Suchitra S. Mattai


Guyana, South America, 1973


MFA, Painting and Drawing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2003
MA, South Asian Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2001
post-BA study, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1996-97
post-BA study, Columbia University, Manhattan, NY, 1997-98
BA, Statistics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1994



Praise Shadows Art, group exhibition, Brookline, MA

Art Gallery of Ontario, group exhibition, Toronto, ON



State of the Art 2020, group exhibition, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR

Untitled Art Fair (on-line), with K Contemporary Art

White Columns 14th online Curated Artist Registry Exhibition, curated by Danny Baez, White Columns, NYC

“History Reclaimed,” two-person exhibition with Adrienne Elise Tarver, Hollis Taggert Contemporary, New York, NY

“Innocence and Everything After, solo exhibition, K Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

New American Paintings, exhibition in print,  (West Edition), Nov. 2020

“Cultural Encounters: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America and The Caribbean,” 1945-Present,”  traveling group exhibition, Art Museum of the Americas (Organization of American States)

“Small is Beautiful,” group exhibition,” Flowers Gallery, London, UK


Sharjah Biennial 14, commissioned installation “Imperfect Isometry,” curated by Claire Tancons, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Biennial of the Americas/Denver Art Museum, “Imperfect Isometry”  installation, curated by Rebecca Hart, Denver, CO

Women’s Work, group exhibition, curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, Pen and Brush, NYC, NY

“Narrative Fiber,” group exhibition, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

Pulse Art Fair, with K Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

“Fugue,” solo exhibition, the Vault ( K Contemporary Art), Denver, CO

“Each of us is Several, (“Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd,” Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari),’  two person exhibition with Joshua Ware, Platte Forum, Denver, CO

“Small is Beautiful,” group exhibition,” Flowers Gallery, London, UK



“Small is Beautiful,”group exhibition, Flowers Gallery, London
Pulse Art Fair, with K Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
“Sugar Bound,” solo exhibition, Center for Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University Of Denver, Denver, CO
“Sweet Asylum,” solo exhibition, K Contemporary, Denver, CO (forthcoming)
“Landfall,” solo exhibition, GrayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX (forthcoming)
“Art and Math,” Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
10th Anniversary exhibition, group exhibition, RedLine Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Commisison for Octopus Initiative Lending Library (25 works)
“Made in Colorado,” juried group exhibition,curated by Olga Viso and Cameron Gainer, Emmanuel Gallery and 808 Projects, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
“Faux Pas Factory,” Platte Forum, Denver, CO
Pink Progression, group exhibition, Denver Public Library, Boulder Public Library, and CVA MSU Denver
Urban Aggregate, curated by Joshua Ware, Georgia Art Space, Denver, CO


“Small is Beautiful,” Flowers Gallery, London, UK
Denver Art Museum/Skyhouse Commissioned Installation, Denver, CO
Liminal Space, group exhibition, curated by Grace Anezia Ali, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York, NY
Axis Mundi, group exhibition Platte Forum, Denver, CO
Nice work if you can get it, group exhibition, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO
“Prism and Paradox,” group exhibition, curated by Leah Brenner Clack, Druther, Denver, CO
A Modern Baroque, group exhibition, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
Denver Collage Club, Alto Gallery,Denver, CO
group exhibition, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
RedLine Contemporary Art Center juried exhibition, Denver, CO
Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO


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


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


Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

Taylor Art Collection

Born Hotel Denver

InterContinental Hotel Minneapolis


Isis Davis-Marks, “History Gets Reclaimed at Hollis Taggart Gallery,” WideWalls, June 8th, 2020,

Gregory Volk, “A Survey of American Art That Isn’t Just Coastal,” Hyperallergic, March 7, 2020,

Editors’ Picks: “19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week,” 10. “History Reclaimed: Suchitra Mattai and Adrienne Elise Tarver” at Hollis Taggart,

Editors, “Pictures from an Exhibition, ARTnews, April 22, 2019,

Sarah Cascone, “Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week,” artnet News,

Ann Binlot, “the 14th Sharjah Biennial tells the stories ignored by popular culture,” Document Journal, April 3rd, 2019,

Tom, Seymour, Wallpaper Magazine, “Sharjah Biennial 14 is raising the emirate’s cultural cache,” March 20, 2019

Osman can Yerebakan, “Our highlights from the 14TH Sharjah Biennial: Leaving the Echo Chamber, Cultured Magazine, March 12, 2019,

KATRINA KUFER, Sharjah Biennial Is One Of The Best Art Happenings This Season,” Harpers Bazaar Arabia, March 17, 2019,

Shailaja Tripathi, “Making Way for New Stories,” The Hindu, March 14, 2019,

Sarah Rockett, Denver Art museum Blog, March 14, 2019

Ryan Warner, CPR (Colorado Public Radio), interview on Colorado Matters,,

Cori Anderson, “Denver Artists to Watch in 2019,” 303 Magazine, Jan.15, 2019,

Michael Paglia, Denver’s 12 Best Art Shows of 2018, Westword, Dec.26, 2018

Wayne Allen Brenner, The Austin Chronicle, Review of Suchitra Mattai’s “Landfall” at GrayDuck Gallery,” Dec. 21, 2018,

Michael Paglia, Suchitra Mattai Explores her Complex Heritage in CVA’s “Sugar Bound,”

Rachel Grammes, MCA Denver Blog, Sept. 14, 2018,

Michael Paglia, “Bitter Sweet”, Westword, September 12, 2018
Kirschner, Noelani, “Portraits of Colonialism: Suchitra Mattai,” The American Scholar,” August 20th, 2018,
Joshua Ware, Other Narratives Other Histories, Entropy Journal, April, 2018,
Christinea Nafziger, interview, Create Magazine, 2018
Mailee Hung, Fan Mail, DAILYSERVING on-line art journal,, 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,, 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,, 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,, June, 2013
Arthound Blog Brooklyn,, March 3, 2011


Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Board of Directors, Denver, CO 2020-

United States Artist Nominee, 2018

RedLine Denver Artist in Residence, 2014-2016
Featured Artist, Art on Billboards, Denver Theater District, 2013

Louis comfort Tiffany Award Nominee 2009

Angelo Savelli Award, Penn School of Design, University of Pennsylvania,
Royal College of Art Fellowship, London, England 2002
U.S. Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Full Tuition
American Institute of Indian Studies, FLAS Fellowship, Udaipur, India