Matto Lucas is an Australian artist, photographer, creator, curator and art facilitator working within mixed and digital media, with a focus on 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.
Represented commercially by Artman Gallery in 2013, In 2011 Matto 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. He won first place in the 2019 Picturing Footscray Photography prize.
Matto has been involved in a large number of exhibitions nationally.
He was the Visual Arts Mentor at the Bendigo South East College’s Academy of Creative Arts for 2016 and 2017, previously operated as the Vice President and sat as a committee member at Trocadero Artspace Footscray from 2016 – 2019. He is also a volunteer at the Centre of Contemporary Photography in Collingwood.
Matto is the creator and operator of Melbourne Art Review as the Digital Arts Officer for Hobsons Bay Creative City.