Matthew Harris is a graduate of the Fine Art Textile Course at Goldsmiths College in London and makes work in both paper and cloth. Working primarily from things seen and observed, the work in both materials seeks to explore and develop the potential of limited visual information by using physical manipulation and chance procedures.
Harris has exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan. He has work in the Crafts Council Collection, the Whitworth Museum and Art Gallery and Shipley Museum and Art Gallery, as well as numerous private collections. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the first Arts Foundation Award for Textile Art and in 2009, he completed Scorched, a ten-metre long Graphic Score for the new Colston Hall in Bristol.