Matthew Pillsbury was awarded the 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts-Photography, US and Canada Competition. Pillsbury was born and raised in France but now lives in New York City. He received his B.A. in fine art from Yale University in 1995 and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2004. Pillsbury has focused on creating long-exposure black-and-white photographs using only the available light at the scene he is capturing. Much of his work deals with the increasing role of technology in our lives. Initially focused on private use of televisions and computers, he has become more interested with how our daily activities are increasingly mediated through the use of cell phones. An avid user himself, Pillsbury encourages us to question what we are giving up in exchange for his immediate access to information. His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely held in private and museum collections.
For more information on his work, please visit aipad member galleries Bonni Benrubi
or Jackson Fine Art
Ombriere, Vieux Port de Marseille, Saturday September 14, 2013
Courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery