Matthew Smith is a multimedia artist focusing in performance, video, fibers, and costume design. His work often includes themes of psychology, anxiety, identity, ritual and transcendence. Much of his work uses irony, humor, and a sense of playfulness to describe complex relationships between two or more themes existing at once. He lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
'superHUMAN' is a collection of performances and videos that explore ideas of loss, love, grief, birth, death, acceptance, and transcendence (2010-present). This series is meant to address how human emotions may feel unique to one's own experience and universal to human consciousness simultaneously. The project started as a means to process difficult personal experiences in the artist's life while also giving him the opportunity to connect with others through the universal themes behind the work.