visual artist: director | writer | editor

Anderson Matthew (Matthew Anderson) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His work centers on film experimentation and queer perspectives. His short, experimental and documentary projects have shown internationally, including work commissioned by the Staatsoper Stuttgart. He is the writer and director of the feature film Baja Come Down and creator of the essay anthology Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal published by Candor Arts.

His first solo exhibition Some Things Hidden / Some Things Undone took place in Los Angeles at Flower Head in 2021. Anderson is co-creator of Shadow Kitchen, a Los Angeles filmmaker collaborative, and is co-creator of the LA Cinema Calendar. He holds a BFA from Chapman University. 

BFA Film Production, Minor in English, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Reelout Queer Film Festival, Kingston, Canada (Baja Come Down)
Kodama Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland & Buenos Aires, Argentina (Some Things Hidden)

Prisme 4, Nantes, France (Everybody Dies *on 35mm)
For Rainbow International Film Festival, Fortaleza, Brazil (Baja Come Down)
Baitball 02, Polignano a Mare, Italy (Everybody Dies)
Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France (Everybody Dies)
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (Everybody Dies)
Shadow Kitchen: 'Int. Night. Dialogue', Los Angeles, CA (dear virus, you will NOT kill CINEMAS!)
Millenium Film Workshop, Brooklyn, New York (Everybody Dies, and dei notturni splendori)
WNDX, Winnipeg, Canada (Everybody Dies)
Reeling Chicago International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Chicago IL (Baja Come Down)
Millennium Film Workshop (Online), Brooklyn, NY (Everybody Dies)
Bogota Experimental Film Festival, Colombia (Everybody Dies)
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart Germany (dei notturni splendori)
Altered Images, London (Everybody Dies)
Staatsoper Stuttgart, Germany (dei notturni splendori)

Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Las Gitanas)
Shadow Kitchen: The New Year Has Two Faces, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Various Expressions)

La Casa Encendida, Madrid (Las Gitanas)
SilverLake Picture Show, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)
Shadow Kitchen: Group Screening, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (None But The Lonely)
LeiminspaceDeviant Proposals Book Launch, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas, Duality of Place)
Shadow Kitchen: 3TonCinema Archive, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Fluid)
Shadow Kitchen: Open Screen 1, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)

Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney, Australia (Las Gitanas)
35th International Film Festival of Uruguay (Las Gitanas)

Tampere International Film Festival, Finland (Las Gitanas)
Interfilm Berlin, Germany (Las Gitanas)
Phi Center’s Best of Winterthur, Montreal (Las Gitanas)
San Diego Latino Film Festival, USA (Las Gitanas)
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (Las Gitanas)
13th International Kurz.Film.Spiele Konstanz, Germany (Las Gitanas)
9th Northern Wave International Film Festival, Iceland (Las Gitanas)
32nd Publicystyka International Film Festival, Poland (Las Gitanas)
Alter-Native Int’l Film Festival, Targu Mures, Transylvania (Las Gitanas) 

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (Las Gitanas)
Cheri Cherie's LGBTQ Film Festival, Paris, France (Las Gitanas)
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (Las Gitanas)
Cine+Mas San Francisco (CMSF) Latino Film Festival, USA (Las Gitanas), Online Premiere (Las Gitanas)
Festival of Nations, Austria (Las Gitanas)
Human Resources, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)

Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA (Franky, Frankly)
Los Angeles Short Film Forum, USA (Franky, Frankly)
African American Film Festival, Honolulu Museum of Art, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)
African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Festival Los Angeles, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Seattle, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)
Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)

Stories of Home and Here (Stories 1 & 2, works-in-progress)
Group Show. SIM, Reykjavík, Iceland
Some Things Hidden / Some Things Undone
Solo Exhibition. flower head, Los Angeles

deviant proposals
Group Show. Leiminspace, Los Angeles

A Night of New Work
Group Show. Human Resources, Los Angeles

sim / samband islenskra myndlistarmanna, reykjavik, iceland, june 2021

Baja Come Down, Creator / Editor. Published by Dream-Talk, 2022
apocalypse veil. Creator / Co-Editor. published by Collected Projects, 2021.
Veil. Contributor. published by LA Metaphysical Library, 2019
Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal, Creator, Editor and Co-Designer, published by Candor Arts, 2019
Whole Buildings for That, “Once Upon A Time in Telluride” Contributor & Co-Editor, Issue 2, 2016
“Untitled” Fragments Zine, Contributor, 2016
"god, myth, self as a, b, c" Zine, Creator 2015
"First Timer" Zine, Creator, 2010

The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles CA
Smith College, Northampton MA
Ohio University, Athens GA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

community cinema
shadow kitchen @ coaxial. co-creator, programmer (2019 - 2020)
los angeles cinema calendar. co-creator (2016 - 2020)
los angeles film forum. volunteer, social media (2017 - 2020)
film international los angeles. creator, programmer (2014 - 2015)

directorial work
Baja Come Down, digital, 78 minutes, 2021

short film
dei notturni splendori, 35mm, 9 minutes, 2020 (for staatsoper stuttgart)
las gitanas, digital, 16 minutes, 2015
Franky, Frankly, digital, 13 minutes, 2011
Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean, Super 16mm, 28 minutes, 2010

music video
"Restorative Posture" - DNZ. 2020.
“Destroyers” - Ramonda Hammer. 2018.
“Oceans” - Miya Folick. 2016.

Stories of Home and Here (currently in post production)
untitled nayarit film. (currently in post production)
dear virus, you will NOT kill CINEMAS! 3 1/2 minutes, 35mm, 2021.
another desert moment. 30 seconds, super 8mm, 2021
everybody dies. 8 minutes, super 8mm, 2020.
a desert moment with noah. 8 minutes, super 8mm, 2020.
this is a call. 11 minutes, 35mm, 2020. for tele-artmag.
some things hidden. 8 minutes, 35mm, 2020.
various expressions. 4 minutes, various, 2020
Fluid. 5 minutes, archival 16mm, 2019
None But The Lonely Heart. 5 minutes, digital + video-8, 2013/2019
You Look Like Rain. 2 minutes, digital, 2017
Duality of Place, 2 minutes, digital, 2017
i’m a believer, 10 minutes, archival footage, 2017
voyage typique, 5 minutes, digital, 2016
Man Plays With Nature, collaboration with Case Barden, 3 minutes, 35mm, 2015
GOD H8S H8RS, 40 min, archival footage, 2014
Untitled Yosemite Series, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, digital, 2014
baja beach shrine, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 5 minutes, digital, 2014
Window, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 15 minutes, digital, 2014
untitled, 1 minute, digital, 2014
day dream #1: as one to another, or to one self, 7 minutes, video-8, 2012
girls: portland, 10 minutes, video-8, 2011
internal discoverie, 8 minutes, mini dv, 2011
Plant Magic Man “Dogson” Blip #3, 2011, 51 second, video-8, 2011
Loretta, Loretta, 3 minutes, super 16mm, 2010
girls: vegas, video-8, 11 minutes, 2009
Abandoned Project #1, 15 minutes, digital, 2009
animation experiment #1, 3 minutes, digital, 2009

moviemaker magazine
The Silverlake Picture Show
Yay! LA Mag
Buzzbands LA
Good Times Magazine

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