A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski has been creating art with electronic and digital media for over twenty years, having worked as a composer, performer and installation artist, exploring work with music, multimedia, video and theater. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials -- sonic, physical, and cultural – Ostrowski's work explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds.
His work ranges from live electronic performance to installations incorporating video, multichannel sound, and computer-controlled objects. Ostrowski has collaborated with a large number of artists in the US and abroad, including David Behrman, John Butcher, Diamanda Galás, Nicolas Collins, Anne LaBerge, Andrea Parkins, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, and many others. He was composer-in-residence for the MacArthur-award winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb, and has designed interactive technologies for performing and fine artists ranging from Laurie Anderson to Martha Rosler. He regularly performs in the duo KRK, with Prague-based contrabassist George Cremaschi, and with R. Luke Dubois in the multimedia duo Fair Use.
Ostrowski's productions have been seen or performed on six continents, including the Wien Modern Festival, Transmediale and Maerz Musik in Berlin,the Kraków Audio Art Festival, Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, PS 1 and The Kitchen in New York , the Rencontres Internationales video festival in Madrid, and Yokohama's dis_locate Festival. He has received numerous awards, including a NYFA Fellowship for Computer Arts.
Deanna Sirlin, artist, is known for her large-scale installations and paintings. Sirlin has received numerous awards and grants, including a Rothko Foundation Symposium Residency, a grant from the United States Department of State, a Yaddo Foundation Residency, and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Award. Her work has been exhibited widely and is included in many permanent collections, including those of The High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Shenzhen Art Institute in the People's Republic of China. Institutions that have commissioned works from her include the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana and Ca' Foscari Venezia in Venice, Italy. In 2019 Sirlin will be an artist in residence at the CINI Foundation in Venice, Italy.