Matthew Jensen was born in Northeast Connecticut and lives/works in New York City. He received an MFA from the University of Connecticut and BA from Rice University. He has exhibited his work at chashama, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, and Citizens Committee for New York City, all in New York and was curated by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for a show in Ridgefield, Connecticut. His series The 49 States was recently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Feature stories about his work have appeared in The Hartford Courant and on NPR/WNYC.
Matthew Jensen’s project Searching For Something Previously Unknown or Forgotten on Governors Island combines landscape photography, collections of artifacts found lying in plain sight, video and installation to reconnect the Island back to New York City. His images will index overgrown lots and put inaccessible areas back into public view. The work will be shown along with his ongoing project Nowhere In Manhattan, which uses the classical idea of wonderment when exploring the last parcels of ‘nowhere’ throughout the borough.
Exhibition on view: July 23 – August 29
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 24, 3–5PM
Image credit: courtesy of the artist