12:00 PM12:00

Family day in Nashville at OZ Arts

Haven’t kept up with updates here - but please join me and other great artists, Sanfoka Drum & Dance and Grupo Blanca at Family Day at OZ Arts

“OZ Arts’ annual Family Day is back and bigger than ever! Audiences of all ages are invited to experience a wide variety of diverse, Nashville-based drum, dance, and music ensembles, as well as breathtaking special guest artists. In addition to thrilling performances, children and parents alike can engage with a host of inventive technology and science based activities that explore how we are connected across the globe.

Special guest artists include animator and performer Miwa Matreyek, who creates phantasmagorical performances mixing live performance with animation to explore environmental themes with visual splendor. Local dance and music companies Grupo Balança, Sankofa Drum and Dance, and others perform and lead workshops.”

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1:30 PM13:30

June 14th, Palm Desert at McCallum Theater

I am back at McCallum theater in Palm Desert on June 14th!

“She seamlessly combines the would-be-separate mediums of performance art, animation, sculpture and music to create a simultaneously whimsical and intricate experience.”



Single Tickets

Adults $15         Students $10 

Three-performance Pass

Adults $35          Student $20

Pass not available online. Please call the box office at (760) 340-2787.

Shows recommended from age 7 and up.


JUNE 14, 2018 


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7:00 PM19:00

University of Maine, IMRC lecture series, April 3rd

I am at the University of Maine in early April.

The Intermedia MFA Tuesdays at the IMRC Lecture Series continues to provide the UMaine, Orono and Bangor community with a diverse schedule of compelling speakers, and performances by contemporary and interdisciplinary artists and performers from around the country and world.

All events are free, open to the public and will take place at the Innovative Media Research Commercialization Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine at 7:00p.m.

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8:00 PM20:00

4/28/2017 - Rhythm and Visions free on USC campus

Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3

 Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8 pm
 School of Cinematic Arts - SCA (SCA), Meldman Park
900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Admission is free. RSVP online beginning Tuesday, April 4, at 9 a.m. 

Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 will light up the outdoor spaces of USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Innovative artists Refik AnadolMiwa Matreyek, and Patterson + Reckinger will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.

Groundbreaking artist Refik Anadol, who has performed visuals with the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall, will make visual music on a super-panoramic 70-foot screen. On a second stage, Miwa Matreyek’s full-body shadow will interact with magical animated worlds. Patterson + Reckinger will perform an animated work for three toy pianos and three-channel, one-bit electronics, and the VR Visual Music Lounge will offer exciting virtual-reality musical experiences from international artists as well as USC faculty and students.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger, Eric Hanson, and Scott Fisher (Cinematic Arts).

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6:00 PM18:00

Pittsburgh! 4/8/2017,in the Natural History Museum, presented via Carnegie Nexus

Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 6pm & 8pm

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Hall of Mammals

Get rapt in a cinematic vista of animation, theater, and shadow play on this thematic journey that takes you through Earth’s history—from its first spark of beginning to the complex world of accelerated human interaction, the Anthropocene. Like a 21st-century diorama for the 22nd century, Miwa Matreyek—who has performed worldwide, including the Tate, MoMA, Lincoln Center, and the Exploratorium—uses computer-generated animation mixed with live performance in silhouette to create her own form of storytelling that has intrigued audiences of every age.

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5:30 PM17:30

4/6/2017 - Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday, April 6 · 5:30 pm
Art + Design Lecture | Miwa Matreyek
This marquee series of the Visitors Program is designed to showcase notable national and international artists, designers, and scholars whose work or point of view is engaging and topical. Please join us for a lecture by Miwa Matreyek animator, director, designer, and performer.
Location: KAM Lower Level, Auditorium (room 62) | Map

Sponsored in part by the School of Art + Design Visitors Committee and Krannert Art Museum; additional support provided by the Jerrold Ziff Fund for Lectures in Modern Art 

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8:30 PM20:30

10/28 REDCAT with River Song Quintet + David Baker, This World Made Itself

River Song Quintet was kind enough to ask me to join them at the REDCAT with one of my pieces, This World Made Itself. River Song Quintet, poet David Baker and I all met at Tutti festival at Denison University in Granville, OH in 2015. I am happy and honored to reunite with them in LA!

10/28, Friday, 8:30PM at REDCAT in Los Angeles

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to Oct 23

Miwa at Lincoln Center in October

I am excited to tell you that I have shows coming up in New York at Lincoln Center this fall, October 20-23.

For the first time, Lincoln Center is collaborating between the White Light Festival and the LC Kids Family Programming to present me in multiple contexts, including primary school field trip programs.

My general public shows are as follows:

White Light Festival, October 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30PM

Matinee shows for LC Kids Family Programming, October 22 and 23rd at 2PM


All shows are at the Clark Studio Theater on the 7th floor of the Rose building, 165 West 65th Street.

I would love to see you there, and please spread the word!

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to Oct 7

Penny Stamps Speaker Series in Ann Arbor, and Dreamland in Ypsilanti, Michigan

10/6 Thursday, 5:10 pm: Penny Stamps Speaker Series, at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public

10/7 Friday, 7PM: Dreamland Theater at 26 E. Washington st, Ypsilanti, MI.


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to Aug 14

Miwa at Festival Boulevard in Netherlands, 8/11-8/14

I am part of Festival Boulevard in 's-Hertogenbosch in Netherlands August 11th through 14th. There is a matinee show (3:30PM) and an evening show (5:30PM) each day, and it's billed as a family show.

Excited for a Netherlands premiere!

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to Apr 29

APRIL!!!! 2016!! 7 shows!!!

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12:30 PM12:30

more upcoming shows...

I will update this events page as I have actual links to the festival pages... but a heads up

This World Made Itself and Myth and Infrastructure

12/4 and 12/15 -Luna Fête in New Orleans

1/23 and 1/24 - New Strands festival at ACT in San Francisco


more dates to be added, and specific event post to be made as I have updated links! ...but pencil me in to your calendars! 

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8:00 PM20:00

FREE show in Los Angeles, Union Station on 6/26!

Friday 6/26 at Union Station in Los Angeles - in the Fred Harvey room. 2 shows, 8PM and 9PM

There will be two showings, with each work presented back to back. Each showing is approximately 50 minutes.
8:00pm – first showing:  Myth and Infrastructure & This World Made Itself  
9:30pm – second showing:  Myth and Infrastructure & This World Made Itself
Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. The diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

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