne

2012 ‘Open Air’ Evelyn Hotel Rooftop Melbourne

2012 ‘What I Really Do’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2012 ‘One In Ten’ Off The Kerb Gallery Collingwood

2012 ‘Reveal’ 1000 Pound Bend Melbourne

2012 ‘Pre-Reveal’ Theatre Works St. Kilda

2012 ‘Massive Group Show’ Obscura Gallery St. Kilda

2011 ‘Celebration’ The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Selection’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Metro Gallery Art Award

2011’ Metro Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Home’ Exhibition Red Earth Gallery

2011 ‘Rob Macnamara Art Exhibition’ Collingwood Gallery Collingwood

2011 ‘Nuclear Ball’ New York

2011 ‘Australian Academy of Design Poster Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Australian Academy of Design Photographic Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Everything Is Dead While It Lives’ The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery Melbourne

2011 ‘Fetish’ The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery Melbourne,

2011 ‘About My Brain’ Global Galleries Sydney 2011 ‘Identity’ FortyFiveDownstairs Melbourne

2011 ‘Hitodama’ Flash Exhibition Melbourne

2011 ‘Never Forget You Are Going To Die’ The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery Melbourne

2010 ‘10/10/10’ Melbourne

2010 ‘We Grew Up In The 90’s’ Collingwood Arts Park Melbourne

2010 ‘Photography 10B’ Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne

2010 ‘Two’ Emerging Contemporary Artists’ Group Show Eckersley’s Melbourne

2010 ‘Australian Academy of Design Poster Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2009 ‘Australian Academy of Design Poster Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2009 ‘Australian Academy of Design Photographic Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery Melbourne

2008 ‘Swinburne Design Graduates Exhibition’ Swinburne Wantirna Campus Melbourne

2008 ‘Top Acts’ VCE Solo Performance

2007 ‘Two World’s’ Wine Justice Bendigo

2007 ‘Centenary Arts Acquisition Award’ Bendigo Senior Secondary College Bendigo

2007 ‘Good Exposure Photography Prize’ BCentral Bendigo

SELECTED AWARDS

2017 Footscray Art Prize Finalist

2015 Sunshine Coast New Media Work Finalist

2013 Midsumma Lifetime Member

2013 AGENDO Art Prize Shortlisted

2013 Premier Artist Midsumma

2011 ‘Metro Gallery Art Award

2011’ Metro Gallery shortlisted

2011 ‘Australian Academy of Design Poster Prize’ Clement Meadmore Gallery, 2nd Place.

2008 ‘Top Acts’ VCE Solo Performance.

2007 ‘Centenary Arts Acquisition Award’ Bendigo Senior Secondary College

OTHER WORK | PROJECTS

2015 - Present - Barba Presents Resident Artist

2015 “Hildegard/Knef” video projection art and artistic consult at Derebin Speakeasy for Melbourne Fringe

2015 COALESCE ARI President

2015 “Melbourne Sculptures” book - photography (including cover photo) work

2015 Australia Post PostPride Artist

2014 “Murder Ballads” video projection art and artistic consult for Melbourne Fringe

2013 “Kill Me, Charlie” time based performance, artist flesh as medium.

2013 SURES EP artwork

2013 NERVES EP artwork

2012 NEON BOGART EP artwork

EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Art at RMIT University Melbourne
Bachelor of Design Arts at the Academy of Design Australia
Certificate IV Design Swinbourne