Coming to Rocket Science from MPC (Mr.X) Toronto, Schofield spent 16 years helping to lead creative at the studio while working to build the matte painting department. His illustrious filmography includes tiles from distinguished filmmakers, including, Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY (Netflix), James Gray’s AD ASTRA (Fox) Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY and CRIMSON PEAK (Fox), Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA (Netflix), and Olivia Newman’s WHERE THE CRAWDAD’S SING (Columbia Pictures). With a 2023 VES nomination for his work on VIKINGS: VALHALLA (Netflix), Matt’s recent credits also include MS. MARVEL (Disney+). His work was recognized early in his career with a Primetime Emmy nomination for HAVEN in 2001. In 2006 his digital matte painting work was part of a VFX Oscar nomination for Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS (Warner Bros.).
Matt’s traditional art focuses on his interest in observing the idiosyncratic nature of the photographer and their subjects. He has been exhibiting his artwork in commercial galleries, museums and artist run centres nationally and internationally since 1996. He has exhibited in Paris, Brussels, Florence, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Orlando, Miami and Toronto. He has exhibited with Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Mulherin and Pollard, Kabat-Wrobel Gallery, MEG Gallery, DU art Gallery, Zia Gallery and Projects Gallery. He has participated in group and curated exhibitions At The Red Head Gallery, Loop Gallery; Propeller Gallery and AWOL Gallery. Matthew’s work has been highlighted in Toronto Life Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and NOW Magazine. He is featured in the book Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, which is an overview of the state of Canadian painting in 2008. In 2011 he was a finalist in the BP Portrait award in London, UK and in the same year he was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. Matthew started his education in Architecture and completed an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from both McMaster University and the Ontario College of Art and Design.