Chantel Matthews is a conceptual artist. Her practice can be described as sculptural moments that explore social, political, and cultural concerns through her own subjectivity as a woman, mother, artist, and wahine Māori. Through process-led exchanges, experience is located at the centre as story-telling mechanisms, contributing to objects in the making that become both ‘things’ and ‘things that matter.’
Works and resides in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
( Ngati Koata, Tainui Awhiro)
BVA from AUT, DIP Arts and Design from Whitecliffe College, Cert, Traditional and Contemporary Māori weaving from Unitec, Auckland.
At the Foot of the Maunga: Whanui Auckland Arts Festival 2020, Prelude:Gow Langsford 2020,AUT Head of School Award 2019, BC Collective Indigenous Award 2019,What's inside matters: Silo6 2019, The Artist and the Undertaker: Auckland Art Gallery 2019,Emergent:See Lake House Arts Gallery 2019, Bystander of Tomorrow: Nathan Homestead Manurewa 2016. Atamira Maori in the City: Shed 10, Auckland City 2013, Ferrari 2013, Muka: Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae 2012.