Matthew Pillsbury (American) was born in France in 1973. He studied at Yale University (BFA, 1995) and at the School of Visual Arts, New York (MFA, 2004). Based in New York City, his work has been exhibited internationally and is widely held in private and museum collections, including the Sir Elton John Photography Collection; Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Guggenheim Museum, all in New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Musée du Louvre, Paris; and Tate Modern, London.
In 2007, Pillsbury won the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, which published his first monograph, Time Frame. In 2013, Aperture released City Stages, a second monograph encompassing his work of the past decade. An accompanying exhibit was held in 2014 at the Aperture Foundation in New York. Most recently, Matthew was one of eleven Guggenheim photography fellows to receive the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2014.