Matt King


Inverted American Flag

Found Pile

Clean Mouth / Dirty Mouth

Detailed Instructions


No Order


Untitled (Tiger Balm)

Shinobi Marilyn


Laundromat Kaleidoscope

Cloud Billboard

Marble Sculpture

Dollar Store

CMYK prints

Travel To the Point Where There Is No Longer A Point

De-Reconstructing Pompeii

Digging Your Own Grave



Process / Image Archive


Matt King

b.1982 Richmond Hill, CA


AOCAD Diploma, Integrated Media, OCAD, 2008.
BFA, OCADU, 2012.

Selected Shows

Extra Ordinary (Curated by Jenna Faye Powell) Forest City Gallry, London, CA. (upcoming)

“More Than Two (Let it Make Itself)” (Curated by Micah Lexier) The Power Plant, Toronto, CA.

“Like-Minded” (Curated by Micah Lexier) Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, CA.
“Postcards From Home” Ste. Emilie skillshare, Montreal, CA.
“The Reading Nook” (Curated by Alicia Nauta) Narwhal Projects, Toronto, CA.
“Chose” Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, CA
“Chose” Fine and Dandy, Toronto, CA.

“Art Metropole” Art Metropole @ Art Basel, CH.
“Art Metropole” Art Metropole @NYABF, MOMA PS-1, NYC, U.S.A.
“Gifts by Artists” Art Metropole, Toronto, CA.

“La Bataille” Les Atelier de Bitches, Nantes, FR.
“Mass Hypnosis” OCAD Graduate Gallery, Toronto, CA.
“Artist Book Of The Moment” Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, CA (Shortlisted).
“Love or Money” Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, CA.
“Gifts By Artists” Art Metropole, Toronto, CA.
“Do You Want To Ford The River?” D.I.V.A. Eugene, U.S.A.
“Viking Funeral” D.I.V.A Eugene, U.S.A.
“La Bataille” Le Jardin Moderne, Rennes, FR.

“Laundromat Kaleidoscope.” Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA.
“Double Double Land Land.” (Collaboration with Life of a Craphead) TPW Gallery, Toronto, CA.
“Solid Gold” Mercer Union, Toronto, CA.
“Dollar Store.” Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA

“Colour Is The Keyboard.” Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, CA.
“G.B.A.” Art Metropole, Toronto, CA.

“Printed In Blood.” Adler Gallery, Kingston, CA.
“Printed In Blood.” Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, CA.
“Altered Books Project.” Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, CA.

Selected Screenings/Musical Performance


"Absolutely Free" La Botanique, Brussels, BE
"Absolutely Free" But, Madrid, ES
"Absolutely Free @ Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
“Absolutely Free” Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA
“Absolutely Free” SXSW Festival, Austin, USA
“Absolutely Free” NXNE Festival, Toronto, CA

“Absolutely Free” X-Pace Cultural Centre, Toronto, CA
“Absolutely Free” Pop Montreal, Montreal, CA
“Absolutely Free” NXNE

“DD/MM/YYYY” All Tomorrows Parties (curated by Portishead), Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
“DD/MM/YYYY” All Tomorrows Parties (curated by Portishead), Asbury Park, U.S.A.
“b’ling b’long” Les Atelier des Bitches. Nantes, FR.
“Absolutely Free” M Pour Montreal, Montreal, CA.

“Street Fighter II” (curated by Earl Miller) Out of Site Festival, Toronto, CA.
“DD/MM/YYYY” Music Matters, Hong Kong, CN.
“DD/MM/YYYY” Cuva Festival @ Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander, ES.
“DD/MM/YYYY” Avonduren Festival, Middelberg, NL.
“DD/MM/YYYY” Fabriq Festival, Den Bosch, NL.

“Street Fighter II” Danger Danger Gallery, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
“Street Fighter II” No Coast, Chicago, U.S.A.
“Hard Light.” Obey Convention Festival, Khyber, Halifax, CA.
“New Works Show.” Pleasure Dome, Toronto, CA.

2007: “Digital Still Camera Video Festival.” Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA

2006: “Light and Motion at Wavelength.” Images Festival, Toronto, CA.

Awards & Grants

2013: Ontario Arts Council Popular Music Recording grant (for Absolutely Free)
2013: Factor Festival assistance grant (for Absolutely Free)
2012: Factor Album Production grant (for Absolutely Free)
2012: Open Studio guest renter
2011: Ontario Arts Council touring grant (for dd/mm/yyyy)
2011: Factor album production grant (for Absolutely Free)
2010: Toronto Arts Council emerging artist grant
2009: Ontario Arts Council popular music grant (for dd/mm/yyyy)
2009: City of Brampton Arts Acclaim Award
2006: OCAD Interaccess Media Arts Prize


National Gallery of Canada
Toronto Reference Library
Art Gallery of York University
Private Collections