• Matt Trahan is an artist living in Victoria, BC. His work examines the material possibilities of drawing by challenging some of its most fundamental precepts including the relationship between positive and negative space, figure and ground, and the discreteness of line. He also uses drawing as a framework for highlighting the beauty of certain mundane objects that appear to have an inherent artfulness or delicacy. This work often branches out into the realms of sculpture, painting, and photography while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of mark-making as a conceptual starting point. He holds a BFA from The University of Western Ontario (2009) and an MFA from The University of Victoria (2012) where he taught drawing and contemporary art theory from 2012-2017.

    In 2019, he opened an independent project space called Empty Gallery, which put on thirteen solo shows by artists from across Canada before closing in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.