Matthew Burrows was born in 1971 in the Wirral, UK, and currently lives and works in Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art in 1990-93 and graduated with a Master's Degree in painting from the Royal College of Art London in 1995.
Solo exhibitions include Para-Dice Vigo Gallery, London, 2014; Cultic TwisterAlexia Goethe Gallery, London, 2009; Anyone Here?Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, 2003;A Divine ComedyGloucester Cathedral, touring to Gloucester City Art Gallery, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, 2000-2001. Group exhibitions include WET AND DRY painting to the edges Observer Building, Hastings, with Gerard Hemsworth and Rose Wylie, 2015; SelektionseffekteBlain|Southern, Berlin, with Anton Henning, Rachel Howard, 2011;Foolish RomanticsQuay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight, 2010;LayersSeongnam Arts Centre, Korea, 2010;John Moores 24Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2006. Awards and prizes include;1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Gloucester Cathedral, 1999-2000; 2006 John Moores 24, Prize Winner, 2006; Artist's Residency, National Gallery, London, 2000-2001.