Mat Collishaw
b. 1966
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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)

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

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Mat COLLISHAW
Waterfall
2001
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Mat COLLISHAW
Nature Morte
1994
Original photograph
29 x 24 inches 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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)

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

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Mat COLLISHAW
Waterfall
2001
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Mat COLLISHAW
Nature Morte
1994
Original photograph
29 x 24 inches 

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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
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Galleria Borghese, Rome
8 October - 11 January 2015
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The New Art Gallery Walsall
25 September 2015 - 10 January 2016
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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The Bass Museum, Miami
10 August - 13 October 2013
Publications