William Matheson


Born 1990

Lives and works in Portland, OR


2014-2016 MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

2009-2013 BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR


Solo and two person:

2019 Antigen, Nationale, Portland, OR

2018 A Cage Within a Bone, 2 Chome-37-2, Kofu, Japan

2017 Animal Laughter (with Nick Norman), Nationale, Portland, OR

2015 Night was already in my hands, Nationale, Portland OR

2015 Kanect H & H, Washington D.C.

2014 Sunless, Nationale, Portland, OR

2014 Long Summer, Stumptown Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 Hyaline, Higgins Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


2018 Flat Rate Contemporary Inaugural Show, flatratecontemporary.com

2018 Washington Project For the Arts 10:10, Uline Arena, Washington D.C

2017 Whateverbeing, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Aesthetica Art Exhibition, York Art Gallery, York, UK

2016 Grand Instant Fiction, Umakart Gallery, Brno, CZ

2016 Seasteading CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2016 PARA, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016 Washington Project For the Arts Auction, Washington D.C

2015 Disjecta Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR

2015 Thought to process Depot Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015 EMERGE/EMERGED Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

2015 VCU Candidacy exhibition, 2601 Maury st, Richmond VA

2015 Southern Hospitality University of Georgia, GA

2014 Housewarming FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013 Poetry will be made by all LUMA/89plus, Zurich, CH

2013 Vermont Studio Center group exhibition, Johnson, VT

2013 Catlin Gabel Emerging Artists Exhibition, Portland, OR

2013 Six eyes in the red room In Flux Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


2019 Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 AIRY Residency, Kofu, Japan

2017 MASS MoCA artist in residence, North Adams, MA

2017 Öres Residency Programme, Örö Island, Finland

2013 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Professional experience

2016-2018 Adjunct Faculty, Art Foundation program, VCU

2016 Teacher, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA

2016 Adjunct Faculty, Painting and Printmaking, VCU

2014 Graduate TA, Painting and Printmaking, VCU


2019 Puffin Foundation Grant, NJ

2019 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, OR

2017 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Quebec

2016 Faculty research grant for MASS MoCA, Virginia Commonwealth University

2015 Travel Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014/2015 Graduate award, Virginia Commonwealth University

2013 Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center

2009-2013 Presidents Scholarship, Pacific Northwest College of Art

2013 C.S. Price painting award, Pacific Northwest College of Art

2013 Abraham and Anna C. Helman Thesis Award, Pacific Northwest College of Art


William Matheson’s Nocturnes, Paul Maziar, Nationale 2019

July VizArts Monthly, Oregon ArtsWatch, 2019

Critical Viewing, Lindsay Costello, Art&About PDX 2019

ANTIBODY, Huner-Francis, 2019

Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists, Aesthetica, 2017

Lewton-Leopold, Gabi "Interview: William Matheson," Nationale, October 9, 2015.

Represented by Nationale