Matthew Pillsbury (1973- ) was born in Neuilly, France. He lives and works in New York City. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, Master of Fine Art, 2004, at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, 1995 and at the École Alsacienne, Paris, France, Baccalaureate in History and Economics 1991. Famed for his long-exposure photographs of interiors and cityscapes using only ambient light, Matthew Pillsbury’s images are consistently moody and atmospheric. Working exclusively in black-and-white, Pillsbury cites his most significant influences as Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and Cuban photographer Abelardo Morell. He is fascinated by the role that technology plays in contemporary life: in 2004, he began documenting people watching television, the blinding white screens serving as the major source of light. “I don’t intend my work to be a salvation or a criticism of technology, but really just an opportunity for people to reflect. Pillsbury has exhibited widely including City Stages, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, New Work, Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver, BC, Canada, New Work, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, Matthew Pillsbury, Galerie Hiltawsky, Berlin, Germany, An American in the City of Light, FIAF Gallery, New York City, Elapsed, Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Screen Lives, Alcatel Exhibition, Paris, France. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
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