CV

Born Neuilly, France, 1973
Nationality American
Active / Lives New York, New York

Education

2004 School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, Master of Fine Arts
1995 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Cum laude with distinction)
1991 École Alsacienne, Paris, France, Baccalaureate in History and Economics (with honors)

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Matthew Pillsbury : New Work, Benrubi Gallery, New York City, New York
Matthew Pillsbury, Fotografica Bogota 2017, Bogota, Colombia

2015
Matthew Pillsbury : Tokyo, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
New Work, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Matthew Pillsbury : Tokyo, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2014
Tokyo, Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
Nate & Me, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, New York
Matthew Pillsbury: City Stages, Aperture Gallery, New York, New York

2012
City Stages, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
City Stages, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2011
Matthew Pillsbury, Galerie Hiltawsky, Berlin, Germany

2009
An American in the City of Light, FIAF Gallery, New York, New York
Elapsed, Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthew Pillsbury, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Matthew Pillsbury, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Screen Lives, Alcatel Exhibition, Paris, France

2008
Matthew Pillsbury, Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elapsed, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
Matthew Pillsbury, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2007
London, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
Time Frame, Phillips de Pury Gallery, New York, New York
Time Frame, La Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
Time Frame, Galerie le Reverbere, Lyon, France
Time Frame, El Teatro Circo Price, Madrid, Spain
Matthew Pillsbury: Screen Lives, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006
Matthew Pillsbury, Galerie Negulesco, Munich, Germany
Time Frame, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York

2005
Screen Lives, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy
Screen Lives, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hours, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2004
Screen Lives, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
Screen Lives, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Screen Lives, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Wundercamera, Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia
Matthew Pillsbury, Centro Cultural, Lima, Peru
Shifting Perspective, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York

2016
The Art of Now, Hearst Gallery, New York, New York
About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, SFMoMA, San Francisco, California
GetXOPhoto, Bilbao, Spain

2015
Aperture: Photographs, Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, New York
Gallery of the Louvre, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

2014
Second Sight: The David Kronn Photography Collection
, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Last Night, Salomon Contemporary, New York, New York
Closing Show: Celebrating 28 Years in Vancouver, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2013
Bonni’s Best, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
The Drinking Show, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, New York
Perchance to Dream, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, New York
Art After Dark, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
Capture Photography, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

2012
Cabinet of Curiosities, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Games: Inspiring Images, Lens On Twelve, London, England
Myths and Realities, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
Occupy Wall Street, South Street Seaport / Museum of the City of New York, New York, New York
Mona Lisa Smile, Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy
The Photographers 2012, Chris Beetles Gallery, London, England
Home, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, New York

2011
The Interior World, Danziger Gallery, New York, New York
Winter Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010
The Museum of Unnatural History, ClampArt, New York, New York
Versus, Hous Projects, New York, New York

2008
Photographic Figures, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Through the Looking Glass, Glenbow Museum of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Keeping Time: Cycle and Duration in Contemporary Photography, The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Interiors, Fifty-One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
Isn’t It Romantic, KMR Arts, Washington, Connecticut

2007
Evolution, Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
A New Reality: Black and White Photography in Contemporary Art from the Arthur and Ann Goldstein Collection, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Degrees of Separation – A Portrait Show, PEER Gallery, New York, New York
Mystery: Photography and Video, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, New York
The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Photographies Contemporaines: les Lauréats de la Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France
Participating in Exposure, Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ingenuity – Photography and Engineering 1846-2006Calouste Gulbenkain Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
The City Through the Lens, Miller-Block Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Making and Finding, The Foundation To-Life, Mount Kisco, New York
The Hearst Tower Art Portfolio, The Hearst Building Gallery, New York, New York
Ingenuity – Photography and Engineering 1846-2006, BOZAR Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Die Liebe zum Licht, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

2006
20/30 Vision: An Anniversary Celebration, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
Under the Influence: The Photographic Homage, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Die Liebe zum Licht, Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle, Germany
Harkening to a Muse, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Die Liebe zum Licht, Staedtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Vancouver 20 Years: A Celebration Group Show, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Temples of Knowledge and Culture, Shorenstein LLC, New York, New York
Joint Venture, Pence Gallery, University of California, Davis, California
New Art. New York: Reflections of the Human Condition, Hangar 7, Salzburg, Austria

2005
On View: Photographing the Museum, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, New York
New Art. New York: Reflections of the Human Condition, Trierenberg AG Gallery, Traun, Austria
Contemporary Group Show, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
20 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire

2004
Fifty-Seven on Fifty Seventh, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, New York
Crossroads of Desire: 100 Years of Times Square, AXA Gallery, New York, New York

Permanent Collections

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The Library of Congress, Washington DC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
The Carol and Arthur Goldberg Foundation, New York, New York
CIBC Collection, New York, New York
Citibank Collection, New York, New York
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Collection, New York, New York
The Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Grover Collection, Hartford, Connecticut
Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
International Center of Photography, New York, New York
JGS / Stein Collection, New York, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Museum of the City of New York, New York, New York
Nancy and Tom O’Neil Collection, Baltimore, Maryland
The Natural History Museum, London, England
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Pfizer, New York, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
The Tate Modern, London, England
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
The Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Press (selected)

Our Natural History, Endangered, The New York Times, April 1, 2016
Matthew Pillsbury’s Mesmerizing Summer
, The New Yorker, September 2015
Endangered Species Light Up the Empire State Building, The New Yorker, August 2, 2015
Photographer Contemplates Fleeting Nature of Time
, Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 20, 2015
Capturing the Bustling Crowds of Tokyo
, WIRED, March 31, 2015
Hello, World
(cover), The New York Times Magazine, February 22, 2015
Inside a Sober Rave
, New York Magazine, January 16, 2015
Reasons To Love New York, New York Magazine, December 14, 2014
Tokyo’s Dance Between Past and Present
, CNN, November 13, 2014
Photographer Spotlight
, Los Angeles Review of Books, October 2, 2014
The Bright Lights and Digital Daze of Tokyo
, Slate, October 2, 2014
Freezing Time, Capturing Motion
, American Photo, September 2, 2014
Funkytown
, The New York Times Magazine, July 20, 2014

A Country in Bloom, The New York Times Magazine, April 25, 2014
Nate and Me, Photograph Magazine, April 2014
Matthew Pillsbury, The New Yorker, April 2014
Photography Books
, Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2013
The Blur of LifeThe New York Times, August 30, 2013
Druids Take Manhattan, The New York Times Magazine, July 5, 2013

Portfolio – New York Fantome, Liberation / Next, November 2012

The Arts & Theatre – Art Review, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 2nd, 2012
The Culture Pop Chart – City Stages, Time Magazine, October 1st, 2012
EYEMAZING Gallery – City Stages, EYEMAZING, Summer 2012
2011 portfolio by Matthew Pillsbury, New York Magazine, December 12th 2011
What goes around- Look by Matthew Pillsbury, The New York Times Magazine, November 27th 2011
Small Screens Light Up the Dark : Matthew Pillsbury Exhibition Review, Calgary Herald, November 22nd, 2008
Photography : Matthew Pillsbury Exhibition Review, The New York Sun, April 21, 2008
Une Nuit au Poste, Liberation, March 12, 2008
Glow: Photographs by Matthew Pillsbury; LA Weekly, February, 14, 2007
Fuzzy Photos Make Strong Images; Exhibition review by Sharon Mitoz: WIRED News, January 30, 2007
Matthew Pillsbury at Bonni Benrubi, Review by Edward Leffingwell, Art in America, October 2006
About Town; Matthew Pillsbury, exhibition review by Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, May 22, 2006
Il dinosaura va al museo nelle foto d’arte di Pillsbury La Repubblica, Roma, Italia, 10 febbraio, 2006
PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch Photo District News, March 2005
“20 Year Anniversary exhibition Catalog, Hood Museum of Art, 2005
“Exhibition Review”; Art Papers May 2005
Matthew Pillsbury: Screen Lives” Interview by Kev Rice & Dave Smith; Next Level, Edition 02, Volume 03
Eyemazing, Winter 2004
“Matthew Pillsbury”; Exhibition Review. The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 14th, 2004
After Hours- A portfolio by Matthew Pillsbury, The New York Times Magazine, October 24th, 2004
“Show World: Matthew Pillsbury”; Review by Vince Aletti, The Village Voice; July 7-13, 2004
“Art” Exhibition review, The New York Sun; Tuesday, July 6th, 2004
Wired Magazine, May 2004

Awards / Grants

2014, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
2007, Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie

PDN Magazine’s Top 30 Photographers of 2005