DPhil - University of Oxford
MA - Stanford University
BA (Hons) - The University of Western Australia
LLB - The University of Western Australia
DipModLang (Italian) - The University of Western Australia
Matthew J. Mason joined the Sotheby's Institute of Art from the University of Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the history of the 'independent curator', and this figure’s entanglement with political developments beginning in the late 1960s.
Prior to commencing his studies at Oxford, Matthew received a Master of Arts in Art History from Stanford University. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in the History of Art, and a Diploma in Modern Languages in Italian from the University of Western Australia.
He has developed and taught courses on modern and contemporary art, as well as curatorial and exhibition histories, and his writing has been published in ARTMargins and Senses of Cinema, as well as appearing in exhibition catalogues in Australia and the United States. He previously held positions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
At present he is preparing his doctoral thesis for publication, and is also at work on his next book project: a history of the Venice Biennale and its national pavilions.