Matthew Jensen lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2016 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography and a Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for photography. He has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts for his projects Park Wonder (in 2016) and The Wilmington Center for the Study of Local Landscape in (2013). His photographs are in major public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. His solo exhibition, The Sun Returning, was on view in Tokyo, Japan, in early 2017. In 2015 his solo show, Feels Like Real, debuted at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. His site-specific projects and walks have been supported and commissioned by the High Line in New York, the Queens Museum, the Kenpoku Art Festival in Japan, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Delaware Contemporary, Storm King Art Center, Wave Hill in the Bronx, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, among others.
He received his MFA from the University of Connecticut and BA from Rice University. He has previously taught photography and art at SUNY Purchase, George Washington University and the University of Connecticut.
Matthew’s work and projects have been featured in The New Yorker, WNYC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Phaidon.com, Whitewall Magazine online and the Hartford Courant.
Link to recent publications: http://jensen-projects.blogspot.com/
Landscape, photography, collecting/collection, walking, public space, the politics of walking...
Participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Wave Hill, LMCC, Kimmel Hardin Nelson Center and was recently awarded an NEA Grant for his upcoming project at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.
Integrative Studio 1
Integrative Studio 2
Core Studio: Thesis 1
Core Studio: Thesis 2