Selected Articles & Press
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Jan Hogan, 'Arts council fellowships work to foster creativity across the state', Review-Journal, 13 July
J. K. Russ, ' Mapping New Ground: the Artist-Run London Biennale Pollination Event', The Huffington Post, 27 June
Ed Fuentes, 'HORROR VACUI is a kiss before the bite, Paint This Desert', 24 June
Jenessa Kenway, 'Death and resurrection in Las Vegas: An art review' KNPR, 8 July
Dawn-Michelle Baude, ' HORROR VACUI combines wit and weird', Las Vegas Weekly, 25 June
F. Andrew Taylor, 'Artist has horror-ble take on Las Vegas', Review-Journal, 5 June
Kristen Peterson, 'Finding the art is part of the thrill of the ‘London Biennale’', Las Vegas Weekly, 11 June
Kristen Peterson, 'The body in the room, the shaman and other tales- 2014 London Biennale: Pollination in Las Vegas', Las Vegas Weekly, 18 June
Nicholas Forrest, 'INTERVIEW: Dick Quan on His Art Collection at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery', Blouin Art Info, 20 May
Lucy Rees, 'A new world: AES+F & the Dr Dick Quan collection', Art And Australia, May issue
Dana Satterwhite, 'Best artist to begin collecting now', Desert Companion, February
Mark Peters, 'The Essence of a Painting', Gisborne Herald, 30 January
Scott Dickensheets, 'Influence List: Arts & Culture', Desert Companion, January
J.K. Russ, 'A Toga-Wearing Tattooist Creates an Antipodean Contemporary Art Experience', The Huffington Post, 16 January
Lawrence Gipe and John Seed, 'Depiction and the Picture: Dialogue on Contemporary Representational Art', Art LTD, January edition
Anthony Morreale, 'From Impressions to Fossils: Matt Couper’s Accumulating Signs', Sound/Color/Vibration, 14 January
Joe Schoenmann, 'The decision to cover an LIB mural has launched a worthy discussion', Las Vegas Weekly, 4 December
J.K. Russ, ' Visual Art: The Life is Beautiful Festival Legacy ', The Huffington Post 16 December

Dawn-Michelle Baude, ' Sampler: Las Vegas’ weighs in on the evolution of text-based artwork', Las Vegas Weekly, 5 December

Kristen Peterson, ' LIB recap: Art Odyssey is a ‘48-hour nirvana'’ , Las Vegas Weekly, 29 October
IE, 'Recent Devotional Paintings: Pick of the week', Inland Empire Weekly, 3 October
Cindi Reed,' Best Art Import', Seven Magazine, 25 September
Kristine Walsh, 'Artist Harvests stock to curate group show', Gisborne Herald, 15 August 2013
Nicholas Forrest, Auckland Art Fair Ends on a High with Strong Sales (and a Monkey), Blouin Artinfo, 12 August, 2013
Kristine Walsh, 'Monkey See, Monkey Do', Gisborne Herald, 8 August, 2013
Greg Boyed, 'Auckland Art Meets World', (video), Seven Sharp, 7 August, 2013
Hugh Sundae, 'Preview: Auckland Art Fair' (video), Auckland Herald, 6 August, 2013
Matthew Couper: 'Five Albums I'm Loving Right Now', Off The Tracks, 3 August, 2013
The Big Idea, 'The Artist As Peasant', 11 July, 2013
Cindi Moon Reed, 'Best Art Import', Las Vegas Seven Magazine, 25 July, 2013
Jenessa Kenway, 'Disco Inferno: An exhibition for our hellish summer', Las Vegas CityLife, 10 June, 2013
JK Russ, 'The Traveling Miracle Show Crosses the great divide', Huffington Post, 23 May, 2013
Kristen Peterson, 'Taking the art scene seriously', Las Vegas Weekly, 14 February 2013
Kristine Walsh, 'Artist's journey takes a long journey of its own', Gisborne Herald, 31 January 2013
Jenessa Kenway, 'Local Art: Who to look for in 2013', Las Vegas CityLife, 3 January 2013
John Seed, 'The Art Market and Art Criticism Will Divorce in 2013: An Allegory', The Huffington Post, 21 December 2012

Dan Chappell, ‘Nothing If Not Divine, Art News NZ, Summer issue, 2012

Kristine Walsh, 'Artist Soaking It Up In Sin City', Gisborne Herald, NZ, 18 October, 2012
Scott Dickensheets, 'We Chose You', Desert Companion, Las Vegas, October Issue, 2012
Anthony Behrens, 'Hidden Talent', SwampThing Magazine, 20 September, 2012 (PDF)
Checko Salgado, 'Matthew Couper: Skins & Teeth Review', Arts Vegas, 15 September, 2012
Jenessa Kenway, 'In The Thick Of It: Matthew Couper's Skins & Teeth', Las Vegas Citylife, 14 September, 2012
Scott Dickensheets, 'To Do Thursday: Matthew Couper's Skins & Teeth', Las Vegas Citylife, 12 September, 2012
Eric Minh Swenson, 'Is Tim Bavington the Ed Ruscha of Las Vegas?', Huffington Post, 22 August, 2012
Scott Dickensheets,'Biennale 2012 was an avant-garde hit. But will it further artistic growth or be a one-time wonder?', Las Vegas Citylife, 25 July, 2012
Simon Sweetman, 'The Music That Hangs From Your Walls', Blog On The Tracks,, 11 May, 2012
Tania McCaulay, 'Questions Of Faith', Hawkes Bay Today, Wed, Feb 22, 2012, A13
Featured artist in 'Catalyst' Literary Arts Journal. Volume 9 - 'Export Quality', February, 2012
'The Ethical Hedonist' Episode 4: Las Vegas, aired on The Travel Channel International, February, 2012
James Robinson 'Living Las Vegas', Voyages in America,, 10 Jan 2012
Kelly Klaasmeyer, 'Stuff to See, Holiday Edition, Part II', Glass Tire, Houston, 22 December, 2011

John Seed, 'Matthew Couper: A Devotional Painter in Las Vegas', Huffington Post, 9th of November 2011

Raul Gutierrez, 'Heading East', 16th September, 2011
Dick Frizzell, 'It's All About The Image', Godwit Publishing, NZ, 2011, Page 186
Laurel Stowell, 'Men Can't Resist Clay', Wanganui Chronicle, 10th August, 2011

Laurel Stowell , 'Loving Las Vegas artists return to show pop culture', Wanganui Chronicle, 18 May, 2011

Scott Dickensheets, 'Trickle-treat', Citylife, 9th June, 2011
Danielle Kelly, 'The CAC's 'Annual Juried Show' trims down a but, but still delivers', Las Vegas Weekly, 1st of June ,2011
Eclectix Arts, 'Top Picks from "Everything But the Kitschen Sync" at La Luz in LA' 28th March 2011
Roy Dunningham, 'Creative Hawke’s Bay Invitational 2011' Bay Buzz, 24th May 2011
Promotora Arte, 'CMTV abre AWAY FROM DIOS', 4th December 2010

John Seed, 'Five Paintings, Five Palettes: Hess, Zokosky, McKenzie, Oliveira, Couper', Huffington Post, 12th Nov, 2011

Paul Brooks, 'Catch Couper's Ceramics, Wanganui Midweek, 5th of May, 2010
Roy Dunningham, 'Creative Hawke’s Bay Invitational', Bay Buzz, 9th April, 2010
Laurel Stowell, 'Ceramic Art used to Explore Kiwi Identity', Wanganui Chronicle, 14 April, 2010
The Gravy, 'Matthew Couper interviewed in Whanganui', February 2010 (video)
Simon Sweetman, 'The 27 Club, Blog on the Tracks, 1th January, 2010
Roy Dunningham, 'Seen This Century' Bay Buzz, 16 November 2009
Warwick Brown, Matthew Couper: Seen This Century, No. 17 (Part One & Part Two)', Random House, NZ, 2009
Maree Mills, 'Mind Games: Surrealism in Aotearoa' Hastings City Art Gallery February 2009
Andy Palmer, 'Seen This Century: 100 Contemporary New Zealand Artists', Lumiere, 25th March, 2009
Gerald Barnett, 'Matthew Couper - Ex Votos', The Real Art Roadshow, March 2009 (PDF)
Peter Trevelyan,'Matthew Couper: Artist Interview', The Read Art Raodshow, March 2007 (video)
Aaron Lister, 'Matthew Couper: Good Luck & Bad Luck', The Real Art Roadshow, January 2007 (PDF)
Josie McNaught, 'For Adults Only', The Dominion, 25th April, 2002
Louise Tullet, White Noise at Enjoy, April 2001
Aaron Lister, 'Wellington Round-up', Art New Zealand, Spring 2001
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