Matt Saunders



born in Tacoma, USA


Harvard College, Cambridge, USA (B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Visual and Environmental Studies)


Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA (M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking)



Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Solo Exhibitions



Blum & Poe, Los Angeles


Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris


Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA


People on Sunday, Harris Lieberman, New York


Harris Lieberman, New York, USA


“Censor’s Cuts”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany


Art Statements at Art Basel 39, Basel, Switzerland


”Prison Scene”, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark


”House Arrest”, Homie, Berlin, Germany


Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland


Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France


Harris-Lieberman, New York, USA


Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland


“Co-Stars”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany


“Slept”, Lombard Freid, New York, USA


2 Video works, Sert Gallery, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, USA


“Screen Test”, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland


In Vitro Alternative Space, Geneva, Switzerland


Holyoke Center (installation), Cambridge, USA


“Painted Page”, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, USA


Group Exhibitions



The 2012 deCordova Biennial, Lincoln, MA


The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO


“Private View III”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany
Stop.Move, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
10th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates
Katarina Burin, Matthew Hale, Matt Saunders, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Sassa Trülzsch Galerie Berlin, Germany
"Picaflor" at Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris


“Private View II”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany


“A Twilight Art”, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA


“Untitled (History Painting): Paiting and public life in the 21th Century”, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Michigan, USA


“Unaddressed Circumventions: Folds from a failed suicide”, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, USA


“Passageworks”, (curated by Tara McDowell), MoMA, San Francisco, USA


“Dr.Wax captures the big and small machines”, organized by Geof Oppenheimer, DOVA Temorary University of Chicago´s Department of Visual Arts, Chicago, USA


“Freeway Balconie”s, (curated by Collier Schorr), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, Centro Cultural Andratx, Spain         


“Sweet Birth of Youth”, (curated by Hedi Slimane), Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany


“Sommer 2007“, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany


“All the best: The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore


“Sommer 2006“, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany


“Zurück zu Figur. Malerei der Gegenwart“, Kunsthalle der Hypo- Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany


All American”, Wilmer Hale, Berlin, Germany
”Liquid Paper – Pure Land”, Ratio 3, San Francisco, USA


”Founders Day”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, New York, USA


“The Parable Show”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany


“Hallucinations”, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France


“Log Cabin”, Artists Space, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, New York, USA


“Hotel Hollywood“, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria


”She’s Come Undone”, Artemis Greenberg VanDoren Gallery, New York, USA


“Private View”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany


“Works on Paper”, Southfirst, Brooklyn, New York, USA


“Lazarus Effect”, (curated by Lauri Firstenberg), Prague Biennial 1, National Gallery Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic


“Fair Play”, Play Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin, Germany


“Game Over”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany        


“On Paper”, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany


MFA Thesis Show, 2002, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, USA


”Immediate Gesture”, Lombard Freid, New York, USA


“Enough About Me”, (curated by Deborah Kass), Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA


B-Hotel, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York, USA


Wight Biennial 2001, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA


Yale Norfolk Summer Exhibition, Norfolk, USA


Yale University School of Art Gallery, New Haven, USA


“And she will have your eyes...”, Salon de Mars, Geneva, Switzerland


“Drawings and Photographs”, Matthew Marks Gallery New York, (Benefit Exhibition for the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts), USA


MFA 2002, Yale University School of Art Gallery, New Haven, USA


Art Unlimited (booth), Analix Forever, Basel, Switzerland


Beyond Flaming, Galerie-Atelier A48, Grenoble, France


Holyoke Center, (curated by Scott Rothkopf), Cambridge, USA


Studio NW, New York, USA


Adams House Art Space, Cambridge, USA





Prizes and Grants




Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship


Louis Sudler Prize


Thomas T. Hoopes Prize