Matt Sheridan is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work invites participants into spaces of painting.
Working with painterly abstraction as an agent of change, each of Sheridan's paintings compresses the time of its video counterpart into object. Likewise, each video unpacks its painting analog into experience using projections installed in architectural sites. His video installations and paintings address contemporary power relations between physical reality and the click + drag mentality.
Sheridan exhibits (via installations, performances, broadcast and festivals in the USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Finland, India, Brazil, and Iran) and teaches (NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute) domestically and internationally.
Since earning his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2008, Sheridan taught three semesters in Singapore for NYU and attended artist residencies in France (2) and Finland (1). In 2012 he was awarded a first quarter ARC grant from Los Angeles' Center for Cultural Innovation and a Sacatar Fellowship (Brazil) for late autumn sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs / Cultural Exchange International program.