Ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLOs) in the Surface Stabilized (SSFLO) geometry can be used to make voltage operated light valves with bipolar response, intrinsic memory, and microsecond switching speeds. These light valves, configured as linear or matrix arrays, have a variety of practical optical computing applications. We present a high spatial resolution matrix-addressed SSFLO light valve array suitable for use as a spatial modulator for transmitted light. The array employs the typical SSFLO geometry of the FLO as a dielectric in a transparent capacitor. The capacitor plates are indium-tin oxide (ITO) coated glass with the ITO patterned into electrical strips, the top and bottom strips oriented at 90° with respect to each other, to for a matrix-addressed array of overlapping square areas, the individual addressible shutters (pels).