As an artist I would position myself as a conceptual mixed media artist.

My current work is abstract and non-representational. I want the viewer to engage with the surface level aesthetic qualities of these art works, yet there is also a deeper and more complex idea underpinning the work if people want to explore further.


Matt O'Donovan

Born 1986 UK. Lives and works in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK



2011 - 2014: BA (1st class with Hons) Contemporary Fine Art, University of Portsmouth, UK

2010 - 2011: Access (to HE) Art, Design and Media, University of Portsmouth, UK


Solo exhibitions:

Aug 2017 - Oct 2018: “Synthetic Evolution”, Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth, UK

2014: “Aesthetics and Variable systems” White Elephant Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

2011: "Party People", Bonzo studio, Albert road, Portsmouth, UK

2011: "Found Abstracts", Garbos, Albert road, Portsmouth, UK


Group exhibitions:

2014: CFA presents Part 3/3, The crypt Gallery, Euston Road, Euston, London

2014: CCI Graduate show-CFA presents Part 3/3, University of Portsmouth, UK

2014: "Music, Magic, Art", The Fat Fox, Albert Road, Southsea, UK

2013: The Umbrella Festival, The groundlings theatre, Portsmouth, UK

2013: The Albert Road Trail ("CFA presents Part 2/3"), Albert Road southsea, Portsmouth UK

2012: 70 artists 7 days (Regents canal festival), Mile End Art Pavilion, Clinton Road, London

2012: CFA presents Part 1/3, University of Portsmouth, UK

2011: Halloween, Dress code, Albert Road, Southsea, UK

2011: Pin up: University of Portsmouth, UK

2011: State of Grace, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

2011: State of the Art, "Free Range - New Blood week", The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London UK 

2011: Show Time! University of Portsmouth, UK

2010: Portrait, University of Portsmouth, UK



2013: Portsmouth Guide awards: Best public exhibition (runner up) for "The Albert Road Trail".



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