Matt Saunders

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Biography

Saunders’ practice connects painting, photography and printmaking to the moving image, heavily referencing film, the history of cinema and sometimes fiction.

Matt Saunders was born in 1975 in Tacoma, Washington. He currently lives between Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, Massachusetts where he currently teaches at Harvard University. Saunders’ practice connects painting, photography and printmaking to the moving image, heavily referencing film, the history of cinema and sometimes fiction. 

 In 1997, Saunders received a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and completed his MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2000 at the Yale University School of Art. In 2010 the Renaissance Society of Chicago organized his first solo institutional show. He has also exhibited at Tank Shanghai Project Space, China (2018); Qiao Space, Shanghai, China (2018); Tate Liverpool (2012): and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Massachusetts (2012). 

Matt Saunders' work has been in numerous group exhibitions including at: Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2017); The Photographer's Gallery, London (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2013); de Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts (2012); the 2011 Sharjah Biennal; and the Apsen Art Museum, Colorado (2011). His work is in the collections of major institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; the UCLA Hammer Museum, California; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Saunders’ practice connects painting, photography and printmaking to the moving image, heavily referencing film, the history of cinema and sometimes fiction.

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