Bio and Contact



Contact: studio @ jensen-projects dot com


MFA University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
BA Rice University, Houston, TX

Residency Programs

  • New York City Urban Field Station (NYC Parks/US Forestry Service), Queens, NY, 2017/18
  • The Queens Museum-ArtBuilt Studio Residency, Queens, NY, 2015
  • Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, 2013
  • Wave Hill Winter Workspace, Bronx, NY, 2012
  • The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 2011
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governors Island, NY, 2010
  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE, 2010

Grants and Fellowships

  • Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Photography, 2016
  • Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, Photography, 2016
  • National Endowment for the Arts with the VACNJ, 2016-2017
  • Alongside Tall Grasses, art commission for the BRMA
  • National Endowment for the Arts with the DCCA, 2013
  • MacDowell Fellowship, 2011
  • New York State Senate Grantee, 2010
  • Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, 2009

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Publications and Catalogs

Artist Walks and Community Projects

  • A Place that Moves People, Trust for Public Land/QueensWay, artist walk, 2017
  • Great Swamp Walk, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, artist walk, 2017
  • Walk to Watchung, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, artist walk, 2017
  • Three Wonder Walks (Staten Island, Barren Island, Twin Island), High Line Art, 2016
  • Flatbush Old/Flatbush New, Municipal Art Society, 2015 & 2016
  • Lowtide Artist Walk, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2016
  • Old Flatbush Walk, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2014
  • Wilmington Center for the Study of Local Landscape, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2013
  • City as Living Laboratory, The air up there, invited artist walk, 2013
  • Storm King Art Center, Wanderings and Wonderings, two invited artist-walks, 2013
  • Storm King/LMCC/River-to-River: Artists Respond, invited artist-walk, 2012
  • Nowhere In Manhattan: Billboard project with the High School for Art and Design, 2011
  • Wave Hill Workshop: Typologies of Place, 2011
  • Elastic City, Signs of Life, Artist walks at Inwood Park, 2011

Juror/Artist Lecture


  • Ramapo College, Visiting Artist, presentation and walk, 2017
  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Juror, 2017
  • Parsons Photography MFA Program, Visiting Artist, 2015
  • Artist and the Environment, panel discussion, Christie’s Education, 2015
  • FOUND: In Plain Sight, Collaborative talk with an urban archaeologist, BRIC Arts, 2015
  • Artist Lecture in conjunction with State Park exhibition, UC San Diego, 2015
  • HyperAllergic: Performance Art and Activism, Panel Discussion, 2014
  • Professional Women Photographers, Artist Talk, 2014
  • Marfa Dialogues/CaLL/Mary Miss, Panel Discussion, 2013
  • Artist Talk, Pratt University, 2013
  • The James Prize, Moving Image Art Fair, Juror, 2012 & 2013
  • Visiting Artist Presentation, Parsons School of Design, 2011
  • Artist Presentation and Talk, Evolve the Conversation, 2011
  • Artist Presentation and Talk, High School for Art and Design, 2011
  • The Artist Life in New York, NYFA Panel Discussion at Pratt, 2011
  • Shoreline Alliance for the Arts: Images 30, Juror, 2011
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Swing Space, Juror, 2010
  • Artist Talk, Salve Regina University, 2005


  • Parsons/The New School, Part-time Assistant Professor, Studio Art & Photography, 2012-present
  • SUNY Purchase, 4D Processes, 2014-2015
  • George Washington University, Lecturer of Photography, 2013
  • University of Connecticut, Adjunct Instructor, 2007/8


  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
  • Montefiore Hospital
  • New York Public Library
  • New York University
  • The James New York
  • Agnes Gund


  • Exploring Beech Trees and Buried Painters in a Cemetery Attic, Hyperallergic, Allison Meier, 10/17/17
  • An Artist’s Guide to Wandering…, Hyperallergic, Allison Meier, 11/10/16
  • Traffic Cam Sunrise, Untitled Project Magazine, 1/28/16
  • Photographing a Technological Age, Ivy Magazine Online, 1/28/16
  • Artist’s New Exhibit Shows the Beauty of Walking…, NY1, Colleen Hagerty, 9/8/15
  • This art project is a walk in the park, Time Ledger, Tammy Scileppi, 8/13/15
  • Mobile Studio in Flushing Meadows Tests..., untapped cities, Alexander McQuilkin, 8/13/15
  • At Brandywine museum and conservancy…, Philadelphia Inquirer, Stephan Salisbury, 8/8/2014
  • Crossing Brooklyn…, Art in America, Brian Boucher, 4/23/2014
  • Artists Take On Surveillance State,, S. Wen and F. Stasio, 10/22/2013
  • Surveying the Terrain, Doug Rickard and Matthew Jensen, Daylight Digital, Interview, 10/20/2013
  • First rate walking in the First State, The News Journal/Crossroads, Betsy Price, 10/10/2013
  • San Francisco Arts Quarterly Online, Review of Local Expeditions, Louis M. Schmidt, 7/6/2013
  • Walkabout: Lost and Found, The New Yorker, Ian Frazier, p. 23, 7/23/2012
  • Taking Root in the Bronx, The Wall Street Journal, Lizzie Simon, 2/13/2012
  • The 49 States, 1814 Magazine, 12 page interview/photo essay, 10/8/2011
  • Art Sprouts Up At a School Construction Site, The New York Times/School Book Online, H. Goshen, 9/15/11
  • Tapped In: Constructive Art, Our Town East Side, M. Finnegan, 9/21/11
  • Artist Matthew Jensen Opens Outdoor Public Art Exhibition…, NY Daily News Online, 9/19/11
  • Photos of ‘Nowhere’ Adorn High School Construction Site,, Mary Johnson, 9/16/11
  • An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Regine Basha, Cabinet Books, p. 82, 2011
  • Art in Residence: The James New York,, Bonnie Tsui, 2/28/10
  • 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
  • A hotel that’s also an art Gallery, WABC-TV, Interview by Lauren Glassberg, 9/2/10
  • Jensen @ Governors Island, Whitewall Magazine Online, Review by Elizabeth Weiner, 7/26/10
  • Exotic Isle for Artists, Right in the City, The New York Times, Robin Pogrebin, 6/1/10
  • ‘The New Landscape at Canal View in SoHo, The Huffington Post, Yelena Kalinsky, 12/17/09
  • A Walk Through Nowhere, NPR/WNYC, Beth Fertig, Morning Edition feature story, 8/20/09
  • Nowhere In Manhattan, The Huffington Post, Rufus Lusk, Front Page Feature Story, 8/11/09
  • Previews, Whitewall Magazine Online, Lily Rose, 8/13/09
  • Exhibition Exposes The ‘Other Side’ Of the Rockaways, The Wave, 5/30/08
  • Tall Order, The Chronicle, Janice Steinhagen, review of show, two images, 8/23/07
  • One, Two, Tree: Counting The Spruces, Hartford Courant, Peter Marteka, Front-page feature story, 6/12/07
  • Interview with Matthew Jensen, Artists & Authors with Erica Pagliuco, Interview, CPTV 14, 5/20/07
  • Trash artist strikes again in Willimantic, The Willimantic Chronicle, Heather Lottier, Front-page, 11/29/06
  • One-man’s trash is another man’s art, The Willimantic Chronicle, Heather Lottier,Front-page, 11/13/06