Artist Matt Saunders will talk about his work and experience as an artist from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus.
Saunders, an assistant professor of visual and environmental studies at Harvard University, works primarily with paintings on photographs, which cross boundaries between painting, photography and short animated films.
His work has been seen in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Deutsche Guggenheim, Aspen Art Museum, Sabanci Museum in Istanbul and Artists Space in New York, and can be found in many public collections including MoMA, SFMoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, Tate, UCLA Hammer, Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Harvard Art Museums. Saunders earned his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1997, and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 2002, then spent many years living and working in Berlin. As a writer, Saunders is an occasional contributor to Artforum and other publications.
Saunders is the first official visiting artist to AACC, part of a planned annual event, said Matt Moore, department chair. Saunders was chosen “because, simply, he’s amazing,” Moore said. Though other artists have spoken and given critiques in the past, Saunders is the first funded by the School of Liberal Arts.
The visiting artist also will participate in a private event where he will critique students’ works. “It’s basically a seminar critique with a Harvard professor,” Moore said. “It’s a great opportunity for the students.”
Learn more about AACC’s Visual Arts department.
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