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About Matt

Matt Sheridan makes animation for multi-channel installation, broadcast and cinematic presentation. While working for MTV, Nickelodeon and the NBA, he also taught animation at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. Matt worked as a storyboard artist for various commercials and the broadcast cable series Beavis and Butt-Head, Daria, The Head and Celebrity Deathmatch; he directed ten episodes of Blue's Clues and internet animation production at Heavy.com as he made films in his off-time.

Matt's award-winning, independently produced work has been shown in the USA, France, UK, India, Brazil, Iran, and the Netherlands via broadcast, festival screenings, and installation in a diversity of venues from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro; the Rio Video Wall in Atlanta and the Santa Monica Pier in California. In 2005 one of his undergraduate thesis students won a Silver Medal Student Academy Award; many of his other students have gone on to work for Pixar, Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Sundance Channel, Dreamworks Animation and Blue Sky, among many others.

Matt's video installations and paintings address contemporary power relations between handmade physical reality and the click + drag mentality while exploring how perceptions of being are affected by our digital video world. Matt has recently been curated into group exhibitions in Brooklyn and Miami, and has been awarded (with his Brazilian production team) a production grant from SECULT (Bahia’s Secretary of Culture) for a major public urban painting-in-motion projection in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in Fall 2013/Spring 2014.

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