2018 United Contemporary, Tracking Maroussi, Toronto, Canada

2015        QueenSpecific, Toronto, Canada

2015        Rumi Gallery, Tapestries, Port Credit, Canada

2014        Peninsula Art Space, to Witness, New York, NY, USA

2013        Rumi Gallery, Matthew Varey, Port Credit, Canada

2012        Rumi Gallery, Bunkers, Port Credit, Canada

2012        Telephone Booth Gallery, Iron Men: Menunkind, Toronto, Canada

2012        Rumi Gallery, Iron Men, Port Credit, Canada

2012        Telephone Booth Gallery, Home, Toronto, Canada

2011        Transit Gallery, Bunker, Hamilton, Canada

2011        Studio 301, Places I have known, Toronto, Canada

2010        Transit Gallery, The Glory of Consciousness, Hamilton, Canada

2010        McGill Public Library, The Inevitable Intrusion of Circumstance II, Burnaby, BC, Canada

2009        McMaster Museum of Art, Building on History, Hamilton, Canada

2009        Nuit Blanche, with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2009        XEXE Gallery, Bad Weather, Toronto, Canada

2008        Peak Gallery, Iron Men 2, Toronto, Canada

2008        Transit Gallery, Growing Up in Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada

2008        XEXE Gallery, The Inevitable Intrusion of Circumstance, Toronto, Canada

2006        Transit Gallery Lamentation, Hamilton, Canada

2006        XEXE Gallery M-Brane, Toronto, Canada

2005        Transit Gallery Distant Prospects, Hamilton, Canada

2005        Peak Gallery, Iron Men, Toronto, Canada

2004        Transit Gallery Prayer Paintings, Hamilton, Canada

2004        Robert Langen Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Waterloo, Canada

2003        Transit Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Hamilton, Canada

2001        Grimsby Public Art Gallery Saturate, Canada

2001        Vain Gallery Blueprints of the Universe, Toronto, Canada

2000        Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000        Latitude 53 Society Of Artists Details For Our Times, Edmonton, Canada

1999        Artcore Gallery Prima Materia, Toronto, Canada

1998        Floating Gallery Ossuary, Winnipeg, Canada

1997        Del Bello Gallery Bestiary, Toronto, Canada

1996        Gallery 788 Paintings From The Posy Series, Toronto, Canada

1996        Del Bello Gallery Paintings From The Habitat Series, Toronto, Canada

1996        Dofasco Gallery Photo Paintings, Dundas, Canada

1996        Spectator Gallery Elements Of Change, Hamilton, Canada

1995        Mati Gallery Paintings And Constructions, Katerini, Greece

1994        Underground Studios Overview, Hamilton, Canada

1993        Spectator Gallery Smoke, Hamilton, Canada

1993        Justina M. Barnicke Gallery Sculpted Paintings, Toronto, Canada

1992        Arcadia Gallery Three Years Of Industrial Landscapes, Toronto, Canada

1992        Carnegie Gallery New Landscapes, Dundas, Canada

1992        McMaster University Faculty Club Large Photographs, Hamilton, Canada

1992        Hamilton Central Library Posy, Hamilton, Canada

1991        Broadway Gallery Progress, Hamilton, Canada

1991        Dofasco Gallery Depth Of Perception, Dundas, Canada

1991        Hamilton Press Club Planet Series, Hamilton, Canada

1990        Locke Street Gallery New Paintings Sculptures Prints, Hamilton, Canada



2018      Lost Thread, Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, Nelson, BC, Canada

2017        Hard Twist 12, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

2016        FIBREWORKS 2016, Cambridge, Canada

2013-5     Art Toronto with Rumi Gallery

2012        Waddington’s First Annual Contemporary Canadian Art Auction, lot 8

2011-2     Art Toronto with Rumi Gallery

2010        G20 Summit with Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

2010        Art Toronto with Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales Gallery

2009        Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Construct, Toronto, Canada

2009        Transit Gallery, 4 Painters, Hamilton, Canada

2009        XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008        Peak Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008        XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2007        Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2007        XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2006        Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2006        Arts in the Workplace: Investors Group Exhibition 2006, Toronto, Canada

2006        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2006        XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2005        Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2005        XEXE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2005        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2005        Wellington Gallery, Aurora, Canada

2005        Gallery 401, 553-77 years, Toronto, Canada

2004        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2003        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2002        Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2002        Transit Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2002        Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore and Buschlen Mowatt Galleries, Canada

2001        Art Miami with Artcore Gallery, Miami USA

2001        Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore and Buschlen Mowatt Galleries

2000        Art Cologne with Artcore Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2000        Artcore Gallery New Media, Toronto, Canada

2000        Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa – Marcel Dzama Marc Seguin and Matthew Varey Canada 3 Perspectives, Venice, Italy

2000        Art Miami with Artcore Gallery, Miami, USA

2000        Toronto International Art Fair with Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1999        Artcore Gallery, Prima Materia – Michael Adamson and Matthew Varey, Toronto, Canada

1999        Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

1999        Sumice International Photo Exhibition, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1999        Artcore Gallery Encore Artcore, Toronto, Canada

1999        Society Of Canadian Artists Countdown To The Millennium, Toronto, Canada

1999        Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1998        Trius Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1998        Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1997        Delon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1997        Mati Gallery, Katerini, Greece

1997        Del Bello Gallery Bas-Reliefs, Toronto, Canada

1995-6     Del Bello Gallery Summer’s End Group Show, Toronto, Canada

1995-6     Short Listed, Royal Overseas League Exhibition, London, England

1996        Art Gallery Of Hamilton High Winds On The Skyway, Hamilton, Canada

1995        Burlington Art Centre Juried Exhibition, Burlington, Canada

1995        International Arts Center, Hiroshima, Japan

1995        Del Bello Gallery Group Show Of Gallery Artists, Toronto, Canada

1993        Hamilton And Region Arts Council Offices, Hamilton, Canada

1993        Carnegie GalleryOn The Edge, Dundas, Canada

1993         Dofasco Gallery, Dundas, Canada

1993         The Hamilton Artist's Inc.  Genesis, Hamilton, Canada

1991-3     London Regional Art GalleryJuried Exhibition, London, Canada

1992         Art Gallery of McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

1992         Broadway GalleryOn The Edge, Hamilton, Canada

1992       Hammer GalleryTozman, Hammond, Varey, Hamilton, Canada

1992       Hamilton Creative Arts BuildingCompound, Hamilton, Canada

1992       ZenagogueCompound, Hamilton, Canada

1991       Grant GalleryThree Artists,  Hamilton, Canada

1991       Fieldcote Gallery, Ancaster, Canada

1991       Hamilton Press ClubLocal Works With Photographs, Hamilton, Canada

1991     Go Show, Hamilton, Canada

1991      Art Gallery Of Hamilton  Juried Exhibition, Hamilton, Canada

1990      W.W.T.F. Exhibition, Hamilton, Canada

1990      McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

1988     Stratford Arts Council, Stratford, Canada


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, GRANTS AND AWARDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

2016    Winner of the CSEA Canadian Art Educator of the Year Award Grades 9-12

2014    Winner of the TDSB Excellence Award

2014     Nominated for the Ted Prize                                                                                                        

2012    Nominated for a McMaster University Alumni Gallery Award

2012     Visiting Artist, Art Gallery of Mississauga

2011/12 Committees at OCAD University, Humber Collage, Sheridan College

2010/12 Presenter at Ontario Art Education Association Conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2012

2011       Worked with Humber College on their Visual Art Diploma Program

2006-8   Visiting Artist, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

2002     Illustrations for on-line and print catalogue Blurr, based in Vancouver, Canada. 

1999      Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant

1998      Visiting Artist - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

1993-6   Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

1993      Curator - Compound’s Exhibition “Genesis”, Hamilton Artist's Inc.

1993      Member of the Hamilton Artists Inc. Curatorial Committee

1992-3   Co-ordinator of the Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Canada

1992      Curator - Compound’s Exhibition, Hamilton Creative Arts Building    

1992      Curator - Compound’s Exhibition, The Zenagogue Gallery, Hamilton

1992      Visiting Artist - McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

1991      Awarded The Juanita Le Barre Symington Scholarship, McMaster University



2018        The Bank of Montreal

2013        The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada

2012        The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada

2011        Cenovus Energy, Calgary, Canada

2011        The Donovan Collection, Toronto, Canada

2011        Olga Korper, Toronto, Canada

2010        Bell Canada, Toronto, Canada

2010        Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

2009        Thier + Curran Architects Inc, Hamilton, Canada

 2009        Miriam Shiell, Toronto, Canada

2004        Collection of Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

2001        Vancouver Stock Exchange, Vancouver, Canada

2001        McCullough, O’Connor, Irwin, Vancouver, Canada

1997        The Tragically Hip

1997        Farley Mowat

1996        Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada



City News

Professionally Speaking Lot 138 VAREY.htm

2012        Art Sync Conversations, page 100

2009        Catalogue: Matthew Varey: Building on History, McMaster Museum of Art

2000        Catalogue: Canada 3 Persectives – Marcel Dzama, Marc Seguin, Matthew Varey, Contemporary Art Bank Editions, Venice, Cologne,  Miami, Toronto

2000        Cover, Illustrations, Gripped Magazine, Volume Two Issue One, Volume Two Issue Three, Volume Two Issue Four, Volume Two Issue Five

1999        Cover and Illustrations - The Old Man and The Sea, Mati Publishing, Katerini, Greece

1997        Cover - Canadian Cyclist Magazine, Fall/Winter Issue

1996        Photographs - Kairos, Number 7, pages 122 & 123, Hamilton, Canada

1996        Cover and Interior Photographs - Zygote Magazine, Volume 3 Issue 3, Winnipeg, Canada

1995        On The Edge, Artistic Visions Of A Shrinking Landscape, Edited By Cathy Gibbon, page 85, BostonMills Press/Stoddart, Erin, Canada

1995        Cover and Illustrations - Competitive Swimming In Europe, By M. Kostas, J. Kostas, Z. Adolf, Mati Publishing, Katerini, Greece

1994        Cover and Illustrations - Children Of The Thunder Bird, By Edward Myers, Hancock House Publishing, Vancouver, Canada

1993        Parallelogramme Contemporary Art Magazine, Volume 19 Number 2, Toronto, Canada

1993        Id Magazine, November Issue, London, Canada

1993        Scalpel Magazine, October Issue, Hamilton, Canada

1993        Cover - On The Edge Community Celebration Catalogue, Dundas, Canada

1992        Head Magazine, October Issue, Hamilton, Canada

1991        Ta Panta Magazine, December Issue, Hamilton, Canada

1991        Broadway Magazine, July-August Issue, Hamilton, Canada

1989        Dundas Star Journal, March 16, Dundas, Canada

  Heather Brissenden “Iron Men evokes a solid response at Rumi Galleries in Port Credit” Good Life Magazine, June, 2012.

ArtSync – Interview

Arabella Magazine.  “Gallery to Visit – Rumi”, Fall 2011.  - Professionally Speaking  - OAEA - The Globe and Mail  - Toronto Star  - The Globe and Mail  - CBC TV Coverage - CBC TV Coverage

Hammer, Kate.  “Student artists draw major scholarships”, The Globe and Mail, May 6, 2011

Gordon, Andrea. “Finding a Global Canvas”, Toronto Star, May 31, 2011

Catalogue: Building on History: Recent Paintings, Text by Gary Michael Dault.  McMaster University Museum of Art

Landry, Mike. “Building on History”, Things of Desire, Vol1 No 20: January 29-February 4, 2009

Mahoney, Jeff.  “A Vareyed take on growing up in Hamilton”, Hamilton Spectator, Sept 28, 2008

Haggo, Regina.  “An Ode to the Joy of Colour”, The Hamilton Spectator, Aug 12, 2006.

Dault, Gary Michael.  “Gallery Going” The Globe and Mail, May 13 2006.

Denise Morazé.  “Iron Men: New Painting”, Artflack, Spring 2006.

Carson, Andrea.  “Iron Men: New Painting”, Border Crossings, Issue 97, 2006.

Hollick, Laura.  “Drawn to Abstraction”, McMaster Times, Winter 2006

Temple, Kevin.  “Trio Works with Iron Hand”, Now Magazine, October 2005, Vol. 25 No. 8

Dault, Gary Michael.  “Matthew Varey: Stillness Rampant” Catalogue Essay for McMaster Museum of Art, May 2004

Hollick, Laura.  “Matthew Varey”, View Magazine, May 2004

Thompson, Thomas.  “Blueprints of His Universe” The Cord, January 14, 2004.

Sum, Denise.  “Energy in the Room” The McMaster Silhouette, February 12, 2004

Deal, John.  “Matthew Varey”, View Magazine, April 2003

Brace, and Kohli.  “The View from Here: Matthew Varey's Blueprints of the Universe”, Transit Gallery, April 2003

Wenger, Rhona.  Saturate, Curator’s Statement, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, October 2001

Younger, Sharon.  “Toronto’s shot at big-time art”, The National Post September 27, 2000.

Catalogue: Canada 3 PerspectivesVenice, Cologne, Toronto,  August 2000 (Texts by Gary Michael Dault, Luca Massimo Barbero and Paquerette Villeneuve)

Butturini, Francesco "Al Servizio dell'Arte" Giornale di Vicenza, Italy,  August 18, 2000

Butturini, Francesco"Tre Canadesi in Mostra" l'Arena di Verona, Italy, August 15, 2000

“Mostra Cdn Perspectives” Agsa Quotidiana Cultura, Italy,  August 3, 2000

“Il Mondo visto dai Giovani Canadesi” La Nuova Venezia Esposizioni, Italy, August 4, 2000

“Cdn Perspectives” alla Bevilacqua la Masa, Ansa, Domani nel Veneto, Italy, August 3, 2000

“Arte Giovane” Il Gazzettino Venezia Mostra, Italy, July 30, 2000

“Artisti Canadesi in Cdn Perspectives” Il Gazzettino Venezia Zoom,Italy,  August 1, 2000

“Prospettive Canadesi” Il Gazzettino Venezia Arte, Italy, August 2, 2000

“Si inaugura la Mostra Cdn Perspectives: Il Gazzettino Venezia, Italy, August 3, 2000

“The works of Three Young Canadians considered in a Contemporary Context”, Venezia news, Italy, Aug. 8, 2000

Dault, Gary Michael.  “Television’s sub-conscious inklings”, Catalogue for Canada 3 Perspectives,

Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy, August 2000.

Dault, Gary Michael.  “Renato Begnoni and Matthew Varey at Artcore Gallery”, The Globe and Mail May 6, 2000

Karim, Shahabadeen.  “An Aggressive, Young Toronto Gallery Heads South to Sell”, The National Post January 22, 2000

Dault, Gary Michael.  “Abstract Paintings With Real Power”, The Globe And Mail August 14, 1999

Hammond, Cynthia.  “Faraway things in the protective eye: Matthew Varey’s technology of representation”, Floating Gallery Publication, 1998.

Glaser, Jody. Interview for CIUT, 89.5 FM May 9, 1997.

Cupillari, Alida.  Interview for Bravo! News, Bravo! Channel May 5, 1997.

Cupillari, Alida.  Interview for Fax, Much Music May 5, 1997.

Tsioutsioulas, George. Interview for Tora Pou Ta Leme, CFMT May 4, 1997

Mahoney, Jeff. “Matthew Varey”, The Hamilton Spectator July 27, 1996.

Rosa, Cathy. Interview for “Bravo! News”, Bravo! Channel July 9, 1996.

Mahoney, Jeff. “Double Treat in Dundas”, The Hamilton Spectator June 1, 1996.

Bird, Heather. “Edge of Destruction”, The Toronto Sun February 11, 1996.

Mahoney, Jeff. “The Art of a City”, The Hamilton Spectator January 29, 1996.

Mahoney, Jeff. “Artist’s Inc. exhibit looks at Genesis”, Hamilton Spectator November 17, 1993.

Hammond, Cynthia.  “Compound: local artists playing God”, Scalpel Magazine, Issue 4, Oct, 1993

Manson, Anne Marie. “Five incredible artists”, Arts Beat Magazine May 1992.

Benedetti, Paul. “Nature’s beauty gets impressive treatment”, Hamilton Spectator May 2, 1992.

Benedetti, Paul. “Art on the Edge”, The Hamilton Spectator April 16, 1992.

Born, Leslie. “Conversations with Grant Gallery artists”, Arts Beat Magazine December 1991.

Benedetti, Paul. “Broadway exhibit exposes different urban ‘landscapes’”. Hamilton Spectator July 13, 1991.