Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew received a BSc. in Mathematics from the Women’s Christian College in India in 1986 and a MFA from the University of Delaware in 1997. She has been in numerous group shows including “Familiar Relations” at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Primitive Modernists at John Nichols Gallery  (Santa Paula, CA), OUTRAGEOUS: Spectacular Visual Commerce and its Discontents at the Otis Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA), and will be part of “Discoveries at the Meeting Place” at Fotofest 2002 (Houston, TX) and Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self a virtual exhibition organized by the International Center for Photography (NYC). Matthew has had solo exhibitions including ones at the Center for Photography as an Art Form (Bombay, India), the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), The Press Club of India (New Delhi, India), and is currently having a solo exhibition at the Menschel Gallery at LightWork (Syracuse, NY). She has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fellowship in photography, the Photography Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography, the Gunk Foundation, and the En Foco and Heathcote Art Foundation. She has had residencies at Anderson Ranch Art Center (Snowmass Village, CO), Light Work, Visual Studies Workshops (Rochester, NY) and participated in WOODSTOCK A-I-R at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2001. Her work can be found in many public collections including the Polaroid Collection (Boston, MA), the DeCordova Museum (Lincoln MA), the Center for Photography as an Art Form, the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Light Work, Visual Studies Workshop, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Permanent Print Collection at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Matthew lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Rhode Island.