Born in Lancaster County, PA; currently resides in Philadelphia.


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Matthew Bender
b.1985 Ephrata, PA
2006 A.S.T, Antonelli Institute of Photography and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions
2023  CFEVA: 40 Years of Fellowship, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2021  GCPL Photo Annual, juried by Maria Kelly (High Museum of Art), Gwinnett County Public Library, Duluth, GA
    Up Against A Wall, Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA
2018  A Photographic Survey of Philadelphia, 990 Spring Garden Gallery Space, Philadelphia, PA
    CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) continuing commissioned exhibition, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA
2017  CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) commissioned exhibition, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, PA
    Photo Review 2017 Competition, Flora Online Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
    Everyday Philadelphia, Indie Photo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Space, Griffin Museum of Photography, Camera Commons, Dover, NH
2016  Space, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Passageway Gallery, Boston, MA
    Members Show, juried by Tim Wride (Norton Museum of Art), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
    The Photo Re-Imagined, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
    Open Juried Exhibition, juried by Paula Tognarelli (Griffin Museum), Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
2015  Photo Review Best of Show, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    *Tracing Like Fingers/Stages of Persuasion, (Two Person show with Justin Nolan), Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
    6th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Photography 34, juried by Stephen Perloff (The Photo Review), Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
    Photo LA (with Off the Clock 2014 APA show), Los Angeles, CA
2014  2014 Winter Solstice Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
    2014 National Competition, juried by Ariel Meyerovitz, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
    Lens 2014 International Juried Competition, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
    The National, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
    Off the Clock 2014, APA LA Chapter Member Show, juried by Britt Salvesen (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA

Fellowships and Residencies
2022  CFEVA (Center for Emerging Visual Artists) Visual Artist Fellowship Finalist, Philadelphia, PA

Grants, Awards and Acknowledgements
2022      Illuminate the Arts Grant, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
2021      Illuminate the Arts Grant, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
2017  PDN's 30, Nominee
2015  Photo Review Best of Show, Tenth Place
2014  Lens, Perspective Gallery, Second Runner Up
    2014 National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, Honorable Mention

2019  MANIFEST INPHA 6, published by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
2017  Home & Away, group zine by Same Coin Press
2016  Na h-Eileanan, published by Wilbureditions
    MANIFEST INPHA 4, published by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
2015  Issue 103, On Landscape Magazine
    Issue 74, Fraction Magazine
2013  Cities, F-Stop Magazine Issue #61

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