Matt Savitsky


b. 1982, Lancaster, PA | Based in Los Angeles, CA


2015 MFA  University of California San Diego, CA

2005 BFA  The Cooper Union, Fine Arts, New York, NY


2019-present Lecturer, Cal State Long Beach, Video Art, Moving Image & Photography

2017- present     Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton, Digital Media & Photography

2015 -2018 Assistant Lecturer, University of San Diego, San Diego, Video Art & Film

2013 - 2015 Adjunct Educator, Sixth College, La Jolla, Culture, Art & Technology Program

2011 -  2015 Teacher’s Assistant, University of California, San Diego Visual Arts 

Fall 2022 Visiting Artist Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts, CA

Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Graduate Program, Brooklyn College, New York

Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Mount St. Mary’s University, Hosted by Department of Psychology  

Fall 2018 Visiting Artist, Lecture Series, Graduate Program, California State University Northridge

Visiting Artist, Cal State Los Angeles, Hosted by Sylke Rene-Meyer

Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecturer, UCLA, Hosted by Erlea Maneros Zabala

Spring 2014 Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of San Diego, Hosted by Victoria Fu

F E L L O W S H I P S  &  A W A R D S

2022 Grant Recipient, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, New York, NY

2020 Nominee, Fellows of Contemporary Arts Fellowship to Artists, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Recipient, Russell Foundation Grant, UC San Diego, CA

2010 Nominee & Finalist, Pew Fellowship in the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

2005 Vena Carroll Award for Excellence in Art, The Cooper Union, NY

2004 Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Award, The Cooper Union, NY

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S   &   S O L O  P E R F O R M A N C E S

2023 March Readings, Solo Performance, Human Resources, LA

2019 The Pleasure Ground, Solo Exhibition, Cloaca Projects, San Francisco

2019 Monster Mom, Solo Performance, Orange County Museum of Art,

2018 Figure/Support, Solo Performance, ICA Philadelphia, Part of Tag: Proposals on Queer Play

2017 Mid City Angels, Solo Exhibition, Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles

2016 Project Drawings,Solo Exhibition, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

2014 Hot House, Solo Exhibition, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2013 False Flattery,Solo Exhibition,  University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2012 Room Face Realness, Solo Exhibition,Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2010 Minty (Etage), Solo Exhibition, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA

C O L L A B O R A T I O N 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, With The 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 The Morning Pages, Perform Chinatown: L.A.’S 6th Annual Showcase of Performance Art, LA

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

G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S

2023 Eros, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Someone Else’s Ghost, Mim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Crisis of Connection, School 33 Art Center, Curated by Alexander Jarman, Baltimore, MD

2018 Jonesy'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 País 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 Bourque 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


ArtNews: Foundation for Contemporary Arts’s $45,000 Grants Go to Eve Fowler, Raven Chacon, and More, by Tessa Solomon, January 27, 2022

Autre Daily Journal Feature: Matt Savitsky Presents Two Video Installations @ Cloaca Projects, San Francisco, 2019

KQED Arts, Review by Sarah Hotchkiss, “At Cloaca, ‘The Pleasure Ground’ Turns ‘Round Right’, 2019, Review by Mattson Fields,  “The Pleasure Ground”, 2019

Art Forum Diary, Review by Andy Campbell, “Pack Mentality”, Oct 24, 2018

Know Wave Radio, Interview with Kembra Pfahler on Performance Art 101, NYC, 2014

Gallerist NY, by Will Heinrich, “Minty at Foxy Production”, July 23, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer, by Edith Newhall, “Mask, Code, Hide”, April 24, 2011

Art:21 Blog, ’Profile: Matthew Savitsky: Interview with Kevin McGarry’,March 13, 2010


2022 Cavernous: Mutant Salon, Exhibition Catalog, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

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