Matt Crookshank is a painter, sculptor, video artist, and Emmy-nominated VFX artist.
In 1998, Matt co-founded sis boom bah, a groundbreaking platform for emerging contemporary art in Toronto. The gallery was one of the first of many which helped shape the vibrant scene in what was a newly designated art and design district. While at sbb, Matt helped launch the careers of numerous prominent contemporary artists, developing lasting creative relationships.
Matt has been called “one of the most important Canadian painters“ in the Globe and Mail, and his work has been featured in the National Post, Toronto Star, and Canadian Art. He was also distinguished by the Magenta Foundation as one of the "ones to watch" in Carte Blanche, an exclusive hardcover book launched at the MOCA in Toronto.
Matt has exhibited his paintings and video work internationally, including exhibitions at General Hardware Contemporary in Toronto, and Galeria Anomalia in Mexico City. He has also exhibited with Ulysses Castellanos and Zorica Vasic in the collective Dark Triangle at reinraum e.v in Düsseldorf, Germany and Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto.
"A lot of my time in the studio is spent processing existing marks and lines intuitively. It's like visual listening....allowing the painting to speak, allowing it to suggest things, and then just following my process into the work." —Matt Crookshank