Matt Savitsky


January 10 - February 29, 2020
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Is a multidisciplinary performance artist who lives and works Los Angeles. He received his MFA from UC San Diego in 2015 and his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2005. His video works have been screened in various programs, including Migrating Forms Film Festival (NY) and have been shown internationally in the Galeria Alternativa Once in Monterrey, Mexico and the Universidad del Pais Vasco Bilbao, Spain (2014). He has debuted performances at LACE (LA), NADA (NY), the Orange County Museum of Art, and the ICA in Philadelphia. He was selected to attend performance residencies hosted by Kembra Pfahler
(Performance Art 101 and Incarnata Social Club) and La Pocha Nostra (Highways, LA and UABC, Tijuana, MX). He produced solo shows at Shoot the Lobster, LA, Cloaca Projects (SF) and has shown his work nationally. His work has been included in exhibitions at; Torrance Art Museum; and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; Highways, Los Angeles ; Fest Zoco, Tijuana; American University Museum, Washington DC); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Foxy Production; ATM Gallery, and John Connelly Presents in New York; Vox Populi and Little Berlin in Philadelphia. He is the third member of The Family Room collective, an interdisciplinary group comprised of Todd Moellenberg and Sylke-Rene Meyer. They have created and debuted their work at Cal State Los Angeles and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (LA). He currentlyholds a position as a lecturer of film & video and Photographic Practices at CSU Fullerton and CSU Long Beach.

Based in Los Angeles, CA |

2015 MFA University of California San Diego, CA
2005 BFA The Cooper Union, Fine Arts, New York, NY

2017- present Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton, Digital Media & Photography
2015 -2018 Assistant Lecturer, University of San Diego, San Diego, Video Art & Film
Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Mount St. Mary’s University, Hosted by Department of Psychology
Fall 2018 Visiting Artist, Lecture Series, Cal State Northridge
Visiting Artist, Cal State Los Angeles, Hosted by Sylke Rene-Meyer
Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecturer, UCLA, Hosted by Erlea Maneros Zabala
2013 – 2015 Adjunct Educator, Sixth College, La Jolla, Culture, Art & Technology Program
2011 – 2015 Teacher’s Assistant, University of California, San Diego Visual Arts
Spring 2014 Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of San Diego, Hosted by Victoria Fu

S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S & P E R F O R M A N C E S
2019 The Pleasure Ground, Cloaca Projects, San Francisco
2019 Monster Mom, Part of Monster A by Victoria Fu & Matt Rich, Orange County Museum of Art
2018 Solo Performance, Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Way Forward, ICA Philadelphia
2017 Mid City Angels, Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles
2016 Project Drawings, Highways, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Hot House, Thesis Exhibition, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2013 False Flattery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2012 Room Face Realness, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
2010 Minty (Etage), Bodega, Philadelphia, PA

P E R F O R M A N C E S & P R O J E C T S
2019 House of Fear, CSU Northridge Galleries, With The Family Room Collective, Los Angeles
2019 The Minutes, CSU Los Angeles, WithThe Family Room Collective, Los Angeles
2019 Paper Over, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, With The Family Room Collective, Los Angeles
2018 Strange Loops, With The Family Room Collective, Cal State, Los Angeles
2018 Cavernous: Mutant Salon, With Young Joon Kwak, LA Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
2018 Figure/Support Study, Cloaca Projects, San Francisco, CA
2017 LEFT/RIGHT DRAG, NADA New York, Contemporary Drag Performance Series
2016 Breathing Exercises II, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Goodbye World!, Created for HomeLA performance project, LA, CA
2016 Incarnata Social Club, Hosted by Kembra Pfahler, Reno, NV
2016 While They Pressed Their Faces Against the Keyboard, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY
2016 Five Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence, With La Pocha Nostra, LACE, LA, CA
2016 Christmas Studies, Solo Dolo at Highways Performance Space, LA, CA
2015 Space Program:GDDSD, With Angie Jennings, Fest Zoco,Tijuana, MX
2015 Space Program:GDDSD, With Eric Geiger, Atkinson Hall, CalIT2, UC San Diego, CA
2014 One Thing, Then the Next, With Jacob Robichaux, 3 Days Awake, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Morning Pages, Perform Chinatown: L.A.’S 6th Annual Showcase of Performance Art, LA
2014 The Family Room, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD, CA
2013 Posing Nothing, Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD, CA
2013 Minty Untucked, Experimental Drawing Studio, UCSD, SD
2012 Explosive Time Performance Series, Space4Art, San Diego, CA
2011 Minty Media, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Disorganized, Curated by Jacob Robichaux, Museum 52, NY

2019 Crisis of Connection, School 33 Art Center, Curated by Alexander Jarman, Baltimore, MD
2018 Jonsey’s Pack , Klowden Mann, Culver City, LA
2018 Queer Biennial, NAVEL, Los Angeles, CA
2018 The Midnight Sun, Pilot Projects, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Way Forward, Curated by Nayland Blake, ICA, Philadelphia
2017 Let go or Be Dragged, Gordon Robichaux, NADA New York, NY
2016 Sibling Rivalries, Torrance Museum Of Art, Torrance, CA
2015 Fragment, UCLA’s Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Locally Sourced, Curated by Eve Fowler, American University Museum, Washington DC
2015 Amazonight, Curated by Suzanne Wright, 3 Days Awake, LA, CA
2014 One Thing, Then the Next, by Jacob Robichaux, Artist Curated Projects, LA, CA
2014 Box Has Six Sides, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
2014 Crater, Galeria Alternativa Once, Monterrey, Mexico
2014 Mux Demux, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Sacred Parody, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2014 After Taste, Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, CA
2013 The Solar Anus, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013 Minty, Foxy Production, New York, NY
2012 Peep, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Boy Oh Boy, With Strauss Borque LaFrance, Vox Populi, PA
2012 Kick in the Eye, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Personal Garage, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers, NJ
2010 The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY
2009 Vox V, Curated by Ryan Trecartin, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2009 The CrackUp, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Bobo’s on 27th, Foxy Production, New York, NY
2007 New Works With A.K. Burns, Pochron Studios,Brooklyn, NY
2006 Flex Your Textiles, John Connelly Presents, NY

2018 Fineline, In collaboration with Cary Cronenwett, Queer Biennial, NAVAL, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Life Under Glass(20:47), Part of Sibling Rivalries,Torrance Art Museum, CA
2015 Flagged for Removal (2:34), Recess, New York NY
2015 Life Under Glass (20:47), Emily O, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Flagged For Removal (2:34), Afterglow Film Series, Curated by Harry Dodge, LA, CA
2013 Screen Test (02:02), Summer Salon, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2012 ExSalon (10:42), With Sascha Braunig, Bull and Ram, Queens, NY
2010 Migrating Forms, “Street DJ” (10:10), Anthology Film Archives, NY

R E S I D E N C I E S & W O R K S H O P S
2018 Group Relations Conference: Shadow of the Institution, UCLA
2018 Group Relations Conference: Leadership & Creative Expression, Cal State Dominguez Hills, CA
2016 La Pocha Nostra Summer Performance Residency, Tijuana, MX
2015 Performance Art 101, With Kembra Pfahler, The Hole Gallery, NY
2012 Helmuth Projects, Spring Residency, San Diego
2010 The Vermont Studio Center, Spring Residency

F E L L O W S H I P S & A W A R D S
2013 Russell Foundation Grant, UC San Diego, CA
2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, nominee & finalist, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
2010 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, VT
2005 Vena Carroll Award for Excellence in Art, The Cooper Union, NY
2004 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Award, The Cooper Union, NY

“At Cloaca, ‘The Pleasure Ground’ Turns ‘Round Right’, KQED Arts, Sarah Hotchkiss, 2019
“The Pleasure Ground”, Journal, Review by Mattson Fields, 2019
“Pack Mentality”, Art Forum Diary, Andy Campbell, Oct 24, 2018
“Performance Art 101”, Interview with Kembra Pfahler, Know Wave Radio, NYC, 2014
“Minty at Foxy Production”, Will Heinrich, Gallerist NY, July 23, 2013
“Mask, Code, Hide”, Edith Newhall,The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 24, 2011
“Profile: Matthew Savitsky”, Interview with Kevin McGarry, Art:21 Blog, March 13, 2010

2015 Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 4,
2015 Box of Books, Organized by Darin Klein, LA Book Fair, Geffen Contemporary, LA MOCA
2014 Sensitive Boys, Los Angeles Book Fair, Geffen Contemporary, LA MOCA