BIO

Born 1979, Woodland, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, MFA, 2008
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, BFA, 2001

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Project 11 (two person exhibition with Jacob Cartwright), C2C Project Space, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

2013
You’re Better Than History (two person exhibition with Cameron McPherson),  Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
A Change is Gonna Come
,  Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

SCREENINGS

2013
Local Sightings Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Animasyros International Animation Festival
, Syros, Greece
Jack Straw Artist Screening – A Treaty
, Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA

2010
Crown Heights Film Festival, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2nd Annual Terminal Short Video Festival, Terminal, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
CoCA Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Rooted, Columbia City Gallery

2011
619@306, Rock|DeMent, Seattle, WA
Buy What You Love,
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fundraiser, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY

 2010
Videorover: Season 1
, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
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Sense Us 2010!, ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, WA

 2009
Artsite Miami
, Artsite Miami,  Miami, FL
A Minus Suitcase,
Brain Factory, Seoul, Korea

 2008
A Minus Suitcase, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Animal
, School of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2007
The [S] Files 007 El Museo’s 5th Bienal
, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2006
Superhero Shenanigans
, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

2005
OPN
,  Red Ink Studios, SF Mart Gallery, San Francisco, CA
El Ultimo Grito
, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
The Cardboard Show
, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA

AWARDS
2011 Artist Trust GAP Grant Recipient (http://artisttrust.org/index.php/award-winners/artist-profile/justin_mata)

Jack Straw Productions 2011 Artist Support Program, Seattle, WA (www.jackstraw.org/)

Member of the Artist Pension Trust, New York (www.aptglobal.org)

CURATORIAL

Rare Medium Gallery, Seattle, WA December 2011 – May 2013

PRESS

Seattle PI Interview

A Word on Group Shows, The Stranger

The Stranger Suggests

WRITINGS

Vector, Issue 1  (NY based print and online journal publishing essays by artists)

4Culture  (blog for Seattle based non-profit organization)

Side Arts