Matthew Collings studied painting at the Byam Shaw Art School 1974-78, and Goldsmith’s College 1990-92. On graduating he began writing reviews for the UK based magazine Artscribe. In the 1980s and ’90s, after taking over the editorship of Artscribe, and turning it into a successful international publication, he was the art critic on BBC2’s The Late Show. He left the programme in 1995. Since then he has written many books on art, including Blimey! From Bohemia to Britpop: The London Artworld from Francis Bacon to Damien Hirst and This Is Modern Art. He also wrote and presented for Channel 4 a number of highly successful and acclaimed TV series. These include This Is Modern Art, which won several awards including a BAFTA. For many years he presented Channel 4’s live annual coverage of the Turner Prize. His recent programmes What Is Beauty? and Renaissance Revolution were made for the BBC. He has taken part in many exhibitions. He began collaborating with Emma Biggs (as Biggs & Collings) in 2001.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.