MA Fine Art — Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design


BA (Hons) Fine Art and English Literature — Exeter University


Matthew Krishanu, Camden Art Centre, London (forthcoming)


On a Limb, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai


Playground, Niru Ratnam Gallery, London

Undercurrents, LGDR, New York


Arrow and Pulpit, Tanya Leighton, Berlin


Picture Plane, Niru Ratnam Gallery, London


Corvus: a painting installation, Iniva, London

House of Crows, Matt’s Gallery, London

The Sun Never Sets, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

A Murder of Crows, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


The Sun Never Sets, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield


Beyond the Page, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Life Is More Important Than Art, Whitechapel Gallery, London

A Voice Answering a Voice, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Very Small Feelings, Kiran Nadar Art Museum, Delhi

Arcadia for All?, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds; Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Dhaka Art Summit: Bonna, Dhaka


The Kingfisher’s Wing, GRIMM, New York

Prophecy, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre


Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London

Coventry Biennial, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Spa

John Moores Painting Prize 2020, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London


Everyday Heroes, Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre, London

Beyond Other Horizons, Iași Palace of Culture, Romania

A Rich Tapestry, Ikon / Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan


New Figurations: Matthew Krishanu and Sosa Joseph, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India

And Beyond, New Art Projects, London

Too Cute! (curated by Rachel Maclean), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Childhood Now (with Chantal Joffe and Mark Fairnington), Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Made in Britain, The National Museum in Gdańsk, Poland


John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

In the City, East Gallery, Norwich; Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London

Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Contemporary Masters from Britain, Yantai Art Museum; Artall Gallery & Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing; Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China

Anything Goes (curated by Anna McNay), Bermondsey Project Space, London

Painting and History, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Shanghai, China


Contemporary British Painting, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

Aviary, Transition Gallery, London

Contemporary British Watercolours, Oriel Gallery, Antrim, N. Ireland


Contemporary Drawings from Britain, XAFA, Xi'an Province, China


Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery

Home, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

Another Country (with Cara Nahaul), The Nunnery, London


Live at Whitechapel Gallery - Life is More Important Than Art, (Gilane Tawadros chairs a discussion with artists Janette Parris, Matthew Krishanu and Sarah Dobai)

A brush with... Matthew Krishanu – The Art Newspaper podcast, interview by Ben Luke, podcast

Matthew Krishanu: Painting About Religion, interview by David Trigg, podcast


Figure and Ground (video) (Phoebe Boswell, Mandy El-Sayegh, Jake Grewal and Matthew Krishanu), Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room


Everyday Heroes (video), Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre

Artist talks: Camberwell College of Art, Goldsmiths College of Art, Falmouth College of Art, Nottingham Trent University


Corvus, Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London

The London Summer Intensive, Slade School of Fine Art/Camden Arts Centre

Longitudes in Question, MA Art and Space, Kingston University

Studio Visit, interview by Morgan Quaintance, Resonance FM

All things corvid, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Artist tour and talk, The Sun Never Sets, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

The Sun Never Sets, interview by James Sandy, King of the Buttons Podcast


Artist talk (video), John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Painting — People and Places, Huddersfield Art Gallery

Artist talk, Wimbledon College of Arts, MA Painting


Decolonising Art Practice – Image and Identity, Chelsea College of Arts

The Immediacy of Paint: Surface, University of Suffolk, with Glenn Brown, Kim Anno, Chris Hawtin, Shaun Camp, Dr Matthew Bowman


Curator Round Table, Studio Visit, presented by Morgan Quaintance, Resonance FM


The Immediacy of Paint: The Role of Painting in the Digital Age (video), University of Suffolk

Artist talk, Institute of Education, MA Museums & Galleries in Education


Artists' Talk (with Cara Nahaul), Another Country, The Nunnery, London


Artist talk, Kala Bhavan College of Fine Arts, BA & MA Fine Art, Santiniketan, India


Artist talk, Central Saint Martins, BA Criticism, Communication & Curation

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Central Saint Martins (UAL), London

China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Government Art Collection, UK

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Kiran Nadar Art Museum, Delhi, India

Komechak Art Gallery, Chicago

Priseman Seabrook Collection, UK

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London

Tianjin Academy of Art, China

Yantai Art Museum, China


Beyond the Page (catalogue), Edited by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira, with contributions from Emily Hannam and Hammad Nasar (MK Gallery) ISBN 9781781301258

Life Is More Important Than Art, Gilane Tawadros, Janette Parris, Whitechapel Gallery ISBN 9780854883196

Matthew Krishanu (monograph), Mark Rappolt, Ben Luke, Dorothy Price (Amomie Publishing), ISBN 9781910221334


The Kingfisher’s Wing (catalogue), Tom Morton (GRIMM), ISBN 9789083188867


Mixing It Up: Painting Today (catalogue), Ralph Rugoff, ISBN 9781853323744

The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2, ISBN 9781910221273

John Moores Painting Prize 2020 (catalogue), Jennifer Higgie, ISBN 9781902700625


Beyond Other Horizons (catalogue), Peter Harrap, Anna McNay, Florin Ungureanu, (Iasi Palace of Culture), ISBN 9786068547435


Painting Childhood (catalogue), Amy Orrock and Jill Seaton, Compton Verney (Paul Holberton Publishing), ISBN 9781911300564

Matthew Krishanu: The Sun Never Sets, Jenni Lomax and Ruxmini Choudhury, Birmingham, Midlands Arts Centre, ISBN 9781907796234


John Moores Painting Prize 2018 (catalogue), ISBN 9781902700601

The Sun Never Sets, Exhibition publication, Matt Price, Huddersfield Art Gallery

Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition, ISBN 1534870121


Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts

Contemporary British Watercolours, Simon Carter, ISBN 1515109925

The Brentwood Stations of the Cross, Simon Carter, ISBN 1505832063


Priseman Seabrook Collection, ISBN 1514186772

In the City, Exhibition Publication, Robert Harbison, The Lion and Lamb

Iniva — The A-Z of Emotions, Emotional Learning Cards, ISBN 9781899846573

‘Another Country’, Exhibition publication, Skye Sherwin, Nunnery Gallery


The Marmite Prize for Painting IV, ISBN 1905659105


The Marmite Prize for Painting III, ISBN 1905659091


Matthew Krishanu: On a Limb review, Artforum, Mario D’Souza, October

Can painting ever bear the weight of grief?, Apollo, Hettie Judah, August

Life Is More Important Than Art: shows why we need art too, Ben Luke, Evening Standard, June

Life Is More Important Than Art review, Jessica Wall, The Upcoming, June

Seven key takeaways from Dhaka Art Summit 2023, Kabir Jhala, The Art Newspaper


Gallery Highlights, Samuel Reilly, Apollo

Secrets of the Seesaw, Elizabeth Fullerton, The Guardian, November

The Kingfisher’s Wing at GRIMM, Annabel Keenan, Cultbytes, August

Undercurrents, Allie Biswas, LGDR

On Grief and Grieving, Morgan Quaintance, Art Monthly, April

On Sickert’s ability to paint an inner life, Matthew Krishanu, Tate Etc, January


Mixing It Up: Painting Today Review, George Vasey, Burlington Contemporary, December

Mixing It Up: Painting Today Review, David Trigg, Art Review, November

Interview, Ben Luke, The Art Newspaper

Mixing It Up: Painting Today Review, Laura Cumming, The Guardian, September

Painting in Britain, Ben Luke, Evening Standard, September

Interview, David Trigg, Studio International, September



Artistic Dialogues, Mumbai Mirror, Reema Gehi, Dec

New Acquisitions, Contemporary Art Society, Uma Karavadra

Interview with Matthew Krishanu, Simina Neagu, Iniva

'New Figurations: Matthew Krishanu and Sosa Joseph', Cleo Roberts, Jhaveri Contemporary

‘Corvus: A painting installation', Christine Takengny, Contemporary Art Society

'Between Skeletons and Sunsets', Cleo Roberts, ArtAsiaPacific, March

‘Top 5 Exhibitions to see in London in April’, Tabish Khan, FAD Magazine

MAC and Ikon, Jackie Wullschläger, Critics’ Choice, FT Weekend, Jan


‘The Colour of Memory’, Neil Mudd, The Culture Vulture, Sep

‘A Q&A with Matthew Krishanu, painter’, Narbi Price, a-n, Aug

‘Artists at Work: Matthew Krishanu’, Courtauld Gallery, July

‘Matthew Krishanu: from Bradford to Bangladesh and onward’, Robert Priseman, Art UK, May


Matthew Krishanu interview by Matt Price Fused Magazine, Summer

‘Painting from Life’, Matthew Krishanu, Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery


‘Aviary exhibition wings its way to Transition Gallery’, Russell Parton, East End Review, May



‘Matthew Krishanu: Interview by Simon Carter’, Painters’ Table, June

‘Painting the Figure — A Contemporary Practice Perspective’, Matthew Krishanu, Becoming Picasso, Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery


'Expressive Arts', Matthew Krishanu, Master Drawings, Learning Resource, The Courtauld Gallery