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Matthew Keff is an artist utilizing software-based works, graphics, and installations to probe the more awkward aspects of contemporary digital visual culture. Inspired by emoticons, video game collectibles, and internet ephemera, the works combine a quirky and sweet aesthetic. Matthew has participated in numerous international exhibitions at CADAF, New York, NY (2022) Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver, CO (2020), Magdalen Art Space, Oxford, England (2020), CCAM Yale University, New Haven, CT (2019), Somerset House, London, UK (2019), 4Culture, Seattle, WA (2018), Chromatic Festival, Montréal, Canada (2018), Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (2019), Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan (2018), and A Maze Festival, Berlin, Germany (2018)


Matthew Keff  NYC, USA 


School of Visual Arts, BFA., Film/Video, 2007 

Solo Exhibition 


Nothing Means Anything in Juicy Squish, Polygon Palm, Online 

Selected Group Exhibition 


Night Lights Denver, Daniels & Fisher Tower, Denver, US 

For the Culture: 6529, NFT Factory, Paris, FR 


CADAF, Web3 Gallery, New York, US 

Artpoint, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, FR 


CMC Playground, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK 

Artpoint x VeePee, VeePee Headquarters, Paris, FR 

Disco Tehran, 99 Scott Studio, Brooklyn, US  

Denver Theatre District, Denver Pavilions Mall, Denver, US 

Roppongi Art Night, Roppongi, Tokyo, JP 

Art Homepage Fair, Arebyte AOS, Online 


Creative Code Festival, Lightbox NYC, New York, US 

Supernova Digital Animation Festival, Denver Digerati, Denver, US 

.Art x Ars Electronica Online Exhibition, Online 

Wretched of the Screen, DAR x The Wrong Biennale, Online 

The Wrong Epicenter, Center Del Carme, Valencia ES 

Wretched of the Screen, Magdalen Art Space, Oxford, UK 

Framed x Lalaport, Lalaport, Yokohama, JP 


Our Beautiful Planet, Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan, US 

Dizzy Spell: Purposely Frivolous, Buntport Theater, Denver, US 

Framed x Whitestone Gallery, Dong Gallery, Taipei, TW 

Games for Windows, Current Scene, Rochester, US 

Heyday, CCAM Yale University, New Haven, US 

IEEE GEM, Yale University, Stamford, US 

Creative Tech Week, Radiance VR x NYIT, New York, US 

Now Play This, Somerset House, London, UK 

Gilded Dimension, SoHigh Gallery, Melbourne, AU 


MediaLab, Cinekid, Westergasfabriek, NL 

Arcade Different Games Conference, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, US 

Tokyo Games Show: Indie Games Area, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, JP 

Storefront Media Gallery, 4Culture, Seattle, US 

Patch Gif Party, Teer Art, AVA Center, Tehran, IR 

Pop of Color, HereART, New York, US 

Bed Art School, Galerie Galerie, Montréal, CA 

Mood Machine, Standard Vision, Los Angeles, US 

A Maze./Berlin, Urban Spree, Berlin, DE 

ALTcade 3 RE:SOUND, Open Signal, Portland, US 


Homeostasis Lab, The Wrong Biennale, Online 

Creative Collection, Zium Museum, Online 

A Maze./Johannesburg, Tshimology Precinct, Johannesburg, ZA 

Arcadia, West Ward Works, Dundee, SCT 

Virtual Firecracker, Bogart House, Brooklyn, US 

IRL, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, US 

A Maze./Berlin, Urban Spree, Berlin, DE 

BYOB, R/SF Projects, San Francisco, US 

UMW Media Wall January, Fredericksburg, US 

2016 Basement Sale, Chinatown Soup, New York, US 

Samples Transvideo: Borderless Image, Diorama, Mexico City, MX 

Felt Zine, Matchbox Gallery, Houston, US 


2020 Lot Residency, Silicon Valet, Online 

2019 Digital Artist Residency, Online 

Artistres_, Bubbles, Online 

Is this It?, Heyday, Online 

2018 Ace Hotel x Giphy AIR, Ace Hotel, New york, US 

2017, Online 

Event Commission 

2016 Keroxen 16, Canary Islands, ES 

Elements Festival, Brooklyn, US 

SOS Festival 4.8, Murcia, ES 

2014 ChemCreative, Brooklyn, US 

Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, US 

Tribeca Grand Hotel, New York, US 

2013 Downtown Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, US 

2012 The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK 

918 Bathhurst, Toronto, CA 

Online Publication 


Jyni Ong, “Matthew Keff digitally riffs off the design tropes of social media and 

advertising”, It’s Nice That, 


Bruno Dias, "’The Zium Museum’ is an Art Gallery You Can Download”, 


Matt Cox, "Tour a virtual gallery in The Zium Museum", Rock Paper Shotgun 

Philippa Warr, "Smile While: a joyful free colour extravaganza", Rock Paper Shotgun, 

Ethan Gach, "A Game Jam About Watermelons All Started Because of a Joke", Kotaku, 

Matteo Bittani, "Game Art: Matthew Keff's Game Engine Experiments", Game Scenes,  


Noisey Staff, "Premiere: Toma un Empalagoso Viaje Cosmico con Tama de Ocellot", 


Marcos Hassan, "Meet Barcelonas Ocellot, Electronic Psych Pop Exploding in 

Technicolor Tama", Remezcla,

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