Steven Matheson

Steven Matheson is a video maker and installation artist working at the borders of both documentary and fictional narrative forms, exploring the ways that the everyday can be re-framed and opened up as terrain for fictional re-invention, aesthetic experimentation and social criticism. His experimental portrait Stanley has received numerous awards, including a Juror Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival and a Jury Award at the New York Exposition of Short Film and Video. His most recent tape, "Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel" has received a Golden Gate Award for New Visions in Film and Video at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a Juror Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, First Prize at the Videoex Experimental Film & Video Festival, and an Honorable Mention for Experimental Video at the Athens International Film Festival. His work has exhibited internationally, at such venues as the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the ICA in London, and Amsterdam World Wide Video Festival. He received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. He teaches at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in Oakland, California.