Matt Macken b.1986, UK. A self-taught painter – Macken has recently exhibited in various important group exhibitions such as ‘Antisocial Isolation’ by Delphian Gallery at Saatchi Gallery (London, UK) and ‘Ancient Deities’ at Arusha Gallery (Edinburgh, UK). His work belongs to various collectors around the world including the Soho House permanent art collection.

Macken's work mostly explores personal, expressive, figurative themes and aspects of the human condition through various mediums such as paint, pencil and collage on 2D surfaces such as canvas or paper.

Upcoming and current:

  • ANTIPHON (Solo show) at The Florence Trust/St Saviours Studios - London UK, June 2021

  • ANTISOCIAL ISOLATION - group show curated by Delphian Gallery at the Saatchi Gallery, London UK - Oct 2020 - 2021

  • DIALOGS2020 CONTEMPORARY CONNECTION - La Spezia, Italy - Feb 2021 - tbc (online - physical exhibition to be announced when restrictions lift in Italy)

  • WORKS ON PAPER 3 - Blue Shop Cottage, London UK - online March-June 2021

  • London Paint Club - Solo - details TBC


  • Clovermill Artist Residency, Netherlands - Oct 2021

Solo exhibitions:

  • IF ALL THAT WE ARE WISHING FOR IS POISON – StudionAme, Leicester UK – Aug-Sept 2020

  • NOW HERE'S MY PLAN, I WILL DO ANYTHING YOU SAY - Centrespace Gallery,Bristol UK - July 2015

Notable group exhibitions:

  • ANCIENT DEITY – Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh UK – Sept-Oct 2020​

  • JUST A SECOND - Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn NY USA - 2015

Other exhibitions:

  • ROOMS -  (online) group exhibition – Subsidiary Projects – April 2020

  • LIVE FROM THE DEEP END – (online) group exhibition – Gobstopper Gallery – Sept-Oct 2020

  • SPEC2 – LCB Depot, Leicester UK – Sept-Oct 2020