Matthew Steinke [b. 1972] is an American artist currently living and working in Austin, TX. His work explores the “inner voices” of objects portraying the construction of their identities through the intersection of text, sound, video, installation, sculpture, performance, code, electronics, and robotics.

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. 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.

Selected Press/Reviews

Sitelines: Reverse Plane of Cloudy
The Austin Chronicle Arts: Deliriums
2018 M. Guthman Instrument Competion
The Austin Chronicle Music: Deliriums
Creative Capitol On Our Radar: Flood
Artweek LA: Matthew Steinke: Octant

The Civilians: Noplace
Hackaday: The Tine Organ
Theremin World: Octant

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