Sally Boon Matthews is a British-born and educated visual artist, and educator living in New York City. She received a Foundation Degree in Art, and a Diploma in Art and Design (Honours) from The Arts University Bournemouth, UK. Further graduate studies include history and philosophy at Boston University and Columbia Teachers College. Her work has been exhibited and published in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Publications include Tricycle Magazine: The Buddhist Review, NY Times, Blitz Magazine, Penguin Books, Random House, A&M Records, Blitz Magazine, Om Yoga, Warner Books, British Journal of Photography, Battersea Museum of Art, UK, Galerie Solado, Caracas, Venezuela, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Louisiana Museum of Art. Chateau de Trousse-Barriere, Briare, France, Jamaica Arts Centre, NY. USA
Originally with a background in collage and photography, she has in the last twelve years developed a multi-discipline practice that includes, sewing, drawing, painting, bookmaking, and video.
Recent exhibitions, residencies, projects, and grants include:
2023 CICA Museum South Korea. Experimental Video
2022 Group Exhibition Portraits in Scent. Olfactory Keller Gallery NYC, NY
2022 Group Exhibition Flat File Gallery Online. Lines.
2022 Group Exhibition Re: Discoveries, Nars Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2022 Group Exhibition. Perspectives 2022 CICA Museum South Korea https://cicamuseum.com/perspectives-2022/
2021 Group Exhibition: Brooklyn/Seoul. Video Collaboration with Geuryung Lee. BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn USA
2021 Group Exhibition: Welcome Back, Maggie Peyton Gallery NY, NY USA
2021 Group Exhibition: Incubator Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
2021 Book: Art and Spirituality by Cosmina Ene https://www.thenewyorkoptimist.net/the-seeds-of-creation---art-and-spirituality.html
2020 Interview: Artspiel.org Artists in the Pandemic.
2020 Group Exhibition: Flat File Gallery 8x8 Online
2020 Book: The Seeds of Creation by Cosmina Ene
2019 Threading the Heart Sutra: a Contemplative Arts project with NY Insight Meditation Centre, NYC, USA
2017, 2018, and 2019 Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA. Artist residency.
2018 Jewish Center for History, NYC, USA Image of Sound audio-visual project. Collaboration with composer Inessa Zaretsky, Live concert performance by Tesla Quartet.
2017 Greenville Fine Arts Center, NC, USA Image of Sound audio-visual project. Collaboration with composer Inessa Zaretsky, Live concert performance by Tesla Quartet.
2017 Warren Wilson College, NC, USA Image of Sound audio-visual project. Collaboration with composer Inessa Zaretsky, Live concert performance by Tesla Quartet.
2017 Kitteridge Community Arts Center, NC, USA Image of Sound audio-visual project. Collaboration with composer Inessa Zaretsky, Live concert performance by Tesla Quartet.
2017 Swannanoa Music Festival Artist, NC, USA Artist in Residence,
2017 PSC-NY Professional Development Grant,
2017 Angel R Foundation Art Support Grant
2016 Invited photographer Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil. Culture Program
2016 ASL Merit Scholarship
Upcoming projects include:
2023 Installation: With You at St Philips Church, Kensington, London UK. Postponed from 2020
2024 Experimental Video: Where's Emily...? Notes on Coming and Going, Venice, Italy.
Postponed from 2020
2023 Short Film: As águas do mundo: with Camila Prado and Pedro Smith, Ilhabela, Brazil. Postponed from 2020