Matthew Jensen (b. 1980) is a conceptual landscape artist based in New York City. He received his MFA from the University of Connecticut and BA from Rice University.
Jensen’s work examines the contemporary experience of American landscape. His serial works are the byproduct of arduous walks in specific locations. The 49 States, featured in The New Landscape, was created during several months of virtual-walks taken throughout the United States via Google’s “Street View.”
The idea of “nowhere” as both idea and aesthetic is also central to each of his projects. His recent project Nowhere In Manhattan has received wide attention and will continue through the end of 2010. The project is supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, LMCC Swing Space, chashama, The New York State Senate and Citizen’s Committee for New York City. Excerpts and information from his projects can be viewed at www.Jensen-Projects.com