Photo: Anna Zhu
MATT HUYNH is a Sydney born, New York based artist. His illustrations have been commissioned by the New York Times, Esquire, Bloomberg Business Week, Rolling Stone, Adobe, DDB, and Clemenger BBDO. Creative Sydney Festival named him one of Sydney’s most innovative cultural contributors for his documentary graphic novel CAB, depicting true stories from his childhood suburban Sydney migrant community. His work appears in MoMA’s permanent collection and has been presented on the Sydney Opera House stage.
In 2009, Matt undertook a worldwide professional development trip to work with some of the world’s leading illustrators, comic creators and publishers under the Design NSW Travelling Scholarship. From 2010-2011, Matt undertook a year long commitment to create an original body of work to coincide with every season, culminating in the exhibition of a nine meter charcoal scroll, paintings and mixed media work in the Australian Museum, Books Kinokuniya, Paper Mill Gallery, and Lamington Drive Gallery. Matt documented a Chinatown martial arts troupe in an eleven meter reportorial comic strip launching at the Sydney Opera House’s for the Graphic Festival.
View more of his illustrations at the Jacky Winter Group.
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Silver, Illustrators Australia Awards 2012
Society of Illustrators Annual 54, Sequential Category
Shortlisted, Comics Category, Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards
Top 10 Visual Artists, QANTAS Spirit of Youth Award
Top 3 Artistic Innovators, Anthill Business Magazine
Creative Sydney Catalyst, notable cultural contributor
Finalist, Young Illustrators Award Berlin
Winner, ArtStart Festival Campaign Illustration
Design: NSW Travelling Scholarship, Powerhouse Museum, British Council, Arts NSW recipient
Winner, Cut & Paste Digital Design Competition
Spark Fund Grant, Foundation for Young Australians
Best Small Press Title, Ledger Award for Excellence in Australian Comic Arts and Publishing
Winner, NSW Youth Week Poster Design
Best New Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition, Ledger Award for Excellence in Australian Comic