Steven Matheson

Steven Matheson is a video maker and installation artist working at the boarders of both documentary and fictional narrative forms, exploring the ways that the 'everyday' can be reframed and opened up as terrain for fictional reinvention, aesthetic experimentation and social criticism. His experimental portrait "Stanley" has received numerous awards including a Juror's Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival and a Jury Award at the New York Exposition of Short Film and Video. His most recent tape, "Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel" has received a Golden Gate Award for New Visions in Film and Video at the San Francisco International Film Festival. His work has exhibited internationally at such venues as the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the ICA in London, and Amsterdam's World Wide Video Festival. He received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and is on the faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Artist Code: 072


Apple Grown in Wind Tunnel

2000, 26:00 minutes, B&W, English

The Sky and its Exacting Protocol

1996, 28:00 minutes, English


1995, 15:00 minutes, English

Critical Writing

Curatorial Incubator v. 13: The Job of Life
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2016.
Introduction: Experiments in Documentary
by Lucas Hilderbrand. Millennium Film Journal, 2009, no. 51.
Make the Medicine Go Down: Steven Matheson's "Apple Grown in Wind...
by Jim Supanick. Millennium Film Journal, 2006, no. 45/46.