Matthew Brooks is a Montreal-based artist originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University, Montreal, and is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at Concordia University. He is the inaugural recipient of the Lande Award in Photography.
Aging architecture and material culture are frequent themes in his large-scale photographic work which explores ambiguous narratives and the veracity of the image. Within his hyperreal tableaux, the viewer’s sense of the real is destabilized, creating an uncanny sense of both reality and fiction.
His work has been included in group exhibitions at Centre Skol and Galerie POPOP, both in Montreal, and has been published in publications such as Magenta Magazine, Lenscratch, It’s Nice That, Huffington Post, FotoRoom, and Ain’t Bad Magazine among others. In April 2017, Brooks will be presenting a new large-scale public artwork in New Westminster, British Columbia, for the 2017 Capture Photography Festival.