Matt Frieburghaus

Matt Frieburghaus has exhibited nationally and internationally at festivals, galleries, and museums including ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY; Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA; Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, New York, NY; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; FILE, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Festival Miden, Kalamata and Chios, Greece; Field Project, New York, NY; Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; Hartell Gallery, Cornell University; HVCCA, Peekskill, NY; Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY; Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY; ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY; Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania; WAAM in Woodstock, NY, and Work • Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. His awards and residencies include Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont; and Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. His work has appeared in several Hudson Valley publications, Arte Fuse, and Volume One Magazine. He received an MFA in Computer Art from Syracuse University and a BFA in Animation from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Chair of the Department of Art and Digital Media at Marist College.


Matt Frieburghaus creates video, sound, print, and objects using processes that manipulate media. Location is a focus for gathering media and he is interested in observing and recording newly discovered places or short events that demand attention and presence. His digital techniques and processes are used to extract information that may reveal a hidden aesthetic or generate new perspectives that ultimately reveal relationships between sight and sound. Layers of color, light, and sound create texture and motion to form visual and aural landscapes. They construct a temporal or spatial compression of space that is macroscopic but may suggest the microscopic scale. Matt’s gravitation toward sound started with synthesizers, guitars, and 4-track recorders. The visual approach reveals a life-long passion for maps, which for him chart a change in perception by translating sensory experiences.