Matto Lucas is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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“Creating art is a way for me to belong to myself. Using performance as a foundation, I aim to further the understandings of queer male body value systems.

In questioning human worth, my concern is to own space or property.

The work presents the passive body, and the body ‘at work’ ‐ bodies that transgress both fragility and empowerment.

It exists to be both frightened and frightening.

It exists. I exist."

Matto Lucas is an Australian Visual Artist, photographer, creator, curator and art facilitator working within mixed and digital media, with a preference for photography and performance.

In 2013 Lucas was awarded a Lifetime Membership to Midsumma for his continuous work and commitment as a visual artist within the LGBTQI community. In 2015 Lucas operated as Coalesce ARI’s President for the first half of the year.

Represented commercially by Artman Gallery in 2013, In 2011 Lucas was shortlisted for the Metro Gallery Art Award, and shortlisted for the AGENDO13 young emerging artists prize in 2013, the Sunshine Coast Gallery New Media Art Prize in 2015 and The Footscray Art Prize in 2017. Lucas has been involved in a large number of exhibitions nationally and is available for commissions. Lucas was the Visual Arts Mentor at the Bendigo South East College’s Academy of Creative Arts for 2016 and 2017. Lucas is currently the Vice President and Committee Member at Trocadero Artspace Footscray. Lucas is a current (2019) member of Arts West. Lucas lectures in Visual Media and Design at Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne.