Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s photo-based installation work is a striking blend of still and moving imagery. Her larger work draws on archival photographs as a source of inspiration to re-examine neglected historical narratives.
Matthew’s recent solo exhibitions include the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, Nuit Blanche Toronto, and sepiaEYE, NYC. Matthew has exhibited her work at the RISD Museum, MFA Boston, MFA Houston, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2018 Fotofest Biennial, as well as at the Smithsonian.
Grants and fellowships that have supported her work include a John Guttman, MacColl Johnson, two Fulbright Fellowships and grants from the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. In addition, she has been an artist in residence at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Lightwork, MacDowell and Yaddo.
As Holland Cotter of the New York Times wrote about her 2016 solo exhibition in New York “…The mostly album-size photographs in this compact but far-ranging gallery survey are about the intensities and confusions of a cultural mixing that makes the artist, psychologically, both a global citizen and an outsider, at home and in transit, wherever she is. And it’s about photography as document and fiction: souvenir, re-enactment and imaginative projection. A beautiful show that could too easily slip away.”
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is Professor of Art at the University of Rhode Island and is represented by sepiaEYE, NYC
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