Education

MFA, Experimental Animation and Integrated Media, 2004-2007, California Institute of the Arts

BA, Honors Art Studio, 1998-2002, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Awards and Honors

2016

  • Sherwood Award by Center Theater Group in Los Angeles

  • Residency at American Conservatory Theater at SF

2015

  • Residency at Arizona State University through the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

2014

  • Residency at McDowell Colony with Alpert Fellowship

2013

  • Creative Capital grant awarded for current project, This World Made Itself

  • Cloud Eye Control granted National Theater Project grant from NEFA for new project, Half Life

  • Cloud Eye Control granted MAP Fund grant for new project, Half Life

2012

  • Princess Grace Special Project Grant Awarded for current project, This World Made Itself

  • ARC grant awarded through CCI

  • Quick grant awarded for professional development through CCI for presenting at ISEA 2012

  • part of a Create/Cultivate Initiative Grant Project awarded by the Los Angeles County Art Council via Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock

2011

  • Myth and Infrastructure and Dreaming of Lucid Living official selection for New Frontiers section of Sundance Film Festival 2011

  • Cloud Eye Control invited for artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in SF

2010

  • Invited to perform Myth and Infrastructure at TED Global conference in Oxford, UK

  • Seed Grant for Myth and Infrastructure awarded by Under The Radar Festival, a project of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters

2009

  • Contemporary Art Centers Network of Performing and Visual Arts Organizations: Completion grant for Cloud Eye Control project, Under Polaris

2008

  • NPN Creation fund for Cloud Eye Control project, Under Polaris

  • Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant for Cloud Eye Control project, Under Polaris

  • Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant for individual project, Myth and Infrastructure

  • Leslie Durst/Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts commission

2007

  • Video performance Dreaming of Lucid Living receives Student Grand Prix Award and Audience Choice Award for Best Installation at the Platform International Animation Festival

2006

  • Princess Grace Award for Film received for creating thesis work, Dreaming of Lucid Living

  • founding member and core collaborator of Cloud Eye Control multi-media performance group (www.cloudeyecontrol.com)

 

Workshops and Artist Talks

2016

  • Directors Lab West at Pasadena Playhouse

  • UCLA, Design/Media/Arts program

  • CalState Fullerton, Interarts Collaborative Symposium

  • Wabash College, Presidential Fellow for 2 week teaching residency

2015

  • Brown University, artist talk with Cloud Eye Control, student work critique

  • Northeastern College, artist talk

  • Champlain College, artist talk, demo

  • Keene State College, artist talk

  • Denison University, Granville Ohio, artist talks in various classes

  • ASU, Tempe AZ, artist talks in various classes through Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

  • Perpich Arts High School, Minneapolis, artist talk

2014

  • Columbia Collage, Chicago, artist talk

  • School of Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, artist talk

  • Dartmouth College,  class visits and artist talk

  • Women and their Works, Austin, artist talk

  • panel discussion at Counter Current festival, Houston

  • Middlesex University, London, UK, artist talk

  • MICA, Baltimore, artist talk

  • Visual Culture Lecture Series at University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan, artist talk

  • Cornish College of the Arts, performance and artist talk

2013

  • California Institute of the Arts, artist talk

  • University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS lecture series artist presentation

  • Denver University Emerging Digital Practices artist talk

  • Wexner Center artist talk for OSU students

  • UCSB Media Arts and Technology program artist talk

  • Harvard Westlake School, artist presentation

  • USC Digital Studies Symposium, Media Arts and Practice program, artist presentation

  • Harvard, artist presentation and performance for Animation Class

  • MIT Media Lab, artist presentation and performance, part of Animated Matters screening series

  • University of Richmond, artist presentation and performance

2012

  • Duke University residency and workshop with Cloud Eye Control

  • lectures at RISD and Brown in conjunction with shows for First Works in Providence

  • Santa Fe Univeristy of Art and Design, artist presentation and performance

  • ISEA2012 Alburquerque - invited to perform and be a panel speaker

  • Johns Hopkins University, master class in conjunction with Questfest Visual Theater Festival

2011

  • Occidental College, lecture and presentation

  • RADAR LA "Visual Theater" panel discussion

  • Sundance "Telling Stories, One Pixel at A Time" panel discussion

2010

  • UCSB, workshop: “Projections and student based collective exchange” w/Cloud Eye Control

  • Austin Museum of Art /Culturebot.org talk w/ Cloud Eye Control

2009

  • USC, one day workshop “Animation Beyond the Screen”

  • Calarts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) talk and presentation

  • CSSSA presentation with Cloud Eye Control

2008

  • UCLA, lecture and presentation w/Cloud Eye Control

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presentation and lecture w/Cloud Eye Control

  • Pitzer College, lecture and presentation w/Cloud Eye Control

  • CalArts, 2 week workshop “Animation Beyond the Screen”

  • Colorado State University, First Person Cinema Series/guest lecture and presentation

  • USC “Redefining Animation” presentation and panel discussion

Performances and Screenings

Half Life (2015) collaborative video performance, Cloud Eye Control

  • 5 sold out shows at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, 1/2015

  • New Genre festival, Tulsa, OK 9/2015

  • First Works, Providence, RI 11/2015

This World Made Itself (2013) solo video performance

  • TheaterFestival Boulevard, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 8/2016

  • McCullum Theater, Palm Desert, CA, 6/2016

  • Slithering Screens, MOMA, New York, NY, 4/2016

  • Climakaze at FundArte, Miami, Florida, 4/2016

  • Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR, 4/2016

  • Meta.Morph, new media arts festival, Trondheim, Norway, 3/2016

  • New Strands Festival, ACT, San Francisco, CA 1/2016

  • Lune Fête, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 12/2015

  • Future of Storytelling conference, New York, NY 10/2015

  • Animated Wonderworlds, Museum für Gestaltung Schaudepot, Zurich, Switzerland, 9/2015

  • Metro Union Station, Los Angeles, CA 6/2015

  • ICA, Boston, MA, 4/2015

  • Flynn Center, Burlington, VT, 4/2015

  • Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT, 4/2015

  • Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, NH, 4/2015

  • Tutti Festival, Denison University, Granville, OH, 3/2015

  • ASU Night of the Open Door, Tempe, AZ, 2/2015

  • Encore at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2/2015

  • Four Sundays in February at the Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, MA, 2/2015

  • Out There Festival at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1/2015

  • Pulse Festival at Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, 1/2015

  • Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, 12/2014

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL, 11/2014

  • Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA 11/2014

  • Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 10/2014

  • CRAM (Regional Center of the Arts of Michoacán), Zamora, Mexico, 10/2014

  • On Edge Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA 9/2014

  • Nevada City Film Festival, Nevada CIty, CA, 9/2014

  • Anima Mundi animation festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8/2014

  • Zero1, San Jose, CA, 6/2014

  • Fusebox festival, Austin, TX, 4/2014

  • Counter Currents co-presented by Media Archeology at Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, 4/2014

  • Future Everything, Manchester, UK, 3/2014

  • Flatpack festival, Birmingham, UK, 3/2014

  • Questfest Visual Theater Festival, Baltimore, MD, 3/2014

  • Visual Culture Lecture Series at University of Minnesota, Duluth, 3/2014

  • REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, 2/2014

  • PUSH festival, Vancouver, BC, 2/2014

  • Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers, Park City, UT, 1/2014

  • Centro de Arte Molino Machmar (CAMM), Puerto Veras, Chile, 11/2013

  • FTB BioBio theater Festival, Concépcion and Coronel, Chile, 11/2013

  • MediaLive! BMoCa, Boulder, CO, 11/2013

  • Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 11/2013

  • premier at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 11/2013

  • work in progress version presented for Exploratorium's grand opening, San francisco, CA, 4/2013

  • work in progress version presented at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA, 8/2012

 Lumerence (2012) short film

  • London International Animation Festival,London, UK, 12/2016

  • Melboune International Animation Festival, Melboune, Australia, 6/2016

  • San Francisco International Film Festival, with live music by Cibo Matto, 5/2015

  • Future Project at Center for Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama, 4/2013

  • San Francisco International Film Festival 4/2012

  • Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil 7/2012

  • S8 Peripheral Film Festival, A Caruña, Spain, 6/2012

  • Animasivo animation festival, Mexico City, Mexico, 5/2012

Myth and Infrastructure (2010) solo video performance

 

  • Slithering Screens, MOMA, New York, NY, 4/2016

  • Climakaze at FundArte, Miami, Florida, 4/2016

  • Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR, 4/2016

  • Meta.Morph, new media arts festival, Trondheim, Norway, 3/2016

  • New Strands Festival, ACT, San Francisco, CA 1/2016

  • Lune Fête, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 12/2015

  • Animated Wonderworlds, Museum für Gestaltung Schaudepot, Zurich, Switzerland, 9/2015

  • Metro Union Station, Los Angeles, CA 6/2015

  • ICA, Boston, MA, 4/2015

  • Flynn Center, Burlington, VT, 4/2015

  • Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT, 4/2015

  • Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, NH, 4/2015

  • Tutti Festival, Denison University, Granville, OH, 3/2015

  • ASU Night of the Open Door, Tempe, AZ, 2/2015

  • Encore at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2/2015

  • Four Sundays in February at the Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, MA, 2/2015

  • Out There Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1/2015

  • Pulse festival Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, 1/2015

  • Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, 12/2014

  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL, 11/2014

  • Cornish College, Seattle, WA, 11/2014

  • Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA 11/2014

  • Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 10/2014

  • CRAM (Regional Center of the Arts of Michoacán), Zamora, Mexico, 10/2014

  • Nevada City Film Festival, Nevada CIty, CA, 9/2014

  • Zero1, San Jose, CA, 6/2014

  • Fusebox festival, Austin, TX, 4/2014

  • Tour de Arts, SMMOA, Santa Monica, CA, 8/2014

  • Northern Lights, Minneapolis, MN, 6/2014

  • UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, 5/2014

  • Fusebox festival, Austin, TX, 4/2014

  • Counter Currents co-presented by Media Archeology at Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, 4/2014

  • Future Everything, Manchester, UK, 3/2014

  • Flatpack festival, Birmingham, UK, 3/2014

  • Questfest Visual Theater Festival, Baltimore, MD, 3/2014

  • Visual Culture Lecture Series at University of Minnesota, Duluth, 3/2014

  • REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, 2/2014

  • PUSH festival, Vancouver BC, Canada, 2/2014

  • Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers, Park City, UT, 1/2014

  • Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 11/2013

  • Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 11/2013

  • Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA, 6/2013

  • Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM, 6/2013

  • Rhythm and Visions, Expanded Cinema2 at USC, Los Angeles, CA, 4/2013

  • Exploratorium, Opening day Festivities, San Francisco, CA, 4/2013

  • Harvard, Boston, MA, 2/2013

  • MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA, 2/2013

  • CultureHub, New York, NY, 2/2013

  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2/2013

  • Manipulate Puppetry Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2/2013

  • First Works' Pixelerations at Brown University, Providence, RI, 10/2012

  • ISEA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 9/2012

  • Musem of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in La Jolla, 8/2012

  • CSSSA at CalArts, Valencia, CA 8/2012

  • Theatre de la Cité, Paris, France, 6/2012

  • Vimeo Festival, New York, NY, 6/2012

  • S8 Peripheral Film Festival, A Caruña, Spain, 6/2012

  • Animasivo animation festival, Mexico City, Mexico, 5/2012

  • Chilemonos!animation festival, Santiago, Chile, 4/2012

  • Questfest Visual Theater Festival, Baltimore MD, 3/2012

  • ALL Design Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 11/2011

  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX, 11/2011

  • Eagle Rock Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, 11/2011

  • City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10/2011

  • TBA festival, Portland, OR, 9/2011

  • Anima Mundi animation Festival, Rio De Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil, 7/2011

  • Innotown, Alesund Norway, 6/2011

  • Exploratorium "After Dark series", San Francisco, CA, 5/2011

  • IDEASalon, Providence, RI, 5/2011

  • 24th street theater, "Saturday Explorer Series", Los Angeles, CA, 4/2011

  • Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 4/2011

  • Emeryville Center for the Arts, Emeryville, CA, 3/2011

  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, 3/2011

  • Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, 2/2011

  • New Frontiers partner presentation, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1/2011

  • New Frontiers, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT, 1/2011

  • Le Forum des Images: " Carrefour de l’animation", Paris, France, 12/2010

  • Left Coast Leaning Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 12/2010

  • NOW festival, REDCAT, LA, CA, 8/2010

  • Small Change Screening Series at Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, 7/2010

  •  Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO, 7/2010

  • TED global, Oxford, UK, 7/2010

Light City (2009) Installation

  • FLUX Super 8: 8 Emerging Filmmakers and Video Artists, LA, CA 8/2009

  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, 8/2009

  • Animated Bodies, Animated Spaces, USC, LA, CA, 7/2009

Under Polaris (2009) collaborative video performance, Cloud Eye Control

  • Theater a Mil festival, Santiago, Chile, 1/2013

  • New Genre Festival, Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 3/2010

  • Fusebox Festival in partnership with Women and Their Works, Austin, TX, 4/2010

  • Festival International EXIT, Paris, France, 3/2010

  • National Performance Network Conference, Knoxville, TN, 12/2009

  • Under Polaris 5 night run, REDCAT, LA, CA, 9/2009

  • workshop presentation through Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, 9/2008

Dreaming of Lucid Living (2007) solo video performance

  • Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers, Park City, UT, 1/2014

  • Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA, 6/2013

  • First Works' Pixelerations at Brown University, Providence, RI, 10/2012

  • S8 Peripheral Film Festival, A Coruña, Spain, 6/2012

  • Questfest Visual Theater Festival, Baltimore MD, 3/2012

  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX, 11/2011

  • New Frontiers, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT, 1/2011

  • TEDxAlcatraz, Suspension of Disbelief, San Francisco, CA 12/2010

  • Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO, 7/2010

  • Small Change Screening Series at Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, 7/2010

  • FLUX Super 8: 8 emerging Los Angeles Artists – LA, CA 8/2009

  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, 3/2009

  • Emergence Enchanted, Long Beach, CA, 2/2009

  • IMAGES festival, Toronto, Canada, 1/2009

  • Studio series, REDCAT, LA, CA, 2008

  • San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2008

  • Animation as Painting, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, 2007

  • Time Based Arts festival, Portland, OR, 2007

  • Platform International Animation Festival, Portland, OR, 2007

Final Space (2007) collaborative video performance, Cloud Eye Control

  • Manipulate Puppetry Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2/2013

  • Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles, CA, 6/2012

  • Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CA 2010

  • Emergence Enchanted, Long Beach, CA, 2009

  • IMAGES festival, Toronto, Canada, 2009

  • New Original Works festival, REDCAT, LA, CA, 2008

  • San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, CA, 2008

  • Time Based Arts festival, Portland, OR, 2007

Subterranean Heart (2006) collaborative video performance, Cloud Eye Control

  • eatLACMA, LACMA, LA, CA, 2010

  • Emergence Enchanted, Long Beach, CA, 2009

  • IMAGES festival, Toronto, Canada, 2009

  • New Original Works festival, REDCAT, LA, CA, 2008

  • San Francisco International Film Festival in San Francisco, CA, 2008

  • Time Based Arts festival, Portland, OR, 2007

  • Platform International Animation Festival, Portland, OR, 2007

Grater City (2006)

  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX, 11/2011

  • Tricky Woman’s Film Festival, 2008

  • Platform International Animation Festival, Portland, OR, 2007

  • Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2007

Ocean Flight (2005) collaborative video performance, Cloud Eye Control

  • Manipulate Puppetry Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2/2013

  • Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, 2009

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006

  • Center of Integrated Media, IM show, CalArts, 2006

Digitopia (2005)

  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX, 2011

  • Stop and Go screening, San Francisco, CA, 2010

  • Platform International Animation Festival, Portland, OR, 2007 “Best of Platform” screening at the

  • RedCat, LA, CA, 2007

  • Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia, 2007

  • Philadelphia Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

  • Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2007

  • San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, SF, CA, 2007

  • LA Freewaves, LA, CA, 2005

  • Lost in Sound, Echo Park Film Center, Santa Monica, CA. 2006

  • Children’s Film Festival, Owego, NY 2006

  • Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2006"

  • Emerging Filmmakers, Edgemar Center for the Arts, LA, CA, 2006

Older Works - Short Films:

Factory (2004)

Machine (2004)

Kitchen (2003)

Dreaming of Lucid Living (2002)

    

BIBLIOGRAPHY

web:

Dillon Sladle, “Coming at Theatre Sideways: The Innovative Art of Sherwood Award Winner Miwa Matreyek”, Center Theatre Group Blog, 1/14/2016

    http://thegrid.centertheatregroup.org/index.php/articles/comments/coming-at-theatre-sideways

- Myron Meisel, “Half Life”, Stage Raw, 2/4/2015

    http://stageraw.com/2015/01/22/half-life/

- Annie Ellingson, “Year in review: Flick Pick’s top 14 cinema moments of 2014”, Biz Journals, 12/31/2014

    http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/12/31/year-in-review-flick-picks-top-14-cinema-moments.html?page=all

- Alice O’Donkor, “Flatpack Film festival Review The World Made Itself”, The National Student (UK), 4/1/2014

    http://www.thenationalstudent.com/Film/2014-04-01/Flatpack_Film_Festival_Review_The_World_Made_Itself.html

- Bérénice Reynaud, “How NOT to Drown at Sea, Looking over the Frontier”, Senses of Cinema, 3/2014, 

    http://sensesofcinema.com/2014/festival-reports/how-not-to-drown-at-sea-the-33rd-sundance-film-festival-and-the-22nd-pan-african-film-and-arts-festival/

- Aine Carlin, ‘The Interview: Miwa Matreyek”, Hunger TV, 3/24/2014,

    http://www.hungertv.com/feature/interview-miwa-matreyek/

- Kyle Fitzpatrick, “Collaging the World, an Interview with Miwa Matreyek”, Los Angeles I’m Yours Blog, 2/14/2014

    http://laimyours.com/64920/collaging-the-world-an-interview-with-miwa-matreyek/

- Holly Willis, “Miwa Matreyek’s Virtual Vertigo”, KCET Art Bound, 2/3/2014,

    http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/miwa-matreyek-media-artist-redcat.html

- Kate Torgovnick May, “A Fantastical Interpretation of the Earth’s Formation”, TED Blog, 1/19/2014

    http://ideas.ted.com/miwa-matreyek-newest-surreal-performance/

- Roya Rastegar, “Curating ‘Physical Cinema’ at Sundance’s New Frontier”, Scholars & Feminist Online web journal, Summer 2012,

    http://sfonline.barnard.edu/feminist-media-theory/curating-physical-cinema-at-sundances-new-frontier/0/

- David C. Nichols, “Theater review: ‘Ground to Cloud’ and ‘Myth and Infrastructure’ at Los Angeles Theatre Center”, La Times Blog, 6/17/2011

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/06/theater-review-ground-to-cloud-and-myth-and-infrastructure-at-los-angeles-theatre-center.html

Catalogue:

- Suzanne Buchan - Animated Wonderworlds catalogue, Museum for Gestaltung Zürich, 2015, pg 84-89

Print Publications:

- Laura Heit, “Miwa Matreyek”, Animation Sketchbooks, Chronicle Books 2013, pg 148-153

- Lisa Seidenberg, “Space is the Place”, Venü Magazine #17, January/February 2013, pg 50-54

    https://issuu.com/venumagazine/docs/jan-feb_pages__stacked_/1

- Jacki Apple, “NOW at REDCAT”, Fabric Magazine #9, 2010, pg 52-53

    https://issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik9/1

- Maureen Furniss, “Installations and Performance Animation: Case Study: Miwa Matreyek”, The Animation Bible: A Guide to Everything- From Flipbooks to Flash, Lawrence King Publishing, 2008, pg 273-275