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Matthew Pagoaga is a Los Angeles-based artist and technologist. His work interprets datasets toward aesthetic revisualizations and embodied experiences utilizing a combination of mixed-media, technology, public art, and light and space installations. Matthew’s work probes elements of shared exploration, self-history, and collaborative play. At the same time, his work also interprets processes of archival degradation, social justice, and disruption. Matthew's work has been jury-selected in the MOZAIK Future Art Awards in both 2020 and 2021, won multiple Honoraria awards from the Burning Man organization, received a grant from the CalArts Commission on Sustainability (CCS), as well received other honorariums and awards. Matthew holds an M.F.A. in Art + Technology from California Institute of the Arts, and has served as Director of Media Studies, Production Services at Pitzer College since 2022. Matthew is actively creating work that hybridizes gallery installation work with a post-studio, public art and sculpture practice.

Education

2021 - M.F.A. in Art + Technology with a specialization in Integrated Media

California Institute of the Arts

2019 - B.A. in Applied Arts & Media

Antioch University - Los Angeles

2006 - Immersion Filmmaking Program Certificate

The Los Angeles Film School

Select Past Exhibitions

November 2022 - durée  - Group Exhibition - Helen J Gallery - Hollywood, CA

October 2022 - L'Oiseau Residency - Online Residency / Group Exhibition

August 2022 - Storefront Art Program - Glendale Galleria - Glendale, CA

May 2022 - CalArts Expo 2022 - Group Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA

January 2022 - Political Statement - Group Exhibition - Millipeani - Rome, IT

January 2022- GLAMFA 2021 - Group Exhibition - Long Beach, CA

December 2021 - On Media, Signals and Connections - Group Exhibition - Millipeani - Rome, IT

November 2021 - sanguin/e/ary - Solo Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA

October 2021 - Crossed Wires - Group Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA

September 2021 - This Is Me - The Art House Gallery - Online Exhibition

August 2021 - Digital Multiverse - Virtual Burning Man 2021 - Virtual Exhibition
August 2021 - Nomad - Group Exhibition - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA

July/August 2021 - Ultra! - Group Exhibition - Torrance Art Museum - Torrance, CA

June 2021 - MOZAIK Future Art Awards - Virtual Exhibition

June 2021 - Now Trending - Online Exhibition - Palos Verdes Art Center - Palos Verdes, CA

May 2021 - Transitional Objects - Group Exhibition - JACCC, Los Angeles, CA

April 2021 - Feeler Gauge Film Festival - Online Exhibition

April 2021 - CalArts Spring Event 2021 - California Institute of the Arts - Online Exhibition - Valencia, CA

March 2021 - A Digital Art Salon - San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - San Luis Obispo, CA
January 2021 – CAMFA / GLAMFA 2021 – Online Exhibition

August 2020 - Digital Multiverse - Online Exhibition

August 2020 - Methods of Negotiation- Art Music Lit Space - Online Exhibition

June 2020 - MOZAIK Future Art Awards 2020 - Online Exhibition

May 2020 - CalArts Expo 2020 - Online Exhibition - California Institute of the Arts - Valencia, CA
January 2020 - Art + Technology - Coaxial Arts Foundation - Los Angeles, CA

August 2018 - Burning Man 2018, I, Robot - Black Rock City, NV

October 2011 - Wonderland Exhibition - Wonderland Collective, NY

2011 - The Magic Lantern Show - The Mercury Lounge - Manhattan, NY

2010 - The Magic Lantern Show - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI

Speaking Engagements

August, 2020 - Art Music Lit Space's 'Methods of Negotiation' Exhibition

October, 2019 - California Institute of the Arts - Film School

August, 2019 - Director's Guild of America

March, 2019 - Producer's Guild of America

November, 2018 - American Film Institute

November, 2018 - Columbia College Hollywood

October, 2018 - University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts

August, 2017 - Director's Guild of America

Awards

2021 - Mozaik Philanthropy Future Art Award for work "Pop Song"

2020 - California Institute of the Arts Commission for Sustainability (CCS) Grant for work "Pop Song"

2020 - California Institute of the Arts Student Union Metier Grant for work "Pop Song"

2020 - Mozaik Philanthropy Special Mention for work "Myself When I'm Not Real"

2019 - Burning Man Artist Honoraria for work "Parallel Self Embraced"

2018 - Burning Man Artist Honoraria for work "Cirrus"

2010 - 48-Hour Film Festival Audience Choice Award