Born in Bristol, Mat Chivers received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Sculpture, from Nottingham Trent University in 1996. He is also an ERASMUS of the Escuela des Belles Artes in Barcelona, Spain. Chivers has exhibited extensively over the last decade in both group and solo exhibitions, including Between Day and Night and Night and the Day at Kappatos Gallery, Athens (2013), Sculpture & Drawings at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton (2012), Fascination, curated by James Putnam at Maddox Arts, London and States of Flux at the Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset (both 2011). Chivers is the recipient of the Devon Arts Culture Award, Arts Council England Grant and ECO 2009 PROOF/New Art Examiner Editorial Award, among others. His work can be found in public and private collections including The Fitzwilliam Museum, Bristol City Council, The Met Office, Soho House Group and Dartmoor National Park. He recently unveiled a major new sculpture entitled Axiom, commissioned for the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University, and is currently undertaking a residency at NIROX, UNESCO designated World Heritage Site The Cradle of Humankind, culminating in a solo exhibition in February 2015.