Chantel Matthews practice discusses social, political and cultural concerns through her own subjectivity as a woman, mother, artist and Māori. “My work is interested in the self and society, examining my own position in the world by creating moments that encourage the viewer to ‘experience’ the heightened moments of today’s social issues, which may be otherwise invisible, to foster critical thought. The objects I make, are both ‘things’ and ‘matters of my concern’ which then invite the viewer to observe, engage, and perhaps impact the self and society in a different and positive way.”
Chantel works and resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
( Ngati Koata, Ngati Tahinga, Ngati Te Ika, Tainui)
BC Collective Indigenous Art Award for 2019
AUT Head of School Award 2019
2017-2019 Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) Auckland University of Technology
2013 - 2014 Diploma Art and Design, Whitecliffe
2011 - 2012 Certificate in Traditional and Contemporary Māori Weaving
At the Foot of the Maunga: Whanui Auckland Arts Festival 2020, Prelude: Gow Langsford 2020, 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.