Matt McCormick

Filmmaker / Artist

Matt McCormick is a filmmaker and artist whose work blurs genre distinctions to construct witty, lyrical observations of history, culture, and geography. Working at the intersection of documentary and artistic production, McCormick investigates forgotten histories while exploring experimental cinematic formalism. His films, which include THE SUBCONSCIOUS ART OF GRAFFITI REMOVAL, SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS, THE GREAT NORTHWEST, and BUZZ ONE FOUR, have screened in venues ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art, and have received favorable reviews from The New York Times, Art Forum, and many other media outlets.

Beyond filmmaking, McCormick led programming for the PDX Film Festival and Boathouse Microcinema and served as a guest curator for the Venice International Film Festival and the Portland Art Museum. He has also directed music videos for The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Broken Bells, and more. Based in the Pacific Northwest where he is an assistant-professor of Art and Integrated Media at Gonzaga University, Matt received a BA in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA in Media Study from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

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