MFA, Experimental Animation and Integrated Media 2007, California Institute of the Arts
BA, Honors Art Studio, 1998-2002, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer, and multimedia 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, both physically in her performance pieces, as well as a composited video element in her short films.
Miwa received her MFA (2007) in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. She is one of the founding-member and core-collaborator of Cloud Eye Control. Miwa is a recipient of the Creative Capital grant for Performing Arts in 2013. She is also a recipient of the Princess Grace Award for film (2007) as well as subsequent Special Project awards from the Princess Grace Foundation.