Chantel Matthews is a visual artist, writer and curator. Of Māori and English descent, her artworks can be described as sculptural moments inspired by the ‘everyday’ whilst exploring her own subjectivity as a woman, mother, artist and wahine Māori. With a particular interest in how women/wāhine hold space, Chantel’s art /curatorial practice conceptually explores whanaungatanga (working together/relationship through shared experiences) and manaakitanga (supporting others) through kai kōrero, wānanga and collaboration. Works and resides in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, New Zealand (Ngāti Hounuku, Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Ikaunahi, Tainui) Middlesex, England.
The Dinner Party: RM Gallery, 2023
BREAD AND BUTTER : The Grey Place | July 2022
PONO: The potential of making something that leads to nothing, TeTuhi Gallery, 2021
Master of Visual Arts Graduating Show, St Paul Street Gallery, 2021
At the Foot of the Maunga: Whanui Auckland Arts Festival, 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,
Muka: Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae 2012.
Waikato Tainui 2022 NZTA Partnership Scholarship
AD21 Award - Toi Māori Award. For cultural contribution to mātauranga Māori & Indigenous knowledge
Vā Moana Pacific Spaces Postgraduate Student Award Scholarship 2021
Waiheke Small Sculpture Benefactor Award 2021
AUT Head of School Award 2019
BC Collective Indigenous Award 2019
artsdiary Bread and Butter 2022
PONO at Te Tuhi - EyeContact 2022
Waiheke Small Sculpture Award 2021
Changing Landscape of Glen Innes
Background image Sam Hartnett