Mr Matthys Gerber

Senior Lecturer, Painting

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1063
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

Biographical details

Born in the Netherlands and in Australia since 1971, Matthys is an artist who works primarily with painting and photography. The work tends to hover uncomfortably between abstraction and representation, seeking out the failings of images and superimpositions of contradictory painting techniques. Any technique can be used, from photorealism to geometric abstraction. Matthys regularly exhibits in Australia and overseas and is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney.

Teaching and supervision

Adrian Gebers, MFA

Gilbert Grace, MFA

Andre Hemer, PhD

Stephen Hodge, PhD

Zoe Robertson, MFA

Selected publications & creative works

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Original Creative Work

  • Gerber, M. (2013). 1. Pump, 2013 2. Radar, 2013 3. Mother Tongue, 2013 4. Scarecrow, 2013 5. Wildlife, 2013. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). 1. Vinyl. In: Masculin Feminin (part 2). Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Hot Art - Cold Market. In: Hot Art - Cold Market. Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Matthys Gerber 1. Snow White, 2012 2. Snake Charmer, 2012 3. Phantom Limb, 2012 4. 2012, 2012. In: Matthys Gerber. Blockprojects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Echo Echo. In: Matthys Gerber, James Dodd, Paul Sloan. Hugo Michell Gallery. Hugo Michell Gallery, Beulah Park, Beulah Park, SA, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Romy 2. Flambo 3. Space Needle 4. Sky Lar King 5. Medio Metro. In: Matthys Gerber. Blockprojects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Untitled 2011 (photograph). In: Temporary Collection, Paris. Temporary Collection. Paris, France.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). 1. Canterbury #1 2008 2. Canterbury #2 2008 3. Canterbury #3 2008 4. Canterbury #4 2008. In: B&W. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). 1. Jeep 2. Stalin 3. Zonda F 4. Pie Jesu 5. Stryker. In: Mattys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). Beatles: #1; #2 ; #3 ; # 4. In: Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). Romy. In: 15 Years of contemporary art : Redlands Westpac Artprize. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). solger. In: The SNO Group. Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Flew. In: Pigtail. Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Glitterarty '93 2. Couple '05 3. Flower #3 '03 4. Untitled '05 5. Smokepainting #2 '96 6. Clouds #3 '95 7. Natsuho Takita '96 8. Untitled '05 9. Target '05 10. Spiral '04 11. Boy '94 12. Untitled '05 13. Untitled '06 14. Untitled '05 15. Web Painting #3 '02 16. Canterbury '08. In: Survey. Block Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Placebo 2. Fever 3. Parasol 4. 20,000 km/h 5. Black Mirror 6. Doktor Gerber. In: Parasol. Sarah Cottier Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). Untitled. In: Shilo. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Cadel Evans 2. Stuart O'Grady 3. Robbie McEwen. In: NPG Inaugural Hang. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Making of the Beast 2. Madame d'Oeuf 3. Jetmaster 4. Theo Schoon #3. In: Matthys Gerber. University Of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (SoFA). SoFA Gallery, The Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Monitor >> RO. In: Matthys Gerber: Paintings. Block Projects, Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Block Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Moonroof. In: My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble. Sydney College of the Arts. Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Rala Rala. In: Artspace 24/25: Twenty four One Hour Exhibitions. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Self portrait (dead). In: Man: Depicting Contemporary Masculinity. Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest. Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1.Composition 1 2.Composition 2. In: Making and Breaking Pattern: New Work. The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1.Tight and Shiny. In: Matthys Gerber, Stephen Hodge, Richard Kean. Peloton. Peloton, 25 Meagher Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hansford, P., Gerber, M. (2008). Chromatic Visions (exhibition essay). Chromatic Visions, (pp. 1 - 8). Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). Pole 2008. In: The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park 2008. Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award. Werribee Park, Werribee, Victoria, Australia.
  • Dunn, R., Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Elvis2 (Gold) 2. Elvis2 (Silver). In: Living Elvis. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Monster 2. Demon. In: Tropical Hotdog Night. MOP. MOP 2/93 Abercrombie St, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Postcards 07. In: Postcards. Peloton, 25 Meagher St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Theo Schoon #2. In: Gernot Bubenik, Herbert Brandl, Matthys Gerber, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Anselm Reyle, Giles Ryder. Peloton. Peloton, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Wallpainting #1 2. Wallpainting #2 3. Wallpainting #3. In: SNO 29. Sydney Non Objective (SNO), Marrickville. Sydney Non Objective (SNO), Level 1, 175 Marrickville Rd, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1.Black Mojo 2.Rala Rala 3.Dr Quack 4.Either #3 5.Or #3. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1.Box 2005 2.Self Portrait 2002. In: eye to. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Dia, 2. Ear, 3. Matter, 4. Gold Painting II (With Purple Net), 5. Negative Painting #1, 6. Negative Painting #2, 7. Ringlock (Target) 8. Negative Painting #3, 9. Second Couple, 10. Simca, 11. Spirale, 12. Swerve. In: Negative Paintings. Harrison Galleries. Harrison Galleries, 294 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Moonroof. In: We're Open. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Pole. In: Turrbal-Jagera. University of Queensland. The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Untitled. In: Trafik. Broadway Café, Sydney. Broadway Café, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Untitled 06. In: Examples. Peloton, 25 Meagher St Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Contra Driver 2.Schoon Painting #2 3.Zephyr 4.Silk Sucker 5.Monster 6.Schoon Painting #1 7.Waterfall 8.Delta KaKa Mucho 9.Grown. In: Matthys Gerber: New Work 2006. Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Klompen. In: Transformative. Blindside. Blindside, Gallery One, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Slavedriver. In: Contemporary Collection Display. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). 1. Box 2. Prints 1-10 3. Four Flags 4. Smoke Painting 5. Wallpaper 6. Self portrait (dead). In: Wake. Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). 1. Spirale. In: The Centenary of Wild Beasts. MOP. MOP Project Room, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). Dio Rama. In: Untitled. Artspace, Sydney. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). The Phoenix Bar: Wallpaper. In: Wallpaper. The Phoenix Bar, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Self portrait. In: To Look Within: Self Portraits in Australia. University of Queensland Art Museum. James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Sonic Paintings. In: Sonic Paintings. MOP. MOP Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Tight and Shiny 2. Animal Magnet 3. Elasticum 4. Mens' Wing 5-7. In: Elasticum. Gow Langsford Gallery. Gow Langsford Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Ultra. In: Sightseeing (SCA/CAFA exchange exhibitions). Central Academy of Fine Arts. Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, Afghanistan.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1.Banner. In: The Open Gallery. City of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. L'origine du Monde. In: Orifice. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Slavedriver. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery. Sarah Cottier Gallery, 585 Elizabeth St, Redfern, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Sydney: it could be so good. In: Yellow Pages. Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Web Painting #2 2. White Albumen 3. Family. In: First Beijing International Art Biennale. First Beijing International Art Biennale. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Afghanistan.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1.Wallpaper #1. In: wall/paper. Australian Galleries. Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne, Melbourne (50 Smith Street Collingwood), Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2002). 1. Gary Wilson 2. George Tjungurrayi 3. Oliver Mossett. In: It's a Beautiful Day: New Painting in Australia 2. Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Curated / Produced Exhibition / Event

  • Rhodes, C., Gerber, M. (2013). Cabinet of Curiosities. Sydney, Australia: Callan Park Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Ladies and Gentleman. Yuill Crowley, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia: Yuill Crowley.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). Chromatic Visions. Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts Gallery.

2013

  • Gerber, M. (2013). 1. Pump, 2013 2. Radar, 2013 3. Mother Tongue, 2013 4. Scarecrow, 2013 5. Wildlife, 2013. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rhodes, C., Gerber, M. (2013). Cabinet of Curiosities. Sydney, Australia: Callan Park Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts.

2012

  • Gerber, M. (2012). 1. Vinyl. In: Masculin Feminin (part 2). Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Hot Art - Cold Market. In: Hot Art - Cold Market. Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Ladies and Gentleman. Yuill Crowley, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia: Yuill Crowley.
  • Gerber, M. (2012). Matthys Gerber 1. Snow White, 2012 2. Snake Charmer, 2012 3. Phantom Limb, 2012 4. 2012, 2012. In: Matthys Gerber. Blockprojects, Melbourne, Australia.

2011

  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Echo Echo. In: Matthys Gerber, James Dodd, Paul Sloan. Hugo Michell Gallery. Hugo Michell Gallery, Beulah Park, Beulah Park, SA, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Romy 2. Flambo 3. Space Needle 4. Sky Lar King 5. Medio Metro. In: Matthys Gerber. Blockprojects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2011). 1. Untitled 2011 (photograph). In: Temporary Collection, Paris. Temporary Collection. Paris, France.

2010

  • Gerber, M. (2010). 1. Canterbury #1 2008 2. Canterbury #2 2008 3. Canterbury #3 2008 4. Canterbury #4 2008. In: B&W. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). 1. Jeep 2. Stalin 3. Zonda F 4. Pie Jesu 5. Stryker. In: Mattys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). Beatles: #1; #2 ; #3 ; # 4. In: Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). Romy. In: 15 Years of contemporary art : Redlands Westpac Artprize. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2010). solger. In: The SNO Group. Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia.

2009

  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Flew. In: Pigtail. Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Glitterarty '93 2. Couple '05 3. Flower #3 '03 4. Untitled '05 5. Smokepainting #2 '96 6. Clouds #3 '95 7. Natsuho Takita '96 8. Untitled '05 9. Target '05 10. Spiral '04 11. Boy '94 12. Untitled '05 13. Untitled '06 14. Untitled '05 15. Web Painting #3 '02 16. Canterbury '08. In: Survey. Block Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). 1. Placebo 2. Fever 3. Parasol 4. 20,000 km/h 5. Black Mirror 6. Doktor Gerber. In: Parasol. Sarah Cottier Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2009). Untitled. In: Shilo. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia.

2008

  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Cadel Evans 2. Stuart O'Grady 3. Robbie McEwen. In: NPG Inaugural Hang. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Making of the Beast 2. Madame d'Oeuf 3. Jetmaster 4. Theo Schoon #3. In: Matthys Gerber. University Of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (SoFA). SoFA Gallery, The Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Monitor >> RO. In: Matthys Gerber: Paintings. Block Projects, Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Block Projects, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Moonroof. In: My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble. Sydney College of the Arts. Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Rala Rala. In: Artspace 24/25: Twenty four One Hour Exhibitions. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1. Self portrait (dead). In: Man: Depicting Contemporary Masculinity. Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest. Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1.Composition 1 2.Composition 2. In: Making and Breaking Pattern: New Work. The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). 1.Tight and Shiny. In: Matthys Gerber, Stephen Hodge, Richard Kean. Peloton. Peloton, 25 Meagher Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). Chromatic Visions. Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts Gallery.
  • Hansford, P., Gerber, M. (2008). Chromatic Visions (exhibition essay). Chromatic Visions, (pp. 1 - 8). Sydney, Australia: Sydney College of the Arts.
  • Gerber, M. (2008). Pole 2008. In: The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award at Werribee Park 2008. Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award. Werribee Park, Werribee, Victoria, Australia.

2007

  • Dunn, R., Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Elvis2 (Gold) 2. Elvis2 (Silver). In: Living Elvis. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Monster 2. Demon. In: Tropical Hotdog Night. MOP. MOP 2/93 Abercrombie St, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Postcards 07. In: Postcards. Peloton, 25 Meagher St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Theo Schoon #2. In: Gernot Bubenik, Herbert Brandl, Matthys Gerber, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Anselm Reyle, Giles Ryder. Peloton. Peloton, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Wallpainting #1 2. Wallpainting #2 3. Wallpainting #3. In: SNO 29. Sydney Non Objective (SNO), Marrickville. Sydney Non Objective (SNO), Level 1, 175 Marrickville Rd, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1.Black Mojo 2.Rala Rala 3.Dr Quack 4.Either #3 5.Or #3. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2007). 1.Box 2005 2.Self Portrait 2002. In: eye to. Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

2006

  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Dia, 2. Ear, 3. Matter, 4. Gold Painting II (With Purple Net), 5. Negative Painting #1, 6. Negative Painting #2, 7. Ringlock (Target) 8. Negative Painting #3, 9. Second Couple, 10. Simca, 11. Spirale, 12. Swerve. In: Negative Paintings. Harrison Galleries. Harrison Galleries, 294 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Moonroof. In: We're Open. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Pole. In: Turrbal-Jagera. University of Queensland. The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Untitled. In: Trafik. Broadway Café, Sydney. Broadway Café, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1. Untitled 06. In: Examples. Peloton, 25 Meagher St Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Contra Driver 2.Schoon Painting #2 3.Zephyr 4.Silk Sucker 5.Monster 6.Schoon Painting #1 7.Waterfall 8.Delta KaKa Mucho 9.Grown. In: Matthys Gerber: New Work 2006. Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Klompen. In: Transformative. Blindside. Blindside, Gallery One, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2006). 1.Slavedriver. In: Contemporary Collection Display. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2005

  • Gerber, M. (2005). 1. Box 2. Prints 1-10 3. Four Flags 4. Smoke Painting 5. Wallpaper 6. Self portrait (dead). In: Wake. Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). 1. Spirale. In: The Centenary of Wild Beasts. MOP. MOP Project Room, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). Dio Rama. In: Untitled. Artspace, Sydney. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2005). The Phoenix Bar: Wallpaper. In: Wallpaper. The Phoenix Bar, Sydney, Australia.

2004

  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Self portrait. In: To Look Within: Self Portraits in Australia. University of Queensland Art Museum. James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Sonic Paintings. In: Sonic Paintings. MOP. MOP Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Tight and Shiny 2. Animal Magnet 3. Elasticum 4. Mens' Wing 5-7. In: Elasticum. Gow Langsford Gallery. Gow Langsford Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1. Ultra. In: Sightseeing (SCA/CAFA exchange exhibitions). Central Academy of Fine Arts. Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, Afghanistan.
  • Gerber, M. (2004). 1.Banner. In: The Open Gallery. City of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

2003

  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. L'origine du Monde. In: Orifice. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Slavedriver. In: Matthys Gerber. Sarah Cottier Gallery. Sarah Cottier Gallery, 585 Elizabeth St, Redfern, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Sydney: it could be so good. In: Yellow Pages. Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1. Web Painting #2 2. White Albumen 3. Family. In: First Beijing International Art Biennale. First Beijing International Art Biennale. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Afghanistan.
  • Gerber, M. (2003). 1.Wallpaper #1. In: wall/paper. Australian Galleries. Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne, Melbourne (50 Smith Street Collingwood), Australia.

2002

  • Gerber, M. (2002). 1. Gary Wilson 2. George Tjungurrayi 3. Oliver Mossett. In: It's a Beautiful Day: New Painting in Australia 2. Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

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