Matthew Denniss

Born in Lancashire, UK, 1984. Lives and works in Manchester, UK.



BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, 2003-2006

Foundation Art and Design, Stockport College, 2002-2003


Residencies and Awards:

Shortlisted for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, 2013

Arts Trust Of Scotland Grant, 2013

Glasgow Visual Artists Award Scheme Grant, 2013

Sondryfolk Residency, The Pinetum, Canterbury, UK, 2012

Cow House Studios Residency, County Wexford, Ireland, 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University Residency, UK, Artists Access To Art Colleges (AA2A) Scheme, 2009-2010


Selected Exhibitions:

The Kármán Line, Object A, Manchester, UK, 2016
North, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington, UK, 2015
Film Material, BEEF, Bristol, 2015
Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2015
Open House, Federation House, Manchester, 2015
PS Mirabel Open, Mirabel Studios, Manchester, UK, 2014
NN Contemporary Open, NN Contemporary, Northampton, UK, 2013
Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Art Foundation, Devon, UK, 2013
The Utopian Buck Stops Here, Bureau, Manchester, UK, 2013
Rewritten, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
Dowsing For Water, Bristol Biennial, UK, 2012
Miden Film Festival, Kalamata, Greece, 2012
Exhibition, Kraak Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
Rheinschau, Rheunschau, Köln, 2012
Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria, 2012
The Drover Turns The Cattle, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2011
Madescapes, Bristol, UK, 2011
We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester, UK, 2011
Retrieval Systems, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland, 2011
Unstrung, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2010
Constellations, Noller Gallery, Czech Republic, 2008
Hard Work, Det Gamle Billettkontoret, Brusand, Norway, 2007
Powderlux, Red Gate Gallery, London, UK, 2006
New Dome, New Dome Gallery, London, UK, 2005
All Surface, No Feeling, London, UK, 2005


Curatorial Projects:

Fastnet and Dogger, Contemporary Art Space Chester, University Of Chester, UK, 2012