• Hamilton Spectator

    Click here to read Regina Haggo of the Hamilton Spectator review of "Arrangements", a drawing Exhibition at Oswald's Gallery, Hamilton, ON.

  • "Worked Over" Oswald Collective Debut

    "Worked Over" Oswald Collective Debut

    April 14 – May 6 2017

    “Worked Over” is the first official collaborative exhibition of the Oswald Collective.

    Eight Hamilton-based artists offer up a personal work of art to be reproduced, for the sole purpose of being repurposed, remixed and reimagined by each Oswald Collective member. This exhibition is a creative response to living in a city that is being continuously repurposed, remixed and reimagined by ambitious creatives and entrepreneurs that are now calling Hamilton home. This show aims to generate a dialogue about the need for people to collaborate and make use of each other’s expertise. Together the eight collective members produced 64 original works of art that without each other could not have been possible.

  • City of Hamilton Arts Awards

    Matak has been nominated for a 2017 City of Hamilton Arts Award. Winners will be announced at the City of Hamilton Arts Awards presentation event taking place Wednesday June 7, 2017.

  • Homecoming, Thames Arts Gallery

    Homecoming, Thames Arts Gallery

    Thames Art Gallery
    Homecoming
    January 15-March 13, 2016
    Featuring the works of:

    Scott Everingham
    Marianne Katzman
    Kris Knight
    Adam Matak
    Laura Moore
    Derrick Piens

    Opening Reception Saturday January 23 at 8pm.

  • 365 Artists 365 Days Projects

    Interview with Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery.

  • OPP Interview

    Interview with Chicago based artist & writer, Stacia Yeapanis.

  • Six of Boston's Top Grad Students

    Cate McQuaid of the Boston Globe named Adam Matak one of Boston's six graduating MFA artists to watch for.

  • Recent Awards

    Matak was recently awarded the Boit Award for Independent Graduate Work and the Dana Pond Award in Painting. Works awarded will be on display at the School of the Museum of Fines Arts Award Exhibition through May.

  • Some Assembly Required at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Curated by Adam Matak, "Some Assembly Required" will feature the paintings by MFA candidates Nick Mello, Anna Paul, and Matak, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from

    March 7 - August 16, 2015.

    Artist Talk will take place: Saturday, March 14, 12 – 1 PM

  • SMFA ART SALE

    New drawings from Matak's "Monuments Series" will be available for sale at the SMFA Art Sale November 20-23, 2014.

  • Oppositional Realities Exhibition

    Curated by Emerson College
    Matak's work will be on display January 16-Feb 28, 2014
    At the Huret & Spector Gallery
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    Emerson College
    10 Boylston Place, Sixth Floor, Boston
    Monday-Friday 12:00-5:00 pm

  • Objects of Value II

    Matak's drawings inspired by Canadian currency will be on display at Rotunda Gallery August 2013
    Kitchener City Hall
    200 King St. W

  • Toronto Arts Council

    Matak receives an TAC 2012 Emerging Artist Grant.

  • Objects of Value

    Nov 2 -27, 2011 @ Le Gallery
    1183 Dundas St. W., Toronto
    Matak's new works on paper explore currency as an objectification of value and as a cultural artifact. Executed entirely in BIC pens, the materials call to question the relationaship between the seemingly banal and the beautiful.

    Opening reception November 4 7-10pm.
    Gallery Hours Wed - Sun 12-6pm

  • Oct-Nov 2011

    Watch out for Matak's work on TTC buses and streetcars advertising the 2011 Art Toronto, Toronto's International Art Fair.

    Matak's work will be represented at the fair by The Beverly Owens Project, booth #1030.

    November 2 - 27
    Adam Matak's Objects of Value will be held at Toronto's Le Gallery
    1183 Dundas St. W., Toronto ON M6J 1X3
    416.532.8467

  • Behind the Yellow Line, ARTSPACE, Peterborogh.

    Jul 22 2011 - Sep 10 2011
    Opening: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

    (Also featuring Jason Hallows & Rachael Wong)

    The show positions several of Matak’s Museum Patrons to view pieces from Hallow’s Benchworks series and Wong’s Red Effect in an exploration of gallery going. Referring to security measures enforced by certain museums and galleries that protect artwork from bodily contact, the title considers institutional systems as regulators and constructors of our viewing habits. Check out more at: ARTSPACE.

  • Matak included in new Art History textbook.

    Emond Montgomery Publications has included Matak in thier new book Art Works. Art Works — the first Canadian visual arts textbook in over 20 years — is a high school art text that focuses on the issues, ideas, and themes that inform the art world today.

  • NEW DRAWINGS OUT THIS FALL!

    Tentatively entitled "Economic Artifacts", large-scale BIC pen drawings due out this fall!

  • OAC Grant 2011

    Matak has been Awarded and Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant.

  • Graphically Inclined Blog

    Adrian Hill writes about Matak's Museum Series in his
    Graphically Inclined Blog about comics and graphic narrative.

  • National Post Q&A with Leah Sandals

    In the Monday, April 4 2011 edition of the National Post, Leah Sandals discusses with Matak his February and April exhibitions.

  • Museum Series at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery

    Essay by curator Laurie Carmount about the Matak exhibition, Museum Series, on March 31-May 14, 2011.

  • Acceptable Losses Video

    Check out this video from Matak's 2010 show "Acceptable Losses" in Toronto, ON.

  • 2011 Schedule

    Matak's series of paintings drawing and sculptures exploring ideas of interconnectivity and isolation will be appearing at the following galleries in 2011:

    Thames Arts Gallery, Chatham Ontario
    Opening/Early Preview Thursday, February 17, 2011
    February 18 - March 20

    Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
    Opening Reception, April1, 2011
    March 31 - May 14

  • Acceptable Losses, Twist Gallery, Toronto, October 2010

    The old SPIN Gallery (Twist) on Queen Street West, in Toronto will be housing 5000 square feet of new work by Adam Matak. The Saturday opening will unveil new sculpture, works on paper, and monumental paintings.
    Oct 1 - 28
    Nuit Blanche Exhibit Oct 2 (from dusk till dawn)

    Opening reception Sat, Oct 9, 6-11pm

    1100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9
    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am-6pm

  • For Us, Not You: The Show you Cannot Attend

    New sculptural works The Patrons will be on display in the closed off space of the Beverly Owens Project, Toronto. Works will be see in the gallery window, but the space will not allow you entrance. The show will be on display August 2 - 16, 2010, a teaser for the 5000 square foot gallery show taking place in October.

  • Video Interview with Chris Healey from ArtListPro.Com

    A virtual look at the exhibition "The Lookers" at The Beverly Owens Project in Toronto.
    In this short video,Chris Healey & Adam Matak talk talk social commentary, famous paintings and process regarding Matak's latest work.

  • A show thick with visual allusions - April Review in the Globe & Mail

    Critics and viewers come in for a drubbing in an exhibition that defends the artist and his tools
    Gary Michael Dault Reviews Matak's Latest works in the Globe & Mail

  • The Lookers: Adam Matak & Beverly Owens

    On display March 31-April 18, 2010

    Opening reception: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    The Beverly Owens Project 1140 Queen St West, Toronto
    (steps from the Drake Hotel)

    New sculptural works and works on canvas by Adam Matak, continuing his exploration into problems with human reception.
    Also on display, new mixed media works by Beverly Owens.

    Opening Reception Saturday April 10, 2010 2-5 PM

  • Gallery Lambton "Look" Exhibition

    Check out Matak's Museum Patron, "Looking Away & Seeing Too Much" at Gallery Lambton.

    The opening reception will be held on First Friday, March 5, 2010 starting at 6:00 p.m., award presentation will be held April 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. LOOK 2010 will close on Sunday, May 2 at 4:00p.m.

    Gallery Lambton
    150 N. Christina Street
    Sarnia, ON

    Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Closed Mondays
    First Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    First Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Thames Art Gallery’s 2009 Juried Exhibition

    20 artists from all over the province were invited to participate in the Thames Art Gallery’s 2009 Juried Exhibition, and twenty-seven works will be on display during the exhibition.

    Matak's latest works from the "Museum Patrons" Series will be on display as well as work on canvas, "The Critic".

    The Thames Art Gallery 2009 Juried Exhibition will be on display in both the Ground Floor and the Mezzanine Galleries from December 4, 2009 until January 10, 2010. The Thames Art Gallery is located at 75 William Street N, Chatham, ON.

  • Signs of Culture @ Artcite Inc, Windsor Ontario.

    May 8 - June 13 2009

    Opening Friday, May 8 at 7:30
    Also appearing, will be paintings by Phil Delisle.

  • Toronto Fashion Week: Thursday, March 19, 4pm

    In association with the talent at Croma Design, Matak's work with be apart of the Aime Luxury showcase during Fashion week in Toronto.

  • Signs of Culture @ The Great Hall Gallery

    The Great Hall Gallery in Toronto features Adam Matak’s newest collection, “Signs of Culture: Contemporary Canadian Surrogates”, running August 15 - August 22, 2008.

    Continuing his deconstruction of Canada’s art scene, Adam Matak assembles the best of contemporary Canadian sculpture in a single space to provoke the question: “What is Canadian art, anyways?”

    Attending guests are invited to wear black &/or white to the opening!

    GALLERY OPENING (Black & White): SATURDAY, AUG 16 7-11PM
    EXHIBIT RUNS AUG 15-22
    GALLERY HOURS: WED-SUNDAY 12-5





  • GALLERY GOING: GLOBE & MAIL REVIEW

    GARY MICHAEL DAULT
    garymdault@sympatico.ca
    May 3, 2008

    ADAM MATAK
    AT WALNUT GALLERY
    $200-$1,800. Until May 8.
    966 Queen St. W., Toronto; 647-341-4244

    Adam Matak is a gifted young artist whose exhibition, Secondary Sources, at the new Walnut Gallery, wittily addresses what Matak sees as the "social space of the gallery." This suite of clever and skillfully managed pastiche-paintings ("one part sociology and one part voyeurism"), manages to offer trenchant and amusing commentary on ideas about high art as commodity, as reproducible artifact, as assumptions about the picture-frame contention (desire as a marketable package) and, most importantly, as an insightful catalogue charting the ways we do or do not pay much attention to what is hanging there on the walls before us. Take note of Matak's rapid and wonderful graffiti-marker drawings of paintings viewed at an angle (Surrogate Landscapes), made on sheets of aluminum.

  • UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS...

    The Great Hall Gallery
    August 14 - 21, 2008
    Iconography for Understanding: Canadian Contemporary Surrogates
    1087A Queen Street W, Toronto, ON
    416 712 2505
    Gallery Hours:
    Wed - Fri: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


    Living Arts Centre Emerging Artist Juried Show
    May 3 - May 25, 2008
    Opening Reception Thursday, May 8 2008 7-9pm
    Living Arts Centre
    Laidlaw Hall
    4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday to Saturday ~ 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday ~ 1 pm to 4 pm


    Adam Matak's Secondary Sources
    April 18 - May 8, 2008
    Opening Reception Friday, April 18 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Walnut Gallery
    966 Queen Street West, Toronto
    Gallery Hours Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm



    Look 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition
    (Artwork "David" awarded)
    April 12 to May 2, 2008
    Gallery Lambton
    @ the Bayside Centre, Sarnia Ontario
    Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm
    519.336.8127



    [text]. Curated by Gary Michael Dault
    December 12-23, 2007
    Opening Reception Thur Dec. 13 7-10pm:
    Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
    984 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M6J 1H1
    Wed-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 or by appointment
    T: 416 504 7142

    Main Gallery - [Text]. Curated by noted Canadian cultural critic, journalist and poet, Gary Michael Dault. The use of words as a core for the creation of works of visual art can now claim a century of history, and arguably occupies centre stage in current cultural discourse via an organic relationship to the World Wide Web, and the algorithms of digital programming. As part of Propeller's Curated Exhibitions Series, [Text] presents works of art that are made of words: the word as tool, as structural unit, as expressive dynamo.


    Adam Matak's Recent Works
    October 3 - November 3 2007
    Opening reception: Wednesday October 3rd from 6pm to 10pm
    Gallery hours Monday - Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
    Steam Whistle Brewing: The Roundhouse Gallery
    255 Bremner Blvd.
    Toronto, Canada.



    SPIN Gallery Toronto
    ONE NIGHT ONLY
    Friday, September 21 - Queen Street West, Toronto
    (30 up and coming Toronto artists)


    AWOL Annual Square Foot Show!
    Show dates: August 10th - September 2nd, 2007
    Reception: Friday, August 10th @ 7 P.M.

    AWOL Gallery presents Square Foot 2007, a dynamic annual art exhibition, which showcases the work of hundreds of local and international artists. Now in its fifth year, the Square Foot show has become one of the foremost community art events in Toronto. This year’s exhibition will be held at a larger off site venue located at 100a Ossington, just steps from AWOL Gallery. This 2,500 square foot room will be transformed into AWOL’s largest square foot show to date, showcasing over 500 artists from Canada, The United States, England, Korea, and Australia.




    Mapping the Margins and (R)evolutions in Visual Culture
    Department of Visual Arts 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference: Feb. 16-17, 2007.

    Displaying Icons for Understanding: Canadian Contemporary Surrogates with keynote adress by Mark A. Cheetham, Art History Chair at the University of Toronto.

    Has it all been done? How far can appropriation go? What are the alternatives to appropriation for contemporary artists? This show gathers art works that negotiate the boundaries of appropriation and explore the constant recycling of visual culture.

    The exhibition ran in conjunction with University of Western Ontario’s visual arts graduate conference.