Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer, and multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body and space (and vice-versa). In her video projection-based performances, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality, creating an experience that is both cinematic and theatrical at the same time. She is interested in the meeting point of cinema and theater/performance, the moments of convergence where fantastical illusionsare created, and the moments of divergence where the two struggles against each other.
Her work has been shown internationally in animation/film festivals, theatre festivals, performance festival, as well as art galleries, science museums, and tech conferences; including TEDGlobal, Sundance Film Festival, RADAR L.A., the Exploratorium, REDCAT, Anima Mundi (Brazil), Innotown (Norway), Theatre de la Cite (France), and more.