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Born 1975, Tacoma, WA
Lives and works in Berlin, New York and Boston

2002 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (MFA Painting / Printmaking)
1997 Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (BA, Summa Cum Laude, Visual and Environmental Studies)

2018 Poems of Our Climate, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, Great Britian 
         Currents 144:
 Matt Saunders, Saint Louis Art Museum. Saint Louis, USA
         Matt Saunders, Qiao Space, Xuhui District, Shanghai
         Kupferdrucke, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery &
 Editions, Berlin, Germnay
2017 Qiao Space, TANK Project Space
2016 Inondé, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris
         Two Worlds, Blum & Poe, Shibuya Tokyo
2015 Matt Saunders - Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
         Matt Saunders, Editions at BORCHs Butik, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
         Slow fading Hand,Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Matt Saunders: Century Rolls - - Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2013)
2012 Tate Liverpool, Century Rolls, Liverpool, England
         The Movies That Were Secret Remain Secret Somehow And A Nation Forgets Its Pleasures,
         Project For The Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center For The Visual Arts, Harvard University
         Pleasures, Project For The Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center For The Visual Arts, Harvard University
2011 Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
2010 Parallel Plot, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
         People on Sunday, Harris Lieberman, NY
         Occasionals and Danger Men, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
         Buster, Clockwork, Berlin
2009 Binsey Poplars, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA
2008 Art Statements, Art|39|Basel, Basel
         Gallery Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany
2007 Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
         Prison Scene, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen
         House Arrest, Homie, Berlin
2006 Harris Lieberman, New York
         Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
         Grimm / Rosenfeld, Munich
2004 Grimm / Rosenfeld, Munich
         Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
2003 Slept, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
         Two Videos, Sert Gallery, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
2001 Screen Test, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
1999 Matt Saunders, In Vitro Alternative Space, Geneva (organized by Ada Polla)

2018 In the Abstract, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
2016 Double-take: Drawing and Photography, Drawing Room and The
         Photographer’s Gallery, London
         Le Prix Jean-François Prat, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Images that Speak, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
         Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         The Rest Is Silence: Agnes Martin, Tate Modern, London
2014 Summer in the City, Martin
 Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
         Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
2012 Harris Lieberman, New York
         The 2012 de Cordova Biennial, Lincoln, MA
         Still, Frith Street Gallery, London
         Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         The 2012 de Cordova Biennial, de Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2011 Plot for a Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 2011, United Arab Emirates (catalog)
         The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA (catalog)
         The Ephemeral, Arndt, Berlin, Germany
2010 Stop. Move., Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, USA
         Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany
         Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA
2009 Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan Museum of Art,
         PRIVATE VIEW II, Andreas Grimm Munchen, Munich, Germany
         Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds From a Failed Suicide, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, USA
         A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA
2008 Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
         Politics, Maisterra Valbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain
         Freeway Balconies, curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
2007 Sweet Bird of Youth, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany, curated by Hedi Slimane
         Blind Date Istanbul, Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
         Tiere II, Kuhstall Moosalpe, Thalkirchdorf/Allgäu
2006 Back to the Figure: Contemporary Painting, Kunsthalle der
         Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
         Liquid Paper - Pure Land, Ratio 3, San Francisco
2005 Founders Day, Grimm/Rosenfeld, New York
2004 Hotel Hollywood, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis,
         Bregenz, Austria, curated by Swetlana Heger
         She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
         Works on Paper, Southfirst, Brooklyn
2003 Lazarus Effect, Prague Biennial 1, National Gallery
         Veletrzni Palac, Prague, curated by Lauri Firstenberg
2003 Fair Play, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin
         Game Over, Grimm / Rosenfeld
2002 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
2001 B-Hotel, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
         Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
1999 Beyond Flaming, Galerie Atelier A48, Grenoble, France

2013 Parallel Plot, The Renaissa ce Society, the University of Chicago Press
2009 Stillman, Nick. Review: “Matt Saunders, Binsey Poplars.” Artforum, Summer 2009.
         Marshall, Piper. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders.”, March 2009.
         “Medium Cool, Best of Photography: Matt Saunders,” TimeOut NY Issue 705, April 2-8, 2009.
         “Twilight Art.” Carefully Aimed, February 2009.
         Schwendener, Martha. “Get Your Anxiety Right Here.” Village Voice, February 25, 2009.
         Latimer, Quinn. “Matt Saunders, Andreas Grimm, Munich.” Frieze, January 2009.
2007 Turvey, Lisa. “Openings: Matt Saunders.” Artforum, February 2007.
2006 “Art in Review: Matt Saunders.” The New York Times, February 24, 2006.
         Stillman, Nick. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders.”, February 2006.
2005 Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Founders Day.” The New York Times, August 19, 2005.
2004 Berwick, Carly. “Matt Saunders (Review).” ARTnews, January 2004.
         Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Works on Paper.”, 14 February 2004.
2003 Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders.”, September 2003.
         Mar, Alex. The New York Sun, 24 July 2003.
2001 Haendel, Karl. “Beyond Relativism” (catalogue). Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, 2001.
1999 “Le Vampirisme selon Matt Saunders.” Tribune de Genève, 3 May, 1999.
         “Fair Play.” Boiler Magazine, 1999.
          Madoff, Steven Henry. “Matt Saunders.” ART ON THE EDGE: 17 Contemporary Artists, 61-64.

2001 Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship
1997 Louis Sudler Prize
         Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
UCLA Hammer Museum, Calfornia
Yale University Art Gallery
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston