Matt Barton, M.F.A.

Matt Barton

Matt Barton, M.F.A.

Professor & Co-Director
Visual Art
COLU 1014

Curriculum Vitae


Matt Barton’s artistic practice includes immersive multi-media installations, sound and video works, kinetic sculpture, absurdist performances, and outdoor projects that merge sculpture, architecture, and landscape design.

He has exhibited at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland; Art museum of Nanjing, China; Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe; and CU – Boulder Art Museum, CO.

Matt has been an artist-in-residence at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and his work has been featured in Art News, Colorado Public Radio, The New York Times, Temporary Art Review, The Pittsburgh Tribune, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


  • M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.F.A. Montana State University

Courses Taught

Lower Division

  • VA 1020: 3D Foundations
  • VA 2080: Intermediate Sculpture

Upper Division

  • VA 3080: Advanced Sculpture
  • VA 2000/3000: Special Topics - Installation Art
  • VA 2000/3000: Special Topics - Kinetic Sculpture

Recent Work

Joy Machine, 2017, 20' x 15' x 13', Ojai, CA
Joy Machine, 2017, 20' x 15' x 13', Ojai, CA