Matthew Brooks is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Montréal, Canada. He holds a B.F.A. in Photography and an M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Concordia University. He was awarded the Lande Award in Photography in 2017 and the Roloff Beny Foundation Fellowship in Photography in 2018. He was longlisted for the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award in 2019 and 2020.

Aging architecture and material culture are frequent themes in his large-scale photographic work which explores ambiguous narratives and the veracity of the image. Within his hyperreal tableaus, the viewer’s sense of the real is destabilized, creating an uncanny sense of both reality and fiction. The construction of the photographic image is constantly at play in his works as he creates cinematic, anachronistic scenes which combine mundanity and artifice.

His work has been recently included in solo and group exhibitions at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Occurrence, Birch Contemporary, and Centre Skol among others. In 2017, he presented a new large-scale public artwork in New Westminster, BC for the Capture Photography Festival. His work has been published in print and online in publications such as Magenta Magazine, Lenscratch, It's Nice That, Huffington Post, FotoRoom, and Ain't Bad Magazine among others. His work is included in the Colart collection, Capital One collection, and private collections.