Born in Tacoma, WA, 1975
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Lives and works in Berlin
A Year with 17 Moons, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Marian Goodman, New York, NY
Marian Goodman, Paris, France
Matt Saunders: The Movies That Were Secret Remain Secret Somehow and a Nation Forgets Its Pleasures, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Century Rolls, Tate Liverpool, UK
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
People on Sunday, Harris Lieberman, New York
Parallel Plot, Renaissance Society, Chicago
Binsey Poplars, Harris Lieberman, New York
Art Statements, Art|39|Basel, Basel; Gallery Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Prison Scene, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen
House Arrest, Homie, Berlin
Harris Lieberman, New York
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
Slept, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
Two Videos, Sert Gallery, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Screen Test, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
In Vitro Alternative Space, Geneva
Images That Speak, Presentation House Gallery at Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Cinema & Painting, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ
Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
Still, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Sharjah Biennial 10, United Arab Emirates
Stop.Move, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Katarina Burin, Matthew Hale, Matt Saunders, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Private View II, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds From a Failed Suicide, Gresham’s Ghost, New York
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York
Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Politics, Maisterra Valbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, curated by Collier Schorr
Back to the Figure: Contemporary Painting, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
Liquid Paper - Pure Land, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Founders Day, Grimm/Rosenfeld, New York
The Parable Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York
Works on Paper, Southfirst, Brooklyn
Lazarus Effect, Prague Biennial 1, National Gallery
Veletrzni Palac, Prague, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
Fair Play, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin
Game Over, Grimm/Rosenfeld
Immediate Gesture, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
On Paper, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich
Enough About Me, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, curated by Deborah Kass
MFA Thesis Show 2002,Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
B-Hotel, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Beyond Flaming, Galerie Atelier A48, Grenoble, France
Awards and Grants
Jean François Prat Prize
Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship
Louis Sudler Prize
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize
Articles and Reviews
Greenberger, Alex. “Matt Saunders Wins the Decordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize.” ArtNews, September 4, 2015.
Gay, Malcolm. “Cambridge Artist Matt Saunders Wins Rappaport Prize.” Boston Globe, September 4, 2015. Saunders, Matt. "The Rest is Silence." Artforum 53, no. 10 (Summer 2015): 281-82.
Herbert, Rhiannon. "Capture Photography Festival Highlights, Part 1: Images That Speak." BlackFlash Magazine, May 4, 2015.
Goodden, Sky. "Interview: Curator Christopher Eamon Troubles the Shifting Form (and Relevance) of Photography." MOMUS, April 9, 2015.
Ramsey, Justin. "Step into the Frame: 'Images That Speak' at Capture Photography Festival." Montecristo Magazine, April 8, 2015.
Cardon, Stephanie. "Matt Saunders, a Generous Mind." Bigredandshiny.com, January 18, 2013.
Nagesh, Ashitha. "Matt Saunders." Artforum.com, January 8, 2013.
Polla, Ada. "Who do Contemporary Artists Collect? A Conversation with Matt Saunders." Huffington Post, February 21, 2013.
"Between Frames: Q+A with Matt Saunders," Artinamerica.com, December 8, 2011.
“Review: Matt Saunders/The Renaissance Society.” Newcity Art, March 2010.
Weinberg, Lauren. ”Parallel Plot,” TimeOut (Chicago), March 2010.
Latimer, Quinn. “Matt Saunders, Andreas Grimm, Munich.” Frieze, January 2009.
Marshall, Piper. “Matt Saunders: Harris Lieberman,” Artforum.com, March 27, 2009.
“Medium Cool, Best of Photography: Matt Saunders,” TimeOut (New York), no. 705, April 2-8, 2009.
Schwendener, Martha. “Get Your Anxiety Right Here,” Village Voice, February 25, 2009.
Stillman, Nick. “Matt Saunders: Harris Lieberman Gallery.” Artforum 47, no. 10 (Summer 2009): 338.
“Twilight Art.” Carefully Aimed Darts.blogspot.com, February 2009.
Turvey, Lisa. “Openings: Matt Saunders.” Artforum, February 2007.
“Matt Saunders,” New York Times, February 24, 2006.
Stillman, Nick. “Matt Saunders,” Artforum.com, February 2006.
Smith, Roberta. “Founders Day,” New York Times, August 19, 2005.
Berwick, Carly. “Matt Saunders.” ARTNews, January 2004.
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Works on Paper,” Artforum.com, February 14, 2004.
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders,” Artforum.com, September 2003.
Mar, Alex. New York Sun, July 24, 2003.
Haendel, Karl. “Beyond Relativism” (catalogue). Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, 2001.
“Le Vampirisme selon Matt Saunders,” Tribune de Genève, May 3, 1999.
“Fair Play,” Boiler Magazine, 1999.
Madoff, Steven Henry. “Matt Saunders.” ART ON THE EDGE: 17 Contemporary Artists, 61-64.
Museum and Public Collections
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Modern, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT