Visiting Artist: Matt Saunders

Room 410, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Part of the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts. Free and open to the public. Based in Boston, Matt Saunders is an interdisciplinary artist whose work brings together painting, photography, printmaking, and moving image. Best known for works that combine painting with cameraless photographic techniques, Saunders creates evocative, ambiguous images that are elusive in both their source imagery and their mode of production. A cinematic quality pervades his work, and his chosen imagery ranges from a broad catalogue of sources including experimental film, West German television, found portraits, and Polaroid stills of his television screen. Saunders has said of his work, “I’m interested in the private experience of a performance and its mediation.” Saunders is based between New York, Boston, and Berlin. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Yale University, where he studied painting. He is the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities in the department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Recent solo exhibitions include Currents 114: Matt Saunders, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Tank Space, Shanghai, China; Century Rolls, Tate Liverpool, UK; and Parallel Plot, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL. His work is represented in numerous public collections including the Deutsche Bank Collection; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; 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; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Room 410, 808 Commonwealth Ave.
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 410