Matt Frieburghaus has exhibited at festivals, galleries, and museums including ArtsWestchest, 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; Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire; Hartell Gallery, Cornell University; HVCCA, Peekskill, NY; Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY; ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY; Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania; and Work • Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. His awards and residencies include Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont; and Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. 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 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 recorded media. Location is a focus for gathering media and he is interested in recording newly discovered places and short events that demand attention and presence. He uses software to extract information that may reveal a hidden aesthetic or generate new perspectives that ultimately reveal relationships between sight and sound. Information such as color channels or frequencies, combined with digital processes, create texture and motion using layers of video and sound to form visual and aural compositions. His techniques 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.