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Suchitra S. Mattai

suchitramattai@hotmail.com
www.suchitramattai.com

Born

Guyana, South America

Education

MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
MA, South Asian Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
BA, Statistics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Pratt Institute, New York

Exhibitions

Awards

RedLine Denver Artist in Residence, 2014-2016
Featured Artist, Art on Billboards, Denver Theater District, 2013
Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award nominee 2009
Angelo Savelli Award, Penn School of Design, University of Pennsylvania,
Royal College of Art Fellowship, London, England 2002
Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship Nominee, 2002
U.S. Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Full Tuition
American Institute of Indian Studies, FLAS Fellowship, Udaipur, India

2017

Nice work if you can get it,group exhibition, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO
Denver Collage Club, Alto Gallery,Denver, CO
Liminal Space, group exhibition, curated by Grace Anezia Ali, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
group exhibition (June), curated by Leah Brenner Clack, Druther, Denver, CO
A Modern Baroque, (June), group exhibition, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
Axis Mundi, (September), Platte Forum, Denver, CO
Denver Art Museum/Skyhouse Window Installation, Denver, CO

2016

Gaze, 3 person exhibition, Platte Forum, Denver,CO
Landscapes, group exhibition, BFP Creative, Brooklyn, NY
Typecast, group exhibition, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
Ridiculousness, group exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
Monumental, resident artist group exhibition, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO
Tear, Cut and Paste, group exhibition, Art Gym, Denver, CO
Experimental Video Exhibition, two-person exhibition, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
Art of the State, group exhibition, Arvada Center, Wheatridge, CO
Visitation, group exhibition, GrayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX
Revisionist, solo exhibition, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO
Intrepid Garden, two-person exhibition, Buell Theater, Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver, CO
The Institute for Non-Bizarre Treatments, group exhibition, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO

2015

Gone Green, group exhibition, RULE Gallery, Denver CO
Just Playing, group exhibition curated by Petra Sertic, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO
Faculty Triennial, Victoria Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO
RedLine Gala Exhibition, group exhibition, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO
On the Land, group exhibition, Gallery 970, Loveland, CO

2014

Manifest Destination, solo exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain High, group exhibition, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
Direct Connect Collaborative Exhibition, group exhibition, Hinterland, Denver, CO and Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
From Here to There: Drawing Exchange, group exhibition, curated by Mary-Ann Kokoska, Wales and Fort Collins, CO
Suchitra Mattai, solo exhibition, Volume curated online exhibition space, www.volume-exhibit.com
Art on Billboards, curated by Ivar Zeile, Denver, CO

2013

The Freshness of Mourning, solo exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
Nothing: Real. Deep., two-person exhibition, Groundswell Gallery, Denver CO
Visual Environments: Pattie Lee Becker and Suchitra Mattai, two-person exhibition, GOCA Galleries, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Five by Five, group exhibition, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
Exquisite Corpse, Group Exhibition, Groundswell Gallery, Denver, CO

2012

Juried Group Show, curated by Adam Lerner of the MCA, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Affordable Art Fair, group exhibition, Tria Gallery, New York, NY

2011

Wapatui, group exhibition, GrayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX
Affordable Art Fair, Tria Gallery, New York, NY
Melissa Furness, Suchitra Mattai and Jack Atkinson, Beacons Creative Community,    Denver CO
Modern Civilization, 4-person exhibition, GrayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX

2010

Insiders/Outsiders, group exhibition, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Hypomania, solo exhibition, Boom Gallery, Denver, CO

2009

Bi-polarized, solo exhibition, 11th Ave Gallery, Denver, CO

2008

New American Paintings, group exhibition in print, Oct./Nov. 2008 Issue

2007

Across and Between, juried group exhibition (prize recipient), juror: Matthew Higgs, curator, White Columns, NY, Main Line Arts, Haverford, PA

2006

Annual Juried Exhibition, group exhibition, Abington Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Faculty Works on Paper, group exhibition, Penn School of Design, Philadelphia,  PA

2005

Homeward Unbound, solo exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2004

A View from the 21st Floor, solo exhibition, Le Meridian Artist Series, Minneapolis, MN
Art Per Chance, group exhibition & auction, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

2003

MFA Thesis Show, group exhibition, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia,
GSFA Awards Show, group exhibition, Meyerson Gallery, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA
New Works: Suchitra Mattai and Hilary Takiff, two-person exhibition, Graduate Student Center Gallery, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA

2002

Art in Public Space, group exhibition, storefront gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Flipside, group exhibition, Fox Gallery, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA
Fox Family Juried Group Exhibition, Fox Gallery, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Experience

University of Denver, Denver, CO
Lecturer, 2-D Approaches, 2014-current

University of Virginia, Semester at Sea Program
Lecturer, Drawing and Painting, Fall 2014

University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Lecturer, Drawing I, 2013

University of Virginia, Semester at Sea Program
Lecturer, Painting, Drawing, Spring 2012

University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Lecturer, Drawing I, 2-D Design, 2011

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer, Visual Studies, Drawing, 2005-2007

College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN
Asst. Professor of Studio Art, 2003-2004

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer, Painting and Drawing, 2002-2003

Press

Mailee Hung, Fan Mail, DAILYSERVING on-line art journal,http://dailyserving.com/2016/09/fan-mail-suchitra-mattai/, September 15, 2016
Kealey Boyd, Dismantling the Conventions of Monuments, Hyperallergic, Mar. 15, 2016
Susan Froyd, 100 Colorado Creatives 3.0: Suchitra Mattai, Westword Feb. 16, 2016
Susan Froyd, Gallery Sketches: Four New Shows in Denver and Boulder for January 8-10, cover image, “Hot Spot, Suchitra Mattai, 2016” Westword, January 8, 2016
Ray Rinaldi, “Denver’s Rule Gallery connects art to nature — and Astro Turf,” Denver Post, January 1, 2016
365 days 365 Artists Blog, 365artists365days.com/2015/10/23/suchitra-mattai-denver-colorado/, October, 23, 2015
Hyperallergic Labs Tumbler, “Don’t underestimate me”
2015, mixed media on canvas, October 4, 2015
Michael Paglia, “Everything’s a Game in the Compelling, Just Playing, at RedLine,” Westword, February 25, 2015
Resistance On-Line Journal, http://resistancejournal.com/suchitra-mattai, 2014
Nathaniel Kelly, “Landscapes large and small, visual and aural, visit GOCA :Sensory overload,” Colorado Springs Independent, July 31, 2013
Theresa Anderson’s Art Blog, theresaandersonart.com/this-weeks-pick-suchitra-mattai, June, 2013
Arthound Blog Brooklyn, arthound.com/2011/03/artist-crush-Suchitra-Mattai/, March 3, 2011

Artist Registries

The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY
The Irving Sandler Artist File, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY