BIOGRAPHY | Matthew Arnold’s photographic work explores the interrelationship between our history, culture, and personal experiences in this increasingly complex world. The intention is to connect the specificity and significance of history with the topography of the land upon which the history is shaped.
His work has been exhibited and promoted widely across the United States and around the world in galleries and museums. His latest project was published in 2014 as a monograph entitled, Topography Is Fate—North African Battlefields of World War II, by the German publisher, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg.
Solo exhibitions have taken place at both Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery in New York City as well as at the Metropolitan Gallery in Philadelphia. In 2016 he was a finalist for the Renaissance Prize at the Getty Images Gallery in London. His work was exhibited at the Arsenale di Venezia, in Italy as part of the Premio Arte Laguna. It was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala, as part of the GuatePhoto Festival where he also le about his work.
Awards that he has won include being named a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Traveling Fellow, inclusion in the KLOMPCHING Gallery’s 2015 annual Fresh exhibition, a Top 50 LensCulture Emerging Photographer as well as a Photolucida, Critical Mass, Top 50 Photographer. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Columbia University, in NYC and was included in an important 2015 exhibition at the MFA in Boston entitled Permanent War—The Age of Global Conflict.
Matthew Arnold currently lives and works in New York City.