MATTHEW JOHNSTONE
E-MAIL: krystlaxe@gmail.com
twitter: @KRYSTLAXE

Born 1981, London, United Kingdom.

Current / Forthcoming:
9th March - 6th April 2013
Stroking Sheets Of Backlit Glass - Christopher Cresent (HD Projects), NYC
28th March - 20th April 2013
Repeat Pattern - Gloria Knight (w/ The Composing Rooms), Auckland (NZ)

Solo Exhibitions:
2012
Totally Unprofessional - The Composing Rooms, London [linked]
Photographs & Slideshows, Jerwood Foundation, JVA Project Space, London

Group Exhibitions:
2013
De Joode & Kamutzski, Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
De Joode & Kamutzski, Stadium gallery, NYC
Magnum Opus, The Dye House, London, curated by NV_PROJECTS
2012
Rose Street Film Programme, Edinburgh Art Festival
Bunker Mentality, The Bunker, London
2011
The Anti-Library, curated by Paul Pieroni, Space Gallery, London
Waiting for Suicidal Hares, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China
BYOB Multi-Channel, Rich Mix, London
Channel 8, Carter Presents, London
PROTO-BLA, Elevator Gallery, London
SHORT+KORT, Filmstationen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010
Open End, TANK TV annual selection, London
Charlie Woolley, Mysterious Cults, M4THEDREAMS LIVE! Space Gallery, London
Goldsmiths MFA Show 2010, London
Mystery, Limehouse Town Hall, London
I Know A Friend, Poortgebouw, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
2009
Spill the wine, get the salt, Christopher Crescent, London
The Life Room, Chelsea Space, London
Group/Grope, Area 10, London
Hack-gold, Space Gallery, London
24hr Art Marathon, V22 Ashwin Street, London
2008
ARC, Public Sculpture Commission, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Fall-In Theatre, Take Courage Gallery, London
2007
Lobby, Hales Gallery, London
Wish You Were Here, RUN Gallery, London
The Art Car Boot Fair 2007, London
2006
Majestic, Presented by RUN Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, London
I.D.E.A, curated by Lizzie Neilson, ICA, London
2005
From London With Love, Gallery Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
V22 Inaugural Exhibition, Talbot, London
Make Your Own Damn Art, with Bob and Roberta Smith, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

Commissions & Awards:
2008 BAA Expo Award, public sculpture commission, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
2006 Owen Rowley Prize
Sir John Cass Purchase Prize

Education:
2010 MFA Art Practice, Goldsmiths College
2006 BA (Hon’s) Fine Art, London Metropolitan University
2003 BTEC Foundation Diploma, Fine Art, Cleveland College of Art and Design
2001 Higher National Diploma, Art & Multi-Media Design, Eastbourne College of Arts and Technology


Press:
2013
Dazed Digital, THE LIVING IMAGE [linked]

2012
Novembre Magazine, Totally Unprofessional, discussion with Ché Zara Blomfield (print)
Wonderland Magazine, Interview [linked]
Rhizome, Artist Profile [linked]
Symbol Paper, Artist Profile & Interview (print)
Art Licks, Seven Artists from The Green Room (print) [PDF linked]

2011
Sang Bleu Magazine, 'The Big Beam Theory', BYOB Multi-Channel review [linked]
Art Licks’ Top 5 During Frieze Week, BYOB Multi-Channel, by Holly Willats [linked]
PROTO//\ZO^NE^deathflight, Essay for Panopt 01 magazine ‘Tribes’, Spectre Press [linked]
Art Selector, Proto Bla at Elevator Gallery, review by Sophie Risner [linked]
La Bouche, PROTO BLA, Sound & Video by Matthew Johnstone and Natalie Sanders, review [linked]

2008
BBC News 24 Online, ‘Student’s Art Display at Heathrow’
London Metro Digest, BAA EXPO Award