Miwa Matreyek

Performing Arts, 2013

Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance and video installation. Her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body and space (and vice-versa) at the intersection of film and theater, illusion and construction. Her work has been shown internationally in animation, film, theater and performance festivals, as well as at art galleries, science museums, tech conferences and more. Matreyek received her MFA in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. She is a founding member and core collaborator of the performance media group Cloud Eye Control, which makes theatrical productions with integrated animation projections.

Awards and Accomplishments

2016: Sherwood Award

2014: McDowell Colony

2014: Touring Locations include Red Fern Art Center, Silver Mine Art center, Flynn Center, and ICA Boston


Matreyek is featured in the book Animation Sketchbooks (Chronicle Books, 2013)