Artist's Page

Matt Saunders

Born in Tacoma, WA, 1975

Education
MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, 2002
BA, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1997

Lives and works in Boston, MA, New York, NY and Berlin, Germany

One-Person Exhibitions

2019
Duets, Borch Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Folded Pictures, Borch Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Poems of Our Climate, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK
Librarie Marian Goodman, Paris, France 

2017
Currents 114: Matt Saunders, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Qiao Space, Shanghai, China 
Kupferdrucke, Borch Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016
Two Worlds, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
Inondé, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

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

2014
Neon in Daylight, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
A Step Away From Them, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2012
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
China in Nixon, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

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
Hertha, 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
Co-Stars, 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

2020
Borch Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019
Summer in BORCHs Butik, Borch Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
A brune figure in winter evening resists identity, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany
Summer in BORCHs Butik, Borch Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
In the Abstract, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Screens: Virtual Material, organized by Sarah Montross, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2016
Double Take, Drawing Room and The Photographers' 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, curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

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, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic 

2002
Fair Play, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin Germany
Game Over, Grimm / Rosenfeld, New York, NY
Immediate Gesture, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
On Paper, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
Enough About Me, curated by Deborah Kass, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
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

2022
O’Dwyer, ed. Matt Saunders: Poems of our Climate. Brooklyn, NY: Dancing Foxes Press, 2022.

2017
Screens: Virtual Materials. Lincoln, MA: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 2017.

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

2020
Aggarwal-Schifellite, Manisha. "Early Responses Indicate Shift to Online Classes Going Well Overall." Harvard Gazette, March 26, 2020. 
Su, Amanda Y. and Isselbacher, Juliet E. "‘A Living, Breathing Thing’: Departments, Students Rethink Thesis Proposals Due to Coronavirus Disruption." TheCrimson.com, April 27, 2020. 

2016
Chang, Chris. "Interview: Dara Birnbaum & Matt Saunders." BOMB, July 6, 2016. 
Colvin, Rob. "Artists Pick Artists: Matt Saunders." Hyperallergic, July 11, 2016. 
Munro, Stuart. "Matt Saunders: Two Worlds." ArtAsiaPacific, March 2016.
Pereira, Lorenzo. “Matt Saunders Exhibition Presents Two Worlds at Blum and Poe Tokyo.” Widewalls, January 23, 2016. 

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

2022
Art Purchase Prize, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2015
Rappaport Prize, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2013
Jean François Prat Prize 

2009
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

2001
Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship

1997
Louis Sudler Prize Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

Museum and Public Collections

Deutsche Bank Collection
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
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 

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