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BIOGRAPHY

MATT SAUNDERS


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

EDUCATION
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)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
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)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
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, USA
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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont.)
The Parable Show, Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Log Cabin, Artists Space, 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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.” Artforum.com, March 2009.
“Medium Cool, Best of Photography: Matt Saunders,” TimeOut NY Issue 705, April 2-8, 2009.
“Twilight Art.” Carefully Aimed Darts.blogspot.com, 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.” Artforum.com, 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.” Artforum.com, 14 February 2004.

2003
Schambelan, Elizabeth. “Critics’ Pick: Matt Saunders.” Artforum.com, September 2003.

Bibliography (cont.)
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.

AWARDS
2001
Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship

1997
Louis Sudler Prize
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
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