Matt Saunders
Installation View
Two Worlds
January 22March 5, 2016
Neon in Daylight
Neon in Daylight
April 17May 24, 2014
Installation View
China in Nixon
November 11December 22, 2011
Passageworks
Nathalie Djurberg, Hirsch Perlman, Robin Rhode, Matt Saunders
November 6December 18, 2010

MATT SAUNDERS

Born in Tacoma, WA, 1975

 

Education

2002 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

Lives and works in Berlin

 

One-Person Exhibitions

2016
Two Moons, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2015
A Year with 17 Moons, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Marian Goodman, New York, NY

2014
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2012
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

2011
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2010
People on Sunday, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Parallel Plot, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Occasionals and Danger Men, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Buster, Clockwork, Berlin, Germany

2009
Binsey Poplars, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2008
Art Statements, Art|39|Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Gallery Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany

2007
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Prison Scene, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
House Arrest, Homie, Berlin, Germany

2006
Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

2004
Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

2003
Slept, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
Two Videos, Sert Gallery, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

2001
Screen Test, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

1999
In Vitro Alternative Space, Geneva, organized by Ada Polla

 

Group Exhibitions

2016
Double Take, Drawing Room and The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK 

2015
Images That Speak, Presentation House Gallery at Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014
Cinema & Painting, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ

2013
Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Still, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

2011
The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
The Ephemeral, Arndt, Berlin, Germany

2010
Stop.Move, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Katarina Burin, Matthew Hale, Matt Saunders, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2009
Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Private View II, Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds From a Failed Suicide, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
1999, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Portrait 1, Die Fuge, Berlin, Germany

2008
Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Politics, Maisterra Valbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (curated by Collier Schorr)

2006
Back to the Figure: Contemporary Painting, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Liquid Paper - Pure Land, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2005
Founders Day, Grimm/Rosenfeld, New York, NY
The Parable Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY

2003
Lazarus Effect, Prague Biennial 1, National Gallery, Czech Republic
Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic (curated by Lauri Firstenberg)

2002
Fair Play, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin Germany
Game Over, Grimm / Rosenfeld, New York, NY

2002
Immediate Gesture, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
On Paper, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
Enough About Me, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Deborah Kass)
MFA Thesis Show, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2001
B-Hotel, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Beyond Flaming, Galerie Atelier A48, Grenoble, France

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Catalogues

2016
Macfarlane, Kate, ed. Double Take: Drawing and Photography. London: Drawing Room, 2016. 

2013
Reimer, Karen, ed. Matt Saunders: Parallel Plot. Chicago: Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2013. 

 

Articles & Reviews 

2015     
Gay, Malcolm. “Cambridge Artist Matt Saunders Wins Rappaport Prize.” Boston Globe, September 4, 2015.
Goodden, Sky. "Interview: Curator Christopher Eamon Troubles the Shifting Form (and Relevance) of Photography." MOMUS, April 9, 2015. 
Greenberger, Alex. “Matt Saunders Wins the Decordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize.” ArtNews, September 4, 2015.
Herbert, Rhiannon. "Capture Photography Festival Highlights, Part 1: Images That Speak." BlackFlash Magazine, May 4, 2015.
Ramsey, Justin. "Step into the Frame: 'Images That Speak' at Capture Photography Festival." Montecristo Magazine, April 8, 2015.
Saunders, Matt. "The Rest is Silence." Artforum 53, no. 10 (Summer 2015): 281-82.            

2013
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.

2011
"Between Frames: Q+A with Matt Saunders," Artinamerica.com, December 8, 2011.

2010
“Review: Matt Saunders/The Renaissance Society.” Newcity Art, March 2010.
Weinberg, Lauren. ”Parallel Plot,” TimeOut (Chicago), March 2010.

2009
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.” CarefullyAimedDarts.blogspot.com, February 2009.

2007
Turvey, Lisa. “Openings: Matt Saunders.” Artforum, February 2007.

2006
“Matt Saunders,” New York Times, February 24, 2006.
Stillman, Nick. “Matt Saunders,” Artforum.com, February 2006.

2005
Smith, Roberta. “Founders Day,” New York Times, August 19, 2005.

2004
Berwick, Carly. “Matt Saunders.” ARTNews, January 2004.
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Works on Paper,” Artforum.com, February 14, 2004.

2003
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders,” Artforum.com, September 2003.
Mar, Alex. New York Sun, July 24, 2003.

2001
Haendel, Karl. “Beyond Relativism” (catalogue). Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, 2001.

1999
“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.

 

Awards

2013
Jean François Prat Prize 

2001
Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship

1997
Louis Sudler Prize
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

 

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

Munro, Stuart. "Matt Saunders: Two Worlds." ArtAsiaPacific March 2016.
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Gay, Malcolm. “Cambridge Artist Matt Saunders Wins Rappaport Prize.” Boston Globe, September 4, 2015.
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Greenberger, Alex. “Matt Saunders Wins the Decordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize.” ARTnews, September 4, 2015.
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Nagesh, Ashitha. "Matt Saunders." Artforum.com, January 8, 2013.
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Polla, Ada. "Who do Contemporary Artists Collect? A Conversation with Matt Saunders." Huffington Post, February 21, 2013.
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"Between Frames: Q+A with Matt Saunders," Art in America, December 8, 2011.
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Stoler, Ben Schuman. "Matt Saunders at the Renaissance Society," Chicagoist, March 3, 2010.
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Marshall, Piper. "Matt Saunders: Harris Lieberman," Artforum.com, March 27, 2009.
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Stillman, Nick. "Matt Saunders: Harris Lieberman Gallery." Artforum 47, no. 10 (Summer 2009): 338.
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