Born in Florida, USA, Mathew Tom received his MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (2011), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008), and BFA Painting at the University of Central Florida (2007). Tom has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, India, Europe and Asia, including group shows Mapping Detours, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata (2014), INCUBARTE, Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain (2013), Wunderkammer, Hoxton Art Gallery, London (2012), and Lucky 13, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago (2007). Recent solo exhibitions include He Knows He Is Not Real at the Royal Acedemy, London (2014), Perfect Future, B93 Space, Enschede, Netherlands (as part of a residency) and Welcome to Paradise, Hoxton Art Gallery, London (both 2012). Tom lives and works in London.