Born, Bristol, UK, 1973


B.A.(Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture, The Nottingham Trent University

ERASMUS, Escuela des Belles Artes, Barcelona, Spain,



Solo Shows



‘Fascination’, Maddox Arts, London



‘Mat Chivers: Sculpture + Drawings’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole



‘Incunabula’, Buckland Abbey



Group Shows




‘Eleventh Plateau’, Historical Archives Museum, Hydra, Greece

‘The Knowledge’, The Gervasuti Foundation, 54th Venice Biennale Exhibition of International Art, Italy


‘Holding Time’, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Indian Institute for Arts & Culture, London

‘Ex-Lab’, Bridport Arts Centre

‘Sculpture’, Great Western Studios, London

‘On-Form’, Oxford



‘Secret’, Royal College of Art, London

‘ECO, Exeter Contemporary Open’, Phoenix Arts & Media, Exeter

‘Perspectives on a Modernist Legacy’, Woburn Abbey

’18@108 – Stone’, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

‘Vanitas Triptych’, St Michael the Archangel, Chagford

‘Sculpture’, ArtContact, Limberhurst Arts Centre, Cambridge

‘Ludlow Open Exhibition of Contemporary Art’, Ludlow



‘2D to 3D – Drawings Towards Sculpture’, Bournemouth University

‘Visual’, Beachcroft Space, Beachcroft LLP, Bristol

‘156th Autumn Exhibition’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

‘It Ain’t What You Do’, Society of Artists, St Ives

‘On-Form’, Oxford



‘Summer Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London



‘ArtLondon’, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

‘Re-View: Territories Inspire Art’, Study Gallery of Modern Art, Poole

‘Forest Dreaming, Part 3’, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, (CCANW), Exeter

‘On-Form’, Oxford

‘Mark’, Dartington College of Arts Gallery

‘Consistently Abstract’, The Installation Room, Salt Gallery, Hayle



‘Elemental Insight’ Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery; Derby Museum and Art Gallery; Falkirk Civic Offices

Hannah Peschar, Ockley

‘153rd Autumn Exhibition’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol



‘Elemental Insight’, BBC Media Centre; London, Black Swan Arts; Bridport Art Centre; Burton Art Gallery

‘Big Jurrasic’, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton



‘Size Matters’, Devon Guild




Commissions & Collections


Association Vents des Forets, France

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Bournemouth & Poole College

Bristol City Council

Chagford Arts Festival

The Countryside Agency

Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild

Doorstep Green

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Mochary Collection, USA

NHS Primary Healthcare Trust

Norwegian Cruise Lines

STRAW project

Thelma Hulbert Gallery

The Met Office

West Devon Borough Council



Awards & Grants


ECO 2009, PROOF Award, 2009

Arts Council England Grant, 2005

Devon ArtsCulture Award, 2005

Arts Council England Grant, 2003





‘Outbreath’, collaboration with research scientists, The University of Bristol, 2009

‘Shelter’, site-specific collaboration, various locations, France, 2002

‘Vents des Forets’, Lahaymieux, France, 2002


Fascination by Mat Chivers
Curated by James Putnam 25th March - 12th May 2011