Matt Herriot [b.1999] is a portrait painter from London, UK, who is on course to graduate from Yale College in 2022 with a BA in Art and History of Art. 

The majority of my portraits are painted from life. The goal of each portrait is to capture one aspect of the person in front of me, however the subject of the work is the way I have painted them. No initial sketches are drawn out.  Instead, I take three-dimensional forms of the sitter's face, such as their cheek or eyelid, and abbreviate them into flat shapes that fall into place in relation to each other to create the image - every mark has a place and purpose. When you look at a portrait of mine, what you are really seeing is the way I view and process faces. 



Solo Shows



Chroma, Aisling Gallery, The Study, New Haven, CT, USA

October 1 - November 30


Hue, Yale University, Branford College HoC House, New Haven, CT, USA

August 23 - September 27


Selected Group Exhibitions 



The Yale Layer Edition X Exhibition, Jonathan Edwards Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA 

December 8 - December 15

Nostalgia, Art Exhibition Society at Yale, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT, USA

December 7



Maddox Gallery Summer Contemporary, Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK

June 22 - August 31


The Alzheimer's Show, Olympia London, Hammersmith, London, UK 

June 8 - June 9


Universal Language 2, A&D Gallery, Marylebone, London, UK

June 5 - June 9


Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, London, UK

February 2 - February 4



The National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK

November 17 - November 26


The National Open Art Exhibition (Finalists), Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK 

December 5 - December 17



The South West Academy Open Exhibition, Exeter Castle, Exeter, UK

September 12 - September 17


Young Artist 1st Prize - The National Open Art Competition 


4th Place - NOA17 World Art Vote


2nd Prize, Portraits Category - The Artist's Magazine Student Competition


Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 87, Feb / Mar 2019


The Yale Layer, Editions VI and VII


The Artist's Magazine, December 2017 Edition

News Shopper Article, September 2017

Copyright © 2019 Matt Herriot