Matt Saunders | Biography
1975 Born in Tacoma, Washington, USA
Lives and works in Berlin
2002 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Librarie Marian Goodman, Paris
Poems of Our Climate, Marian Goodman Gallery, London
2017 Currents 114: Matt Saunders, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Qiao Space, Shanghai, China
2016 Two Worlds, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
Inondé, 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
A Step Away From Them, 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
Selected Group Exhibitions
20182018 A brune figure in winter evening resists identity, ARRATIA BEER, Berlin
2017 In the Abstract, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Screens: Virtual Material, organized by Sarah Montross, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,
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, South rst, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Lazarus E ect, Prague Biennial 1, 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
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
2015 Rappaport Prize, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
2013 Jean François Prat Prize
2001 Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship
1997 Louis Sudler Prize
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize
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.
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.” Art Asia Paci c, 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.” Hu ngton Post, February 21, 2013.
“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.
Mado , Steven Henry. “Matt Saunders.” ART ON THE EDGE: 17 Contemporary Artists, 61-64.
Selected 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
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