Nata in Inghilterra nel 1964, insegna Arte e Fotografia alla University of Rhode Island a Kingston (USA) ed è rappresentata dalla Sepia International Inc., New York City e dalla Tasveer Gallery, India.
Il lavoro di Annu Matthew è pubblicato nel libro: BLINK di Phaidon che celebra la qualità e la visione del 100 fotografi più interessanti del panorama contemporaneo internazionale.
Immagini del suo lavoro sono anche raccolte nel libro: Digital Art di Christaine Paul, curatrice della sezione New Media Arts del Whitney Museum of American Art.

STUDI E FORMAZIONE
1986
BSc, Mathematics, Women’s Christian College, Chennai
1997
MFA, Photography, University of Delaware, Newark

ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI SELEZIONATE
2012
z2o Galleria | Sara Zanin, Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, 27-30 Gennaio
Tasveer Gallery, Indian Art Fair, New Delhi, India, January
Speaker, 2012 SPE National Conference, San Francisco
Holga Inspire, Soho Photo, NYC
RadiateWindsor, CT
2011
Re-Generations, a cura di Maria Teresa Capacchione, z2o Galleria | Sara Zanin, Roma
2009
The Virtual Immigrant, 800 Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch
2007
An Indian from India,Mumbai, FOSS-GANDI at C&L Gallery
2006
The Virtual Immigrant, University of Rhode Island
Weeks Gallery, Jamestown College, Jamestown
An Indian from India, Gallery Saintonage, Missoula, Montana
Bollywood Satirized, Lane Hall, University of Michigan
2004
Identity: An Indian from India, SEPIA International, New York
An Indian from India, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
2003
2003 John Gutmann Fellowship, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco
An Indian from India, 1401 Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
An Indian from India, Marlboro College, Marlboro
2002
Bollywood Cowboys & Indians from India, Menschel Gallery, Light Work, Syracuse
2001
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, SEPIA International, New York
Bollywood Satirized, The Habitat Center & Press Club of India, New Delhi
Bollywood Satirized, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India
Digital Deluxe – Bollywood Satirized, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia
2000
Memories of India, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
Bollywood Satirized, Gallery 1101, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1999
Memories of India, Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, Amarillo
Memories of India, Riley Hall of Art & Design, University of Notre Dame
1998
Challenge Artists 1998-99, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Exploring my Diaspora, Photography Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca
Memories of India, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
1997
Two Visions of One Land, Center for Photography as Art Form, Bombay

ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE SELEZIONATE
2010
Transience, Z2O Galleria | Sara Zanin, Roma
Transitional/Transcultural: New Paradigms for New Century, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee
2009
Holga Inspire, Umbrella Arts, New York
Outside In: Indian Art Abroad, Sun Valley Center For The Arts, Hailey
2008
INDIA MODERN, IVAM – Institut d’Art Modern, Valencia
INDIA: Private Places, Public Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art , Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Self & Others, Brown University, Providence
Click! Contemporary Photography from India, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Click! Contemporary Photography from India, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Revolutionizing Cultural Identity: Photography and the Changing Face of Immigration, Oakland University, Rochester
Picturing India, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston
2007
INDIA: Private Places, Public Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art , The Newark Museum, Newark
Air Asia, Langhans Galerie Praha, Praha
2006
Another Asia: Photography from South and South East Asia, The Noorderlicht Photofestival 2006, Groningen
Four Indias, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island
Mixing Speak, New Art Center, Newtonville, Massachusettes
Sepia at Seven, Sepia International, New York
2005
In Search of Other Histories: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Lauren Piperno, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah
Bodies of Evidence: Contemporary Perspectives, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Trading Places, Mois de la Photo, Montreal
2004
Self-Evidenced: Identity in Contemporary Art , Decordova Museum, Lincoln
Masala Aesthetics: Cinema Culture in India, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Seven Portfolios of Photography, Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
Women’s World, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self ,International Center for Photography website, New York
2003
Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest 1996–2002, Samara Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Samara
Experience and Exchange: Documentary as the Art of Collaboration, Kent State University, Kent
MADE IN WOODSTOCK II, Center for Photography at Woodstock
Specifications of Desire, Janice Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton
Posters from Bollywood Satirized displayed on public bus system in conjunction with Specifications of Desire exhibition at Smith College
Cartoon Festival on International Women’s Day 2003, DRIK Gallery, Dhaka
PHOTO ID, 21st Century Self-Portraits, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham
2002
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Film Show: From Hollywood to Bollywood and Back, Reed College, Portland
Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest 2002, 9th Biennial Festival of Photography, Houston
Dream Street, Sepia International Inc., New York
Presenting/Receiving: Subjecting Photography, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock
Hometown: Philadelphia-area Photographers in The Photo Review, Owen/Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia
Borderless Terrain, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi
Presence, Nancy Wiener Gallery, New York
Slides from Bollywood Satirized projected before Bollywood movie screenings at Bombay Theater, Arlington, Massachusettes in conjunction with exhibition at DeCordova Museum, Lincoln
2000
Contemporary Art and Identity: South Asian Diaspora in North America, University of Central Arkansas, Conway
A Tribute to En Foco: 25 Years of Making Photographic History, El Museo del Barrio & The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Charles Biasiny Rivera, New York
Dia*sperse, Black Paint Studio, Toronto
1998
Sense of Self : Contemporary Ethnic Women Artists, The Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia

BORSE DI STUDIO E RESIDENZE
2006
Project Grant, Virtual Immigrant, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence
2005
Creative Arts Fellowship, Virtual Immigrant, American Institute of Indian Studies, Chicago
New Works Grant, Virtual Immigrant, Rhode Island Foundation, Providence
Council for Research Grant, Virtual Immigrant, URI Council for Research, Kingston
2003
John Gutmann Fellowship in Photography, San Francisco
Project Grant, “Backlash in the Wake of 9/11,” Rhode Island State Council
2002
Juror Award, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel. Juror: Weston Naef, Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum
Competitive Grant, University of Rhode Island Foundation, Kingston
2001
Fellowship in Photography, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
2001
Photography Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Houston
Public Arts Project Grant, The Gunk Foundation, New York
2000
New Media Residency Grant, Visual Studies Workshop & New York State Council for the Arts New Technology Grant, Rochester
Full Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson
Faculty Development Award, University of Rhode Island Council for Research
1999
University of Rhode Island Foundation Grant, Kingston
1998
New Works Award, En Foco & Heathcote Art Foundation, New York

COLLEZIONI
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson (USA)
Center For Photography as an Art Form, Bombay (India)
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock (USA) DeCordova Museum, Lincoln (USA)
En Foco, New York (USA)
George Eastman House, Rochester (USA)
Light Work, Syracuse (USA)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA)
Polaroid Collection, Cambridge (UK)
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Providence (USA)
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (Canada)
Visual Studies Workshops, Rochester (USA)

WEB SITE
www.annumatthew.com