MFA University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 2008
BA Rice University, Houston, TX, May 2002
Third Streaming, New York, NY
Local Expeditions, Solo show
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
The Wilmington Center for the Study of Local Landscape, Solo project and 10 week residency
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
After Photoshop, Group exhibition
Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
The Fools Journey, Group exhibition
Wave Hill Winter Work Space, Bronx, NY
InSite: Art + Commemoration, L.M.C.C. Aug 27 � Oct 15
Life Near the Void, photographs and walk
Nowhere In Manhattan: Public Works/Scaffold Installation Sept 15 - Nov 30
Selections from Nowhere In Manhattan will be installed in on 57th Street
Elastic City April/May
Signs of Life, four artist walks through Inwood Park, New York, NY
MacDowell Colony March/April
Building 110: LMCC�s Art Center on Governors Island
July 23 � Aug 29, Solo Show
Nowhere In Manhattan: Public Work/Billboard Installation
Sixth Avenue at Grand and Thompson Street at Canal. Installation of two street-level billboards of landscapes (24�x16�). In the Spring of 2011 the project will extend into Pubic Schools on the Eastside of Manhattan with a corresponding lecture.
New York State Senate Grantee
Grants awarded for continued work on Nowhere In Manhattan
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Residency, Nebraska City, NE
The New Landscape
Group Show at Canal View, Soho, New York City
Nowhere In Manhattan
Solo Show, Chashama Gallery, 44th Street, New York City
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant Recipient
Rockaway: Landscapes at the Edge of New York
Solo Show, Citizens Committee For New York City
Group Show, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York City
New Work/Five Artists
Group Show, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
Real Art Ways Slide Slam 2008 & 2009
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Lagrange National Biennial XXV
Toledo Friends of Photography
Center for the Visual Arts, University of Toledo
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: Radius
Group show, Curated by the Aldrich Museum
Matthew Jensen: Recent Photography and Sculpture
Solo show, Windham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT
Digital Atelier 2007
Contemporary Arts Gallery, University of Connecticut
Spectrum and First Snow
Two outdoor installations in abandoned parcels of land in Willimantic, CT.
John-Paul Philippe, New York, NY May 2006 � Present
Studio Manager: fabricating site-specific murals, artwork and design for worldwide commissions.
University of Connecticut, Instructor Sept 2007 � April 2008
University of Connecticut, Teaching Assistant Sept 2006 � April 2007
Shoreline Alliance for the Arts: Images 30, Juror Jan 2011
The James New York: Stand Here and Listen: Curator Fall 2010
Permanent collection and exhibition of works by 16 emerging artists using landscape as concept.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Swing Space: Juror Fall 2010
- Rooms with a view, Wallpaper Magazine, Marina Cashdan, p. 90, 12/2010
- The Hotel as Art Gallery, The New York Times, Diane Cardwell, 8/29/10
Two-page, feature article on my curatorial project Stand Here and Listen.
- A hotel that�s also an art Gallery, WABC-TV, Interview by Lauren Glassberg, 9/2/2010
- Jensen @ Governors Island, Whitewall Magazine Online, Review by Elizabeth Weiner, 7/26/2010
- Exotic Isle for Artists, Right in the City, The New York Times, Robin Pogrebin, 6/1/2010
- A Walk Through Nowhere, NPR/WNYC, Beth Fertig, Morning Edition feature story, 8/20/2009
- Nowhere In Manhattan, The Huffington Post, Rufus Lusk, Front Page Feature Story, 8/11/2009
- Previews, Whitewall Magazine Online, Lily Rose, 8/13/2009
- Exhibition Exposes The �Other Side� Of the Rockaways, The Wave, 5/30/2008
- Tall Order, The Chronicle, by Janice Steinhagen, review of show, two images, 8/23/2007
- One, Two, Tree: Counting The Spruces, Hartford Courant, by Peter Marteka, Front-page feature story, 6/12/2007.
- Interview with Matthew Jensen, Artists & Authors with Erica Pagliuco, 30-minute interview, CPTV 14, 5/20/2007.
- Trash artist strikes again in Willimantic, The Willimantic Chronicle, by Heather Lottier, Front-page Feature, 11/29/06.
- One-man�s trash is another man�s art, The Willimantic Chronicle, by Heather Lottier, Front-page, 11/13/06.
��a follower of Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark. Mr. Jensen photographs mostly natural sites around the city where people are not ordinarily found � muddy riverbanks, off-trail spots in various parks. A shelving system displays hundreds of small items picked up along the way: ceramic shards, sea glass, rusty pieces of hardware and other ordinary treasures which, along with the photographs, invites us to think of New York City archaeologically.�
�Ken Johnson, New York Times