Matthew Stone was born in 1982 in London, England. He graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a first class honors degree in painting in 2004. Stone works across a number of different disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography and performance. Stone began his career as a leading influencer in a number of counter-cultural movements in London.
He was instrumental in developing the South London art collective !WOWOW! as well as a central figure in the shift of sub-cultural understanding that came to re-imagine and later define areas of the East End of London during the mid 00’s. Stone has been part of a number of critically acclaimed solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. In The United Kingdom he has shown at Tate Britain, The ICA and the Royal Academy of Art, and internationally at the Marrakech Biennale, Fiorucci Foundation and Viafarini, Milan. Stone has performed recent works at the Ny Glyptotek, Copenhagen and at the 2013 and 2014 editions of Art Basel Miami Beach.