Biography and Exhibitions




Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards 2023

New Wave – solo exhibition at Föenander Galleries March 2023

Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Awards 2022

‘Outsider’ at Föenander Galleries / 12th – 30th March 2021

‘Matrix’ at Browne School of Art Tutors’ and Mentors’ show – 25th Feb to 14th March 2019  BSA Gallery

NorthArt windows 28th Jan to 19th Feb 2019-

Pocket Edition ‘Britomart’ series – Nov 2019 at NorthArt

New work – with Belinda Griffiths and Ramon Robertson – August 2019 at Föenander Galleries

Nature Morte – Still Life group exhibition with Emma Bass, Isaac Katzoff and David Shennan, nkb gallery March 2019

Myriad – BSA Tutors’ Show – Browne School of Art – Feb – Mar 2019

Pocket Edition – ‘Artist’s Materials’ – November 2018 at NorthArt

Figurative and Other Works – NorthArt’s window spaces. With Ross Ritchie, Frank van Schaik and John Oxborough – February – March 2019

Small work salon – nkb gallery – Feb – Mar 2019

Pocket Edition: Small works for Large walls – NorthArt, Nov 2017

Exopolis – joint exhibition with Ramon Robertson at NKB gallery, 14th Sept to 4th Oct 2017 Artsdiary photos

Selfies – Artists’ Self Portraits at NorthArt, August 2017

Recent and Not So Recent, NorthArt group show with Ross Ritchie, Garry Currin, Frank Van Schaik and John Oxborough, May 2017

White Night – at NorthArt 18th March to 14th April 2017

New Paintings – with Freeman White, NKB gallery, to 27th Sept 2016

The Summer Show, NKB gallery, 3rd December to 24th December 2015

Wallace Trust Art Awards finalists – Pah Homestead, September 2015

New Work – Matthew Carter and Ramon Robertson, NKB gallery, 11th June to 31st June 2015

Oscillate – NKB gallery, May 2014

Iconostasis – NKB gallery, Oct 2013

When the Sleeper Wakes – NKB gallery, July 2013

Past Winners of the Glaister Ennor Awards – Orexart, June 2013

The January Group Show – The Vivian, Matakana, 2013

Black Asterisk, Auckland, 2013

Urban Intersection, Quidley & Co, Boston MA, 2012

The Drawing Show – NorthArt Gallery, Auckland, 2012

Urban Stories – NorthArt Gallery, Auckland North Shore, 2011

Multi-Storey – Orexart, November 2010

Members Show and 12×12 – NorthArt Gallery, Northcote Auckland, 2010, 2012

Wallace Art Awards finalists, The Pah Homestead, 2010 and 2011

National Contemporary Art Awards 2011, Waikato Museum, Hamilton NZ

The Last Hurrah – North Shore City Art Awards, Mairangi Arts Centre, 2010

Anthony Harper Awards finalists, COCA, Christchurch, May 2010

Master of Art & Design Graduation Show, St Pauls St Gallery AUT, Auckland, 2009

Talk Week – School of Art & Design AUT 2009

Glaister Ennor Award Exhibition, Orexart, Auckland, 2009

The Places You’ll Go – The Lake House, Auckland, 2008

Adam Portraiture Award Finals 2008, National Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Art Auckland 2007, East Auckland Arts Council

Critical Path – Arthouse Remuera, Auckland, 2007


Winner, Gordon Harris Award, Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards 2023, Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Finalist Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Awards 2022, Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Finalist Painting and Printmaking Awards 2012, Waikato Society of Arts
Finalist Wallace Trust Art Awards Auckland, 2010, 2011 and 2015
BMW McMillan Awards Finalist, 2010
National Contemporary Art Awards Finalist, 2011
Anthony Harper Awards Finalist COCA, Christchurch, 2010
WaiArt Awards Finalist top ten, 2010
North Shore City Art awards finalist, 2010
Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award Winner, 2009
Adam Portraiture Award Finalist National Portrait Gallery Wellington, 2008

Master of Art & Design, AUT University, Auckland, 2009
Cardiff School of Art & Design, BA (Hons), 1983
Exeter College of Art, Foundation course, 1980

Publications and collections:

‘Carter has a flair for describing solitary walkers seen at dramatic angles from high above, accompanied by long shadows in desolate narrow streets – in the TS Eliot modernist urban-imagery tradition. The best works here are restrained in their use of detail. They avoid busy paint application and fiddly descriptive marks by being manually loose and relaxed, and controlled in spatial alignment via tonal mixing, using an effective earthy palette.’ John Hurrell, Eyecontact, 27th Sept 2016

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Review on EyeContact by John Hurrell 27th Sept 2016

Review in the New Zealand Herald 27th June 2015 by TJ McNamara

Interview in From the Studio of… – Saatchi Art Magazine

‘Big Difference in a Small World – Early Childhood Educators’
Peggy Leong Pek Kay – Published by The Lien Foundation, Singapore

Article and interview in The Department of English Language and Literature Journal 2012, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Taiwan

Exegesis Written thesis for Master of Art & Design

Paintings in public and private collections in Europe, USA and Australasia including the Wallace Arts Trust collection.

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