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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Steel Plant 131



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2887


Matt Frieburghaus

Associate Professor of Digital Media


Matt Frieburghaus creates video, sound, print, and objects using processes that manipulate media. He is interested in sensory perception and recording natural phenomena to explore hidden aesthetics or new relationships between sight and sound. His work has exhibited nationally and internationally at festivals, galleries, and museums including Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Festival Miden, Field Projects, FILE, Garrison Art Center, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Matteawan Gallery, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, and Verge Art NYC. He has exhibited at university galleries including Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Hartell Gallery at Cornell University; Lowe Art Gallery at Syracuse University; the University of Albany Art Museum; and Work • Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in several Hudson Valley publications, including Arte Fuse, and Volume One Magazine. He teaches courses for the Digital Media program including Introduction to Digital Media, 3D Modeling, and 3D Animation.


MFA, Computer Art, Syracuse University
BFA, Animation, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
AFA, Graphic Communication, St. Louis Community College

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Video, Sound, Landscape, Maps, Astronomy, 3D printing

Creative Work

Exhibitions (selected)

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions
Elevation, WAAM
Strata, Beacon Room at BAU gallery
Waveforms, Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts

Group Exhibitions
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University of Albany Art Museum
Deiglan Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland
Upon the Ground, Below the Water, Albany International Airport Gallery
Summer Whites, Marquee Projects
Super Natural, Matteawan Gallery
A Dark Rock Surged Upon, Garner Arts Center
Taconic North, LABspace
Material Witness, Collar Works
ARTech, VanGo! Museum on Wheels, Susquehanna Art Museum
If This, Then What?, ODETTA
Rattle & Hummmmmm, ODETTA
STE(A)M, ArtsWestchester
Sky, Bedford Gallery
Collison20:bilocate, Boston Cyberarts Gallery
Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania
Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial
Peekskill Project V

Reuse Aloud, NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Festival Miden, Kalamata and Chios Greece
First Contact, Field Projects
Verge Art NYC
FILE, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ICED, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
Digital Matter(s), Saranac Art Projects
Soundgate, On-line and On-site exhibition, PORT2010, Aalborg, Denmark 
Sub Terrain, Work • Ann Arbor Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design
Changing the Way We Think… New Media Art, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 
Taiwan International Animation Festival
Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art
Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
7a Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios de Santiago, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chile
The Future of Digital Art, Sponsored by Artswego, Suny Oswego
Fantoche 05 10 seconds minianimation, Gallery DoK, Baden, Switzerland
Breaking the Ice, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University

Selected Presentations

Elevation reception talk, Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY
Artist Walk-Around Talks, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Artist Panel Discussion for Whimsical Winter Wonderland, Poe Park Visitor Center
Sunday Artist Talk “If This, Then What?”, ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday Artist Talk “Rattle & Hummmmm”, ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY
Second Sunday Artist Talks, HVCCA Screening room, Peekskill, NY
Waveforms exhibition, Center for Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY
Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, New York

Awards and Honors

  • Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland 
  • Artist in the Marketplace: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
  • Marist College Travel Grant
  • Special Recognition Award for Faculty Service, Marist College
  • Artist Grant and Residency: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
  • Marist College Summer Research Grant