education


princeton university, a.b. with honors, department of philosophy, 1992

massachusetts college of art, master of fine arts, photography, 1997

bryn mawr college, post-baccalaureate pre-medical program, 1994


recent


slightlylucid

wanderlustagraphy

lenscratch

shane lavalette journal

eyecurious.com

featureshoot.com


august 2009

los angeles center for digital art

digital art los angeles international expo


march 2009

the photographic resource center at boston university

syntax


march 2008

kresge gallery, ramapo college of new jersey

2008 school of contemporary arts faculty exhibition


february 2008

decordova museum and sculpture park

"photographs of children from the decordova permanent collection"


january 2007

louise and bernard palitz gallery

ny, ny

"digital transitions: selections from the lightwork permanent collection"


may 2006

decordova museum and sculpture park

2006 decordova annual exhibition


february 2006

light work, syracuse new york

"digital transitions: selections from the lightwork permanent collection"


september 2005

pascal gallery, ramapo college of new jersey

"two new: matthew swarts and irina nakhova "


january 2005

museum of new art (mona), detroit

"third annual film and video festival"


june 2004

syracuse university

"lightwork artist’s residency program"


fall 2002

the boston academy of fine arts

"ten boston photographers"


spring 2002

the decordova museum and sculpture park

"the decordova collects: recent acquisitions"


fall 2001

the museum of fine arts, boston

"recent acquisitions in photography"


fall 2001

the decordova museum and sculpture park

"alone: images of isolation"


summer 2001

the art museum, princeton university

"the peter c. bunnell collection"


spring 2001

the friends of photography, san francisco

"matthew swarts/mystery school"

the ruttenberg arts foundation award


fall 2000

fosdick-nelson gallery, alfred university

"precedence: emmet gowin and his students (travelling)"


fall 2000

boston center for the arts, boston, massachusetts

"artcetera 2000"


spring 2000

atrium gallery, university of connecticut, stoors

"matthew swarts: mystery school"


september 1999

film and video studies gallery, hampshire college

"seventeen artists"


april 1999

gallery at 185 nassau street, princeton university

"matthew swarts: photographs"


november 1998

film and video studies gallery, hampshire college

"matthew swart:s children and cancer"


october 1998

eli marsh gallery, amherst college

"matthew swarts and karin stack: recent work"


september 1998

carpenter center for the arts, harvard university

"matthew swarts: children and cancer"


august 1998

fuller museum of art, brockton, ma

"nothing so mysterious as a fact"


february 1998

children’s hospital-boston/dana-farber cancer institute

"children of the dana farber"


may 1997

bakalar gallery, massachusetts college of art

"matthew swarts: children and cancer"


public and private collections


the friends of photography, san francisco

the ruttenberg arts foundation, chicago

the library of congress, washington, d.c.

the museum of fine arts, boston

the decordova museum and sculpture park

the boston public library

lightwork, syracuse, new york

the art museum, princeton university

the museum of new art (mona), detroit

the polaroid collection

the massachusetts college of art collection

the collection of james fitts

the collection of gus and arlette kayafas

the collection of jeffrey keough

and other private collections


publications, grants, and awards


in the loupe: the photographic resource center, 2009 (cover and article)

the 2006 decordova annual exhibition (catalog)

contact sheet #132: the light work annaul 2005

sbr summer stipend 2006 trustees of ramapo college

lightwork, syracuse, new york: artist-in-residency program, spring 2004

matthew swarts untitled, self-published artist’s book, 2004

trustees of bowdoin college faculty research grant (2004)

j. william fulbright scholar grant (costa rica) 2001-2002

ruttenberg arts foundation award, friends of photography, san francisco 2000

the new york times magazine, “what they were thinking” (september 10, 2000)

doubletake (spring 1998)

fotophile, 34, (winter 2000), 39 (spring 2001)

afterimage, may 2001 (review)

children and cancer (self-published artist’s book) 1999

mystery school (self-published artist’s book) 1999

trustees of amherst college faculty research grant (1998, 1999)

trustees of amherst college faculty travel grant (1998, 1999)

the polaroid corporation artist support grant (1999)

camphill foundation grant (1999, 2000)

inside the institute (a dana-farber publication) june 1997

decamp fellowship for bioethics, princeton university, 1991


lectures and honorariums


lecture and workshop: “deliberate realities: truth in contemporary photography” centro diseno/cine/television, mexico city, mexico, tba

artist lecture and presentation: syracuse university, march 2006

featured presentation: “matthew swarts: mystery school,” society for photographic education 2001 national conference, savannah, georgia

columbia college chicago: visiting artist lecture, spring 2001

ithaca college spring lecture series: april 2000

new york university,visiting artist lecture, spring 2000

university of connecticut, visiting artist lecture, spring 2000

the george eastman house, artist lecture (spe conference), november 1999

harvard university, visiting artist honorarium, april 1998

hampshire college, visiting artist lecture, november 1998

rhode island college, visiting artist lecture, november 1997


teaching experience


ramapo college of new jersey

assistant professor of photography/digital media

mahwah, new jersey

fall 2005-summer 2010


bowdoin college

visiting assistant professor of visual art

brunswick, maine

fall 2002-spring 2004


amherst college

visiting assistant professor of fine arts

amherst, massachusetts

fall 1998-spring 2001


university of massachusetts at boston

instructor

boston, massachusetts

spring 1998


the university of connecticut

instructor

storrs, connecticut

spring 1998


middlesex college

instructor

bedford, massachusetts

spring 1998


massachusetts college of art

instructor

boston, massachusetts

fall 1996-spring 1997


references


emmet gowin professor of photography, princeton university

abelardo morell professor of photography, massachusetts college of art

samuel morse chair, department of fine arts, amherst college


cd/dvd/slides and additional references available upon request.

matthew swarts