Matt Shane was born in 1981 in Vancouver, Canada. On obtaining his BFA from the University of Victoria in 2004, he was named National Winner of the Bank of Montreal’s 1st Art Competition and received a grant to exhibit the first of many collaborative projects with artist Jim Holyoak. Shane has co-organized public drawing installations, which often involve hundreds of participants, in Los Angeles, Montreal, Victoria, and at the Banff Centre in Canada. Most recently, he completed a four-month long drawing installation as part of the 2011 Québec Triennial. 
Shane has exhibited widely in North America, and has done artist residencies at NKD Norway, Cuadro Dubai, Wander Den Haag, the Baie Saint Paul Symposium, Art Omi NY, KIAC Dawson, the Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Centre. He received an MFA from Concordia University in 2013. Shane lives and works in Montreal.