Matthew Steinke is an American artist currently living in Austin, TX. His work explores the “inner voices” of objects portraying the construction of their identities through the intersection of sound, sculpture, and video.
Over the past two decades, Steinke’s installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation, he received The Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Interdisciplinary/Computer Art. He was a juror’s finalist and Seed Grant recipient for ArtPrize 2016 and a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant recipient. He received an award at the 2018 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition for his “Stepper Rattle” instrument. He was a founding member of post-rock-noise bands including Mocket, Satisfact, and Octant , writing and recording over ten albums for Kill Rockstars, K, and Up records. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op.
Steinke teaches classes and workshops in Creative Coding, Robotic Art, Musical Instrument Design, Experimental Animation, Video Installation, Sound Installation, Sound Design, Interactive Design, Software Design, and Electronics.