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Mat Collishaw
b. 1966
Mat COLLISHAW Gomoria 2012 wooden shrine, LED scre...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gomoria
2012
wooden shrine, LED screens, PC
107 x 88 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches; 271.8 x 224 x 26 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Venal Muse.  Evergreen. 201...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Venal Muse.  Evergreen.
2012
resin, enamel paint, wood and glass vitrine
overall installed dimensions: 64 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches; 162.6 x 52.1 x 52.1 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Venal Muse.  Lafage. 2012 r...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Venal Muse.  Lafage.
2012
resin, enamel paint, wood and glass vitrine
overall installed dimensions: 64 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches; 162.6 x 52.1 x 52.1 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Corporeal Audit 2012 steel, LED,...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Corporeal Audit
2012
steel, LED, electronic circuitry, Corian
63 x 36 x 6 inches; 160 x 91.4 x 15.2 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Insecticide 28 2012 c-type photograp...

Mat COLLISHAW
Insecticide 28
2012
c-type photograph in Sapele frame
72 3/4 x 72 3/4 inches; 184.8 x 184.8 cm framed
Edition of 3; 2 APs

Mat COLLISHAW Jeffrey Barney 2011 framed C-print 3...

Mat COLLISHAW
Jeffrey Barney
2011
framed C-print
31 x 23 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 79 x 60.5 x 7 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Gary Miller 2011 framed c-print 31 x...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gary Miller
2011
framed c-print
31 x 24 x 2 1/8 inches; 79 x 61 x 5.5 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Bernard Amos 2011 framed C-print 30...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bernard Amos
2011
framed C-print
30 7/8 x 24 x 2 1/4 inches; 78.5 x 60.8 x 5.8 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Garden of Un-Earthly Delights 2009 S...

Mat COLLISHAW
Garden of Un-Earthly Delights
2009
Steel, Aluminum, plaster, resin, stroboscope
200 x200 x 179 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Garden of Un-Earthly Delights 2009 S...

Mat COLLISHAW
Garden of Un-Earthly Delights
2009
Steel, Aluminum, plaster, resin, stroboscope
200 x200 x 179 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Fairy Offering Flowers to Iris 2008...

Mat COLLISHAW
Fairy Offering Flowers to Iris
2008
silkscreen on acrylic, UV light and light fixtures
20 x 16 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 50.8 x 41 x 12.1 cm
Edition of 6

Mat COLLISHAW Deliverance 47 2008 daguerreotype wi...

Mat COLLISHAW
Deliverance 47
2008
daguerreotype with silver-plated copper, glass, birch wood, black lambskin leather, brass, and velvet case inside acrylic box
15 x 22 inches; 38 x 56 cm (exterior box)
10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches; 26.7 x 41.3 cm (case size)
10 x 8 inches; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (image)
Edition of 10

Mat COLLISHAW Bacchus 2005 brass lamp base, moss...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bacchus
2005
brass lamp base, moss covered wooden stump, modified LCD unit, cocktail shaker, DVD
37 x 16 x 16 1/2 inches; 94 x 40 5/8 x 42 cm (overall)

Mat COLLISHAW Fairy Story 2 2003 Lambda digital pr...

Mat COLLISHAW
Fairy Story 2
2003
Lambda digital print
17 x 19 1/4 inches; 43 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Waterfall 2001 Mixed media Dimension...

Mat COLLISHAW
Waterfall
2001
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

Mat COLLISHAW Milk and Honey 2001 acrylic on wood,...

Mat COLLISHAW
Milk and Honey
2001
acrylic on wood, stained wood, video
108 x 85 x 85 inches

Mat COLLISHAW Gustav & Helga 2000 Lenticular 3D pr...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gustav & Helga
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
19 1/2 x 20 inches; 49.5 x 51 cm
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Rudolph & Gisela 2000 Lenticular 3D...

Mat COLLISHAW
Rudolph & Gisela
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
40 x 39 1/2 inches; 101.6 x 100.3 cm
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Wilhelm & Ingrid 2000 Lenticular 3D...

Mat COLLISHAW
Wilhelm & Ingrid
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
48 x 42 3/4 inches
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Shrunken Heads 1998 Mixed media, las...

Mat COLLISHAW
Shrunken Heads
1998
Mixed media, laserdisc, color monitor
59 x 89 x 62 inches; 149.9 x 226.1 x 157.5 cm overall

Mat COLLISHAW Chopstick Chimera 1998 Mixed media,...

Mat COLLISHAW
Chopstick Chimera
1998
Mixed media, laserdisc, color monitor
31 x 50 x 57 inches (78.7 x 127 x 144.8 cm)

Mat COLLISHAW When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 1996 Wo...

Mat COLLISHAW
When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
1996
Wood table, glass, video projector
30 x 12 x 40 inches

Mat COLLISHAW My New Kitten 1996 Wood table, acryl...

Mat COLLISHAW
My New Kitten
1996
Wood table, acrylic cylinder, video projector
30 x 14 x 48 ins. approx. 76.2 x 35.5 x 122 cm

Mat COLLISHAW My New Kitten 1996 Wood table, acryl...

Mat COLLISHAW
My New Kitten
1996
Wood table, acrylic cylinder, video projector
30 x 14 x 48 ins. approx. 76.2 x 35.5 x 122 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Nature Morte 1994 Original photograp...

Mat COLLISHAW
Nature Morte
1994
Original photograph
29 x 24 inches 

Mat COLLISHAW Bullet Hole 1988 / 1993 Cibachrome m...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bullet Hole
1988 / 1993
Cibachrome mounted on fifteen light boxes
7 ft 6 ins x 10 ft 2 ins, 213.4 x 310 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Gomoria 2012 wooden shrine, LED scre...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gomoria
2012
wooden shrine, LED screens, PC
107 x 88 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches; 271.8 x 224 x 26 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Venal Muse.  Evergreen. 201...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Venal Muse.  Evergreen.
2012
resin, enamel paint, wood and glass vitrine
overall installed dimensions: 64 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches; 162.6 x 52.1 x 52.1 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Venal Muse.  Lafage. 2012 r...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Venal Muse.  Lafage.
2012
resin, enamel paint, wood and glass vitrine
overall installed dimensions: 64 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches; 162.6 x 52.1 x 52.1 cm

Mat COLLISHAW The Corporeal Audit 2012 steel, LED,...

Mat COLLISHAW
The Corporeal Audit
2012
steel, LED, electronic circuitry, Corian
63 x 36 x 6 inches; 160 x 91.4 x 15.2 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Insecticide 28 2012 c-type photograp...

Mat COLLISHAW
Insecticide 28
2012
c-type photograph in Sapele frame
72 3/4 x 72 3/4 inches; 184.8 x 184.8 cm framed
Edition of 3; 2 APs

Mat COLLISHAW Jeffrey Barney 2011 framed C-print 3...

Mat COLLISHAW
Jeffrey Barney
2011
framed C-print
31 x 23 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches; 79 x 60.5 x 7 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Gary Miller 2011 framed c-print 31 x...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gary Miller
2011
framed c-print
31 x 24 x 2 1/8 inches; 79 x 61 x 5.5 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Bernard Amos 2011 framed C-print 30...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bernard Amos
2011
framed C-print
30 7/8 x 24 x 2 1/4 inches; 78.5 x 60.8 x 5.8 cm (framed)
25 1/2 x 18 inches; 64.8 x 45.7 cm (unframed)
Edition of 5; 1 AP

Mat COLLISHAW Garden of Un-Earthly Delights 2009 S...

Mat COLLISHAW
Garden of Un-Earthly Delights
2009
Steel, Aluminum, plaster, resin, stroboscope
200 x200 x 179 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Garden of Un-Earthly Delights 2009 S...

Mat COLLISHAW
Garden of Un-Earthly Delights
2009
Steel, Aluminum, plaster, resin, stroboscope
200 x200 x 179 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Fairy Offering Flowers to Iris 2008...

Mat COLLISHAW
Fairy Offering Flowers to Iris
2008
silkscreen on acrylic, UV light and light fixtures
20 x 16 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 50.8 x 41 x 12.1 cm
Edition of 6

Mat COLLISHAW Deliverance 47 2008 daguerreotype wi...

Mat COLLISHAW
Deliverance 47
2008
daguerreotype with silver-plated copper, glass, birch wood, black lambskin leather, brass, and velvet case inside acrylic box
15 x 22 inches; 38 x 56 cm (exterior box)
10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches; 26.7 x 41.3 cm (case size)
10 x 8 inches; 25.4 x 20.3 cm (image)
Edition of 10

Mat COLLISHAW Bacchus 2005 brass lamp base, moss...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bacchus
2005
brass lamp base, moss covered wooden stump, modified LCD unit, cocktail shaker, DVD
37 x 16 x 16 1/2 inches; 94 x 40 5/8 x 42 cm (overall)

Mat COLLISHAW Fairy Story 2 2003 Lambda digital pr...

Mat COLLISHAW
Fairy Story 2
2003
Lambda digital print
17 x 19 1/4 inches; 43 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Waterfall 2001 Mixed media Dimension...

Mat COLLISHAW
Waterfall
2001
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

Mat COLLISHAW Milk and Honey 2001 acrylic on wood,...

Mat COLLISHAW
Milk and Honey
2001
acrylic on wood, stained wood, video
108 x 85 x 85 inches

Mat COLLISHAW Gustav & Helga 2000 Lenticular 3D pr...

Mat COLLISHAW
Gustav & Helga
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
19 1/2 x 20 inches; 49.5 x 51 cm
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Rudolph & Gisela 2000 Lenticular 3D...

Mat COLLISHAW
Rudolph & Gisela
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
40 x 39 1/2 inches; 101.6 x 100.3 cm
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Wilhelm & Ingrid 2000 Lenticular 3D...

Mat COLLISHAW
Wilhelm & Ingrid
2000
Lenticular 3D print, aluminum, wood, fluorescent lights
48 x 42 3/4 inches
Edition of 3

Mat COLLISHAW Shrunken Heads 1998 Mixed media, las...

Mat COLLISHAW
Shrunken Heads
1998
Mixed media, laserdisc, color monitor
59 x 89 x 62 inches; 149.9 x 226.1 x 157.5 cm overall

Mat COLLISHAW Chopstick Chimera 1998 Mixed media,...

Mat COLLISHAW
Chopstick Chimera
1998
Mixed media, laserdisc, color monitor
31 x 50 x 57 inches (78.7 x 127 x 144.8 cm)

Mat COLLISHAW When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 1996 Wo...

Mat COLLISHAW
When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
1996
Wood table, glass, video projector
30 x 12 x 40 inches

Mat COLLISHAW My New Kitten 1996 Wood table, acryl...

Mat COLLISHAW
My New Kitten
1996
Wood table, acrylic cylinder, video projector
30 x 14 x 48 ins. approx. 76.2 x 35.5 x 122 cm

Mat COLLISHAW My New Kitten 1996 Wood table, acryl...

Mat COLLISHAW
My New Kitten
1996
Wood table, acrylic cylinder, video projector
30 x 14 x 48 ins. approx. 76.2 x 35.5 x 122 cm

Mat COLLISHAW Nature Morte 1994 Original photograp...

Mat COLLISHAW
Nature Morte
1994
Original photograph
29 x 24 inches 

Mat COLLISHAW Bullet Hole 1988 / 1993 Cibachrome m...

Mat COLLISHAW
Bullet Hole
1988 / 1993
Cibachrome mounted on fifteen light boxes
7 ft 6 ins x 10 ft 2 ins, 213.4 x 310 cm

Biography

An important member of the Young British Artists, Mat Collishaw creates work that confronts issues of moral ambiguity with formally stunning and alluring imagery. Coupling references to art history, literature and the Victorian era with modern imaging technology, the artist renders powerful images and objects that often re-contextualize the impact of traditionally disturbing and sinister subject matter. At once poetic and morbid, his sculptures, installations and photo-based works expose elements of beauty within the darkest fantasies, blurring the lines between seduction and repulsion, observation and exploitation, reality and artifice.

 

Born in 1966 in Nottingham, England, Collishaw received a BFA from Goldsmiths College in London (1989), where he currently lives.

 

His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, including presentations at Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy (2014),  Bass Museum of Art in Miami, FL (2013), Pino Pascali Foundation Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy (2013), British Film Institute, Southbank, London, UK (2010), Freud Museum, London, UK (2009), Modern Art, London (2003, 2001), 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2000), Camden Arts Centre, London (1996), among others. In 2010, Collishaw was commissioned by The Victoria & Albert Museum in London to create his major site-specific work, Magic Lantern, which remained on view at the museum through 2011. 

 

Throughout his career, his work has also been featured in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in New York, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Serpentine Gallery in London, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, as well as the 12th Istanbul Biennial curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffman in 2011.

 

His works are represented in many private and public collections, including those of the Tate in London, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, Museum Old and New Art in New South Wales, Australia, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Exhibitions
Black Mirror
Galleria Borghese, Rome
8 October - 11 January 2015
Mat Collishaw
The New Art Gallery Walsall
25 September 2015 - 10 January 2016
The Bigger Picture
Work From the 1990s
NEW YORK 521 W 21 STREET
12 June - 1 August 2014
Mat Collishaw
The Bass Museum, Miami
10 August - 13 October 2013
Publications