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Suchitra S. Mattai

suchitramattai@hotmail.com
www.suchitramattai.com
@suchitramattaiart

Born

Guyana, South America, 1973

Education

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

 

Exhibitions

2020

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

Hollis Taggert Contemporary, two-person exhibition, NYC, NY

“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)

2019

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, Denver, CO

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

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

“Fugue,” solo exhibition, the Vault, Denver, CO

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

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

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

 

2018

“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

2017

“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

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

Press

Editors, “Pictures from an Exhibition, ARTnews, April 22, 2019, http://www.artnews.com/2019/04/22/womens-work-art-activism-in-the-21st-century-at-pen-brush-new-york/

Sarah Cascone, “Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week,” artnet News, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/editors-picks-april-8-2019-1498255

Ann Binlot, “the 14th Sharjah Biennial tells the stories ignored by popular culture,” Document Journal, April 3rd, 2019, https://www.documentjournal.com/2019/04/the-14th-sharjah-biennial-tells-the-stories-ignored-by-popular-culture/

Tom, Seymour, Wallpaper Magazine, “Sharjah Biennial 14 is raising the emirate’s cultural cache,” March 20, 2019 https://www.wallpaper.com/art/sharjah-biennial-14-leaving-the-echo-chamber

Osman can Yerebakan, “Our highlights from the 14TH Sharjah Biennial: Leaving the Echo Chamber, Cultured Magazine, March 12, 2019, https://www.culturedmag.com/sharjah-biennial/

KATRINA KUFER, Sharjah Biennial Is One Of The Best Art Happenings This Season,” Harpers Bazaar Arabia, March 17, 2019, https://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/art/fairs-and-events/leaving-the-echo-chamber-sharjah-biennial

Shailaja Tripathi, “Making Way for New Stories,” The Hindu, March 14, 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/making-way-for-new-stories/article26533342.ece

Sarah Rockett, Denver Art museum Blog, March 14, 2019 https://denverartmuseum.org/article/qa-suchitra-mattai

Ryan Warner, CPR (Colorado Public Radio), interview on Colorado Matters, https://www.cpr.org/news/story/artist-suchitra-mattai-wants-to-have-the-tough-conversations-about-migration-and-diaspora, https://www.cpr.org/news/story/artist-suchitra-mattai-wants-to-have-the-tough-conversations-about-migration-and-diaspora

Cori Anderson, “Denver Artists to Watch in 2019,” 303 Magazine, Jan.15, 2019, https://303magazine.com/2019/01/denver-artists-to-watch-in-2019/

Michael Paglia, Denver’s 12 Best Art Shows of 2018, Westword, Dec.26, 2018 https://www.westword.com/arts/denvers-twelve-best-art-shows-of-2018-11074146

Wayne Allen Brenner, The Austin Chronicle, Review of Suchitra Mattai’s “Landfall” at GrayDuck Gallery,” Dec. 21, 2018, https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2018-12-21/suchitra-mattai-landfall/

Michael Paglia, Suchitra Mattai Explores her Complex Heritage in CVA’s “Sugar Bound,”
https://www.westword.com/arts/suchitra-mattai-explores-her-complex-heritage-in-cvas-sugar-bound-10767356

Rachel Grammes, MCA Denver Blog, Sept. 14, 2018, https://mcadenver.org/blog/suchitra-mattai-and-sugar-bound

Michael Paglia, “Bitter Sweet”, Westword, September 12, 2018
Kirschner, Noelani, “Portraits of Colonialism: Suchitra Mattai,” The American Scholar,” August 20th, 2018, https://theamericanscholar.org
Joshua Ware, Other Narratives Other Histories, Entropy Journal, April, 2018, https://entropymag.org/other-narratives-other-histories-on-suchitra-mattais-sweet-asylum/
Christinea Nafziger, interview, Create Magazine, 2018
Cori Anderson, April 10, 2018,”DENVER ARTIST MAKES DOWNTOWN GALLERY “FEEL LIKE HOME” IN NEWEST EXHIBITION” 303 Magazine, https://303magazine.com/2018/04/suchitra-mattai-kcontemporary/
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

Awards

Nominated for United States Artist Award, Chicago, IL
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