Matt Tarini


Matthew Tarini is an oil patiner who’s subject matter consists of cityscapes, still lifes, landscapes and figurative work. His paintings are inspired by the beauty he sees around him, whether it is an enigmatic expression on a face, a van illuminated by a street light at night or a bouquet of peonies in the summer.

Matthew Tarini is an artist and instructor currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. He has been an instructor at Western University and the University of Alberta and has taught workshops across the country. He has done private and public commissions, including portraits for University of Toronto and Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and has appeared on the television show Star Portraits. Matthew has had four solo exhibitions, including a recent solo show in Edmonton at Scott gallery in 2018 and has been included in numerous group exhibitions across Canada, including a show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Calgary. His work is in collections across Canada and internationally.



2015 MFA in Fine Art at the Western University, London, ON

2013 BFA in Fine Art at York University, Toronto, ON


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